Woman shares tampon plant hack to Houseplant Enthusiasts group
A Canberra woman has discovered a ‘genius’ way to save over-watered plants after shoving a tampon into the soil to soak up excess moisture.
Sharing her newfound wisdom with the Facebook group Houseplant Enthusiasts, the plant-lover shared her left-field idea with the group after asking: “Need a laugh or a hack?”
Alongside photos of her handy work, the woman said she had previously overwatered some hoyas and was worried more of her plants might suffer the same fate.
After seeing someone use tampons to save their own houseplants in the comments section of another post, she decided to try it herself.
“I don’t use tampons but had them in the back of the cupboard and half the packets were damaged and were rubbish anyway so thought I would give it a go and it bloody worked,” she said.
She said the feminine products soaked up “so much moisture” in just a few hours, doubling in size.
“If you accidentally overwater your sensitive plants, plug a tampon in it.”
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Other members of the Facebook group praised the hack in the comments, with one plant-lover calling it “genius”.
Another described it best, saying it was “brilliant and awesomely awkward”.
One commenter couldn’t resist the opportunity to make a joke about the humble tampon’s proper use, calling the hack “bloody genius”.