Hydroponics has been in the news a lot lately. It is a viable way to grow a bevy of veggies and fruits with extraordinarily little space or water. Also, crops grown hydroponically are notorious for being bountiful. However, there is another hydroponic trend - hydroponics for houseplants. Saying, ‘no’ to messy dirt and growing a bevy of lush houseplants in water is becoming one of the hottest interior design statements
Benefits of Growing Houseplants Hydroponically
One of the leading causes of houseplant death is overwatering. The wet, soggy soil leads to rot and fungal infections. However, a houseplant’s roots can thrive when fully submerged in water, so you do not have to worry about killing your plants with too much water as you do when they are growing in soil.
Another perk about growing houseplants hydroponically is that they truly do grow faster and look amazing. Most develop outstanding foliage which looks very eye-catching in your home.
Best Houseplants for Hydroponics
Growing houseplants not only add much-needed oxygen and greenery to your indoor living space but can also fight the winter doldrums. However, indoor plants are messy when grown in soil. The pot can easily tip spilling messy soil. Growing hydroponically looks cool and does away with the need for soil.
Choose from the following houseplants for hydroponics:
- Spider plant
- Wandering Jew
- Lucky bamboo
- Peace lily
- Money tree
- Chinese evergreen
How to Grow Houseplants Hydroponically
Houseplants thrive when grown in water and it’s an easy way to propagate your favorites.
- Pick unique glass containers to look stylish when growing houseplants hydroponically. Whatever container you pick must be tall enough to support the plant comfortably while its roots sit in the water. Make sure that the container is easy to clean using a bottle brush or a soft sponge. You will want to regularly remove debris and unwanted algae growth to keep the water and nutrient solution clean, so it looks good.
- Start out with a plant cutting or transfer the whole plant from the soil into the water. You’ll want to remove the soil-grown plant from its container and rinse away all of the soil. Massage the plant’s roots to break away any chunks of dirt and use warm water to break away the soil. Once the roots are clean, you can transfer the plant into the container with water.
- Use well-water, rainwater, bottled water, or spring water. You should never use chlorinated tap water. The plant should stand upright in the container. You can place a few pebbles or marbles around the root’s base to offer support and create visual interest.
- Top of the water and nutrient solution regularly whenever you notice that it is becoming low. You don’t want the plant’s roots exposed to air so keep the water level up.
- Add a liquid nutrient solution to the water to nourish the plant.
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