Plants bring a fresh, natural feeling to your indoor space.
For a fun twist on traditional potting methods, why not try plants that you can grow in vases?
By using a clear glass container, you can enhance the beauty of the plant’s root system — and as a bonus, you don’t need to worry about soil or complicated maintenance.
These 20+ houseplants can all thrive in vases, making them a great place to start your selection process.
Botanical name: Anthurium andraeanum
With its round, waxy leaves, the anthurium brings a beautiful shine into your space.
The deep green color is bright but not overwhelming, and the gorgeous white flowers add a sophisticated balance.
This plant features a complex root system that thrives in a simple vase of water.
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Botanical name: Syngonium podophyllum
As you might guess from its name, the arrowhead plant features triangular leaves that resemble an arrowhead.
Delicate vein patterns bring natural texture and dimension.
Use a single stem of an arrowhead plant for a fun, trendy look in an apothecary jar.
Botanical name: Begonia
Do you love the look of hanging plants?
The lovely begonia, with its cascading branches of blooms, might be exactly what you need.
The brightly colored flowers weigh down the branches, causing them to drape beautifully over the edges of your vase.
4. Chinese Evergreen
Botanical name: Aglaonema
With its brilliant shades of light and dark green, the Chinese evergreen brings a fresh and joyous feeling to your space.
The stalks of the plant feature horizontal rings for extra texture, and the stunning pattern of the leaves is better than any work of art.
5. Chinese Money Plant
Botanical name: Pilea peperomioides
Known for its adorable rounded leaves, the Chinese money plant is an impossibly adorable addition to your home.
The waxy finish gleams in the light, showcasing the domed shape and the intricate veins.
Tuck a cutting of this little plant into a Mason jar and watch it grow.
Botanical name: Plectranthus scutellarioides
With its fascinating color scheme, the coleus is a plant that demands a second glance.
Shades of pink and green emphasize the ruffled shape of the leaves, creating a thrilling blend of movement and texture.
A simple glass jar is all you need to show off this intricate plant.
Botanical name: Dracaena marginata
Long, narrow leaves burst from a central stem on the dracaena, creating a look that’s reminiscent of a tiny palm tree.
Many variations of the dracaena feature light edging on the leaves that brings dimension to your desk or side table.
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8. English Ivy
Botanical name: Hedera helix
There’s no mistaking the shape of the English ivy leaves — they’re well-represented in classical art and design.
Did you know that you can display these bright green plants in a jar?
Just choose a cutting you love and allow the ends to drape as they please.
Botanical name: Pelargonium
Geranium plants are mostly known for their brilliant red and pink blooms, but have you ever taken a moment to appreciate the beauty of the leaves?
Their scalloped edges create an attractive contrast with the simple shape of a cylindrical glass vase.
Botanical name: Hosta
A favorite among gardeners for its distinctive shape and deep green color, the hosta is the perfect plant to grow in a vase.
The leaves feature linear vein patterns that pop against the rich green, creating a combination that’s lovely in a simple, clean space.
11. Lucky Bamboo
Botanical name: Dracaena sanderiana
With its spectacular shades of green and distinctive tubular shape, lucky bamboo is a beautiful addition to your home decor.
In fact, these plants are rumored to bring fortune and good vibes to every home they enter.
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Botanical name: Monstera deliciosa
There’s no mistaking the leaves of a monstera plant — each one features perfectly formed lobes separated by deep open spaces.
When you’re growing a monstera in a vase, make sure to choose one that’s tall enough to support the stems and the large overhanging leaves.
13. Moses In The Cradle
Botanical name: Tradescantia spathacea
Moses in the Cradle leaves feature deep tones of purple and green that create a remarkably sophisticated look.
Long and narrow, the leaves come to a point at the end. Tuck a bunch into a clear jar for a fun sunburst effect.
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14. Peace Lily
Botanical name: Spathiphyllum
Often used in Easter religious ceremonies, the peace lily is a soothing and attractive addition to your home at any time of the year.
We love the way the dark green leaves contrast with the iconic white flowers.
Botanical name: Philodendron
The philodendron is an unexpected choice for a vase plant — its root system needs lots of room to grow.
If you use a large vase, however, you’ll be rewarded with charming vines that curl around the base and adorable green leaves that remind you of spring.
Botanical name: Epipremnum aureum
Take one look at the pothos plant, and you won’t be able to stop yourself from smiling.
The brilliant color and small size create a look that’s both cheerful and fresh.
17. Purple Heart Plant
Botanical name: Tradescantia pallida
Does your home feature dark, sophisticated colors?
The purple heart plant will fit right in.
Each leaf features deep purple tones mixed with green — in fact, you might see a different color from every viewpoint.
18. Snake Plant
Botanical name: Dracaena trifasciata
When it comes to convenience, it’s hard to beat the snake plant.
All you need to do is cut the leaves and stand them upright in water — no muss, no fuss.
The stiff leaves feature a natural texture and a variety of green tones.
19. Spider Plant
Botanical name: Chlorophytum comosum
The legendary spider plant is one of the most popular houseplants, and for good reason — the lush foliage looks remarkable in any room.
Growing a spider plant in a vase is easy; we recommend colored glass that pops next to the bright leaves.
20. Swiss Cheese Plant
Botanical name: Monstera adansonii
Take one look at the Swiss cheese plant, and it’s easy to see how it was named.
Each of the leaves develops a series of holes that are reminiscent of its namesake cheese. The vines tend to curl, giving the plant a wild, organic look.
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21. Wandering Jew
Botanical name: Tradescantia zebrina
One of the most spectacular plants on our list is the Wandering Jew.
Each stem features tiers of leaves, each coming to a crisp point.
The most magical feature of this plant is its color scheme, which features high-contrast stripes that follow the leaf shape.
22. Watermelon Peperomia
Botanical name: Peperomia
The watermelon peperomia is aptly named — the large leaves look just like the skin of a watermelon.
If you’re using a jar for planting, we recommend using a single leaf; it will grow flat, just like a lily pad.