Many of us live in a cramped space, getting a luxury outdoor space is a big deal now a days. But indoor plants could be expensive and messy sometimes. Here's a simple solution to have indoor plants that grow only on water. No more dirty hands and muddy impressions around home.
Growing plants in water is the ultimate way for beginning gardeners to get their start! Green thumb or not, you’re guaranteed success and get to enjoy the same benefits as plants grown in soil. So sit back, relax and enjoy watching your water plants grow!
Here's a list of plants and Herbs that grow only with water! All you need are a sprig of plant and a glass jar.
1. Wandering Jew or the Purple Heart:
The leaves are so colourful and they will create a nice patch in between the greens.Look closely at the leaf nodes along a wandering Jew stem, and you'll see root nubs waiting to grow. Add some stems to a glass jar with a wide mouth, and the plants will keep up their growth in your home.
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2. Philodendron or the Money plant :
Philodendron or the money plant. They are like immortal plants and grow in all light situations, but if it seems like there is more stem than leaf growth on your plants, a brighter light placement will enhance stocky growth.
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3. Lucky Bamboo
The hardy stalks of lucky bamboo can become a living centrepiece, no soil required. Growers often train the stalks of lucky bamboo into spiral or woven shapes, and while these extensions don't affect the plant's ability to grow in water, plants may become very top-heavy and require more than just water to stay in place. Surround your lucky bamboo stand with colourful gravel or rocks, which will add to the ornamental value as well as providing some support.
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4. Spider Plant
These don’t grow too great in water. They can survive though. What you need are plant branch taken from an already grown spider plant. Submerge those in water and they’ll begin to form their own roots. Some people prefer to only propagate spider plants in water, then pot it (in soil) after it’s rooted and growing. No need if you prefer the water method.
Replace soil with pebbles after it’s rooted. The roots will cling to the pebbles, then all you need to do is make sure the leaves of the spider plant aren’t submerging in the water. Only let the water be the root system.
5. String of Beads:
The succulent string of pearls, with its small green bubbles along a slender stem, recalls the plastic pop-apart beads of childhood dress-up bins. It can't help its quirkiness. It's bit tricky to grow these in water, need some extra care and bright sunlight.
6. String of Bananas:
A hanging pot or any glass jar suits this succulent to a tee. It can also be placed in a decorative pot & put atop a bookcase, shelf, ledge, etc so it can hang down & show off those beautiful trails.
7. Arrow Head:
These are Pond plants and grow in water with ease. All you need is a bright sunlight by window side. They grow very quickly.
8. Paper white
There are three ways to grow paperwhites indoors: in soil, in water only (and forcing vases), and in pebbles and water. All three methods work equally well. It really depends on how much space you have and the look you’re going for.
Apart from these plants there are variety of herbs that grow in water with absolute low maintenance, like spinach, sage, thyme, mint, lemon balm, basil etc.
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Tip: A visit to near by nursery can help a lot and you can chose plants at affordable rates. Try recycling glass jars than investing in new ones :)