7 Houseplants You Can Grow In Water – No Soil Required

7 Houseplants You Can Grow In Water – No Soil Required

Growing houseplants in water, also known as hydroponics, can be a convenient and low-maintenance way to bring greenery into your home without the need for soil. Here are seven houseplants that can thrive in water:

Pothos (Epipremnum aureum): Pothos is one of the easiest and most popular houseplants to grow in water. They have heart-shaped leaves and can adapt to various light conditions. Simply place a pothos cutting with several nodes (where leaves emerge) in a jar of water, and new roots will start to grow within a few weeks.

Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana): Despite its name, lucky bamboo is not actually bamboo but a member of the Dracaena family. It’s a popular indoor plant associated with luck and good fortune. You can grow lucky bamboo in a vase of water, making sure to keep the roots submerged and change the water regularly.

   Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum): Spider plants are known for their air-purifying abilities and easy care. They produce “spiderettes” that can be propagated in water. Cut the baby spider plants with their small roots and place them in water until they develop strong roots.

Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema): Chinese evergreens are attractive, low-light tolerant plants that can thrive in water. Take a cutting from a healthy stem and place it in a container with water. Make sure to change the water every few weeks to keep it fresh.

English Ivy (Hedera helix): English Ivy is a popular trailing plant that can be grown in water. Choose a healthy stem cutting and place it in a container with water. As with other water-grown plants, ensure that the roots are submerged and change the water regularly.

Philodendron: Philodendrons are a diverse group of houseplants that come in various shapes and sizes. Some philodendron varieties can be propagated in water. Take a cutting with a few nodes and place it in a jar of water until roots develop.

Arrowhead Plant (Syngonium podophyllum): Arrowhead plants have attractive arrow-shaped leaves and can be grown in water. Take a cutting with a few nodes and place it in water, ensuring the nodes are submerged. Roots should start to grow within a few weeks.

When growing houseplants in water, it’s essential to use clean water and avoid tap water with high mineral content. Rainwater or filtered water is often a better choice. Additionally, keep an eye on the water level, ensuring the roots remain submerged. Regularly change the water to prevent stagnation and the growth of harmful bacteria.

Remember that while growing houseplants in water can be convenient, they may not receive all the nutrients they need from water alone. If you notice your plants showing signs of nutrient deficiencies, consider transitioning them to a well-draining potting mix.