Houseplants In Bottles: How To Grow Plants In Water
How To Grow Plants In Water
In the past few years there are many people who have been interested in houseplants that grow in water. There are several reasons why they want to learn more about these types of plants.
One reason is because it seems like they would be easy to grow. Another reason is because they are looking for something different than what their home already has. A third reason might be due to environmental concerns or just wanting to try out some new things. Whatever the case may be, all of them are welcome here!
The first thing you need to do when trying out houseplants that grow in water is make sure your container will hold the weight of the plant(s). If not, then you’ll have to use a smaller container.
You can always add more plants later if necessary. For now, let’s start with a simple one – a plastic bottle.
Plastic Bottle Houseplants That Grow In Water
You could simply buy a small plastic bottle from the store and place it in your sink or bathtub to get started. It’s also a good idea to place a saucer or something similar underneath in case it overflows.
The more water the plant drinks, the more likely it is to overflow.
Once you feel like you’ve got the hang of it, then you can move on to more complex containers such as buckets or large plastic storage containers. You can either grow plants that grow in water, or plant seeds such as baby tears which will then grow into water loving plants themselves.
When you are watering your plant(s), it is important to understand that you don’t want the roots to be in constant water. They need to be able to “breathe,” so a loose soil such as a cactus mix and plenty of drainage are both very necessary in container gardening.
You can always add more soil or other things to the mix if you feel like it’s not draining well enough.
Sources & references used in this article:
Device for watering unattended houseplants by CB McGough – US Patent 5,896,700, 1999 – Google Patents
Growing indoor plants with success by SV Pennisi – 2009 – athenaeum.libs.uga.edu
Indoor Gardening the Organic Way: How to Create a Natural and Sustaining Environment for Your Houseplants by JB Davis – 2006 – books.google.com
Growing Healthy Houseplants: Choose the Right Plant, Water Wisely, and Control Pests. A Storey BASICS® Title by R Herwig – 1992 – Facts on File
Design of planter and water reservoir/liquid bottle by E Zachos – 2014 – books.google.com
Plant growing apparatus by IC Ho – US Patent 5,934,017, 1999 – Google Patents