Plants that can survive long with less water

Every plant must have some water in order to survive. However, you can grow a few plants that will survive without much water for long periods of time or during certain times of the year.

Rubber Tree (Ficus elastica)


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Even if you’re extremely forgetful and don’t water your rubber tree for months at a time, it might show signs of neglect, but it’ll still survive. However, aim to water it once or twice a week during the warmer months and only once every 2 weeks or once per month during wintertime

Aloe Plant (Aloe vera)


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It only needs water once or twice a month in the winter. During the warmer months, just check the top inch of soil to see if it’s completely dry. If so, water the aloe plant .

Cactus Plant (Cereus)


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Cacti are designed to store water. You can forget to water this plant in the winter month after month and it’ll still stand tall. Even though you do need to apply some water in the spring, you can still let the soil get very dry beforehand. Stick a pencil deeply into the soil; if any particles stick onto it when pulled out, then you should hold off watering.

Cast-Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior)

This slow-growing, tough-to-kill plant not only survives with little water, but it also still grows without a lot of sunshine, which made it a popular houseplant back in the Victorian Age as well. Although you should aim to keep the soil regularly moist, missing a week here or there of watering proves no problem; the cast-iron rarely shows signs of any neglect

Century Plant (Agave americana)


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Jade Plant (Crassula ovata/argentea)


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The jade plant originates from South Africa and is a favorite among feng shui believers who think it brings good luck. Since it possesses the same trait of water and nutrient storage as the cactus, it doesn’t need a lot of water. In the summer, water it once a week. When the weather turns cooler, however, you can wait 6 to 8 weeks before the next watering.

Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)


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This grower doesn’t need a sitter when you take a vacation. Sun or shade, watered or not, the snake plant still stands tall even if you only water it whenever you think about doing so. Go for weeks at a time without watering it, especially in the winter

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