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Plants for offices with no windows

Plants for offices with no windows

Relatively low maintenance plants:

  • Snake plant
  • Aglaonema
  • Pothos
  • Dracaena
  • Philodendrons
  • ZZ Plant

Plants for offices with no windows:

  • Peace Lilies
  • Pothos
  • Philodendrons
  • Snake plant
  • Aglaonema
  • ZZ Plant

Office plants to repel pests:

There are many plants that can be used indoors as a way to repel pests like mosquitoes such as:

  • Lemongrass
  • Eucalyptus
  • Catnip
  • Citronella grass


Best overall plants no windows office

There are many different types of plants that make good indoor and office plants. However, there are some that work better than others.

Some of the best and most common are in the Araceae family,  Peace Lily, Snake Lily.


Philodendrons office plant

these make great indoor/office plants because there are so many different kinds and species are more than 900 different ones. Philodendrons have large and even imposing oval or spear-shaped leaves. 

From those varieties you can find climbing and non-climbing (solitary).


Pothos desk plant

Pothos are extremely successful indoors, their ability to grow and thrive are exceptional even with low levels of light, the plant has large green leaves and comes in different forms and colors depending on the variety. They are flowering and climbing plants that generally used to decorate desks and empty spaces 

Aglaonema (Chinese evergreens) 

Aglaonema desk plant

A beautiful thumb with large green leaves that has light marks on top differentiating it from some of the other plants in this list. 

It has many varieties including ones with pink and red colors in the stems and leaves that gives it an original look. 


Anthuriums desk plant

 a popular indoor and office plant because of the colorful unique blooms of 1000 species of flowering plants with different colors and shapes that makes it a beautiful addition to your collection.


Dracaena indoor plant

there are about 40 species within this genus. Some species are large and tree-like, but some are shrub-sized and make great office plants. 

Cane Dracaenas are great if you are looking for a plant with significant height.


Palms houseplant

various types of palms are small and convenient such as the Rhapis palm and the Kentia palm are very good as office plants if you are looking for something to take an empty corner of a large space. 

They do well in medium to low light, but they require some maintenance, to put that in mind.


snake plant (Dracaena trifasciata)

snake plant leaves healthy and green glowing

native to tropical West Africa from Nigeria, The snake plant is the best plant I recommend for windowless offices, it can live off artificial light and even darkness making it perfect for office and it can also survive a few weeks of neglect so you don’t need to worry if you forget to water or care about it. 

It doesn’t take much space either because its stylish foliage grows upward in green, some varieties are much beautiful with yellow borders



Are plants with thick, fleshy, leaves that allow them to retain a lot of water. They tend to need plenty of light so keep them close to a window, but these plants are famous for being drought-resistantAvoid over-watering succulents.

Maidenhair Fern 

Kupukupu Fern plant

a unique type of plant that does well indoors in low light, but they do require consistent moisture and humidity levels in order to thrive.

ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)

A green flowering plant originally from Africa that has now been cultivated for indoor and decorative use, is really beautiful and has a lot of charm. 

ZZ Plant is a relatively newer ornamental plant, highly increasing in popularity.


Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana)

lucky bamboo plant

These plants can be spotted in offices, on desks, and in homes pretty much daily. Lucky bamboo plants are said to bring good luck and fortune to those that own them, especially if the plants were given as gifts. 

It also helps that they have a well-earned reputation as nearly indestructible, you can grow it on water , rocks or anything and it will survive.


Peace Lily

Peace Lily indoor plant

A great addition to your interior for it’s elegant look with a deep green foliage and bright white bloom with an unusual ability to bloom in medium light, it is also very resistant as a plant and do well indoors with moist soil “not foggy tho”.


Aloe vera desk plant

One of the most know indoor plant, that has more than 500 varieties the most known is aloe vera.

It handles almost any situation with the nature of it’s thick succulent leaves succulent, but it is preferable to place it in a south or west window to receive at least 6 hours of sun everyday

English Ivy 

English Ivy office plant

An invasive plant if grown outside, but a beautiful plant to have indoors as a houseplant

Dumb Cane 

Dumb Cane indoor plant

Has an exotic look with it’s big leaves, 

Are there any health concerns that come with office plants?

In general, having live plants in your office has a number of beneficial effects, but there are some potential health issues that you should be aware of.  

Children and Pets

If you have an office that allows pets or children in from time to time, you should take caution in your plant placement. 

Small children and animals may be tempted to take a bite out of a plant that is right at their level.

Keep in mind that certain plants contain chemicals and are poisonous. 


Spiny leaves

Another concern might be the potential for physical harm from certain types of plants. For example, cactus, agave, and other succulents have long spiny leaves. so depending on where the plant is situated, it could pose a hazard for pokes in the eye or a jab to the skin. Keep it away from the children, be careful and  know the layout of your office and who uses it.



Some people worry about mold and other issues with office plants, but generally there is no risk of molds.

However, this can change if you or someone in your office has an illness that causes a compromised immune system. This can make them ultra-sensitive to molds or bacteria. Molds and other bacteria can infest plants that are over-watered or that have been sitting in vases containing water for a long time. Proper sanitation helps alleviate potential issues.



Yes, some plants will attract bugs and insects. So be advised on that and keep an eye on them to keep them clean and healthy.

Some of the bugs like Mites could eat and thus destroy your growing plant, especially if you have English ivy, others can be unpleasing to the environment arround your plant


Can plants trigger allergies?

While it depends on what you’re growing, but if you see that you or some other person is having those signs: itching, sneezing, coughing, and congestion. Be awaare that  indeed, plants can act as allergens for some

you can check out article on the plants that doesn’t need drainage here

Plants with star shaped flowers

Plants with star shaped flowers

Star shaped flowers! When they bloom, so does hope.

Growing these flowers in your garden evokes sensual and breathless feelings. Just seeing them standing by your side is the greatest treat.

If you happen to look for an impressive addition of star shaped flowers to your garden, then this post is for you. You will learn about the 8 of the best varieties according to our extensive research


Star Jasmine: (Trachelospermum jasminoides)

star shaped flower Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides)

Star Jasmine would be a premium addition to your garden. It contains trending bright white star shaped flowers.

Once you grow them, you will always crave its flowers’ fragrance.

I would recommend growing this heavenly flower in the bright sunny spot in your garden because it depends on sunlight for growth and germination.

Pentas: (Pentas lanceolata)

star shaped flower Pentas (Pentas lanceolata)

Naturally, this flower grows in tropical and subtropical regions of Southern Africa, Madagascar, and the Arabian Peninsula.

This flower produces brown deep red, milky white, light purple, and pink flowers depending upon the variety you opt to grow.

Both outdoor and indoor container gardening is possible with Pentas flower.

Overall, this flower is a common maintainer type and attracts pollinators during the blooming period.

Select a sunny spot in the garden, and the soil must be high draining.

Desert Rose: (Adenium obesum)

star shaped flower Desert Rose (Adenium obesum)

This flower is native to tropical and subtropical Africa, Asia, and Arabian Peninsula. It produces bell-shaped red to shades of pink flowers.

6 to 8 hours of daily sunlight with ample water supply to this flower elicits fast growth and germination. Fertilizer application during the growing season encourages early summer blooming.

Avoid over-watering during the winter dormancy period and bring it inside when the outside temperature falls below 55 degrees F.

Bedding Dahlia: (Dahlia pinnata)

star shaped flower Bedding Dahlia (Dahlia pinnata)

These are darlings of the garden.

These flowers bloom in late summer.

Forty-two accepted varieties exist. Each type has its unique flower shape, size, and color.

Continually grow them in well-draining soils that must receive at least 6 to 8 hours of daily sunlight. These flowers propagate through tuberous roots.

Water the herb regularly during the hot summer season and check for insects and diseases.

Aphids, leafhoppers, and caterpillars affect plant leaves and flowers.


Bell Flowers: (Campanula)

star shaped flower Bell Flowers (Campanula)

There are 21 campanula flower varieties with varying flower colors and shapes.

You can grow them in moist, richly fertile, and well-drained soils. These flowers adore growing in temperate zones of the world.

During the blooming period, campanula flowers attract wasps, bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies.

check our post on bell shaped flowers here

Blue Milk Weed (Amsonia ciliate) 

star shaped flower Blue Milk Weed (Amsonia ciliate) 

Blue milkweed is a perennial star shaped flowers. It is native to South East and West to Texas.

If your garden has sandy soils, then this is a perfect match because blue milkweed is suited to sandy soils.

It grows better in full sunlight spots. Make sure to give some shade on hot sunny days.

There are no known pests and diseases.

Butterfly tulip: (Calochortus)

star shaped flower Butterfly tulip (Calochortus)

It is a native species of North America and perennial in nature.

Late spring and early summer are the best times for blooming.

This flower has red color erected pointed buds.

Expose the flower to full sunshine during the morning and keep it in the shade from noon to afternoon.

Prepare a well-draining loam soil in your garden to grow this mighty flower.

Keep the temperature record during winter seasons because it cannot withstand winter too freezing temperatures (below 28 degrees F.).

Spring Starflower: (Ipheion uniflorum)

star shaped flower Spring Starflower (Ipheion uniflorum)

This flower is a bulbous perennial. It grows up to10″ tall and produces creamy white star shaped flowers.

It can withstand drought conditions but requires ample water supply during the growing season.

You can plant this flower in the spring season in well-drained soil.


Which of these flowers you think are best to grow in the garden? Let me know in the comment section below.

Plants With Bell Shaped Flowers

Plants With Bell Shaped Flowers

There are more than 400,000 species of plants that exist across the world, and their flowers come in all forms and shapes but the ones with bell shapes are considered to be unique and they come in a wide variety of colors and sizes. With a little more care and attention required, they prove to be an excellent addition to your garden.

In this list, we will discuss different bell-shaped size flower plants and the conditions required for them.

Hyacinth (Hyacinthus):

Hyacinth bell shaped flowers

These beautiful flowers are the most famous of bell-shaped flowers. Hyacinth flower comes in a variety of colors, purple being the most famous. The flowers bloom typical in early spring and require a little additional maintenance and care.

Snowdrops (Galanthus):

Snowdrops bell shaped flowers

As the name might imply, snowdrops are small flowers white flowers that droop down a little. Just like the previous entry, they also bloom in early spring and are partial to shaded areas.

Desert Bluebells (Phacelia Campanularia):

Desert Bluebells bell shaped flowers

Desert bluebells are another bell-shaped flower type with a beautiful dark blue color with prominent yellow anthers at the middle. Unlike the previous entries, these prefer sunny areas with dry soil.

Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia):

Angel’s Trumpet bell shaped flowers

Angel’s trumpet is another commonly seen flower in this category. These yellow-colored flowers droop down a bit due to their large size, making them stand out.

Fuchsia (Fuchsia Triphylla):

Fuchsia bell shaped flowers

Straddling the line between pink and purple, fuchsia has always been a rage among decorators and gardeners. They can’t stand total exposure to sunlight or full shade, so the place where it can be planted should be in between both conditions. (Digitalis Purpurea):

Comes in a variety of colors, including white, yellow and purple. The foxglove flower plant grows on its own but can be planted in a specific place. The most interesting fact about these flowers is that they were a drug-derived plant in the past.

Lily Of The Valley (Convallaria Majalis):

Lily Of The Valley bell shaped flowers

These are delicate white flowers that bloom in spring. The Lily of the valley has a delightful scent, which attracts more attention to it. It is partial to cool temperatures. The downside is that these flowers are poisonous and can prove to be fatal if ingested.

White Mountain Heather (Cassiope Mertensiana):

White Mountain Heather bell shaped flower

The down-flowing flowers come in a beautiful white color contrasting with red at the underside. Although these flowers grow in colder temperatures (snow), they still need adequate warmth, sunlight, and water to grow.

Canterbury Bells (Campanula Medium):

Canterbury bell shaped flowers

A representative of gratitude and faith, these beautiful, purple-colored upright flowers have bigger shrubs and have extraordinary growth when exposed to sunlight. Although, they would still survive if planted in a partially shaded area.

Blue Delphiniums (Delphinium):

Blue Delphiniums bell shaped flowers

Delphiniums are summer flowers that come in colors other than blue. They cannot withstand cold temperatures, so they die back to the bare ground. The plants will regrow in the spring, with flowers blooming in summer. It should be remembered that these flowers are also toxic for both humans and livestock, so be careful when planting them.

Coral Bells (Heuchera):

Coral bells shaped flowers

Very easy to grow and maintain, it can survive in both sunlight and shade, as long as it gets enough water. This quality makes it a versatile plant.

Beardtongue Flower (Penstemon):

Beardtongue bell shaped flowers

Beardtongue is another beautiful bell-shaped flower that attracts hummingbirds, which increases the overall aesthetic of the plant.

Trumpet Vine (Campsis Radicans):

Trumpet Vine bell shaped flowers

Adored by hummingbirds, the trumpet vine is an invasive flower that comes in a variety of colors. If you are not careful, it will overgrow very quickly.


plants that don’t need drainage, to grow indoor or in office.

plants that don’t need drainage, to grow indoor or in office.

So you want to grow some plants indoor or in your office without drainage, well those plants are here to save your life.

here’s the whole list of all those plants:

  • Snake plant 
  • Coleus 
  • Oleander
  • Spider plant
  • Cordyline 
  • Kupukupu fern
  • Anthurium
  • Lucky bamboo 
  • Croton
  • Schefflera 
  • Autograph tree
  • Pineapple plant


The snake plant

snake plant leaves healthy and green glowing

One of the most popular house plants, known for its long, blade-like leaves that stand straight up.

Although it’s not as common, it can be planted in just water alone or  plunk a small cutting into a glass of water and it will propagate into a new plant.


coleus plants

Known for its unique leaves that have the form of a teardrop  with neon green patterned borders. 

you can start growing it in water instead of soil when it’s young at least for a few months also as a way to propagate it. Then you’d have to switch to soil to continue the growth. 

Make sure the water doesn’t contain fluoride or chlorine, both of which often come from tap water. Every week or so, replace the water so algae doesn’t develop. 

The coleus likes a temperature of about 75 degrees Fahrenheit as well as plenty of sunlight, either from a nearby window or a grow light.



Oleander plant blooming

First of all the flowers and leaves of the oleander are toxic,so avoid growing this plant indoors.

The Oleander is known for its bright and beautiful blooms, provide it with the right conditions of lighting (full sun) and it will resist growing it even in your office, they can survive with little to no drainage, and it is not even particularly picky about its soil.

Every week, feed the oleander between one and two inches of water. 

Spider Plant

spider plant in a desk

The spider plant is another very common indoor plant that is relatively easy to recognize because of it’s long and thin fronds. Spider plants are generally easy to care which makes them great first plants for people who are brand new to caring for plants as well as people who struggle with keeping plants alive, It is in fact hard to kill it x)

you can begin growing the spider plant indoor in water, but if the plant grows  later in the plant’s life this may cause root rot, so start this early or just grow it in soil. 

Check that the water you use is free of fluoride, as this can cause the spider plant’s green leaves to become brown. Bottled water is your friend over tap water to avoid that. 



known for their lengthy deep red leaves with lighter red/pink details. Some are even dark green with a mix of pink and red within, they stand out easily in your  garden and give it a beautiful touche

Depending on the species, some can do well without drainage while others can’t. Make sure you know which you’re working with before buying it, ask your nursery. 

It’s also best if you grow your cordyline from cuttings, as they can be less picky about drainage conditions. When you do water the houseplant, once again be careful that you don’t use tap water as the salts in this water can cause leaf browning. 

Kupukupu Fern

Kupukupu Fern plant

Both an indoor and outdoor plant, It has bright green stolons and can grow on fern trees or in soil.

The stolons may develop tubers underground, These tubers promote the reproduction of the houseplant as well as allow the fern to hold the nutrients. 

You may want to stick to one Kupukupu fern at a time, as multiples tend to try to outgrow each other. 

Grown indoors, this houseplant can then easily hog up your indoor garden. 

Since the fern can grow on things like trees and rock walls, non- drainage is no problem for it. Avoid standing water though, as this could cause the leaves of the Kupukupu fern to yellow. 



Anthurium plant

The flower is actually a bract, or a specialized leaf that acts as a flower. The bract is often red, but it’s not unheard of to come across anthurium plants with pink or even white bracts. 

To promote the blooming of your anthurium, provide medium to moderate light. If you can position the houseplant so that it grows beneath a bigger one, that’s ideal, since that’s how the anthurium grows out in nature. Don’t be surprised if the anthurium begins growing quickly under these conditions, the right care goes a long way with anthuriums.

Water your anthurium weekly, but pay close attention to the amount of water and I’d suggest avoiding trying to grow them in water, as the laceleaf is very prone to root rot if conditions get too wet.

Lucky Bamboo

lucky bamboo plant

the lucky bamboo will win you over with its unique looks and interesting growing conditions.

Other care components of the lucky bamboo include providing moderate light, as the more light the plant gets, the more it grows. 

You also want to change its water when you see algal growth, so depending on the amount of light and the humidity changing the water can range from every few days to every couple of months. Just keep an eye on it and you’ll get to know it’s needs pretty easily.

When it comes to Lucky Bamboo, not using tap water is preferable, as the leaves of the lucky bamboo may turn yellow or brown, This is due to the salt and fluoride in most tap water. 



Croton plant

Another colorful plant that is going to glow your garden.

In its natural habitat, croton tends to show up among scrub and open forests, but it does just as well as an indoor plant in your office or home. it gives a wonderful show with its green, yellow, and dark red leaves.

If you have a few croton cuttings, you can grow them in water, no drainage required. 

Each cutting should be at least six inches long for best results, a 12-inch long cutting is even better. 

Also, the cutting should be relatively thick. The thicker Croton cuttings tend to do much better in water.

Trim any lower leaves and leave the growing tips to Put them in water between 65 and 77 degrees for five weeks, the roots will start slow growth and you can sustain it in water! 



While not all can grow without drainage, the octopus and umbrella tree varieties can. 

You can also potentially take cuttings of the schefflera and grow them in water, this won’t promote the plant to 60+ feet tall like it would outdoors, but you can still have a healthy, appealing plant to greet you in your home or office.

The schefflera prefers direct sun, as it’s used to growing in summer-type weather, Even medium light or fine light will promote growth, although not as much as direct sunlight would. 

The plant only needs fertilizer once a year, you can use general-purpose fertilizer, to speed up the growth.

Autograph Tree

Autograph Tree plant with fruits


despite its name, it’s not a tree, but just a plant, A Clusia genus plant, the autograph tree naturally grows in subtropical and tropical conditions. 

It was introduced to Hawaii purely for decoration, where it became beloved for the fruit it produces. These fruits look like an apple in size but come in a green hue. 

Give the autograph tree some shade, with soft light would be okay. Keep it  on the warmer side of your home or office, no lower than 60 degrees. All the way  to 85 degrees, keep it humid by using a gravel tray filled with water. 


Pineapple Plant

pineapple plant in a pot

Pineapple can be grown indoor not only that, but in a glass or container of water. You do need a pineapple to start with, so head to the grocery store when this tropical, tasty fruit is in season and pick up a whole one.  

Remove only its crown, which is the green part with the leaves. To do this, firmly grabe the pineapple’s body and twist it off to remove it from the crown,

You’ll find some roots  hiding below put the bottom in a glass of water, give it sufficient sun and within a couple of weeks, the roots should begin growing.


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plants that you can grow in water only

plants that you can grow in water only

Growing plants indoors adds a touch of nature and elegance to our homes. However, not everyone has the knowledge, the patience, and the time to take care of these green “decorations”. In that case, growing water plants is the best solution.

What are water plants?

All plants need water, it is essential for photosynthesis and transporting dissolved mineral elements (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, absorbed at soil level) essential for the proper functioning of the leaf but here we are going to focus on plants that can be grown in water only, which means dust-free and without any potting soil, and these are called water plants.

they are Simple, trendy, and spectacular, for a home project or for decor a water garden is a concentrate of harmony that costs three times nothing.

With some basic knowledge and techniques, your plants won’t even require watering (You only need to replace the water occasionally), low maintenance, no messy handling of soil or potting mix, and less risk of disease (no potting soil that can rot).

Water plants are large plants (macroscopic size) that have leaves, a stem, roots, and actual vessels, they should not be confused with algae that do not have true leaves, stems, and roots.

Types of water plants

plants on water and a flower

Bog, floating, marginal, or submerged plants, it’s a matter of taste. If you want to combine different water plants, it is better to at least place an oxygenating plant.

Alternatively, add a few drops of aquarium and pond clarifier every two weeks to keep the water healthy and algae-free.

Count three plants maximum for a container of 10 liters. The larger the aquarium or vase, the less frequent the water replacement will be. But it will be more difficult to move.

-Bog & Marginal Plants

They represent the most important part of pond plants. They are not fully submerged, but they like to have their feet in moisture. Some thrive in the more or less damp soil of the edges, others advance directly into the water. Some have a “technical” role, such as fixing the edges, others are essentially ornamental.

The growing medium in which they will be planted must have high porosity. In order to achieve good growth, water must be rich in nutrients and oxygen and should reach the roots easily for vigorous root development and exuberant flowering, use a nutritious mix or growing medium. Cover the base with a layer of gravel to prevent the plant from being uprooted.

You can optionally add iron or trace elements. Limit the height of the water in their container to 20 cm. To prevent the plants from becoming too large, you can regularly separate the root ball into several plants. Replace only one and share the others or plant them in other containers.

The most famous bog and marginal plants are:
– Yellow Iris – Bog Irises (Iris pseudacorus):

Yellow Iris

It thrives in damp or even flooded areas (immersion up to 40 cm), with its “feet” in the water. It can then reach two meters high. It can also be grown in regular soil, out of water, in that case, it will not exceed 60 cm. The color of its flowers, its height and its ability to colonize make it an ideal plant for decorating and consolidating the edges in a pound. However, you should be careful when it comes to controlling its development, it can quickly be invasive.

– Sarracenia:

Its leaves attract many insects and are very unique and decorative. It has very colorful flowers that are solitary, drooping, or sloping and an umbrella-shaped pistil. with a variety of colors (yellow, white, red, green).

– Corkscrew rush (Juncus effusus Spiralis):

Corkscrew rush plant

It thrives in moist soils and ponds, under 10 cm of water (distance between the rhizome and the surface of the water). It can also improve the quality of the water.

-Arum Lilies (Zantedeschia):

Arum Lilies

A very beautiful plant, fascinating from every point of view, whether for its beautiful foliage or its splendid flowers appearing over a long period.

Submerged oxygenators plants

They are rooted at the bottom of the pond and are entirely in the water, forming a fairy water forest. The role of submerged plants is fundamental for oxygenation, especially if there is no water movement. They are the ones that produce dissolved oxygen in water in the presence of the sun. Trim them regularly so that they don’t get too invasive. They help keep the water clear and prevent the proliferation of algae.

Some popular submerged plants:

– Myriophyllum (water milfoil):


It thrives underwater but it can also be found floating. The roots are planted in the ground 50 cm deep. The long stems (3-4m) rise up out of the water, sometimes up to 40 cm from the surface. The leaves, organized in whorls around the stems, are cut into thin strips. Those that are out of the water have a bluish green tint. The flowers, attached to the axils of aerial leaves by a small peduncle, appear in summer: the female flowers don’t have petals while the 4 white petals of the male flowers emerge from a welded calyx of the same color.

– Elodea – Brazilian Waterweed:

A freshwater plant that can be found all over the planet, its basically a stem growing without a rhizome, imperatively living underwater. The foliage is arranged on this central stem which can be branched. The green, flexible and slender stems can reach 3 meters long, depending on the species. Determined by the temperature of the water, it will position itself naturally at the bottom if the water is cold and rise to the surface if the water is hot.

– Limnophila sessiliflora:

Limnophila sessiliflora

Very beautiful especially if it’s grouped, the stem can quickly grow from 15 to 40 cm high and 3 to 4 cm wide. Can become thin if the light is not sufficient but we can counteract this phenomenon by adding co2. It must be pruned very often. It is necessary to cut the new side shoots which may create too much shadow areas for the lower leaves.

– Eleocharis Acicularis:

Eleocharis Acicularis

Perfect for covering the bottom. It is a very decorative foreground plant. This is one of the easiest plants when trying to cover the entire bottom with a beautiful green. its submerged leaves can free oxygen bubbles and the water PH should be slightly acidic, if possible, less than 6.8

Floating plants

floating plants are mostly happy with good lighting. changing the water in theory provides enough nutrients to satisfy them. The establishment of the floating plants is very simple since it is only a matter of placing them on the water in spring and letting them multiply naturally.

Their leaves float thanks to the air they contain, only the roots dive into the water to reach the bottom and capture nutrients. They do not need to use the CO2 present in the water unlike submerged oxygenating plants.

The main role of floating plants is to shade the surface of the pond in order to prevent the proliferation of algae. They also have a role of filtration and clarification of water. In addition, some varieties offer spectacular flowering.

These plants will all end up becoming invasive if they are comfortable, so it is necessary to be vigilant and perhaps avoid introducing certain species such as duckweed, which in case of aquatic compositions, will quickly block the light from reaching submerged plants.

Despite the fact that there is only a small amount of floating plants varieties, they can be very useful. In nature, floating plants are an essential group of water plants as they are essential for achieving a natural balance and clear water.

Some floating plants:

– Pistia (water lettuce):

Pistia (water lettuce

with its fine roots at the base of the leaves, it floats freely on the surface of the water. Water lettuce does not appear to have a stem. However, it is around a small stem that the spatulate leaves are arranged in a spiral. So small that you can’t see it. The leaves seem to form an open rosette, like lettuce, hence its common name!

– Limnobium laevigatum (Amazon frog bit):

Limnobium laevigatum

This floating plant has light green, oval, slightly heart-shaped leaves, 2 to 3 cm long, arranged in a rosette and has whitish hairy roots. It only proliferates in a very humid atmosphere (you can cover the container) but ventilated (provide openings) under strong light. The temperature can change from 18 to 28 ° C. In shallow water (25 cm), the roots can reach the soil and suck nutrients from it (ideal conditions to get very beautiful plants) while forming an inextricable network.

– Salvinia Natans (floating moss):

Salvinia Natans

These are small rootless, sparsely branched seedlings with elliptical floating leaves with a slightly heart-shaped base. known to fix nitrogen and purify water, it is often used as an oxygenating plant, floating on the surface without attachment to the substrate.

– Duckweed:


small floating water plant composed of one or more leaves and roots. The plant floats freely on the surface of the water and moves with the current. It needs stagnant water, sun and heat to thrive. A single duckweed duplicates and gives birth to two duckweeds., to split in their turn after about 6 days. This water plant is famous for its high reproduction speed. In 1 month, with good growing conditions, a single plant can give birth to 32 other plants!!

So, if you like the idea of having a house full of plants, but much less having to take care of them, then water plants (the green trend of the moment) are made for you.