Grow plants in water - Knowledgebase Question

Athens, OH
Question by deb_murray
July 24, 1999
What plants can I grow in water? My allergist wants me to get rid of all house plants growing in dirt due to mold, etc.

Answer from NGA
July 24, 1999


You can grow a surprising number of plants from tomatoes to herbs in water as the practice of hydroponics has demonstrated. Some attractive houseplants to try in water would be coleus, spider plant, wandering Jew, sweet potato vine and ivy. You may find that a few drops of water soluble fertilizer (try one with micronutrients in it) added to the water as well as changing the water periodically helps the plants look better longer. This can actually be a fun project if you enjoy experimenting. Good luck with your new plants!

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