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Natural Treasures

"Beach" Orb

*only available for pickup or delivery in Ottawa

Amazonite and Pistachio Calcite Terrarium Orb

air plant is sourced from a local supplier
crystals are ethically sourced by local suppliers and intuitively selected
a portion of each sale goes to Minwaashin Lodge Indigenous Women's Support Centre

What you get:

-crystal description card (includes info on geology, history of use, and metaphysical properties)
-plant care card
-optional giftwrapping (free)
-optional greeting card (free)


Size: Approx. 3" x 3" x 4" (WxLxH)
 
Add an orb stand for $7.50 or a wood coaster for $5.00, also available in our shop.

Please see crystal descriptions and air plant care below.

Amazonite can form in small crystals or large masses and gets its colour from lead and iron. It has been used as a gem for over 2000 years and has been found in archaeological excavations of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. A scarab amazonite ring was found in the burial chamber of Tutankhamen. Amazonite is called the “Peacemaker Stone” as it is thought to aid in communication. It is also said to promote peace and harmony. Amazonite is associated with the Virgo zodiac.

Pistachio calcite is a carbonate mineral that gets its colour from trace amounts of copper or chlorite. Most calcite is found in limestone. The word calcite comes from the Greek word chalix, which translates to “lime”. It is considered to facilitate physical healing by clearing negative emotions and encouraging relaxation and is thought to reduce stress and aid in decision making. Pistachio calcite is associated with the zodiacs of Taurus, Pisces, and Cancer.

Plant care: the air plant should be removed for watering. It is best to water air plants in the morning. Depending on humidity and the amount of sun it receives, air plants should generally be given a bath/soak once a week for 30 minutes. To do this, submerge your air plant in a container of water. It is preferable to use rain water or melted snow (wait until the melted snow has reached room temperature). Tap water can also be used if left to sit uncovered for 24 hours to allow the chlorine to dissipate. Do not use softened or distilled water. Following the bath, shake the excess water from the air plant and place it upside down to dry for at least 4 hours before replacing it. Air plants with "bulbs" (medusae, pruinosa, xerographica) do not like to have their bulbs soaked or filled with water as they will rot. Do not soak the bulbs; instead, swish the plant except for the bulb in the water twice a week and allow to dry before replacing, following all other general care instructions. Do not water or spray the decorative moss. 

Air plants generally prefer bright but indirect/filtered light. Too much exposure to light will dry out the plant. 

It is normal for leaves to die periodically on your air plant and they can be removed carefully. If your air plant seems a bit crusty or dry, it may be receiving too much sun and/or not enough water. 

Disclaimer: contains small parts which may pose a choking hazard. No parts are safe for consumption. Clear quartz and other clear crystals must not be placed in direct sunlight as it may refract the light and cause damage, including fire. Metaphysical crystal description is provided for information only; crystal healing is not to be considered as a substitute for conventional medicine.

A note from Ottawa Artisans: Please note that the vendor will contact you directly after payment to discuss your choice of local pick-up/drop-off or shipping (not included unless specified).

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