Did you know that there is a garden in a bottle that has only been watered once and is still going strong 40 years later!A.K.A “self sustaining ecosystem”
For the last forty years it\’s been fully sealed from the surface world. however the indoor sort of spiderworts (or Tradescantia, to provide the plant species its scientific Latin name) at intervals has thrived, filling its round bottle home with healthy foliage.
Yesterday mister Latimer, 80, said: ‘It’s 6ft from a window thus gets a little of daylight. It grows towards the sunshine thus it gets turned spherical each thus usually it grows equally.
‘Otherwise, it’s the definition of low-maintenance. I’ve never cropped it, it simply appears to own full-grown to the bounds of the bottle.’
The bottle garden has created its own miniature system. Despite being bring to an end from the surface world, as a result of it\’s still interesting light-weight it will photosynthesise, the method by that plants convert daylight into the energy they have to grow.
EcoSphere Closed Ecosystems
Inside each EcoSphere are active micro-organisms, small shrimp, algae and bacteria, each existing in filtered sea water. Because the EcoSphere is a self-sustaining ecosystem, you never have to feed the life within. Simply provide your EcoSphere with a source of indirect natural or artificial light and enjoy this aesthetic blend of art and science, beauty and balance.