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5 special indoor plants that need little water | Botanically

Every (house) plant needs water, sometimes more sometimes less, it depends entirely on the species. But the natural habits of life such as the current conditions of the plant and its environment also play a role. Of course, if you're one of those people who can't always dedicate that much time to watering, then it would be desirable if you had plants with low water requirements in your home. That's why we want to show you five special houseplants that need little water in this article.

Why do some plants need less water?

There are now quite a few houseplants that don't need much water that you can keep at home. For example, if their natural home is the Mediterranean region, the plants are naturally used to being able to cope with less water. They have the advantage over other plants that they can survive longer periods of drought without any problems and do not die. The plants thrive thanks to their drought resistance and low water and nutrient requirements.

1.Recommendation: rubber tree

It is the classic among houseplants that need little water in your home. Robustness and easy care is its trademark. With its striking oval-round leaves, it definitely scores and fits into any living room thanks to its simple appearance. The distinctive dark green large leaves can grow up to 40 cm long. The underside of the leaf can also shine in a reddish tone.

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Gum tree care

A bright location without direct sunlight is best for your rubber tree, this plant doesn't really need much more than that. When watering, the immersion method is preferable to ordinary watering with a watering can. To do this, you simply immerse the whole ball of earth in room-warm water for 30-60 minutes. You should only repeat this process when the top layer of soil has dried. If you would like to know more information about the rubber tree and how to care for it, then you are welcome to go to our article "Caring for and propagating rubber trees". There are still numerous tips and tricks that we have dedicated to this classic.

2nd recommendation: Agave

Our second recommendation for indoor plants that need little water is the agave. The name agave is derived from the Greek word agavos , which means noble or magnificent. And that's exactly what the agave plant scores with. With its long, thick leaves, it looks a bit like a plant from earlier times. Unfortunately, the orange-red flower of the agave is quite rare. The plant flowers only every 10-15 years. Then the stalk of the flower grows high, at the end of which the individual small petals grow.


Agave care

You can't really make any mistakes when caring for the agave plant. Since the plant belongs to the succulents, it needs very little water. Succulents are water-retaining plants that can store water in their leaves, stem or roots over a longer period of time. Therefore, the agave prefers rather dry soil. Watering every one to two weeks is sufficient. You're welcome to place the plant in a spot with plenty of sun, such as a small spot on the south window.

3.Recommendation: Tillandsia

Tillandsia (air plants) are the true artists of the air. They absorb their nutrients from the air alone and do not need potting soil in which to plant them.In their natural habitats, tillandsias live on other plants or on rocks. These extraordinary plants filter moisture and minerals from the air with their tiny suction scales. If you are interested in other plants without soil, you can find out more about them in our article "Plants without soil".

Tillandsia care

Like many of the houseplants that need little water, the tillandsia also like a bright location. You should rather avoid direct sunlight. It is best to provide them with water once or twice a week with a spray bottle. The only question is: How do I stage the special air artists in my apartment? It is best to tie individual tillandsias to a piece of wood, for example, and hang them up with a piece of string. This is how you decorate your kingdom from above!


4th recommendation: Cobbler palm

The shoemaker's palm is one of the very undemanding indoor plants that need little water. It is the classic par excellence for less light-flooded corners of your apartment. Because it cannot tolerate direct sunlight on its long, thin green leaves, it is ideal for a shady to partially shaded spot such as a north-facing window. In winter, it also tolerates cool locations such as stairwells that have a temperature of between ten and twelve degrees Celsius.

Cobbler palm care

Due to its lower water evaporation, it rarely needs to be watered. Just too much water is harmful to the shoemaker palm. If the roots are too soaked with water, they will start to rot. The soil should only be kept slightly moist. You should also transplant your plant about every three years so that its roots have enough space in the pot again.

5.Recommendation: miracle shrub

If you want your home to be a little more colourful, then the miracle shrubs are just the thing for you. The leaves shine in beautiful autumn colors and light up every room. Another way of being able to shine in bright colors in your living room without flowering plants, since the foliage is more colorful than some flowers.

Miracle shrub care

The miracle shrubs are very frugal indoor plants that need little water. They also thrive in a partially shaded location. However, so that they can show off their magnificent colors, you should place them in a bright location, away from direct sunlight. Since the miracle shrub is one of the indoor plants that need little water, it naturally does not like waterlogging. You can easily go over the plant every day with a water sprayer, that's enough.

More tips for caring for indoor plants

If you are unsure about caring for your houseplants, then please take a look at our article "The little 1×1 of houseplant care". There we will show you some tips and tricks for proper care at home, because every plant is unique. It is therefore important to take care of each of your favorites individually. Proper care of indoor plants is a prerequisite for healthy growth. After all, your houseplant should look splendid. It is all the more important to support them.


We will find your personal plant for you!

Now you have got to know five different houseplants that need little water.But you are still unsure whether you want to bring these plant(s) into your home? You do not know whether the plant suits you or whether it is perhaps too demanding in terms of care? This is not a problem! That's where we step in. We have made it our mission to provide you with help and advice in the process of looking for houseplants. You can easily find out which plant(s) is/are made for you and your home with the help of the plant expert on our site. After all, the goal is to create a small green oasis in your home. And that's exactly what we want to tackle together with you!


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