Plants that need little water

Species from tropical areas and rainforests are used to receiving large amounts of water. On the other side of the spectrum are those that come from the driest and most arid parts of the planet, where the quantities of fluid that reach them are minimal. They have had to adapt to the environment and develop a special set of capabilities to optimise their water reserves to the maximum.

Plants that do not need a lot of water are not very demanding with watering, which makes them perfect for decorating houses and gardens without the need to be attentive to the watering can.
with them you can show off your greenery, even if you're away for a few days, or if you're a gardening nullity!

7 plants that don't need much water

  • Sansevieria

This is an extraordinarily hardy houseplant, perfect for the hardiest of houseplants! Its appearance is simple but attractive, with huge green leaves with yellow edges growing vertically. It will add an elegant and original touch to any room.

The care it needs is minimal as it adapts to almost any type of environment. To maintain its intense colour and vigour it needs a lot of light, but never direct light. It can also be placed in shadier environments, although its growth will be slowed down. To survive it will be satisfied with some sporadic watering, being able to go for long periods without receiving even a drop of water.

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  • anemone tree

The carpenteria californica, oranemone tree, is an attractive shrub that flowers during the sunnier months. It needs little watering and thrives even in low sunlight conditions. It is ideal for Mediterranean climates and areas and for ornamenting terraces and gardens.

  • Brazilian trunk

This variety of dracaena is a small shrub that can be grown in pots as an ornamental plant. It is suitable for both outdoors and indoors. In addition to its great ornamental value, it does not need much watering and is not very light demanding.

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Dracaena Fragrans
Easy to care for and purifying
Calathea orbifolia
An exotic Calathea

  • Bamboo

Bamboo is a real all-rounder that can survive in all kinds of environments. It can be used as an outdoor plant, or grown indoors in pots. To enhance any corner of your home instantly, you only need to take a few bamboo branches and place them in a container with water, renewing it whenever you remember to. it's also good luck!

  • Philodendron

Contrary to what it may seem, this tropical-looking plant with huge green leaves does not require large amounts of water. It prefers indoor environments, which it will fill with life thanks to its striking presence and luxuriant foliage.

Like any other species from tropical climates, its natural environment is forests and jungles, under layers and layers of other larger and taller species. Therefore, it will not like direct sunlight. a small, well-lit corner will suffice! As for water, its liquid needs are low. One watering a week during the winter and a couple of times during the summer will be more than enough.

  • Succulents

Also called succulents, these days they have become very popular as ornamental plants thanks to their simple beauty and easy maintenance. There are countless varieties in different shapes, colours and sizes. you could create an entire garden with them alone! Their main common feature is the thick, fleshy appearance of the leaves.

To maintain their juicy appearance, they need very bright environments, but never direct light. The fleshy, rounded shape of the leaves is not just a coincidence. In their natural habitat they grow in extremely dry environments, so they use their leaves to store water inside to withstand long periods of drought. They can be placed indoors or outdoors, as long as frost is not common in the area.

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Carassula ovata
Die hard and beautiful
Blue Orchid
Delicate and purifying

  • Cactus

The cactus is undoubtedly the hardiest plant in existence. Like succulents, it grows in the most arid and desert-like areas. But unlike them, they use their inner cavities to establish their water reserves there. They are very curious plants, as they have no leaves and the stem itself is responsible for photosynthesis. One of their most characteristic elements are the thorns that cover their surface.

They are very easy to maintain. They only need very luminous areas and warm temperatures. As for watering, in this case it is better to under-water than over-water. Occasional moistening of the soil will suffice. The worst thing is waterlogging and frost, which can kill them in the blink of an eye.

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White Bamboo Orchid
A very tropical orchid
Monstera Deliciosa
Adapts to any environment

Having little time to care for your plants is no longer a handicap. All you have to do is combine a selection of plants that don't need a lot of water and enjoy them!
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About the author
Yvonne Briones

There is something that plants and content creation have in common: natural geometry. I love creating visual content and managing Be.Green campaigns.

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