Last spring I noticed some nice arrowhead plants (Syngonium Podophyllum) growing wild in the neighborhood (one of the benefits of living in Florida). I snipped a few cuttings, perhaps 8 in/20 cm each, and brought them home.
I then took
- a 30.5 oz left-over plastic Folgers ground coffee can,
- cut a round hole (1 in/2.5 cm) in the center of the lid,
- filled the can with tap water,
- added 1/4 tsp/1.25 ml of the liquid 2-1-6 hydroponic fertilizer that I use weekly with all my houseplants,
- inserted the bottom of the cuttings through the hole,
- snapped the lid onto the can,
- and placed the plastic can in a decorative pot near a window with lots of indirect light.
This is an inexpensive way to acquire and grow houseplants. And I never have to worry about soil gnats. I have four plant containers at home and six in the office all supporting a mixture of low light tropical houseplants in water.