Love houseplants but don’t have a green thumb? Check out the simplest most beautiful new floral trend. We’ve been experimenting with this for a few years now, rooting common houseplants in reused wine bottles filled with water. At the time it was an easy way to add greenery to the farmhouse with no maintenance. We also didn’t have much of a green thumb but we’re learning fast!

Just clip a certain plant at the base of a leaf and place it in a glass vase filled with fresh water (bottled or filtered works best) – then watch the roots grow. It’s the easiest houseplant you’ll ever have, just keep the container filled with water. Depending on your vase be careful with direct sunlight. Wine bottles are great for windows with lots of light because the tinted glass will protect the roots from getting too much sun. If you use a clear vase keep the plant out of direct sunlight. These plants are great for getting creative with unique vases and bottles in various sizes. Swapping out plants is also a breeze!

Keep in mind not all plants will respond to this rooting method, but there are tons of options to experiment with. Try Herbs like mint, oregano, basil, rosemary, lavender, and sage, they’ll root and grow fast in water. Some houseplants that also work well are Philodendron, English Ivy, Wandering Jew, Pothos, and Coleus. We even tried clippings from an Umbrella tree (a common office plant) with massive root growth in their vases! Next we’ll experiment with rooting certain tree branches such as a Maple or Fig tree. Let us know if you’ve tried this before and if you have other plant recommendations. Happy rooting!

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