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Tropicals as Houseplants!

Pond and water feature enthusiasts often choose tropical plants for their dramatic foliage and colorful flowers, despite the fact that they will only get a single season to enjoy them. This isn't always the case though! Most tropical plants can be turned into houseplants during the colder winter months. What better way to brighten up the drab, gloomy overcast of winter?


The first thing to consider is location. Tropical pond plants are sun lovers, and will seek out the sunlight in your home. A good spot is near a sunny window. Keep in mind that you don't want to keep the plants too close to the cool glass and away from any sources of heat (wood stoves, heating vents, etc.) Another option is using an indoor grow light if you do not have a lot of natural sun light in your home. These set-ups can be done in mud rooms, basements, garages (if they are kept above 60 in the winter), and can even be used as a focal point in a kitchen or living room.


Be sure to use a container that isn't made out of porous materials, and has no holes in the bottom. Terra cotta and other clay-like materials tend to soak up the water or allow it to seep out. Use something that is hard plastic or even some ceramics if they are sealed properly. Pots with holes can be sealed as long as the material itself doesn't allow the water to leak through its pores. This can be done by using a liner patch and some silicone sealant. If you are unable to do this project yourself you can always bring the container you are using into Action Water Gardens, Inc. One of our dedicated and knowledgeable staff members will be glad to help you out!

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A Message from Mark Sousa (A.K.A. Doctor Pond), owner of Action Water Gardens in Tolland, CT

You may ask yourself, "Why choose Action Water Gardens?". The answer is simple. Customer service. As the owner, I am the business. I've been in the landscape and water gardens business for over 15 years. I strive to be knowledgeable about the products and services that we offer and I provide one-on-one consultation on the issues you are facing, whether you are installing for the first time or simply maintaining your current garden or waterfall. See what our customers have to say.

We take pride in our installations. View our photo galleries of the many installations that we've done and judge for yourself. We focus solely on water gardens, ponds, fountainscapes and waterfalls. It's not a sideline of another business, this IS our business.

We service all of Connecticut - including Fairfield County, Hartford County, Litchfield County, Middlesex County, New Haven County, New London County, Tolland County, Windham County - as well as Western Massachusetts - including Worcester County, Hampden County and Berkshire County.

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