I just want mine for decorations in a vase with floating tea light. Do I just keep water in the vase so that they don't shrink?
You can keep the water in the vase but it will look better if you take out the excess water once the water beads are fully grown. With the water, shape of the beads won't appear that much because water will fill the gap between them. If you notice shrinking beads, you can add some water later.

Does it come with directions?
No it does not, however all you have to do is put the desired amount of water depending on how many beads you put in for a couple hours, and you should start to see a change in the water bulbs.

Are these non toxic?
Yes, the beads are non-toxic and environmentally safe.

Will my plants die/mold?
With improper care, plants can die and mold. However, the water beads specifically will not kill the plant but rather keep it hydrated. Each of the jelly bead's consistently stay moist until it shrinks back to it's original size. Once you notice that the beads are shrining, is when you can re-add water. We recommend that you remove the flowers and rinse out the vase and jelly with clean water approximately every 1 week to provide proper care for your plants!

How long will it take to ship?

Our average shipping times range from 6-14 days excluding business days. You can find out more information about our shipping policy here.