Sealed Bottle Garden Continues To Thrive Without Getting Watered Since 1972.Translate

3 year ago · Madiha Waqas · 0 Comment
Categories: Art · How-to · Inspiration     Tags: Sealed · Bottle · Garden · Water · 1972 · Alive
To look at this flourishing mass of plant life you’d think David Latimer was a green-fingered genius. Truth be told, however, his bottle garden – now almost in its 53rd year – hasn’t taken up much of his time. In fact, on the last occasion he watered it Ted Heath was Prime Minister and Richard Nixon was in the White House.For the last 40 years it has been completely sealed from the outside world. But the indoor variety of spiderworts (or Tradescantia, to give the plant species its scientific Latin name) within has thrived, filling its globular bottle home with healthy foliage.But you must be wondering how the bottle plant grows? Here's a brief summary of this information.Bottle gardens work because their sealed space creates an entirely self-sufficient ecosystem in which plants can survive by using photosynthesis to recycle nutrients.The only external input needed to keep the plant going is light, since this provides it with the energy it needs to create its own food and continue to grow.Light shining on the leaves of the plant is absorbed by proteins containing chlorophylls (a green pigment).

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