Some plants do not need soil and organic matter because all they look for is water. While it may sound vague to you, plants like these exist and mostly make up for indoor plants. Therefore, they make up for a good centerpiece in your home. But if you plan to let them grow beyond the confined doors of your house, then, initially, you can grow them in water and later move them to the soil.
We begin with herbs because they are essential components of the kitchen. There are herbs and vegetables like carrot greens, green onions, bok choy, celery, fennel that can be grown in water and used for toppings or salad dressings. All you require is some part of the plant, some good sunlight, a transparent jar, and water.
English ivy will add to the beauty of your interiors due to its peculiar shaped green leaves. To grow the English ivy, you will have to cut all the bottom leaves of its stem. The stem then can be transferred in a jar or a vase containing water. You can maintain these for long periods until you plan to move them to the soil. Since it requires moderate sunlight, place the jar or the vase on the window with direct sunlight.
Add an aesthetic look to your home with paperwhite narcissus and its blooming flowers. You can grow paperwhite narcissus bulbs in a glass jar filled with 1/4th water. Pour some seashells and gravel at the bottom of the pot. Use the gravel to keep the bulbs close and intact. Fill the jar with more water until it reaches the bulb base. Make sure not to insert the bulbs into the water. Because it requires bright sunlight, please keep them in light and let the blooming start within four to five weeks.
There are several varieties of spider plants, from variegated kinds to curry leaves, all of which can be grown indoors. You can improve the air quality of your house by planting these plants with narrow foliage, giving an appealing look to your home. To develop the plant in water, use the slender offshoot stem, which will grow into new plants eventually. Because this plant grows wells in a root-bound state, let its roots rest in water.
Because of its forgiving nature, this plant is one of the best plants to be grown indoors. It grows in a narrow and slender fashion. Hence one can opt for little jars or vases to hold them. A piece of advice is to add gravel at the bottom to hold the stem firmly in the water. They are low maintenance plants and hence will require a change of water twice a week. You can even tie up the stem of two lucky bamboos together to give them a growth direction.
Apart from just green, one can even incorporate plants with bright colors and looks. The wandering jew is one such plant that is an ornamental plant. It is one of the fastest-growing indoor plants, with its root sprouting within a day when kept in water. To plant them in water, select a few stems with leaves, place them in a transparent jar, and instantly see the roots form.
To plant a Chinese evergreen, you will require a few stems with leaves. Transfer these to a glass jar and fill it until the roots submerge entirely in the water. If you are using tap water, make sure to leave it in the open before inserting the plant. This will allow the chlorine to evaporate and will not affect the growth of the plant. Though a robust plant, if you feel its potential is hindered in water, re-propagate or transfer it to the soil.
Now that you are well aware of the plants that can be your companions, make space for them. Living things around, especially plants in our homes reminds us that life is stress-free and beautiful. As long as you supply them with water and sunlight, they will grow happily. But if you want their potential to grow enormously, you ought to transfer them into the soil. Same with humans, to move beyond our potential, we have to seek places out of our comfort zones. Find a jar, some seashells, gravels, and let these appealing plants take shelter into your homes and enrich the air quality of your surroundings.