Growing houseplants is a great hobby that can improve your life in many ways, but it can be a little overwhelming for beginners. Or perhaps you’re not a beginner and you have decent skills when it comes to gardening, but you just don’t have the time to provide constant maintenance.
This is where hydroponic houseplants come in - they look fantastic, yet take almost no effort to maintain. You can set them one up in just a few minutes and the only maintenance you have it adding water… once a month. That’s it.
But we’ll talk about all the advantages and details below. The hydroponic way is just starting to fascinate you: here are three simple reasons why hydroponic plants awesome!
Reason #1: Easy to Setup and Maintain
Perhaps the greatest appeal of hydroponic houseplants is how easy they are to maintain.
Most houseplants perish from under-watering, but just as many can die from overwatering. Knowing the right amount comes from experience and knowledge of which plant you’re caring for. With hydroponic plants however you can forget about that concern - all you have to do is put them on water and boom, no need to worry about it. They will absorb the necessary water and nutrients by themselves.
Since no soil is required, it’s also a very clean way to have plants indoors - there’s no mess at all. Because of this, you also don’t have to worry about the most common pest and disease problems related to gardening.
You can also find some beautiful hydroponic vase sets like this one!
For the ideal results, you should get bottled well or spring water for your plants to grow healthy. Common tap water is usually devoid of nutrients.
Reason #2: Great Variety to Pick from
There are plenty of hydroponic houseplants to pick from - you can even grow herbs and vegetables if you want!
Use pebbles at the bottom of the vase to decorate with a more “earthy” look!
This is by no means the most complete list ever, but it should give you an idea of the main options you have. Almost any plant you know should be OK to grow this way, so feel free to experiment, but these are confirmed good-to-go ideas:
- Lemon Balm
- Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonemas)
- Dumbcane (Dieffenbachia)
- English Ivy
- Fiddle leaf fig
- Spider plants
- Peace Lily
- Moses-in-a-cradle (Rhoeo)
- Wax Plant
- Wandering Jew
Reason #3: It Looks Awesome
I mean seriously!
Growing plants indoors has can be a hassle, but by adopting the hydroponic way, all the hardest parts are excluded from the equation. All that’s left is the fun of nurturing a beautiful natural decoration and watching it grow!
For hydroponic plants, it’s way better to get a transparent vase - that way you can get that awesome natural and minimal look that allows you to see the roots growing over time. It usually takes a couple of weeks for roots to grow, so keep an eye out.
Another nice tip for the vase is having a narrow top. That way you won’t need anything extra to keep the plant standing upright. You’ll only need to clip some leaves off if things really get unbalanced.
Be sure to let your houseplants get enough natural sunlight - just be careful because some of them dry up very easily when exposed to the direct sunlight for too long.
We hope you enjoy caring for hydroponic houseplants! Let us know about your experience and feel free to share tips for fellow readers!
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