Bottle Garden Question

chemboy92September 30, 2013

Hi

So I had a spider plantlet that I planted into a plastic soda bottle. the bottle is half filled with soil. some wood chips, dirt and some potting soil. I watered it so that the soil is moist, sealed the bottle with the cap and placed it on my window sill. Just wondering if my spider plant will survive and what i can do to improve.

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paul_(z5 MI)

Be interested to hear how things have progressed.

IME, the answer is "No, it is unlikely to survive long term." Reasons:
1) If that window sill receives direct sun, your plant will likely get cooked ... literally.
2) If the plant does some how make it, it will outgrow the bottle.
3) The closed bottle will result in a stagnant atmosphere -- something few plants will tolerate long term and provides a perfect breeding ground for fungi and bacteria.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2013 at 4:47PM
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