Urban Gardens: How to Save Water With Low Maintenance House Plants

Posted on: December 20th, 2012 by Michele Sokoloff

Water conservation is a concern for many plant lovers. You may already be using rainwater in your garden, but what about your house plants? Indoor plants can often require a great deal of water, which is not only time-consuming, but very uneconomical. This doesn’t however mean you have to go without; there are plenty of house plants that don’t require much water and are very low maintenance.

For really low maintenance plants, opt for ones that come from hot and dry countries such as aloe vera or cacti. These make fantastic indoor plants as visually they are very striking, yet take hardly any effort to maintain. These plants originate from countries such as South Africa or Australia and as a result are used to climates with little moisture. This type of plant requires lots of light but won’t be affected by temperature. They are used to desert-like conditions ranging from incredibly hot to below freezing.

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