Plants to Grow in Glass Bowls of Water
1. Lucky Bamboo
Botanical Name: Dracaena sanderiana
This popular plant can thrive in water-filled bowls and adds a touch of elegance to any indoor space.
Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum
Pothos is a versatile plant that can grow in both water and soil. Its trailing vines make it perfect for displaying in glass bowls.
Botanical Name: Philodendron
Many Philodendron varieties, such as the Heartleaf Philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum), can grow well in water-filled bowls, adding a lush green look to your space.
4. Spider Plant
Botanical Name: Chlorophytum comosum
Spider plants are easy to grow in water culture and produce cascading arches of foliage. Just make sure to use a large bowl to accommodate their spread.
5. English Ivy
Botanical Name: Hedera helix
English Ivy is a vine that can grow well in water-filled containers, creating a beautiful trailing display.
6. Peace Lily
Botanical Name: Spathiphyllum
Peace lilies are known for their white blooms and can be grown in water, but they may need occasional soil planting to replenish nutrients.
7. Chinese Evergreen
Botanical Name: Aglaonema
Chinese Evergreen plants can adapt to water culture and thrive in glass bowls with ease. The variegated foliage will be a head turner for sure!
8. Arrowhead Vine
Botanical Name: Syngonium podophyllum
This versatile vine has attractive, arrow-shaped leaves and can grow in water-filled containers. It stays compact, so it can be great for small spaces.
Botanical Name: Begonia
Some Begonia species, such as the Rex Begonia, can be grown in water culture, showcasing their colorful and patterned leaves.
Botanical Name: Plectranthus scutellarioides
Coleus plants can be propagated in water and provide vibrant foliage with a wide range of colors.
11. Water Lettuce
Botanical Name: Pistia stratiotes
When grown in a glass bowl or any other container of water, Water Lettuce creates a beautiful and natural-looking display.
12. Java Moss
Botanical Name: Taxiphyllum barbieri
Choose a clean glass bowl or any other transparent container that allows you to see the growth of Java Moss. It is a low-maintenance plant that adds natural beauty any space.
13. Java Fern
Botanical Name: Microsorum pteropus
Java Fern can also be grown emersed (partially above water) in a glass bowl, allowing the plant to produce small plantlets or new leaves above the waterline.
14. Marimo Moss Balls
Botanical Name: Aegagropila linnaei
Marimo moss balls do not require any substrate. They are free-floating algae balls that can simply be placed in the water without any attachment.
Botanical Name: Ceratophyllum demersum
Hornwort is a free-floating plant that does not require substrate. It is a versatile and hardy specimen, making it suitable for beginners and experienced aquarists alike.
16. Brazilian Pennywort
Botanical Name: Hydrocotyle leucocephala
Brazilian Pennywort is known for its rapid growth and can quickly spread in a glass bowl. To control, you can snip some parts of the plant regularly to remove any excessive growth.
Botanical Name: Lemna minor
It is one of the tiniest and fastest-growing flowering plants you can grow in small or medium-sized bowls easily. Make sure it gets plenty of bright light for the best appearance.
Botanical Name: Limnobium laevigatum
Amazon Frogbit is a floating aquatic plant that resembles an oversized version of duckweed. For the best display of its light green leaves, use a wide glass bowl.