So you have your first plant growing in water, and you don’t know what to do next. Fear not! We’ve put a guide together with practical strategies for a healthy, happy plant family. Growing plants in water are beautiful and simple. No other growing method allows you to observe root growth next to plant growth. Watching root systems develop can be just as rewarding as watching a new leaf shoot. Even better, growing plants in water are incredibly simple.
Consistency is key when it comes to being a successful plant parent. We recommend that you check on your plants at least twice a week. Here is a quick and easy checklist you can use when reviewing your plant’s health:
Not all areas of the home are created equal. Some are warmer, and some are brighter. Even within a single room, temperature and light can vary. Moving plants around to optimize aesthetic and growth is one of the joys of plant parenting.
A few tips. Most houseplants hate cold and dry environments, so avoid placing your plant in front of an open window during the winter or over a vent. Direct sunlight can be traumatizing for some plant varietals, causing discoloration or brown spotting.
Sometimes the best plant parents kill the most plants. That’s right. It happens, you learn from it, and you’ll be a better plant parent for it in the future. It can be easy to get down on yourself after having a bad run of dead plants, but it happens to the best of us. Have patience with yourself.
Fortunately, growing plants in water are incredibly simple. Many of the challenges of growing in other mediums are removed, improving your chance to raise happy, healthy plants for a long, long time. If you’re just starting your plant journey, growing a plant or two in water may be your best first step.