Here is the list of Really Beautiful Drought Tolerant Houseplants that will thrive indoors even if you forget to water them at times!
Are you someone who forgets to take care of your plants? Do you want to grow specimens that are forgiving? Here’s a list of some Really Beautiful Drought Tolerant Houseplants that you can grow without worrying much about their watering needs!
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Really Beautiful Drought Tolerant Houseplants
1. Snake Plant
Botanical Name: Sansevieria trifasciata
Its thick, tall, striped foliage in green and yellow shades with horizontal stripes makes this a popular indoor plant. The snake plant is low-maintenance and thrives on neglect.
Here are some awesome snake plants benefits you should know about
2. Chinese Money Plant
Botanical Name: Pilea peperomioides
This plant is a symbol of good luck and friendship. The coin-shaped round foliage looks great in any home decor style and the plant hates overwatering.
Have a look at some great Pilea types here
3. Ponytail Palm
Botanical Name: Beaucarnea recurvata
This drought-tolerant beautiful looking palm is actually succulent. The delicate curly foliage with a foot-like trunk gives it a striking look.
4. Jade Plant
Botanical Name: Crassula ovata
When it comes to caring jade plants are not fussy, they are drought-tolerant and store water in their fleshy leaves. They prefer indirect light and well-draining soil.
Check out our article on different types of jade plants here
5. Bunny Ear Cactus
Botanical Name: Opuntia microdasys
This drought-tolerant beautiful indoor cactus variety showcases two pads like a bunny’s ear that are patterned with glochids or brown prickles.
Have a look at some great indoor cacti here
Botanical Name: Epipremnum aureum
Pothos are beautiful, air-purifying, and forgiving in nature. This low-maintenance vine can be grown anywhere in bright indirect sunlight. It can tolerate occasional drought.
Check out our article on types of pothos to grow indoors here
7. Dragon Tree
Botanical Name: Dracaena marginata
The impressive slender and green fronds of this tree make a statement with red contrasting edges. It doesn’t ask for frequent watering and thrives in bright, indirect light.
Here are some great Dracaena varieties to grow indoors
8. Swiss Cheese Plant
Botanical Name: Monstera deliciosa
Monstera deliciosa features beautiful large leathery leaves patterned by oblong cuts. This drought-tolerant plant does well with occasional watering.
Here’s how you can grow Monstera in water
9. Strings of Pearls
Botanical Name: Senecio rowleyanus
This attractive trailing succulent cascade beautifully over the rims of the planter and create beautiful scenery. The fleshy green pearl-like foliage needs occasional watering.
Have a look at some beautiful trailing succulents here
10. Devil’s Backbone
Botanical Name: Pedilanthus tithymaloides
This beautiful, super easy plant exhibit variegated leaves on zig-zag patterned stems. It only needs bright light and water only when the soil dries out.
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11. Sago Palm
Botanical Name: Cycas revoluta
This beautiful, durable, easy to care houseplant can bring a touch of tropics to any decor. The leathery dark green fronds prefer well-drained soil and occasional watering.
12. Cast Iron Plant
Botanical Name: Aspidistra elatior
Popular for indestructible nature, this hard-to-kill beautiful houseplant withstands low humidity, light, and infrequent watering.
13. Ox Tongue
Botanical Name: Gasteria bicolor
Gasteria bicolor is a beautiful houseplant with roughly-textured, grey-green leaves and pink-red flowers bloom during spring. It survives in low water for long duration.
14. ZZ Plant
Botanical Name: Zamioculcas zamiifolia
ZZ plant offers beautiful leathery, stiff, and glossy foliage. This drought-tolerant plant prefers bright light and occasional watering for optimum growth.
Have a look at some fantastic ZZ plant benefits here
15. Panda Plant
Botanical Name: Kalanchoe tomentosa
The soft, silvery foliage of the panda plant with furry texture is fun to look at. It likes bright light and water when the soil dries out.
Check out our article on beautiful Kalanchoe varieties here
16. Corn Plant
Botanical Name: Dracaena fragrans
The strap-like leaves of the plant resemble that of corn, hence the name. It is an easy to care houseplant and does well with less watering.
17. Golden Barrel Cactus
Botanical Name: Echinocactus grusonii
The large globular ball of green and yellow delight is what makes this cactus simply stunning to look at. It’s a slow grower and has low water requirements.
18. Wax plant
Botanical Name: Hoya carnosa
The dark green veins on its light green foliage offer a beautiful look. It also grows star-shaped flowers and requires watering every few weeks.
19. Rubber Plant
Botanical Name: Ficus elastica
The rubber plant is an excellent indoor specimen, thanks to its adaptable nature. Its large leaves look beautiful and are also potent in cleaning indoor air.
Have a look at some great rubber plant benefits here
Botanical Name: Yucca
This slow growing plant is extremely drought tolerant. The plant looks beautiful with its slender leaves of light green shade. Keep it at a sunny spot and watch it thrive!
Interesting find of plants that survive neglect. Therefore easy to keep for those that haven’t got green fingers!