There are several houseplants that grow in water without much maintenance. You can grow them in clear vases and pots to use as centerpieces.
If you wish to have indoor plants that are very easy to grow in water, then you have landed in the right place. Some plants don’t need soil to grow, and yes! These strains grow easily in water initially without using an ounce of soil! Here are some interesting houseplants that grow in water.
Botanical name: Philodendron
In all species of philodendrons, the Heart-leaved philodendron is quite adaptable to grow in water. Keep a 15cm long cutting in a clear glass jar or bowl in a place with strong indirect light. Remember to change the water once every 3-4 days and it will continue to grow.
Tip: Add a little charcoal to the water to prevent rotting and algae formation.
2. Lucky Bamboo
Botanical name: Dracaena sanderiana
Famous for its forgiving nature, lucky bamboo is one of the best houseplants that grow in water. Narrow vases are ideal for this plant, depending on its size. Make sure the roots are submerged in water and add gravel around them for firm placement.
Botanical name: Epipremnum aureum
With its shiny, heart-shaped foliage, pothos is one more option. Grow it in water, in a transparent aquarium and keep it on a shelf. Cascading pothos leaves will look stunning. Change the water every few days to maintain the correct oxygen level.
4. Evergreen & Chinese Dumbcane
Botanical name: Aglaonema & Dieffenbachia
With its variegated and leathery leaves with a silvery pattern, the mute cane and Chinese evergreen plant can be grown in water. You can easily propagate the cuttings in a clear vase filled with small aquarium rocks. After a few months, once the roots appear and get bigger, transfer them to the soil.
5. Spider Plant
Botanical name: chlorophytum comosum
Spider plants are very interesting with their narrow, arching foliage and spider babies. You can either grow them permanently in a glass pot or change the cuttings to a new pot once they have taken root. Change the water every 2 or 3 days.