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Aqua Globes: A Wet 'N Dry Review

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If you have been wondering about this seemingly helpful household item, then read between the tea leaves of this review to see if a set of Aqua Globes is in your future. Whether you are digging into your wallet to spend $9.99 for two or $14.99 for four, consider that more is not always better.

After months of testing this touted time-saver of all things green around your home, I have come to the conclusion that, while they are helpful, they are not essential.

For Indoor Use

When using an Aqua Globe in a plant that requires a lot of water, you still have to water that plant on a regular basis. The trickle of water released is not enough to provide the moisture content necessary for many a thirsty plant, like an elephant's ear houseplant. Also, you will end up refilling the Aqua Globe numerous times. Instead, it is much easier, and faster, to simply water this type of plant on a regular schedule with a watering can.

The filling process takes patience and a steady hand. The spout opening is small, so be prepared to stand at the sink as a light stream of water finds its way into the Aqua Globe opening. After the first use, when refilling, you may need a chopstick to loosen dirt that is clogging the opening. SAFETY TIP: Use a dish towel to hold the globe part when filling to avoid dropping it because the glass is slippery when wet.

I can't give this product a thumbs down. They do perform better for household plants that don't require a lot of water, like snake plants. Depending on your particular household humidity, you will find the water dissipates more evenly and lasts longer between refills. NOTE: To properly place the Aqua Globes, plants must be in a container that is at least eight inches deep; otherwise, you run the risk of the top-heavy glass globe falling out of the planter breaking and spilling water. 

USAGE TIP: Before the first use, water your plant thoroughly, then add the Aqua Globe. This technique will extend the time until the next refill.

For Outdoor Use

I hate to be a stick in the mud...but let's just say water your outdoor plants regularly by hand. The Aqua Globes are less effective outdoors, and the sun makes the glass hot to the touch. Plus, outdoor plants require much more water than the Aqua Globes can provide. Using them outdoors will not make your gardening chores any easier because of the need for continuous refilling.

NOTE: In my outdoor experiment, I thoroughly watered and then added one Aqua Globe to a sixteen inch limestone container filled with geraniums, impatiens, and ivy. While the blue glass sparkled in the sun, it was hot and empty every morning during the summer. I still had to water the container the old fashioned way.

The Root Of The Matter

If you are one who completely forgets to water your indoor plants, then this product might be of use to you. For the gardeners, green thumbs, and leaf-talkers, save your money and buy another plant to add to your collection.

Have you tried this product or one like it? Tell us your experience, we want to hear from you!


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Luci Weston

@brigitte: Thank you. We try with every article to make life better, brighter, and easier. Glad you like it. :)


If we can find something worthy for reading everyday, we can not only kill time but also learn something. In your site, I learn something that can be implemented in our daily life, thank you.

Luci Weston

@Rivergirl: LOL! You are too funny...but you have a good observation. I like the blue and green ones, they sort of blend in with the plant but the red is a bit much.


I've seen these but have never been tempted to try them.
Personally...I think they're far too ugly to be sticking out of all my houseplants!

Luci Weston

@Ching Ya: I agree. There is no substitute for working with nature the old fashioned way, I think it is a way to help us stay grounded. For me, nature reminds me to enjoy each day.

@Donna: So glad this review helped you. Yes, the refilling is the biggest issue. I even tried to refill the globes using a funnel, but couldn't find one with a small enough spout.

Thanks to you both for your terrific comments!

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Luci: thanks for this product review. I have been intrigued by the Aqua Globe, seeing it as part household helper and part decoration. I never thought about how much of an inconvenience it is to fill them up with water. I do not have a green thumb, and I have considering trying to get one, and thought maybe the Aqua Globe might help. Now at least I know that I can only use it with plant that don't need lots of water, and I have to be prepared to stand at the sink for a while to make it work. Thanks again for an informative and helpful product review!

Ching Ya

It's a nice review and covering many aspects of concerns a plant-lover would have. I still prefer to water my own plants for the time being, or maybe I'm just missing the moments of stepping out and enjoy the outdoor view once in awhile. ^^

Yet I do agree, Aqua Globes could be a thoughtful invention for those who constantly forgot or too busy to water their plants though.

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