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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.

Best handheld Cultivators

Best handheld Cultivators

In this article, we are going to be reviewing the different kinds of handheld cultivators and tillers to give you an overall idea of the available options depending on your needs.

Choose what works for you:

Manual tools

If you are working on a minimal part of the garden that has loos soil, we recommend checking our selection of manual tools for tilling.

They function the same as a spade and can be compared to it size and weight.

Yard Butler 

Yard Butler Terra Tiller 


If you have a small garden to work consistently and you are serious about taking the best care of your garden, manual tools are time-consuming and inefficient; consider a handheld cultivator or a tiller:

Depending on your gardening needs (large or small) and the hardness of the soil available (hard or loose)

Small handheld cultivators

These work perfectly in small yards or between beds, they have the necessary power for a day of work in the garden with one batteries charge and you can benefit from the cordless feature to move around freely.

Earthwise Cordless Cultivator

DECKER handheld cultivator.

Sun Joe Cultivator


Large tillers and handheld cultivators

Those handheld tillers and cultivators are still electric powered but they need much more energy due to the power they provide and the size of their tills and so they are corded

Earthwise Corded Electric Tiller and Cultivator

Sun Joe Electric Garden Tiller and Cultivator


most versatile:

Here we brought to you a unique brand that makes the most versatile super-powered handheld cultivators that you can equip with a bunch of accessories and do any type of garden work.

Mantis Gas Powered Cultivator

Mantis Electric Tiller


Difference between gas tillers and electric tillers (handheld cultivators) :

Handheld Cultivators could be gas or electric (corded and cordless) people usually refer to them as electric tillers.


Electric tillers:

Electric tillers are frequently used to improve the growth and health of your lawn.


Easy to start, with the press of a button 

lightweight, small size machines that are easier to carry around 

maintenance-free: no refueling, oil change, or filter change

cheaper than gas-powered tillers

Have short tines that allow you to weed and get rid of dead grass, 

-could be used to aerate and cultivate the spaces between your crops and your raised beds

-you can use them to add amendments to the soil without damage



-Less powerful, due to the built and small engine

-Can’t break new ground, rocks, and compacted soil 

short tines that are not made to do heavy-duty work

-Does Not work in soil with thick plant roots


There are two types: corded and cordless; they do closely similar work, although one has an added battery to help with portability.


Gas tillers:


-Gas-powered tillers are better at digging deeper, working on compact soil and new ground

-Good at lifting aerating and improving drainage.

-Handling rocky soil


-Gas tillers are Harder to work with and maneuver

It could destroy if used on a densely planted landscape by going deep into the soil, harming the plants’ root system, and displacing worms.


Characteristics of handheld cultivators


Handheld cultivators could be gas or electric (corded or cordless). Choose the one that you judge fits your needs.


The good thing about electric tillers is that they don’t require plenty of maintenance to continue working. You can start using it by pressing a button without having to pull a cord. 


The tines in most handheld cultivators are not designed to go deep into the soil, making them easier to maneuver and work best at loosening the ground in an operated area but less efficient if you have compacted soil. For that, we recommend choosing a handheld cultivator that has deep slicing tines or consider a mini-tiller.

Reversibility feature:

Reversible tines are a handy feature to have; choose adaptable cultivators to pair them with different kinds of attachments that can diversify its use and make it a multipurpose tool. 


You can find many sorts of attachments that will ensure ongoing attention for your garden, such as: detaching your lawn, aerating your soil, and edging your garden plot even to turn your compost and provide air.

Other uses of handheld cultivators : 

-break the crust that occurs to exposed soil to better circulation of the air, water, and nutrients to reach the roots.

-Make it an easier task for germinated seeds to break through the soil.

-A tremendous touch before sowing your seeds.


Corded vs. Cordless:

Cordless benefits : 

-won’t ruin your delicate plantings by dragging the cord over them.

-Power will last most (if not all) your gardening needs in small size gardens.

-they can reach places where no-tillers can either because of their size or the cord 


Corded benefits

-Some of the corded cultivators will provide more power (not strictly real for most models).

-you won’t have to charge it every time (plug it and use it)


Advice for cordless handheld cultivators:

-Always choose lithium rechargeable batteries over traditional ones; the lithium technology provides consistent power throughout your usage and doesn’t require full discharge before charging it again.

-Try choosing one that has a long-lasting battery life. 


Before buying :

Before you buy your dream tiller or cultivator, we recommend you check these factors to get the suitable product for your specific needs:


Soil is a defining factor, so make sure you know what type you will be facing; the more heavy and compacted soil, the more you need power, for example, clay.

See if you have rocks or gravel in the soil. in these cases, cultivators are not recommended

Ask yourself if you are going to break new ground continuously?

The price:

The price is a decisive factor in buying these machines, and we found out that electric is considerably cheaper than gas-powered. 

Safety measures

Be safe when working with those machines. Make sure you’re wearing a proper outfit for your security. 

Turn it off if you feel it is getting out of control. 


Features and benefits of each product

Mantis 4-Cycle Gas Powered Cultivator

  • Easy to start, quiet and easy to carry
  • no fuel mixing required, 
  • the Mantis 4-cycle Plus Tiller weighs only 24 pounds.
  •  Featuring a premium 4-cycle engine powered by Honda, 
  • has soft, sure-grip handles that are ergonomically flared for fatigue-free operation.
  • this tiller tough enough to till through sod and compacted dirt
  • this work-saver Infinite speed means you can power your tiller up when you need to, or work more gently if the situation requires.
  •  The unique, curvy tines (blades) can till a full 10 inches deep. 
  • with a simple flip of the tines, you can precision-weed around delicate plants and seedlings! 
  • This is a gardening tool you’ll use all season long!
  •  Convenient, Versatile, and Durable 
  • the Mantis Tiller/Cultivator features folding handle bars which make it convenient to store in a garage or tool shed.

Mantis Electric Tiller

Mantis Tiller Plow Attachment allows you to do more with your Mantis 7000 Series Tiller Cultivator! Form straight uniform furrows, both deep and shallow much faster and more simply than you could by hand.

  • Quiet, instant-starting, 3-speed 540 watt motor
  • Weighs just 21 pounds, but as powerful as a gas model
  • The compact 9-inch width allows the tiller to get into tight spaces around your yard that larger tillers cannot get to.
  • The unique, curvy tines can be used to till down 10 inches deep. Or, simply turn the tines around to shallow cultivate the top 2 to 3 inches of soil
  • Folds for easy transport and storage
  • Engine: Electric, 115V double-insulated ¾ hp, 540W circuit breaker No fuel required
  • Power source type: Corded Electric
  • Engine type: 2-Stroke

Yard Butler

  • ERGONOMIC DESIGN 38” tall with a step plate that centers you over the tool, a solid ½” powder coated steel shaft and a wide 12” T handle that reduces the effort of twisting, using the force of your body to easily rotate sharp angled claw tines into hard compacted soil.
  • LOOSENS, TURNS, TILLS AND AERATES soil promoting the free flow of water, air, and fertilizer for a healthier and more beautiful yard and garden.
  • PERFECT SIZE FOR RAISED BEDS, flower boxes, around shrubs or bushes and other hard to reach areas. Ideal for mixing fertilizer or peat moss amendments and preparing a bed for planting. Makes weeding easy.
  • Tough, Sustainable, Innovative and Built For Life
  • The extra wide high leverage handle and weight centering middle step plate of the Yard Butler Twist Tiller drives six claw spikes deep into the ground breaking up the hard compacted top layer of soil. This allows for easy weeding and planting and promotes the free flow of water, air and fertilizer for a healthier and more beautiful garden. 
  • The Twist Tiller can also be used for mixing compost adding soil amendments and digging holes for planting. 
  • It is perfect for preparing raised bed gardens for vegetables or flowers 
  • The heavy duty all steel design is built for a lifetime of use. 
  • Yard Butler offers a full No Risk 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee 
  • The sharp, angled claws dig into the ground to break up the hard, packed soil.

Yard Butler Terra Tiller 

  • DUAL ACTION HEAD One side has three sturdy steel prongs for cultivating, breaking, loosening and deep tilling soil. 
  • The other side is a sharpened beveled edge that is perfect for chopping and cutting roots.
  • PERFECT WEIGHT AND HEFT Heavy duty steel head is completely welded onto the all steel handle with comfort grip. PLANTS, TILLS, DIGS, CHOPS. No wooden handle to split or shrink. VIRTUALLY INDESTRUCTIBLE.
  • PERFECT SIZE FOR RAISED BEDS, vegetables, flower boxes, around shrubs or bushes, and other hard to reach areas. Makes gardening easy.
  • YARD BUTLER’S NO RISK 30 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. If it is not perfect for you, return it for a full refund or replacement.
  • Three sturdy prongs make the TerraTiller effective for deep tilling and cultivating. The sharpened blade is great for easy cutting.

Earthwise  Cordless Electric Tiller Cultivator

  • Powerful cordless electric motor bundled with 20 volt 2.0Ah lithium-ion battery and fast charger
  • Versatile handheld cultivator ideal for any garden size, yard and flower bed; This tiller is also an effective weed control tool
  • 4 durable steel tines with convenient cutting width of up to 7.5 inches and cutting depth of 6 inches
  • Cordless tiller is a cleaner alternative to gas-powered tillers
  • Lightweight tiller design for effortless operation and easy transport
  • Planet-conscious cordless electrical tiler 
  • Lightweight and versatile rototiller with ergonomic handle
  • Earthwise TC70040 11-Inch 20-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Electric Tiller/Cultivator with battery and charger included 
  • convenient and planet-conscious cordless design 
  • This gardening tiller is lightweight, yet powerful enough to plow hard-packed ground with a depth of up to 7.5 inches and an adjustable width of up to 6 inches.
  • This small electric rotor tiller is lightweight at 9 lbs, easy to use and transport.
  • The cordless design allows you to move freely in your garden
  •  You can plow the soil effortlessly as you guide this tiller with ease.
  •  this small tiller is easy to maneuver.
  • you can easily store it in your shed
  • has the power to give you plenty of time for you to cultivate your garden or lawn
  • very powerful for its size
  • You can charge it as you rest with the fast charger
  • This soil tiller is plant-friendly since it does not emit fumes from burning fuel or oil
  • you don’t need gas, oil or regular maintenance to keep it going.
  • is ideal for larger gardens because you don’t have to deal with long extension cords across your lawn.
  • Its battery has a run-time of approximately 45 minutes, depending on the soil conditions
  • A full charge is usually enough to cover most lawns.
  • you can charge the tiller with the included fast charger as you rest or you can get a spare lithium-ion battery.

It can conveniently cultivate your soil with a width of 7.5 inches and a depth of 6 inches. 

This cordless electrical tiller is powerful and long-lasting, 

you can effectively plow the soil while getting rid of weeds.

 Earthwise power tiller is easy to use, so you can focus on growing your healthy plants.

  • Powerful transmission with dual tines break up soil to allow water and nutrients to reach plant roots
  • Powered by 20-volt MAX lithium-ion battery, with longer lifespan and charge retention than NiCad batteries
  • Cultivates up to 325 square feet per charge
  • Counter-oscillating tines prevent weeds from tangling
  • 2-year limited warranty; includes battery and Energy Star-qualified charger


DECKER black, cultivator.

Ideal for cultivating garden beds, weeding, and more, 

this battery-powered handheld cultivator can cultivate up to 325 feet on a single charge.

 Counter-oscillating tines prevent weeds from tangling.

  • This electric lawn and garden equipment releases zero emissions in your yard.
  • No more tangled weeds thanks to counter oscillating tines.
  • The lightweight upright design helps lessen arm fatigue while cultivating.
  • Counter-oscillating tines prevent weeds from tangling
  • The adjustable handle and telescoping tube allows to adjust the handheld cultivator for maximum comfort.
  • Soft grip handle provides added comfort during use.

Ideal for cultivating garden beds, landscape beds, and weeding, the Black & Decker LGC120 cordless garden cultivator/tiller 

easily breaks up soil to allow water and nutrients to reach plant roots. 

It’s also great for prepping dry spots in lawn for seeding plus existing beds for planting. 

The two long tines are small enough to maneuver in between plants and counter-oscillating tines prevent weeds from tangling.

The telescoping shaft adjusts for the perfect length, allowing you to operate it standing up without bending over. 

This upright design combined with the comfortable grips and an adjustable auxiliary handle means that you can work longer without over-taxing muscles and joints.

This cultivator is powered by a 20-volt MAX lithium-ion battery that offers a longer lifespan and retains its charge 5x longer than similar 18-volt NiCad batteries

you won’t be limited by an extension cord. 

It’s compatible with the full line of Black & Decker’s 20-volt MAX line of power and gardening tools.

 You’ll be able to cultivate up to 325 square feet per charge. 

The battery is also designed with 50 percent less battery weight

the unit weighs a total of 8.1 pounds with battery installed.

The included Energy Star-qualified charger will charge a fully depleted battery in about 8 hours. You can also swap the battery among your other Black & Decker cordless lawn tools that are compatible with 20-volt MAX lithium-ion batteries. 

It’s backed by a two-year limited warranty.

  • Ideal for cultivating garden beds, landscape beds and weeding
  • 20-volt MAX lithium-ion battery provides longer battery, life year after year
  • Counter-oscillating tines prevent weeds from tangling
  • Lightweight upright design helps lessen arm fatigue while cultivating
  • Adjustable handle and telescoping tube; soft-grip handle
  • Weighs 8.1 pounds
  • Energy Star rated
  • Backed by a 2-year limited warranty

Sun Joe Cordless Garden Tiller and Cultivator

  • Powerful: 24-volt 2. 0 Ah rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery provides up to 30 minutes of runtime
  • Dual blades: Dual tilling blades cultivate a 4. 25 wide by 6 deep path in a single pass
  • DURABLE: 6-inch durable steel tilling blades easily slice through weeds and loosen soil
  • Telescopic: pole extends from 28. 3 to 37. 3
  • Ergonomic: auxiliary handle takes the pain and strain out of yard Chores

Powered by revolutionary iON lithium-ion technology, 24V-TLR’s 24-Volt 2.0 Ah battery provides up to 30 minutes of rechargeable runtime! 

Go where no tiller has gone before with the dual 6-inch tilling blades! 10 durable, steel tilling prongs easily cultivate in tight or cramped quarters. 

Lightweight at just 6 lbs

features a telescopic pole which extends up to 37 inches and an adjustable auxiliary handle, to take the pain and strain out of yard chores!

  • 6-inch durable steel tilling blades easily slice through weeds and loosen soil
  • Dual tilling blades cultivate a 4.25” wide by 6” deep path in a single pass
  • Lightweight at just 6 lbs for maximum comfort control
  • Telescopic pole extends from 28.3” to 37.3”

Earthwise Corded Electric Tiller and Cultivator

  • 6 adjustable tines
  • Adjustable 11″ To 16″ Width/ 8″ Working depth
  • Powerful 13.5 amp
  • Comfortable ergonomic handle. Assembled product dimensions (L x w x h)-40.00 x 19.00 x 42.00 inches
  • Lightweight, easy to operate, and convenient to store.Tine length:16 inch

Compact, yet powerful handheld tiller/cultivator for your home garden

Garden tiller that is reliable and easy to start

The Earthwise corded tiller/cultivator is a reliable gardening companion that starts every time, as long as it is plugged in properly in an electrical outlet. 

It has a compact and planet-conscious design that makes tiling quick and easy. 

This garden tiller also has an ergonomic handle for your comfort, so you can cultivate more soil in your garden without straining your hands. 

Earthwise garden tiller gives you all of the power that you need to cultivate your small or medium-sized garden.

This rototiller has 4 powerful tines that effectively gets down in the dirt to cultivate the soil.

easy to start with its single-lever switch that starts every time. 

has a soft ergonomic grip to give you a comfortable tilling experience. also has a cord retention hook for uninterrupted tilling power.


  • Powerful: 13. 5-Amp motor cultivates up to 16 in. Wide x 8 in. Deep
  • Durable: 6 Steel angled tines for maximum durability and performance
  • Easy storage: handle folds for convenient storage and easy transport
  • Wheel-adjustment: 3-position wheel adjustment

Sun Joe Electric Garden Tiller and Cultivator

Snow Joe + Sun Joe

effortlessly slicing through the soil at 370 RPM, ensuring maximum aeration and perfectly preparing the seedbed for planting. 

Control weeds where needed – Sun Joe tames the toughest yard and garden tasks with more comfort and less strain. 

its collapsible handle makes it a cinch to store when it’s not.

  • Powerful 13.5-amp motor cultivates up to 16 in. wide x 8 in. deep
  • 6 durable steel angled tines for maximum durability and performance
  • Handle folds for convenient storage and easy transport
  • 3-position wheel adjustment make it easy to maneuver wherever it’s needed

The TJ604E comes with a full two-year warranty.

After cultivating your beds and garden next step is to fertilize it and here we provide you with some alternative ways to fertilizer other than fertilizers check this article for more informations