Characteristics Of Indoor Water Plants


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At first glance, you might not think that water plants have much to do with indoor gardening. The truth is that they’re an indispensable part of the process! Here are some of the most common types of indoor water plants and how to take care of them.

1) Anacharis:

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This plant has long, slender leaves which grow up from the base in a pattern similar to rice grains on their side. It thrives in fast-moving streams or rivers and can tolerate low oxygen levels as well as high amounts of light pollution (i.e., it will survive near windows). In order for this type of plant to thrive, be sure to keep its roots wet at all times by placing it in a tray filled with about two inches of water.

2) Java Moss:

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This plant is a great choice for beginners as it’s very low-maintenance. It has small, round leaves that grow in a clump and can be easily attached to rocks or driftwood. Java moss does well in shaded areas and doesn’t require much attention aside from being occasionally trimmed.

3) Hornwort:

Hornwort is a common aquarium plant that does well in both fresh and saltwater. It has long, slender leaves that are bright green and slightly fuzzy. Hornwort needs plenty of light to thrive and should be placed near the surface of the water so it can get plenty of oxygen.

4) Water Lilies:

These plants come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but all have large, flat leaves that float on the surface of the water. Water lilies need plenty of sunlight to grow and should be placed near the edge of the tank or in an area that gets direct light.

5) Anubias:

Anubias is a slow-growing plant that does well in low-light conditions. It has broad, dark green leaves with a velvety texture. This plant can be attached to rocks or driftwood with a fishing line or thread.

6) Java Fern:

Java fern is another low-maintenance plant that grows well in shaded areas. It has long, narrow leaves that are bright green and covered in tiny hairs. Java fern does not need to be planted in soil and can be attached to rocks or driftwood with fishing lines or thread.

7) Water Sprite:

Water sprite is a fast-growing plant that does well in both fresh and saltwater. It has small, round leaves that grow in a clump and can easily be propagated by dividing the clump into smaller pieces. This plant needs plenty of light to thrive and should be placed near the surface of the water.

8) Cabomba:

Cabomba is a common aquarium plant that does well in both fresh and saltwater. It has large, feathery leaves that float on the surface of the water. Cabomba needs plenty of light to grow and should be placed near the edge of the tank or in an area that gets direct light.

9) Water Hyacinth:

Water hyacinth is a common aquarium plant that does well in both fresh and saltwater. It has large, round leaves and purple flowers that grow on top of long stems. Water hyacinth needs plenty of sunlight to grow and should be placed near the edge of the tank or in an area that gets direct light.

10) Moneywort:

Moneywort is a fast-growing plant that does well in both fresh and saltwater. It has small, round leaves that grow in a clump and can easily be propagated by dividing the clump into smaller pieces. This plant needs plenty of light to thrive and should be placed near the surface of the water.

Conclusion

In conclusion, there are many indoor water plants to choose from. The best way to make a decision is by considering the space you have available and what type of environment you want your home or office to have. For example, if you’re looking for something that will create an oxygen-rich atmosphere in your home or office with minimal upkeep required on your end, we recommend Dracaena Massangeana. If low light levels are not an issue and you would like something really beautiful but doesn’t require much care then try Fuernaria Variegata or Ficus Benjamina.

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