Care for plants in water

Verzorging planten op water
Karin van der Eijk
Karin van der Eijk

Planting in water is also called hydroponics. They are maintenance-friendly and therefore easy to care for. When you see that the water is almost empty, you can easily administer it again.

Fortunately, the desire for perfection has disappeared because plants continue to grow and develop in the water, becoming personal botanical items in your home. Items that belong to you and your interior. Just what you like!

In tropical countries, but also increasingly in non-tropical countries, cuttings are placed in water to root. But you can also put plants in water because it is simply very beautiful. The beauty of the plant is not only in the leaves that grow on the plants, but it is also in the soil. The roots are beautiful to see and they also continue to grow in the water, which really takes you into the growth process of the plant. Fascinating!

Plants in water are maintenance-friendly and therefore easy to care for. When you see that the water is almost empty, you can easily administer it again.

Place a number of types of plants in different glasses on the table and you really transform your house into an Urban Jungle. We grow a wide range of different plants that are suitable for Hydroponics (of course all these plants have been tested), so there is a favorite for everyone!


As growers through and through, we create unique concepts that bring people and nature closer together. Especially now that the desire for nature and living greenery is so present and we also want to emphasize that desire for nature in the home with plants. And that is exactly what we prefer to do! Growing plants with attention and love and passing on our passion for plants.


1 A small layer of water in the glass, containing only the roots, is sufficient.
2 Never flood the plant itself, not even part of the stem, just the roots.
3 Also leave the upper part of the roots free of water so that they can breathe.
4 The roots absorb water as needed, so they regulate it themselves.
5 Never leave the plants without water, you can simply top it up.

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It is not necessary to give the plants that are in water extra nutrition, the plant does not grow that quickly in water.
The roots of the Clusia can purify the water very well.
If leaves become a bit more yellow or you still want to feed plants, add 1 or 2 drops of food to the water and mix it with the water.
Change all the water the next day so that the plant has been able to absorb some nutrition, but does not stand in water with too much nutrition for too long. That can damage the roots. Algae can also enter the water.


The production of new roots differs per plant species, one species produces new roots within a week, the other species only after a number of weeks.

There may be some root rot in the beginning, but that is because the plant still has to adapt to the new environment. Ultimately, the plant develops roots that have adapted to the water, so-called water roots.
In a Clusia rosea Princess, the new roots are often white in color.


A bright location is very important, not in full sun, indirect light is best. Plants shape themselves according to the conditions and can remain that way for years.


If you use rainwater you will have less trouble with a limescale edge on the glass, and the water is also a bit softer for the plant compared to tap water.

About every month, rinse the roots and add fresh water to the glass. If the water is not dirty, you can also leave it longer.

If the water becomes cloudy, the glass can be rinsed and cleaned.

Make sure the glass remains clean and nice and clear so you can enjoy the plants even more.

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