Winter weather forces my little green friends indoors for a few months.
I love my plants, but did not enjoy the process of corralling them in the sink or bathtub to water.
Even worse, giving them a drink where they were hanging or sitting often resulted in plant puddles on the floor and tables. Not good.
This watering hassle ended a few years ago when I learned that the job could be handled by plopping a few ice cubes at the plant base.
Small plants get 1-2 cubes, larger (or dryer) plants a few more.
The ice melts slowly providing the plant and the dirt time to absorb the water.
In addition, I can reach up and "ice" a hanging plant without risk of a shower.
I imagine this is not a horticulturists recommendation for plant care, but since adopting this method I have experienced no water stains on my wood tables nor have I had to hold any dehydration related plant funerals.
Now isn't that nICE?