No Soil, No Mess:

Beautiful Plants That Grow In Water

Do you often have trouble remembering to water your houseplants? Or would you rather not deal with the mess of potting soil? Then you should try growing plants in water!

Many popular houseplants are actually good candidates for growing in water indefinitely, not just when you want to root cuttings.

If you want to start your own houseplant hydroponics, these are the best species to try.

Peace lily (Spathiphyllum sp.)


One of the most popular choices for hydroponic growing. This tropical aroid is a classic houseplant due to its easy care and beautiful white flowers, and it will grow very well in water.


Lucky bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana)

Lucky bamboo is the go-to in terms of plants that grow in water; you actually almost never see them sold growing in soil. I’ve had ones that did well in a simple vase for years even though I never thought to add any fertilizer at all!


Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

Yep, classic Pothos, everyone’s favorite easy-care houseplant, is a great choice for hydroponic growing. It’s a vining plant, meaning you can snip off a piece anywhere along the stem and place it in a nice vase to root.


Flamingo flower (Anthurium andraeanum)

Also known as Anthurium, this popular aroid produces colorful waxy flowers that create a beautiful contrast with its white roots when kept in a clear vessel.


Velvet leaf Philodendron (Philodendron micans)

Also known as velvet leaf Philodendron, this species features small, dark green to reddish foliage that’s soft to the touch and almost seems to glisten in the light. It’ll root well and grow vigorously in water.

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