Houseplants That You Can Grow in Water

Water gardening is one of the most enjoyable forms of enjoying house plants. You don’t have to worry about the messes of soil, and there are fewer pests. Besides, the air around your water source becomes cooler, and it also smells fresh. And just like regular soil gardening, water gardening allows you to grow plants of different types, sizes, and shapes. 

You can choose to do your water gardening in a glass, jar, or a verse full of clean water. Here are five indoor plants you can grow in water and enjoy their elegant display.

Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema species)

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This carefree houseplant can survive poor light conditions and general neglect. It is the best choice for anyone looking for a no-fuss greenery effect indoors. Its beauty is evident when you place the glass vessel on the table in an office or home. Depending on the variety, this plant comes in different foliage patterns and colors comprising pink, white, green, yellow, and red.

To grow Chinese evergreen in water, cut a few six-inches long stems and put them in water. Place the vessel in a bright location but away from direct light.

English Ivy

Ivies are climbing and invasive plants that require adequate space to roam. Some people plant them on soils where they grow to cover their walls, structures, or as ground covers. This plant comes in different varieties, displaying varying leaf colors and variegations. They are popular because they are easy to grow and require less maintenance.

You can grow English ivy plants in water vases for an extended period. You will need about four to six inches long stem clippings and place them in a glass or vase of water. When clipping, ensure to clip the area of the plant that is green and vegetative to ensure quick rooting.

Luck Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana)

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Lucky bamboo is a popular decorative plant for home and office. People love this plant because it is an easy-to-care-for indoor plant that is hard to die. It is also known for its beauty and ability to thrive even when neglected.

This plant loves narrow vases. When planting it in water, ensure all roots are in the water. You can add pebbles around the roots to ascertain their firm p[lacement. It is an excellent choice for placement near a window because it thrives in relatively low light. Exposing it to direct sunlight may turn all its leaves yellow.

Heartleaf philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum)

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This hardy vine thrives in a wide variety of conditions, making it an excellent choice for almost anyone who wants to grow houseplants. It also has glossy, heart-shaped leaves that appear year-round.

When planting this variety in water, ensure to cut the stem below the leaf node. Place the water container away from direct sunlight, and don’t forget to replace the water after three to four days. Avoid placing the container in a cold room; it loves temperatures above 70 F.

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

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Spider plants are easy to grow and great for beginners looking for indoor water gardening. They can flourish in low-light, humid conditions. Besides adding a touch of beauty to your indoors, spider plants are suitable for purifying the air.

You can choose to grow spider plants in water for the long term as carefree plants or transfer them to a pot. As spider plants grow, they produce pups that you can clip and root in water to make new plants. Avoid placing the water jar in direct sunlight when growing spider plants in water. Change the water weekly or after two weeks.


The good thing about water plants is that you can quickly transfer them from one container to another. That means you can try different plants at the same time. And the best part of water gardening is you won’t have to worry about pest infestations. Try them today and enjoy their elegant display. 

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