How to grow the Crystal Water Beads

Posted by Seth Rosenthal on December 16, 2012

 So you saw them, thought they were really cool, and have them at home.  Now what?  Don't feel like you're alone!  Many people have the same question once they get the Crystal Water Beads and realize that they forgot what to do, or lost the directions.  We have all of the information you need to ensure a successful growth cycle!

The first thing you will want to do is get a large bowl, large mixing bowl, or even a stock pot.  The key to successful growth of your Crystal Water Beads is that they need plenty of room to grow under water without any restrictions.  The next thing we need to do is figure out what sized Crystal Water Beads you have.

  • For 1 5g bag of small Crystal Water Beads you will need at least 2 quarts of water.
  • For 1 6g bag of medium Crystal Water Beads you will need at least 2.5 quarts of water.
  • For 1 10g bag of large Crystal Water Beads you will need at least 4 quarts of water.
  • For 1 bag of Jumbo Crystal Water Beads you will need a large pot or stock pot filled to the top.
  • For 1 bag of Cube Crystal Water Beads you will need at least 4 quarts of water.

The average growth time for the beads is 6-8 hours, except for the Jumbo Crystal Water Beads which take at least 24 hours. The jumbo beads will actually look like little brains throughout their growth cycle, and will become complete circles when they have grown.

You can use regular tap water or distilled water to grow your beads. There is a possibility that by using distilled water your beads could grow a little bit larger than normal, but this has not been proven consistently. If you use hot water your beads will get larger faster.

Once your Crystal Water Beads have completely grown, you can drain off the excess water using a colander. Then you can put them in a vase or whatever container you are planning on using, and put your plant, flowers, Lucky Bamboo, candle, or decor in with them.

Be creative & have fun with it!
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I am a teacher and i bought these beads. They are the best quality beads i have tried. Thanks Seth i hope you do well!

Posted by Alice Johnson on April 12, 2013

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