Plants that like to dry out

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 There are lots of plants out there that love to be watered constantly on a regular basis but not everybody has that habit. Some people just like to leave their plants alone and let them sit there for days, DAYS, even months out of the year. Then when they feel like giving them water or they happen to remember it,  that is when they want to give them water. These are the plants that are perfect for that kind of plant parent habit.

Cactus

Cactus

 Cacti come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some with little prickly pokeys on them (others without them). It really depends on the type of cacti that you get, and what they are really going to like.  The majority of cacti are not going to need to be watered that often and they are going to love a lot of light! So, if you can meet those conditions in your home these plants are going to grow really well for you.

 They also do not grow very quickly and can live for hundreds of years. They can become a family heirloom and be passed from family member to family member.  All while having very few care requirements.

 You can get a whole bunch of different varieties of them in a variety of shapes and sizes and ages. It just depends on what is going to work best for you and your aesthetic in your home. If you are looking for easy care, drought tolerant, plant….cactus is the plant family for you.

Succulents

Succulents

These next plants need a lot more water, a lot more often than cacti, but they are still very drought tolerant. They can get very large as well, though not as large as a cactus. They also have a variety of colors, shapes, and textures to them. So, you can play with the variety a little bit more depending on the type of succulent that you get. They can need a little more light or a little less light but it really just depends on the specific variety.

They do come in a wide variety of colors and they tend to get more coloration the more light that you give them. Also, they can be really fun if you want to see different changes in your plants. Succulents are also interesting because with a lot of them you can take off some of their foliage and then grow all new plants from that as well and you can see these cute little bundles of color growing which is just incredible.

ZZ Plants

ZZ Plants

These plants are also very drought-tolerant plants. They have a whole full bulbous root system that holds onto a lot of nutrients and water.  That is where they keep everything.  That way when you give them nutrients in the water you don’t have to give them to them again for a very long time.

 They like to be watered a bit more frequently than a Cactus or a Succulent. Instead of every few months, it is usually about once a month or every couple of weeks.  Depends on the specific environment that you have of course.  However, for the most part, they are definitely very drought-tolerant and they like to be left alone.

ZZ Plants are also slow growers. If you don’t want a lot of change or some big plant very quickly then a ZZ plant is going to be one for you. They are also very low-light tolerant. So, if you have a darker corner that you want to put a plant in the ZZ plant is definitely going to work for you there too.

Snake Plants

Snake Plants

Another plant that is very lower-light tolerant is a snake plant. Snake plants also are very drought-tolerant. They can go for a long time without having a lot of water and they don’t necessarily grow very quickly either. Especially, if you put these plants in lower light.  They will take their time growing. They will grow a lot more quickly than a cactus though so definitely keep that in mind.

Lucky Bamboo

Lucky Bamboo

Another dracaena that does really well in low light is a lucky bamboo. They are very drought tolerant as well. In fact, they usually come in some type of pon or rock mixture not necessarily a soil mixture. You just give them water whenever you think about it and they are going to continue to grow for you. They do not need a lot of light either. You can just put them in a dark corner and they will grow for you over the course of a couple of years. It will take a long time for them to get big enough to actually look like they were doing anything though.

Dieffenbachia

Dieffenbachia

If you want a bigger plant, that grows a lot more quickly, that is also very drought tolerant, then a Dieffenbachia is right up your alley.  It is a very huge, very lush, jungle-vibe foliage plant! They usually have some type of variegation going on with them. So, you can usually get some type of green and white or pink and white foliage. Even pink and green. 

So you can add a lot of foliage and a little pop of color at the same time.

They are very drought tolerant because they have very thick stems and they can hold on to a lot with their big leaves. Definitely a really amazing and unique plant.

We wanted these plants to meet your environmental requirements today hopefully one of these will work in 1 of the rooms in your home there are lots of different options out there These are just a few that we gathered. Always research your plant and see if it can be drought tolerant, in low light, and with easy care! There are a lot of them out there!

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