Many common houseplants are genetically programmed to establish roots from cuttings exposed to constant moisture. Indoor gardeners can use this survival adaptation to grow their favorite houseplants in water without soil. This minimalist trend blends in perfectly with bathroom and kitchen decor and is easily accomplished by growing the plants in jars or vases. Several types of flowering plants can thrive when grown hydroponically, such as orchids, lotus, and paperwhite. They can live in this way for their entire natural lifespan without the need for soil.
The plants recommended here can be used as a botanical decoration when growing hydroponically or to augment an existing houseplant collection. Just make sure you change the water regularly and use a water-soluble fertilizer to provide the nutrients that the plants normally absorb from the soil.