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17 Succulents that Don’t Need Water Before a Month

Succulents that Don’t Need Water Before a Month are a boon for new and forgetful gardeners! Check out the list and grow them easily!

If you are a fussy plant parent who always forgets to take care of his green friends, then here are some beautiful Succulents that Don’t Need Water Before a Month that you can grow without worrying about maintaining them!

Here are the easiest to grow Succulents


Succulents that Don’t Need Water Before a Month

All succulents are capable of tolerating droughts due to their fleshy foliage that helps them in conserving water. If you want to keep the succulents without water for a month, then grow them in partial sun or shaded area, especially during summer. This will help the plant store water for a little longer in its roots and leaves. 

1. Pebble Plant

Succulents that Don't Need Water Before a Month

Botanical Name: Lithops

Water lithops when they start to look dull and the topsoil goes a little less than completely dry. Giving them a dunk in water once every 25-30 days will be fine.

Check out our article for growing lithops here

2. Super Zebra

Botanical Name: Haworthiopsis attenuata ‘Super Zebra’

The best approach to water this plant is to try the ‘soak and dry method.’ Also, don’t let the water sit on the rosette as it might harm the plant.

3. Yucca

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Botanical Name: Yucca

Yuccas are drought-resistant plants that belong to the dry, arid regions of America and the Caribbean. To keep yuccas healthy and flowering water once a month and allow the soil to dry for the rest of the month.

4. String of Pearls

Botanical Name: Senecio rowleyanus

This beautiful succulent with fleshy pearl-like leaves is sensitive towards overwatering. During winters, this cascading succulent prefer a schedule of watering only once a month. Rest of the year, check the soil with fingers before watering.

5. Aloe

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Botanical Name: Aloe

Aloes are admired for their water-conserving abilities in their fleshy fat leaves. This gives them the capacity to survive 3-4 weeks without water.

Note: If you are growing aloe plants in full sun, you have to water more frequently.

6. Snake Plant

Botanical Name: Dracaena trifasciata

According to the position of where you have located the snake plant, you can water it somewhere between 10-20 days. During winters and wet weather, water the plant once a month.

7. Agave

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Botanical Name: Agave americana

Water agave thoroughly from spring to fall when soil turns dry. During winter, water moderately, around once a month.

8. Ponytail Palm

Botanical Name: Beaucarnea recurvata

Ponytail palm does well without watering due to its fat trunk that stores water. For better growth, water the plant in 20-30 days.

9. ZZ Plant

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Botanical Name: Zamioculcas zamiifolia

The key to water the ZZ plant is allowing the soil to become top dry. Avoid overwatering, as too much of it can cause root rot. Water the plant usually in 20-30 days.

10. Tulista Haworthia

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Botanical Name: Tulista pumila var. sparsa

Previously known as haworthia sparsa, this succulent prefers the ‘soak and dry’ watering method. Let the soil dry between waterings, which will usually be between 25-30 days.

11. Little Jewel

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Botanical Name: Pachyphytum compactum

Little Jewel is an attractive succulent with fleshy, tubular leaves. It needs less water in winters. Also, the plant stays more convenient with under watering than overwatering.

12. Decipiens

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Botanical Name: Tylecodon decipiens

Tylecodon needs cautious watering in winter till spring. Water only when the soil becomes dry, and wait until it dries out before watering again. During summer, watering once a month will be the best option.

13. Myrtillocactus Variegated Cactus

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Botanical Name: Myrtillocactus geometrizans f. cristata variegata

This slow-growing cactus has fan-like growth clustering over one another and forms a firm architectural crest. It does not need a lot of watering – keep the soil completely dry during winter.

14. Stardust

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Botanical Name: Tacipetalum ‘Stardust’

This small succulent with rosettes of green leaves is a hybrid between Tacitus bellus and Graptopetalum saxifragoides. ‘Stardust’ suffers a lot from overwatering, so watering once a month will be fine during winters.

15. Chilenito

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Botanical Name: Eriosyce Chilensis

Water this beautiful cactus every two weeks or less in summer, depending on the soil’s moisture. While during winters, water the plant once a month would be fine.

16. Namaqua Century Plant

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Botanical Name: Boophone haemanthoides

This distinct species has a unique appearance and growth habit. It looks stunning in large pots on a sunny patio. Water the plant thoroughly and wait till the topsoil grows dry. In short, once in 20-30 days will be great.

17. Knopies

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Botanical Name: Conophytum

This unique succulent looks like lithops but has its own characteristic differences. The two fleshy and dense leaves are tightly clumped together, and grow up to 2 inches high.

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