For these house plants you do not need soil

These are the most beautiful houseplants for which you do not need soil but only - water. Such plants do not even need to be watered, but just sprayed with water, and they will show you how often.

Dec 27, 2021 - 03:06
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For these house plants you do not need soil

It is known that no plant can survive without water and light, but not everyone knows that there are plants that can live without soil and that they need only water to grow. These are so-called hydroponic plants that are grown with hydroponics.That is a method that has many advantages over cultivating the land and for which only a few simple rules need to be mastered. Many plants that are grown should not even try to be put in the ground because they will not grow in it, so it is recommended to put them in a small, or improvised, terrarium, with sand or stones.

Such plants usually do not even need watering, but just spray with water, and they will show you how often. Namely, when they lack moisture, the tops of their leaves begin to curl and take on a brownish color. Therefore, in rooms with dry air, it is generally sufficient to spray them once every five days, while in very humid rooms they should be sprayed once in ten days.

What is needed to grow plants in water?


Light is necessary for photosynthesis and a plant cannot survive without the right amount of light.Plants that grow in water, just like those from the ground, require different amounts of light, so for each species you grow, it is best to check what exactly suits it.

Choosing the right dish

Any waterproof container will serve, and most people decide for glass because of the visible roots. However, if you are concerned about algae due to exposure to light and standing water, use an opaque (plastic, glass, or ceramic) jar. To prevent the growth of algae, you can add a pinch of powdered charcoal or a few pieces of charcoal to the jar, and avoid metal containers that corrode due to water.


Although these plants will take root in ordinary water, they will need food over time, but they mainly require ‘lighter’ fertilizer than plants growing in the soil, so dilute it; how much exactly depends on the plant and the type of fertilizer you use.

Water for hydroponic houseplants

Non-chlorinated water is best, and you can use tap water that has stood at room temperature overnight. Most plants only need a water change once a month, but this again depends on the container you keep it in, the plant, and the amount of sunlight it receives. Over time, the water will evaporate from the container, so replace it once a week and change it completely when it starts to become cloudy.

Some of hydroponic plants are:

Lucky bamboo

This is one of the simplest plants for home maintenance, it needs a little care and little water and a little sun, and it will, according to Feng Shui, bring you happiness, especially if it is given as a gift. Namely, according to Feng Shui, Happy Bamboo brings natural elements; water, earth, fire and wood in balance, and is believed to be an ideal example of a plant from water. Even if you take bad care of your lucky bamboo, it will probably live a long time. It is believed to be an ideal example of the growth of wood from water, and the red "rings" that sometimes appear are considered a symbol of fire.

Golden Creeper/Sanseveria

This climber is not being overly resistant to the cold, and it is best to keep it in a bright place, but not in direct sunlight. The more light, the brighter the leaves will be. 


Originally from the tropics of America, philodendron is one of the most popular houseplants in our country. It can grow in soil and water, and in its natural habitat, it grows next to trees. It climbs with a thick aerial root that not only helps the plant growing along the tree but also serves to supply it with water and nutrients. Along with ficus, monster, or philodendron, it is one of the most popular houseplants.

Coleus or ornamental nettle

A fairly hardy, easy-to-grow plant that tolerates all types of lighting, so it thrives equally well planted in deep shade and in a well-lit place, but it should be noted that the color of the leaves is more pronounced if grown in a shady place. Although it is considered to have a lifespan of one year, removing flower shoots can extend it to several season.