8 Houseplants to Grow in a Cup of Water

Spider Plant

Spider plants are known for their arching leaves and white stripes, making them relatively easy to grow in water.

Lucky Bamboo

Despite its name, Lucky Bamboo belongs to the genus Dracaena, not the bamboo family. It is believed to bring luck and makes a bold statement in home décor.


 It does well in water and has heart-shaped leaves on long vining stems, available in various shades of green or with hints of creamy white.

Snake Plant

Snake plants can grow and root in water, making them an excellent choice for hydroponic growth.


Philodendron is a tropical plant that can tolerate low light conditions and is easy to grow in water.


Coleus is a beginner-friendly plant that easily grows in water. Gardeners often save cuttings to propagate new plants.

Chinese Evergreen

Chinese Evergreen is a low-maintenance plant with cane-like stems and narrow, spade-shaped leaves.


Monstera, also known as Swiss cheese plant, has large, fenestrated leaves and grows well in bright, indirect light.