As it gets hotter in summer, don’t let your green thumb loose its color. Perhaps keeping houseplants in Arabia might be an endless struggle as I wrote my own experience in the previous post. There are few varieties which any plantoholic can afford to quench his thirst. Either you keep them in shady outdoor or low light indoors, these plants won’t break up with you. You can even ignore them for a while. Without no further explanations, let me go to the list.
Snake Plant (Sansevieria)
They are most hard plant to kill. Leaves with snake-like texture, grow as long as 3 feet in some species. Various varieties are available across the local garden centers. From dark green to variegated species, they need less water and thrive in outdoors or warm indoors under artificial lights. However, they greatly benefit from occasional cleaning of dusty leaves with moist cloth. There are flat leaf and cylindrical leaf varieties.
Dwarf Snake Plant (Sansevieria Dwarf)
They are a smaller version of snake plants. Good for table tops and office desks. Don’t need enough water or sunlight even. Grow well under artificial lights.
Mexican Cactus (Pachycereus Fulviceps)
You can recognize it with star-like stem cross-section. It can be kept indoors on a window sill or under bright lights and monthly water supply. Let the soil dry out between waterings. Their thicker stems store enough water for the rainy days.
Pencil Cactus (Euphorbia Tirucalli)
With amazingly skinny looks, like an abstract art. This cactus doesn’t have any thorns like other siblings. It can well stay indoors in warmer and low light conditions. Don’t worry if you forget to water for a fortnight.
Known as the plant of immortality, it is the only edible plant in this list. There are big and small varieties available in local garden centers. It grows well in bright light and warm indoors. It is native to Africa and don’t need much water. It stores water as a gel in its leaves. If it needs water, the leaves develop wrinkles. In other cases, water monthly or more sparingly Remember, less water means more life to this plant indoors.