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Unique Plants You Can Grow In Water


Growing unique indoor plants in water is an excellent activity for novice gardeners and people with limited space or an objection to messy dirt. This method for growing plants is low maintenance and disease and pest-resistant. You won’t need any hydroponics systems for these plants, either, just a beautiful glass vase, and you’re good to go. Here are 12 unique indoor plants that are easy to grow and look beautiful.

Baby’s Tears

These plants produce many tiny leaves that form a dense and delicate trailing mat. Cut off a cluster of stems, with or without roots, and watch it grow quickly in water. Leaves that are submerged may begin to rot because baby’s tears plants grow so many leaves along their stems. Allow the water level to drop as roots are well-formed and deliver moisture to the plant. Change the water weekly.

African Violet

Growing this plant in water from leaves is usually an excellent way to regrow the parent plant. However, some will yield plants with solid color flowers. Choose fresh and healthy African violet leaves to grow a new plant. Cut the leaf of about two inches of stem, and put it in a bottle that keeps the leaf suspended and dry. Over time a tiny plantlet will form as roots take about a month to develop.


In all the philodendron species, the heart-leaf philodendron is very adaptable for growing in water. Keep 6 inches of a cutting in a glass jar or bowl in a place with bright indirect light. Change the water once in 3 days to keep it growing.

Chinese Evergreens

While many indoor plants require some effort in providing appropriate growing conditions like light, humidity, temperature, etc., growing Chinese evergreens requires minimum effort. Even a novice gardener can do that. In addition, this tropical foliage plant is one of the most durable indoor plants you can grow in water that can tolerate poor light, dry air, and drought.

Dumb Cane

It is a known houseplant with large and bright leaves. It is extremely low maintenance and grows in soil or water, and is beautiful. Cut a six-inch-long stem and place it in a container of water. Keep this plant in bright light but not in direct sun.


Begonia is a beautiful flowery plant with lovely leaves and cute attractive flowers. It can be grown in water containers. Some varieties of Begonias like Begonia Maculata Wightii bloom non-stop and can be grown in full sun or partial shade. Begonia requires a warm temperature to grow and bloom, so don’t put it in a cold or dark place. Keeping it near the window should be enough to provide the required sunlight.

Spider Plant

The spider plant is one of the best plants to grow in water because it is easy to care for without soil. It is an excellent indoor plant due to its highly adaptable nature. You can snip off its stem and root them in water to make new ones.

Peace Lily

Peace lilies are beautiful flowers of the rainforest in South America. It can grow up to 24-50 inches in the wild. Its flowers multi-petal white color bloom in the spring. The blooming doesn’t need much sunlight to grow and lasts for two to three months. Peace lilies need care, are beneficial for health, clean the air, and are natural freshener.

To grow peace lily in water:

  1. Remove the plant from the pot 
  2. Remove any damaged or overshoot roots from the plant
  3. Leave some leaves on it
  4. Then put it with its root in the water container.

Ensure the roots of peace lily remain immersed in the water. Then, change the water every week. It helps the lily roots to absorb the nutrients from the water. 


This rainforest native climbing plant is an excellent choice for living walls and hanging baskets. Arrowhead’s leaves remain attractive all year long. It has white, orchid-like blooms that are truly stunning. Place cut arrowhead plants or stem cuttings into the water and put them in full sunlight to promote full root development. 


With so many new coleus varieties, it’s easy to design an entire garden around the purple, orange, and chartreuse leaves of this tropical plant. In addition, coleus plants are easy to grow in water. Cut a six-inch stem, remove the leaves from the bottom four inches, then put coleus in a glass or vase of water. 

Wandering Jew

It thrives in a room with moderate light because it can adapt well to a houseplant life. Its bright purple and zebra-striped variety leaves will add some life to indoors. To grow this, cut its stem of six inches, which is easier to grow than a smaller one, put it in a jar of water. The leaves should be out of the water to avoid rotting.

Lucky Bamboo

The lucky bamboo is the best indoor plant that grows in water. It is famous for its forgiving nature. Narrow vases are perfect for it, also depending on the size. Ensure the roots are fully submerged in the water and add some pebbles around them for firm placement.

Final Words

If you want to grow plants, but don’t have the time or space for a garden, consider growing them in water. This method is low maintenance and disease-resistant because there is no soil involved. It also doesn’t require much experience with gardening if this is your first time doing it! You can even use recycled containers like plastic bottles and coffee cups.