The New Floral Trend You Have to Try
Love greenery in your home but don’t have a green thumb? Enter the simplest, most beautiful floral trend: rooting plants in water. All you have to do is snip a certain plant at the base of a leaf and place it in fresh spring water in a glass vase—then watch as it begins to grow roots. It’s the easiest houseplant you’ll ever have, since it’s impossible to kill, never has to be fed, and isn’t overly sensitive to light. Want to learn how to try this trendy method? Keep reading.
Not all plants will respond well to indoor hydroponics, but there are still plenty of good options. Herbs (mint, oregano, basil, rosemary, lavender, and sage) grow fast in water and will even start to produce a new leaf every day. Some houseplants that also work well are English ivy, philodendron, wandering Jew, purple passion, and coleus. Finally, if you’re looking to add more flowers into your home, root some begonias or impatiens in water. They’ll even bloom during the winter!
via Daniella Witte
Once you’ve found your specimen, or snipped a piece from a friend’s garden, prepare it to grow roots. Make sure to make the cut just below a leaf, at a point called the leaf node. This is where most of the rooting hormone is within the plant.
The only tricky part is using the right water. The roots will be getting all their nutrients from the water, so you can’t just use the tap. Bottled spring water or well water works best, due to their high levels of minerals. Put it into a clear glass jar or vase, so the roots can get some sun. We recommend a beaker or bottle-shaped vase, so the cutting stays nicely in place.
That’s about it! In about a year you may need to change the water or trim back the roots, but until then it’s completely self-sustainable. Just sit back, relax, and watch your thumb turn a lovely shade of green.
Have you tried this trend? Let us know how it went below.