Taking care of plants is no easy task. They require regular care, watering, soil changes, repotting, propagating, pruning and so on. And in our busy lives, it can happen to forget to water our plants from time to time. However, this can mean death for many of our favorite houseplants. This is heartbreaking. If you have the habit of forgetting to water your plants, it may be time to find ones that are unpretentious, tough, and tolerant. This way you can have the joy of owning houseplants, and it won’t be a disaster if you forget to water them from time to time. Here are 5 plants that don’t need water too frequently.
Taking care of plants is no easy task
Houseplants are a joy to have around. However, they are also quite the responsibility. So, if you’re not one to obsess over your plants and want plants that require too much care, you might benefit from low-maintenance plants that don’t even need to be watered that often. Here are some examples.
You might benefit from low-maintenance plants
The Aloe Vera plant is amazing. Not only does it hold healing properties when it comes to burns and acne, it’s also pretty easy to look after. This plant is a perennial and is native to Africa, which means dry conditions don’t scare it. Aloe holds plenty of water in its leaves, so it doesn’t need watering too often. During the winter months, this plant barely requires any water, it can even go for a whole month without any watering. During the summer months, it’s best to monitor the soil conditions. If the soil is moist, no watering is needed. Make sure the soil is completely dried out before you give it some water.
During the winter months, this plant barely requires any water
This plant gets its name from the fact that it’s leaves closely resemble the shape of money. The money tree can grow quite high (around a meter tall), so it’s best to keep it on the ground. This plant can also do well in shady places, so you can also keep it in a corner. During winter time, this succulent doesn’t really need more than one watering per month. However, during the summer it will need a bit more, but this doesn’t mean flooding the plant.
The money tree can grow quite high
Even during the heat, this plant will survive around a month without watering. The beautiful plant with big, rubber-like leaves can grow up to 40 cm. The liquid inside it’s leaves actually has latex which is where this plant gets its name from. So, how do you take care of the rubber fig? Quite easily, actually. Even if you are planning a vacation in the summer, all you need to do is water the plant thoroughly and place it in a shady corner. This way it will be able to last up to a month without any additional watering.
This plant will survive around a month without watering
An evergreen, perennial plant. The snake plant is a popular inhabitant of shopping centers, spa’s, malls and homes. If you’re someone who tends to forget to water their plants, then this one is definitely for you. This plant doesn’t need its soil fed or leaves cleaned often. All you need to do is water it a couple of times a month. But even if you do it less than that, it will be more than fine. And a bonus is that these plants can also help purify the air in the space.
All you need to do is water it a couple of times a month
Another perennial plant that doesn’t need a ton of care. Even though the Kalanchoe likes sunlight, it’s leaves and stems are able to store plenty of water for quite some time. This means that the plant will be more than comfortable even if it stays in direct sunlight on the windowsill. The beautiful Kalanchoe comes in a variety of colors that you can add to your home. Make sure this plant has a good drainage system, as this will protect the roots from rotting. The Kalanchoe needs to be watered moderately during summer, and less and less often as the colder months come by.
Another perennial plant that doesn’t need a ton of care
These were some cool plants that don’t need water all that frequently. We hope you found this article useful. Now you can add plants to your home or space without being worried that they will die.
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