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25 Best Plants You Can Propagate And Grow In Water Vases

25 Best Plants You Can Propagate And Grow In Water Vases

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Do you want to bring more aesthetics into your modern home decor? Or would you simply like to reduce the amount of work you have to invest in plant care?

If so, why don’t you try growing indoor plants in water?

You can propagate almost all indoor plants in this type of medium and let them continue growing there without any issues.

Here’s a list to get you started (and some fun facts about each of these species)!

#1 African Violet

Did you know that African violets aren’t true violets? They are only look-alikes and not real cousins!

#2 Aglaonema

Not many tropical houseplants are pet-friendly, but aglaonemas fit the bill!

#3 Anthurium

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You may not have known this, but that classic anthurium flower isn’t really a flower! It is actually a colored leaf that protects the real blossoms (spadix).

#4 Begonia

Begonias have some of the smallest seeds in the world. Maybe that’s the reason we tend to propagate them from cuttings!

#5 Calla Lily

I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but calla lilies aren’t true lilies! They belong to the family of Araceae and have more in common with philodendrons and anthuriums than lilies.

#6 Chinese Money Plant

In Chinese culture, the Chinese money plant is a symbol of good luck and brings fortune to those who own it. Why not get one, plant it in water, and see if all they say about it is true?!

#7 Coleus

Did you know that coleus leaves can change color? Their genetics determine the underlying shade, but light exposure and temperature can make the foliage more vibrant or dimmed.

#8 Dieffenbachia

In Brazil, some people believe that dieffenbachias (dumb canes) can keep you safe from the evil eye and negative energy.

#9 English Ivy

This beauty is one of the houseplants with impressively long lifespans. One plant even lived to be over 400 years old! (1)

#10 Fiddle Leaf Fig

What fascinates me about this plant is that its leaves can get up to 30 inches long! That’s quite impressive!

#11 Geranium

This one surprised me the most: you can use geranium when cooking and baking! Use them as decorations or to add unique flavors to your dishes.

#12 Inch Plant

Why they’re named inch plants always eluded me. Then I stumbled upon the fact that these beauties can grow an inch per week. Another explanation for their name is that their nodes are an inch apart. (2)

#13 Jade Plant

Credit: Katrina

One of the reasons I got this plant were the numerous jade plant benefits it has to offer. It is good for feng shui, has medicinal properties, and can even reduce stress levels!

#14 Lucky Bamboo

Some cultures believe that lucky bamboo brings luck, happiness, and prosperity to whoever owns it. That’s what makes it good for feng shui.

#15 Monstera

Monstera plants aren’t just for show. In their native habitat, they produce a cob-like fruit that tastes like a delicious combo of strawberries, pineapples, mango, and passion fruit.

#16 Paperwhite Narcissus

This variety is the oldest and most distributed of its entire genus. It is one of the easiest bulbs to force because it requires no chilling period. (3)

#17 Peace Lily

I don’t want to disappoint you, but the white part we all refer to as the peace lily flower isn’t, in fact, a flower. It is actually a type of leaf that protects the spadix – a place where we find true blossoms.

#18 Peperomia

Did you know that there are over 1,500 varieties of peperomia, some with medicinal properties, and all safe for pets? You don’t have to hide them from your furry friends any longer!

#19 Philodendron

We think of philodendrons as gorgeous houseplants. Bats and monkeys in the wild see them as a food source. Interesting how one plant can be both!

#20 Pothos

Compact indoors, pothos can reach over 60 feet tall and climb up trees in no time!

#21 Rosemary

Rosemary is very old – even ancient Greeks and Romans loved it. In fact, the Greeks used to wreath it into garlands and wear it for a memory boost. (4)

#22 Snake Plant

This durable houseplant is great for feng shui and bedrooms. It can produce oxygen at night and improve mental health. (5) 

#23 Spider Plant

Did you know that the spider plant is one of the most common houseplants out there? And it can help clean the air a bit. What’s not to love about that? (6)

#24 Syngonium

A recent study showed that syngonium (arrowhead plant) is one of those plants that can prevent mold. How? It absorbs air moisture around it and makes it difficult for mold spores to thrive.

#25 Water Spinach

This plant is full of vitamins and minerals, but did you know that it’s grown in popularity in recent years and is becoming more and more common as a houseplant? It gives you something to nibble on and look at!


1. BMP ENGLISH IVY (Hedera helix) (n.d.). Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District.

2. Tradescantia zebrina (n.d.). North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox.

3. Klingman, G. (2005). Plant of the Week: Paperwhite Narcissus. UA Division of Agriculture.

4. Rosemary (2009). The Herb Society of America.

5. Frothingham, S. (2023). 7 Benefits of Keeping Snake Plants In Your Home. Healthline.

6. Mahr, S. (n.d.). Spider plant, Chlorophytum comosum. UW-Madison, Wisconsin Horticulture Division of Extension.