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15 Herbs and Houseplants That Can Grow Hydroponically

15 Herbs and Houseplants That Can Grow Hydroponically

Nous avons enfin trouvé une solution pour les personnes qui aiment les plantes d’intérieur, mais n’aiment pas quand leurs colocataires félins traitent la figue de violon comme leur propre litière personnelle. Voici 15 herbes et plantes d’intérieur qui peuvent pousser de manière hydroponique, ce qui signifie qu’elles peuvent survivre sans terreau, dans un vase rempli d’eau. Non seulement cette méthode sans saleté est adaptée aux animaux de compagnie et nécessite peu d’entretien, mais elle produit également des arrangements époustouflants.

Above: We grows fiddle leaf figs, rosemary and geraniums in glass vessels, creating a display that’s pretty enough to serve as a centerpiece.

Bonus: You can pluck fresh rosemary sprigs right off the arrangement.

How it works: In order to grow, plants need water, oxygen, nutrients, and some support to keep themselves upright. Traditional houseplants get those last two needs met by soil. But if you ditch the dirt in favor of nutrient-rich water and a bottle-neck vase that supports the stems? Then, presto—you’ve got yourself a soil-free garden.

Why it’s the best ever: This method completely eliminates the leading causes of houseplant death: over- and under-watering. Without soil, your plants are also far less likely to face disease or pest problems. Plus, daily maintenance is reduced to a once-a-month water refill.

15 Herbs and Houseplants That Can Grow Hydroponically

How to set it up:

  • Pick a plant that you know will root in water (see our list below for some options that work best), and cut off a section just below the leaf, where the plant’s natural rooting hormone is active.
  • While the cut is still fresh, place the plant segment in a glass container with water. Choose a vessel with a thinner neck that will support the stem of the plant, like the rounded glass vases above from Heimelig. Because the new plant will receive all of its nutrients from the water, the type of water is key here. Use bottled spring or well water rather than tap water, which is often stripped of nutrients thanks to filtration and chlorination.
  • Watch your budding plant buddy for signs of rooting, which typically begins after 2 weeks. When the water runs low, top it off with some more bottled water.

15 Herbs and Houseplants That Can Grow Hydroponically

Plants to pick from: This isn’t an exhaustive list, but here are some easy varieties to start with.

Herbs:

  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Rosemary
  • Lavender
  • Sage

Houseplants:

  • English Ivy
  • Philodendron
  • Coleus
  • Fiddle leaf fig
  • Begonia
  • Geranium
  • Spider plants
  • Jade
  • Peace Lily

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