for your Glass Islands vase is very easy.
your glass Island globe or vase as you would any other delicate
glass items. There should be a generous amount of packing
material around your vase but should any of the contents
be damaged email Glass Islands immediately for a refund
Remove any packing material inside
While every globe is cleaned
before shipping there maybe some dust or packing material
particles still present. It is also a good idea to gently
dry any of the metal parts such as the copper ring or chain
that may get splashed during cleaning since over time these
items can tarnish and even rust.
Then fill your
globe or vase about 2 thirds of the way with cool or room
temperature water. If you are using distilled or filtered
water than let sit for about an hour before adding any animals
like bettas or shrimp. If you are using regular tap water
I suggesting letting it sit for several days to let chemical
such as chlorine to dissipate.
Step 3. In a separate bag, you may
have received with your vase an assortment of pre rooted
cuttings and aquatic and surface dwelling plants.
The first plant that should be put into your vase or bowl
should be the anarachis, a beautiful, green, fast growing
aquatic plant well known for its oxygenating and algea redusing
properties. Any extra can be cut off and grown in a side
If you received any spider plants place them in as well.
Then just hang on a wall or open window. The vase does not
need direct sunlight but should be in a room that gets some
Step 5. As the cuttings
grow they will eventually need to be transplanted to a larger
bowl or pot. The vase can then be used to start new cuttings
by repeating the above procedure. Literally hundreds of
plants are suitable for growing within a Glass Islands bowl
Step 6: Periodically
check the water level of the vase to make sure the roots
are submerged, add water as needed.