How To Grow Houseplants In Water
About 16 years ago I was visiting a client's office, a Jersey City lawyer. He had some plants sitting on the register by a window. One caught my eye because the top was covered in little pebbles instead of dirt. I complimented Alan on the plant and he explained that it was growing in water and those pebbles filled the pot instead of dirt. He had found the plant in a shop at the Jersey Shore. Intrigued by the idea I took the trip to the shore and found the store and bought my first hydroculture plant, an orchid.
After we moved to Arizona I ordered a couple of kits and transplanted some dirt plants to water systems. At first, I liked the challenge and the process and converted a lot of dirt plants to hydroculture. As time progressed I began to appreciate some of the caregiver advantages - the plants grow on their own, with little effort. A major advantage for me was the plant watering issue. I was then doing a lot of traveling which meant houseplants could get neglected for weeks. Hydroculture plants can be topped off and potentially go for weeks, depending on the house humidity, growing season etc.
Today, my houseplant care largely consists of occasionally adding some water to the plants - weekly or longer, depending on when I think of it. Pretty passive; pretty painless; pretty plants.
You can grow houseplants in water!
How to grow houseplants in water
- How to grow houseplants in water - a WikiHow
A step by step procedure to setting up a hydroculture plant. It really is easy. You really can do it! ........ This was my first and only experience with WikiHow. I liked the result, but didn't like people making uncoordinated changes to my stuff!
Look through a lens at hydroculture...
- A look at hydroculture or passive hydroponics
Check this page out for info on hydroculture, how-to's, links to suppliers and other resources....... This was one of my first Squidoo lenses, and has consistently been my most popular page.
Some plants from our house...Click thumbnail to view full-size
Happy houseplant books...
Here is a cross section that shows plant roots, pebbles and water level meter
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