9 Water Loving Plants That Thrive With A Lot Of Water

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Often, we’re worried about over-watering plants, as that’s such an easy way to accidentally kill them. These are 9 water loving plants that you don’t have to worry about over-watering. Some of them you can repropagate with just water too!

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Find out what plants you can grow easily that need a lot of water and can be grown in pots too!


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Geraniums are a beautiful, sometimes fragrant plant that not only add color to any area, but can grow well in containers and are water loving plants. They are also long-living house plants when they are brought into the house before the first fall frost.

If they are not grown in a pot or can’t bring it inside, you can start new cuttings for the next season by growing them in water to make roots. To do this, clip a few stems and start them indoors instead of moving the whole plant into your house. Ensure that the stem pieces you cut are at least 5 inches long. Cut below a leaf node since that is where the roots will develop. Get a vase or jar with clean water and place them inside. Change the water every couple of weeks. You should see roots growing after a few weeks!

Some geraniums, like the citronella, are also scented!


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Begonias best thrive in semi-shaded and shaded patios and decks. They also make good indoor plants. There are various types of begonias, including rex, Angelwing, wax, and tuberous begonias. They are all water-loving plants, so they can thrive indoors when well taken care of. Their waxy leaves come in different shades, such as purple, red, white, silver, and deep green. If you plan on planting a wax begonia, all you need to do is clip a stem and place it in water.

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Coleus is loved for its exquisite sizes, patterns, forms, and foliage colors. You could either grow them indoors or have them on your patio. They bring life to your patio during summer due to their different beautiful colors. If you’d rather grow them in water instead of soil, you can!

Take a clipping and put it in a vase with water. You can either pot them once they have roots or leave them to grow in water. Ensure that you do not place them directly to the sun and the environment of your home is an average room temperature for them to thrive. Since they are plants that need a lot of water, it would be best to leave them in a vase of water if you are the kind of person who forgets to water their plants.

Spider Plant

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Some of the most common indoor plants are spider plants. They are beloved for their ease of cultivation and arching variegated foliage. As they grow, they usually produce pups. These pups can be clipped and put in a vase of water to create new plants. They can be left in the vase of water, and they will mature and produce pups of their own.

They are water loving plants, which is why they thrive in a vase of water. Ensure you change the water weekly or whenever you notice it is getting cloudy.

If you are growing your spider plants in water, make sure you keep them away from direct sunlight.

Spider plants are a great air purifying plant! Find others you can grow indoors here.

Lucky Bamboo

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Although lucky bamboo looks a lot like bamboo, it is not bamboo. It is a type of Dracaena. Their unique form may make you think that they require a lot of maintenance. But they don’t! Lucky bamboo requires very little care and maintenance.

They are water-loving, so they will best thrive when grown in water. You can grow it in pots but ensure you fill the pot with pebbles so they can support its stems, or grow them in a vase. They will grow best in indirect but bright light. Use an organic liquid fertilizer every month to enable healthy growth. Just make sure that you use a weak solution of the fertilizer.

Devil’s Ivy

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The devil’s ivy is also known as golden pothos. It is a vine plant and has beautiful heart-shaped leaves that can either be yellow or green. Its stems often trail down as it grows since it is a vine plant. This is a good plant to grow on a shelf, a container mounted on a wall, or a tall vase. This way, it can spill down, creating a beautiful addition to any room!

Heartleaf Philodendron

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A heartleaf philodendron is a tropical vine. It’s easier to keep this plant alive than it is to kill it! Making this a really easy plant to grow since it’s a water loving plant. It’s heart-shaped leaves are glossy, and it is the perfect plant for anyone who forgets to look after their plants.

If you want to grow it in water, cut the stem to about eight inches long. Take off the bottom leaves before placing the stem in water. Have it in a spot where the light is bright, but the plant has no direct sunlight. Add a drop of liquid fertilizer to the water occasionally. It would also be best not to keep the plant in a cold room since it does well in temperatures above 70 F.

Chinese Evergreen

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A Chinese evergreen requires minimal care and will do okay with low light. This is another indoor plant that is the best option for people who often forget to care for their plants. There are various kinds of Chinese evergreen plants.

They come in different colors including, red, yellow, pink, green, and white. Clip a six-inch stem and place it in a vase with water. To have the best success in growing this plant in water, put it in a brightly lit room where it has not direct sunlight.

The above-listed plants are some of the most popular indoor water loving plants! You can grow these plants in water, and then pot them once they form roots or leave them in the water. A great thing about this is that plants that grow in water are relatively low maintenance. You can either use vases, jars, glasses, test tubes, just about anything to grow your plant water loving plants! (Keep these plants moist by using soil covers)

Looking for other plants to grow indoors? Check out these other posts about house plants!

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