Best Indoor Plants that Don’t Need Well Drainage

by Marry Dell
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Most indoor plants need well-draining soil to grow and flourish, but there also are some plants that can grow well without needing drainage. If you don’t have a green thumb or are fed up with overwatering your plants and looking for plants that deal with overwatering, we have got the best ones for you.
Best Indoor Plants That Don'T Need Well Drainage
For many plant lovers, caring for plants can require some work such as underwatering or overwatering, what type of soil to use, and when to repot a plant. This turns off some people even if they crave the beauty and endless benefits of greenery in their homes, but choosing and growing one of these plants is a great way to add greenery to your living space. You don’t have to care much about the amount of water supplied to them because they are easy-care options and can’t be drowned in any condition.

#1 Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana)

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Lucky Bamboo is considered a hydroponic plant, it literally needs no drainage. It can be grown easily in your favorite vases or pots. For the best, choose tall planters that can cover 1/2 or 1/3 height of this plant.

#2 Water Lettuce (Pistia stratiotes)

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Water Lettuce grows well in containers, ponds, or water gardens both indoors and outdoors. This plant does not need soil thanks to its free-floating roots. Using soft to moderately hard water for happy growth.

#3 Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)

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This Water Hyacinth doesn’t need drainage so it can grow in narrow-neck glass vases or pots in a water environment. Also, place them in cool spots that get bright indirect light.

#4 Cyperus Umbrella Plant (Cyperus alternifolius)

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Native to the swamps of Madagascar, the Cyperus Umbrella Plant is a riparian plant that thrives in boggy conditions or with roots submerged in water.

#5 Rough Horsetail (Equisetum Hyemale)

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This Rough Horsetail belongs to the herbaceous vascular plant and is also called scouring rush horsetail and rough horsetail. It can be found in streams and wetlands. It adapts to saturated mucky soils making it needs no drainage to grow.

#6 Houseplant Cuttings

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A wide range of houseplants including philodendrons, begonia, African violet, pothos, coleus, ivy, and pothos, grow well in a vase filled with water. This is the reason you never have to worry about drainage ever!

#7 Water Lily (Nymphaea)

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The Water Lily is one of the best beautiful plants displaying charming flowers that come in shades of orange, white, blue, pink, red, purple, and yellow hues. It grows happily in small aquariums or deep containers.

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