Magic Water Beads is a product that was developed to help grow nice looking plants and maintain the moisture in cut flowers while providing added eye appeal. The miniature bead shapes that make up Magic Water Beads are made from a polymer that is water absorbent. These beads are capable of absorbing and holding as much as 180 times the amount of their volume of water. After absorbing this water, they act similar to a reservoir only releasing it when plants need it. They can even hold onto it for as much as two months.
While the preferred use for Magic Water Beads is for indoor flower arrangements and plants, they are safe and nontoxic and are great when used both indoors and out. The round beads that make up this product are available in different colors. Vibrant colors that these beads typically come in are common in Asian culture and therefore, are generally used for decoration. Used in clear vases, Magic Water Beads helps to showcase flowers in a wonderful way. The common color used in The U. S. is typically plain white and primarily for growing plants because it holds onto water better than other soils.