Best Low-Water Plants
Hey, I have no green thumb. So, succulents are friends of mine. What’s not to like about them? They are green and vibrant, they take little water, and they look great in groupings with other plants. They are the cheapest and the easiest to care for. They are the best-low water plants to raise indoors.
Plenty of sun, not so much water.
Keeping succulents alive is easy. When you buy them potted, they come with the type of dry, rocky soil that allows proper drainage. If you keep them indoors, keep them by a window that gets plenty of sun. You will only need to water them once every 2 weeks, or when the soil completely dries out, whichever comes first. Succulents will let you know when they need water more frequently. The leaves will elongate, and some will start to shrivel and look wrinkly. Add water immediately if you see this, and switch to watering them more frequently than before.
Too little sun, too much water.
One sure-fire way to kill a succulent, is to put it in a place with no sun, and/or water it too often. These conditions don’t allow proper drainage and evaporation. The leaves will turn yellow, limp, mushy, or all three. If you notice any of these signs in your succulents, try to remember the last time they were watered. If you feel you are watering them too often, cut back to the “once every 2 weeks” rule. Then observe your succulents, to see how they live.
What is home decor without plants?
Indoor plants are essential to home decor. However, it’s true, many people are not motivated to raise a fragile plant. Succulents are the answer. They are truly the best low-water plants to raise indoors. If you travel a lot, and have no one to water your succulents, you may find they are starting to look, um, not-so-good. If a plant doesn’t look good in your apartment, feel free to give it to a friend, or someone who has time to care for it. And don’t feel bad about it. It’s only a plant 🙂
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Also check out below – 10 Indoor Plants for Beginners!
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