27 Awesome indoor water garden inspirations

Let’s do fenghsui, interior decoration, aquarium and gardening at the same time.  Indoor water garden is the best solution for integrating 4 hobbies together. You have to be creative here by finding out the right plants, right container for this awesome decorative stuff.

Growing plants in water without soil is known as hydroponic gardening.

The following are the best indoor water gardens available at Amazon:

Small Size
Medium Size
Large Size
Product
Back to the Roots Water Garden
AquaSprouts Black Water Garden
Ecolife Aquaponics Indoor Garden
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Water Garden, Self-Cleaning Fish Tank That Grows Food, Mini Aquaponic Ecosystem (Great Gardening Gift & Family Project)
AquaSprouts Garden
ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Indoor Garden System with LED Light Upgrade
Size
13.4 x 13.4 x 9.5
28 x 8 x 17
24 x 12 x 20
Weight
7.4 pounds
24 pounds
20 pounds
Small Size
Product
Back to the Roots Water Garden
Image
Water Garden, Self-Cleaning Fish Tank That Grows Food, Mini Aquaponic Ecosystem (Great Gardening Gift & Family Project)
Size
13.4 x 13.4 x 9.5
Weight
7.4 pounds
Medium Size
Product
AquaSprouts Black Water Garden
Image
AquaSprouts Garden
Size
28 x 8 x 17
Weight
24 pounds
Large Size
Product
Ecolife Aquaponics Indoor Garden
Image
ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Indoor Garden System with LED Light Upgrade
Size
24 x 12 x 20
Weight
20 pounds

Some of our favorite plants that are suitable for indoor water gardening are:

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One option is Aquaponic Gardening

Aquaponics is a symbiotic system which uses advantages of both hydroponics and aquaculture. Check out some of the amazing commercial aquaponics systems which make you self sustained for food.

Here is a cheat sheet infographic to start your indoor water garden:

indoor water garden infographics

Step by Step Guide:
  • First step is to choose the right container,

If you don’t want to spend too much on the container, then be creative here by getting a glass jar from your antique. Make sure u clean it throughly and decorative it to make it eye catching. Apothecary jars,  glass or ceramic cookware are best choice for this.

If you are ok to spend around 50-100$, then you will get nice and creative looking glass containers from online stores like etsy, amazon,eBay. Or it can be bought from your local garden center or garden nursery.

  • Second step is to choose the right plants which can be grown in water. You can choose either house plants or some indoor herb plants, which can be grown in water, but all plants are not aqua friendly.

Let me classify the water plants:

1. True aquatics

Plants which can be completely submerged in water like parrots feather or Anubias. These plants need soil or gravel at the bottom so that roots of plants can be fixed inside.

2. Semi aquatics

Plants which can be only partially submerged in water like umbrella palm or sweet flag.Their roots will be submerged in water and foliage will be on the surface of water.

3. Floaters

Best example for this category are very common water hyacinth and water lettuce. They add its beauty be floating and drifting in water.

Tips for indoor water garden:

  • Some plants need bright sunlight, atleast 4-6hrs, choose a location which is best for more light. Windowsill is best location for such plants.
  • Use fluorosent light instead of incandescent light, which lead to over heating of water and finally your plants will be dead.
  • Dont clean the container with detergent, presence of detergent in water will lead to death of you house plants in water, because it makes difficult for plant to breath.
  • Dont replace the water completely, because it leads to algae growth again, as once a algae cycle is over, it will not grow again. Use some decorative fish to get rid of algae.
  • Water evaporates from container over a period of time and it need to be replenished accordingly.
  • Use pebbles or tablets of fertilisers instead of normal outdoor fertilisers.
  • Use pieces of charcoal in water as it make water more clear and get rid of bad smell.

Let me list down some advantages that I have learned from my experience.

  1. Very Low maintanance. No need of regular watering.
  2. Pest and disease resistant.
  3. No dirt and messy stuffs inside your home.
  4. Very limited space required.
  5. Suitable for kids.

Lets take a look at these awesome photo inspirations to start you indoor water garden.

Forcing Bulbs in Glass Containers

Water plant glass terrarium

Grow bulbs indoor

Try to be creative by growing bulbs ( hyacinths and Paperwhites ) indoor during this fall season.

Hyacinth in glass bulb vase

Lilly Pond garden in vase

Cylinder flower vase decor

Home decor Glass Jar indoor garden

Bulb vase in swivel stand

Glass Container Indoor garden

Hanging glass terrarium

Let us know which inspiration amazed you the most. Doesn’t it give u enough motivation to start making you water garden for decorating your living room.

23 thoughts on “27 Awesome indoor water garden inspirations”

  1. Hi..beautiful ideas!! I have a doubt. I am planning on having a small water garden (in a fish bowl) with water lettuce and have a couple of fish in it. Do I have to keep a filtration system/oxygen pumps for the fish? Your reply will be of great help! Thanks in advance..

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    • It depends on the fish you put in it. Siamese fighting fish or mosquito fish you do have to change the water. Once a week or so to put additional fresh in and take old stuff out. The fish pooh will fertilize the plants, but I would still change and clean once or twice a month.

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    • Any fish tank without a filter will require you to change half the water every day. I would definitely recommend against having fish if you’re looking for low maintenance.

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    • Just buy the plant, if they are in the soil, carefully remove roots and keep plant intact. rinse gently and let it acclimate to water in a cup. After a week, put it in tank/container. you may then carefully add pebbles and be cautious of the space. Take careful precautions if u are adding animals.

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  2. Hydroponics is also eco-friendly and as the plants are grown on water, there are no pest attacks on plants which reduce the use of harmful insecticides and pesticides. Future farms are one of the hydroponics suppliers in India as all type of effective hydroponics equipment is available here.

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  3. Hi, I am planning on buying a 1 – 2-gallon fish bowl, with a puppy, and we want to put dwarf water, Lilly. Would we be able to sustain this environment?

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  4. Many flowers grow easily in water and are an often used approach of propagation as well, with a few parents selecting to root houseplants in bottles or the like. An indoor water garden might also frequently include clippings from current houseplants in bottles overlaying each floor available, to more than one developing flora in water perched on the kitchen windowsill. Developing plant life in water allows for a more flexibility in association and can be executed in most any form of receptacle with a view to maintain water. Growing houseplants in water can be a slower method than soil-primarily based planting; but, the indoor water lawn will stay lush for a prolonged time period.

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