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Indoor Water Garden

Updated on June 18, 2011

Indoor fresh water garden

Indoor fresh water garden. Simple gardening
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Indoor Fresh Water Gardening

If your space is limited or you live in an apartment or just don't like to make a mess with soil, try growing your garden in water. Small freshwater gardens are fun to create and simple to care for. A water garden inside is a garden that is grown in water, such as an aquarium.

What we need?

Variety of suitable plants is available in market place. Many interesting and unusual containers may allow you for flexibility of plant arrangements. We need an apothecary jar or a sleek glass or any kind of nice, clear glass container. Glass comes with different style and sizes. It is purely decorative and can be played with the support of common interest in aquariums for underwater scenes.

Choosing plants

  1. Fully aquatic plants: It completely submerged into water. such as anubias and parrot's feather (Myriophyllum)
  2. Semi-aquatic plants: Part of it must have their leaves above the water. Semiaquatics, such as sweet flag (Acorus americanus) and umbrella palm (Cyperus papyrus)

Some other name of under water tree is

  • Anubias
  • Water lettuce
  • Parrot's feather
  • Water hyacinth
  • Floating liverwort (aka Crystalwort)
  • Dwarf arrowhead
  • Hornwort
  • Parrot's feather,

Right Place

Keep in mind that some plants will need twelve hours or more of bright light daily. Although varying in the types of plants Place these under light or near to window.


Growing medium may be needed for some plant. Gravel or small pebbles hold down the roots of your plants.

Before adding ordinary tap water spread the substrate in the bottom of the water garden.

Leave the water in an open container for at least one day for chemicals evaporate.

With half full of water garden plants, place directly in the gravel. Ensure that their crowns are not covered, which will hurt growth. Marginal crowns should be slightly above the water surface when the container is full.

Take Care

  • They're very easy to look after.
  • After one month put fertilizer tablets into water jar garden. You can get it available in shop.
  • Prepare a dilute water and fertilizer solution using a water-soluble fertilizer at one-fourth the recommended rate
  • Cut off any dead or decayed material.
  • If the water becomes murky or algae persist, be patient; and use required product or medicine, such as Pond Saver.
  • Every four to six weeks, replace the nutrient solution.
  • Don’t use soap or shampoo or any kind of clinger to clean the glass because it makes difficult for a plant to breathe underwater.
  • It needs only regular water changes, regular indicates once a week.

As a hobby

Just like adopting puppy or kitten, indoor gardening can also become a hobby for you. Plant has their own life and you can see that your plant getting older day by day and by this you feel more close to your small fresh water garden.

Small fresh water gardens plants growth will be slow and plants will remain attractive for a long time. Planting is good for environment too. And you also feel a positive wave from nature when you make this kind of thing. So readers that’s all. I was planning for a long time to make an indoor fresh water garden myself. But before doing so I made a research and share this. It helps me a lot and hopes it helps you too.

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      Ally 5 years ago

      Can I put a semi aquatic plant and a gold fish in a glass container together?

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      leo 6 years ago

      interesting essay

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      blueorpurple 6 years ago

      myi4u@ but i heard tht fish eat grass :(

      donno true or not

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      blueorpurple 6 years ago

      tthudium@ helo mr. green :)

      i m mr. blue . lol

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      blueorpurple 6 years ago

      skear@ thank. i also think its cool

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      Sam Kear 6 years ago from Kansas City

      Very cool idea! This is a nice low maintenance alternative to a fish tank.

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      tthudium 6 years ago

      Yes- @blueorpurple -I do consider myself a very "Green" Person!

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      myi4u 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      helo.. nice hub ... i would prefer with some fish as well. Maybe an indoor aquarium it becomes.

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      blueorpurple 6 years ago

      oh really! tthudium@ ... i also plant lot of trees.

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      tthudium 6 years ago

      One of my favorite hobbies- thanks for the info!