Soak (1) pkg. of “Aquadiamonds ®” in 5 quarts of water for 12 hrs. *(If your tap water is chlorinated use spring or filtered water). Drain crystals in a colander for 1/2 hr. or more.
NOTE: 1 pack Aquadiamonds ®, (2-1/2 tbs), yields a little over 1 gallon of hydrated crystals after draining. You may make as much or as little of this as you like. Just treat it as a recipe.
(Example: 1/2 pkg Aquadiamonds ® soaked in 2-1/2 quarts of water yields a little over 1/2 gallon of hydrated crystals.)
decorative touch add food coloring then toss gently.
(After you have your hydrated crystals set up in one or more vases, use an empty
mixing bowl to add, and or, blend your food coloring. You then dump the contents
of the vase into the bowl, toss it like a salad for 30 sec.'s or so, then return
it to the vase.)
To clean or
remove color from crystals, rinse well in a colander with tap water.
(Removing the color will only work completely, shortly after you originally
every 20-45 days. Do
not add plant food directly to this product, as it will spoil it and may kill
your plants. (You can tell when it is
time to add water. The level of the crystals, in your container, shrinks. If it
travels a distance of 1 inch
downward in your container, add the
amount of water you think would fill the
left after it receded and stop. Your
crystals will soak up the water within (12)
and regain their
You can: germinate seeds, force bulbs, sprout and grow cuttings, transplant from soil and mix with potting soil for water management. (For potted plants you may mix between 20% - 50% pre-hydrated crystals with 80% - 50% soil, sand or Cactus Mix. That can cut down waterings to between 4 and 6 weeks when needed). This means that if a plant requires frequent watering, you'll want to be using closer to 50% pre-hydrated crystals, to 50% soil, sand or mulch, bearing in mind that you will be leaving 2" of un-mixed soil on the top of your container. (We don't want our plant roots exposing themselves to the sun, while looking for water!) If you'd rather try your luck at, "Dry Mixing", click on the red text, below, and scroll down to the "Bulk Mixing Container Chart."
For, "Transplanting, Flower Beds & Ornamental Gardens and Turf or Sod ding and Bulk Mixing" (Click Here) or, (You may also refer to the "Tech. Spec.'s" page of this website for more information.)
“Aquadiamonds ®” not only hold cut flowers, it also extends their life. (Be
careful with roses
and some other flowers as they need
This just means that you'll add enough water back to your vase so it covers the
bottom of your cutting.)
“Aquadiamonds ®” are a colorless, odorless tasteless,
non-toxic anionic copolymer of polyacrylamide. (Do not leave hydrated crystals
in direct sunlight) This product works best with low light plants, that like a
little extra moisture .
Postal address: AQUADIAMONDS - 640 Desire St., Unit B, New Orleans, LA 70117-6214 ( U.S.A.)