This has to be one of my favorite ways to grow indoor plants: in water!
I love to bring nature into our home in every possible way, however, it is not always easy to keep our growing number of indoor plants well watered, especially when life gets busy! After some testing and fine-tuning, I am excited to share with you this simple method to grow house plants that works wonders …
This might just be the easiest and most foolproof way to grow indoor plants: in glass bottles filled with water!
All these plants can also be rooted easily from stem cuttings.
Glass bottles make it so easy to see when the plants need water. Once a month or two, I sprinkle a little All Purpose Organic Plant Fertilizer in the water. ( Some of the helful resources are affiliate links. Full disclosure here. )
Look at how happy and healthy these plants are!
Not all indoor plants grow in water, but a lot of them will. Among these 12 easy care plants that also clean indoor air, more than half of them will thrive in water.
Today we are going to look at 10 gorgeous house plants that grow easily in water.
1 . Chlorophytum comosum | Spider Plant
One of the best air purification indoor plants according to NASA, it’s also one of the easiest. The beautiful variegated foliage is great for brighten up our homes.
2 . Epipremnum aureum | Pathos & 3. Epipremnum aureum “Jade and Pearl” | Jade & Pearl Pathos
These classic house plants are vines from the tropics have unique aerial roots and trailing growth habit. They can tolerate low light indoor spaces.
4. Begonia ” Dragon Wing Pink”
One of the few flowering indoor plants, it flowers 9 months of the year! This Begonia loves a bright location out of direct sun.
5. Hedera helix | Common Ivy
Many cultivars of small leaf ivy plants are great for indoor gardens. “Glacier” has white and green patterns on the leaves.
They are going to look so pretty among our holiday decorations!
6. Tradescantia zebrina | Wandering Jew & 7. Tradescantia pallida | Purple Heart
Native to Central America, these house plants are absolutely stunning with deep purple foliage. The purple intensifies if the plants get a little bit of morning or evening sun.
8. Ipomoea batatas | Sweet Potato Vine
A vigorous grower that comes in shades of chartreuse or purple, it can drink up the water faster than any other plants here. So give it a big jar.
A stem cutting will root in water in as little as two days!
9. Plectranthus scutellarioides | Coleus
The beautiful foliage plant in the front left is native to south east Asia and Malaysia. Super easy to root, and so many color variations to choose from.
10. Ficus lyrata | Fiddle-leaf Fig
I discovered how long these beauties can live in water while trying to propagate Fiddle Leaf Fig from cuttings and even a leaf, which you can read all about it here.
Although the long term goal is to plant your Fiddle Leaf Fig tree in a big pot, it does not hurt to have some cuttings growing in water for 3 to 6 months, right?
Happy growing! See you next week!