Are you new to hydroponics and looking for the best plants to start with?
Many herbs, vegetables, and house plants can be grown indoors hydroponically.
However, as a beginner, it is essential to pick plants well suited to growing without soil to give yourself and the plants the best chance of success.
You want to have some early success as a newbie to hydroponics to boost your interest and confidence.
Read on to discover the 10 easiest plants for hydroponic beginners:
Top Hydroponic House Plants for Beginners
1. Spider Plant
A popular houseplant, the spider plant is tolerant to many different types of environments. For example, it grows well in low-light situations by ensuring enough humidity and water from the air.
Spider plants are great for beginners as they are easy to take care of and have many different types and size varieties available. They also are a good source of oxygen, as they release oxygen through their leaves during the night.
2. Black Eyed Susan
A flowering plant, Black Eyed Susan, produces many colorful flowers that can be used as an indoor decoration or in pots to add some color to the garden.
It grows well in low-light conditions and prefers warmer temperatures. In addition, it is a low maintenance and moisture-loving plant, making it a good choice for beginners in hydroponics.
3. Spider Palm Tree
Also known as a Phoenix Palm, this tropical flowering plant is found in greenhouses and offices worldwide.
A vining plant needs to be kept moist at all times and will die if it dries out too much. However, it has no trouble with low light conditions and can even survive in cold temperatures. It makes a great indoor cactus for beginners as well.
4. Devil’s Tear
An easy to grow flower, Devil’s Tears is a popular choice among indoor growers who prefer growing in pots.
Easy to maintain and grow quickly, it can be grown in bright or low light conditions, although it does better with higher humidity. The flowers of the Devil’s Tears are also edible and make a nice addition to salads and other dishes .
5. Peace Lily
Peace lily originated in the tropical regions of Africa and Asia and can grow up to 2 feet in height.
This stately plant is popular because of its showy flowers which bloom profusely during the springtime. But there are many other uses for this versatile plant. The pandan leaf is used as an herbal medicine for diabetes and headaches, while its roots are said to act as a sedative.
Philodendron is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the Araceae family. The genus contains 3 species, all native to the tropical regions of Central and South America. They produce beautiful clump-forming vines with long narrow leaves and showy flowers.
Philodendron grows best with bright, indirect sunlight. A good position is near a window where the sun’s rays never actually touch the foliage.
7. Dragon Wing Agave
One of the newer flowers on the market, the Dragon Wing Agave is a popular choice among indoor gardeners for those who like an unusual accent in their flower beds or homes.
It is a vining plant with a number of different varieties, many of which have differently shaped leaves. It also has beautiful flowers that make it an even more attractive plant.
8. Arrowhead Vine
Another popular vine, the arrowhead vine is easy to grow and requires very little attention.
It prefers higher levels of humidity but also does well in low light environments.
This vine can grow up to 3-6 feet high and has beautiful flowers that make it an excellent addition to any garden or indoor area.
9. Parlor Palm
A popular indoor plant, the Parlor palm is a great choice for beginners as the leaves are not very tall and can be cut to use in making a vase.
The plant itself is short, reaching no more than 3-4 feet high. It has no trouble with low light conditions but it will grow slightly better by a window that receives early morning or late afternoon light.
10. Chinese Money Plant
Chinese Money Plant is a very easy-to-grow herbaceous perennial that grows best in bright, indirect to partial sunlight.
The dark green leaves are shiny and handle heat well. Its flower is beautiful and alluring, with a pale yellow center surrounded by light yellow petals and red stamens.
This root plant is commonly called Golden Bamboo or Bamboo Palm because it resembles bamboo.
A wide variety of plants thrive in hydroponic gardens. However, because some plants are more challenging to grow than others, I recommended starting with the easier plants first.
The goal as a beginner to hydroponics is to learn, succeed early on, and have a good time. Then, you can add more plants to your garden as you know more about a plant’s nutritional requirements and the requirements of certain species.