Having houseplants inside the house are important. Besides giving a gorgeous look as the decoration, it can give cool atmosphere and release your stress. Pothos plant in water can be your good choice of houseplants since you will not need any soil to plant it. You just need water and pot to plant this leafy green plant. It is easy and unique because everybody can plant the same pothos to remove CO2 from your house.
Can You Grow Pothos Plant in Water?
Pothos is also known as Devil’s Ivy and this plant has many benefits for you who plant this inside your house. It will remove CO2 and increase the indoor air so your house will be cool and chilled. Other contaminants of the air are also removed. So you can get the fresh air which is good for your body system. However, you might think that planting Devil’s Ivy is hard and messy since you need soil to plant something. Don’t worry about it because pothos only needs water and pot without putting any soil on it that will make your room dirty and messy. Though you just need water and transparent pot to plant this pothos, you also need fertilizer that will make it grow. But you just need little amount of fertilizer. Overall, you can say this plant is cheap since you don’t need to spend much money to buy pesticide, fertilizer and other gardening tools to plant this.
It will grow from roots inside the water and it will not stop growing as long as it gets enough sunlight and nutrients. It can grow everywhere as long as it has water. You can put it outside or inside based on your taste of decoration. To start plating it, you need to prepare the vas, bottle or jar. Pay attention to the size since this plant might grow rapidly. If you can’t fond any glass container, you can buy it on the stores with low price. Why you need transparent glass? You can see the roots as well as the growth very well if you use transparent glass. You can check the condition inside the vase and if it is dirty, you have to change the water and clean the vase. It looks like having fish in the aquarium so you need to clean it often. However, if you don’t like cleaning the vase, you can buy darker vase so it can prevent some direct light and also the growth of algae. You don’t need to clean it everyday also so you have time to do another activity.
The second thing you need in growing the Devil’s Ivy is water. Any kind of water is fine but tap water is the best. This will grow healthy and well using tap water. However, there is one condition where the water is bad for pothos. If the water is chlorinated, then you need to leave it for a day before pouring it inside the vase. Chlorine is harmful to any plant including pothos. That is why, you need to leave it for a day. Don’t stir it up anymore since the chlorine will be mixed up again with water. Don’t put much water inside as long as it can cover the roots or half of the vase. After that, you need to put little bit of fertilizer since it can’t grow without it. Water gives it life but not nutrients. The nutrients can be got from fertilizer. Powder or liquid fertilizer is fine for Pothos. You can find it easily on gardening stores in your town. Don’t put much fertilizer on it but measure it based on the water inside and the size of vase you have. Just pour few drops of this liquid inside once and don’t use it everyday.
How to Grow Pothos Plant in Water?
After preparing the whole things, you can add the pothos you have. You don’t need to buy this since many people have it in their house. You can ask them to cut some plants instead of spending your money in buying this. If no one has it, then you can buy it. Cut the stem at the end of a vine. Cut them enough so every section will have three nodes as the points to grow leaves and roots. By cutting the stem, this will support many leaves to grow another new root. Don’t forget to cut one or two leaves at the end of your cutting.
However, don’t cut the stem where the new plants will grow. It will stop the growing of the plants. It will be better if you cut them inside the container of water. You don’t need to wait for long since the roots may be grown on your cutting area. In several days, it is going to grow longer and your cutting will support the new growth.
Photos plant in water is not poisonous at all. However, this plant may cause irritation and sometimes people will vomit since it contains calcium oxalates. But this don’t happen often and not everyone feel it.