Stalactites and stalagmites are formed by water dripping or flowing from fractures on the ceiling of a cave.
They are the most common types of speleothems in caves. In caves, stalagcites grow rather slowly while in artificial tunnels and basements they grow much faster.
When some stalactites touch each other they form a drapery with a curtain-like appearance.
To demonstrate this phenomena, we created our very own stalagcite gardens!
Using epsom salt and blue water, we watched their transformation before our eyes! We did this by mixing the materials together and then waited twenty-four hours to see the results!