Asked on Oct 28, 2012

Indoor fountain...Plants

by Katt
I have a wall mounted fountain. It splashes the hubby while he sits in his recliner. I was thinking of adding plants the "bowl" to reduce the splash. Any ideas as to what would work well?
  7 answers
  • Miriam Illions Miriam Illions on Dec 17, 2012
    Interesting question, Katt. I'd like to see the suggestions as well.
  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Dec 17, 2012
    Katt, your biggest challenge is going to be the amount of light. I suspect there isn't much. The Brooklyn Botanical Garden suggests the following as having reduced light needs: arrowheads (Sagittaria), calamus (Acorus), Aponogeton, elodea (Elodea), water clover (Marsilea), or quillwort (Isoetes). They have a full article with lots of pointers about indoor water gardens. See this link: You might also think of lucky bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana), which seems to be growing in water in nearly every Chinese restaurant in the country, usually in very little light.
  • Katt Katt on Jan 10, 2013
    Thank you Douglas, this helps a great deal.
  • LorenTaylor LorenTaylor on Jan 20, 2014
    The fountain you have is an outdoor rated water feature. It will splash. You could add plants, however I do not think it will solve your issue. You can move it outdoors and purchase an indoor rated fountain. Indoor Rated fountains will typically have a rock splash guard to prevent any splashing and wont have any tiers for the water to drop from.
  • Funnygirl Funnygirl on Jan 20, 2014
    the pump should have an adjustable pressure knob you can adjust to decrease the pressure of the flow.A painted floor cloth under the fountain can prevent water from wetting the floor below or one of those microfiber bath mats will absorb any water and has a rubber bottom so the water does not damage the floor.Buy your husband a rain coat!HAHA!Another idea, I bet if you put a wash cloth under the spout inside the fountain collection space there would also be less splashing. Or,try putting some artificial plants to deflect the spray away from hubby!Good Luck!
  • Cynthia E Cynthia E on Jan 21, 2014
    I agree with Funnygirl it should have adjustable flow knob if you turn it down to lowest it shouldn't splatter.
  • Don Don on Jul 16, 2015
    +1 @Funnygirl suggestion. You may also try some poly window screen material to break up the drops as they hit. That of course will subdue any "water" sounds you were hoping for...also the placement of various size rocks to act as sort of a wall in the front of fountain? See where it is hitting and what it is bouncing off of and work from there. Good luck