Plants sustain life. Along with beautifying your gardens, plants also provide the necessary oxygen. There are house plants that can help with allergies and provide clean air indoors for better health. Mostly people know only about cacti that are renowned for consuming less water and surviving even the harshest conditions of the deserts. However, there are some areas that are dry and plants in such regions require a lot of care and maintenance to maintain their growth. If you are not one of those who think they can spare time to take a detailed look at their garden daily, there is still a wide variety of plants that you can grow. Even if there is no rain and the sun is shining bright every day, these plants will keep growing and continue to add texture, colour and liveliness to your garden. Here is a list of drought-resistant plants:
Lavender is a beautiful violet-blue coloured aromatic shrub. This is commonly grown in regions with a dry atmosphere. These beautiful shrubs can also be found in homes in pots containing less fertile soil and moisture because excess of both these will endanger the plant. Even though the plant feels happy when exposed to full sun, an afternoon shade in the hottest weather conditions will do good for the plant. The lavender plant only needs enough water to keep it from drying out.
The plant is called catmint because its fragrance attracts cats. They can safely eat the leaves of the plant. Catmint attracts pollinating insects including bees and gives the garden the necessary colour as well as abundant green to refresh your eyes. The catmint plant only requires care and watering during its early development phase but once established, it blooms with very minimal care. The catmints grow best in free-draining soil once the plant has reached the point of full growth.
Coneflowers can be found in a variety of shades like pink, orange, red and yellow and can add value to your garden. These plants do not mind high temperature and less water as long as they are occasionally watered to keep them from drying up. The plants attract a lot of bees and pollinating insects so if you do decide to grow these, be prepared for buzzing sounds watching butterflies visiting your garden.
Aloe vera is largely used for medicinal purposes due to its composition. It is quite easy to grow in houses, owing to its benefits and use in home remedies. All you need to do is keep it in direct sunlight for six to eight hours daily and maintain a drought-like condition. Since aloe vera is a drought-resistant plant, you must not let it sink in water because it cannot tolerate standing water.
The artemisia is different from other drought-tolerant plants because you will not see colourful flowers growing on these. These are shrubs that will only give more greenery to your garden and be self-sustainable up to a certain limit. There are about 300 species of artemisia plant which can grow one to five feet high and tall. The plant needs full exposure to the sunlight however there are a few species that can also handle a little bit of shade. For these to grow properly, the soil must not be damp or else the plant will decline in health and require water only in their growth phase but after a few months, these will take care of themselves and survive in drought-like conditions.
Hopefully this blog will serve the purpose by not only encouraging you to grow plants in your garden but also help you to select the best suitable type of plants according to your time, region, and available space.