Fun Watering Experiment with Food Coloring
Succulents are one of the most popular plants to have in your home. They come in so many different shapes, colors, and sizes – it’s easy to find the perfect plant for any space! Succulents can be really tough though- they don’t need much water or sunlight. That doesn’t mean that you should neglect them altogether though. You can also try watering succulents with food coloring, in order to make sure they really get a drink and a nice color.
Fill a glass or bowl with water and add food coloring. Place your succulent in the glass until it absorbs as much of the colored water as possible, then remove it from the cup and set aside for 30 minutes to let any excess dye drain away. Repeat if needed. This is also an easy way to tell if you’re actually giving them enough water! If there’s no color left after draining away all of their extra fluid, they could probably use another round or two- just be careful not to overdo it! Make sure that none of the plant tissue is touching anything else while this soaks though- even tiny bits can stain and cause damage.
Also, keep in mind that while this is a great way to make sure your succulents get the water they need while remaining stylish, it can also cause problems. As an example: over time if you do this too much and give them more than enough food coloring (or other dye) then their roots will become unable to absorb any actual nutrients from the soil. Then when you go to repot them or move house, they’re going to die because of all that extra color- which means that watering with dyed water isn’t always good for these types of plants!