Re: NANFA-- "lead" weights for plants

R. W. Wolff (
Sat, 17 Feb 2001 20:17:20 -0600

If you want to avoid lead weights, try these things. One thing is to wrap a
small rubber band loosely around the bunch of plants, and then push into the
gravel. The rubber band will eventually decompse and if it is a rooting type
plant, they should root by this time. Also, cotton thread would work, you
can cinch the bunch together and the same thing will happen. The cotton
thread ( versus synthetic) will decompose by the time the plants are rooted.
You could also band or thread the plants to a small rock. I also found
laying a sunken peice of wood or narrow rock over these plants works .
Potting the plants in tiny containers and sinking them in the gravel I have
seen work too. One thing to avoid with any of these methods ( one thing
that is often wrong with the lead bound plants from shops) is the stems get
crushed, die and the plants all break away from the clump.


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