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5 indoor plants that need minimal watering

Most indoor plants need regular watering and care to keep them healthy with lush foliage.

Watering is the most common cause of indoor plants dying, as both under- and over-watering can cause significant growth problems.

A practical way to keep the plants in excellent condition in our living room or office is to choose indoor plants that need sparse watering.

These ones require less water, are more resistant and our plants should not be enjoyed even if we sometimes forget to water them.

So let’s see which indoor plants need minimal watering to decorate our space and enjoy vibrant and green all year round.

Indoor plants that do not need frequent watering

All plants need care to keep them healthy.

Water along with light are the two elements to grow and keep in the best condition.

When plants are not watered properly, they lose the green color of their leaves and their vegetation gradually decreases.

It is important to plant indoor plants in pots that have holes in the base to drain excess water during watering, otherwise there is a risk of their roots rotting due to excess moisture.

We choose plants that need little watering, ideal for careless gardeners or gardening novices who don’t have much experience in plant care, as well as for professional spaces and offices where plant description is not a priority.

  1. Zamiokulkas

The zamiokulkas has little to take care of and needs to be watered once a month. In addition, it belongs to indoor plants that can withstand low light, which, together with watering, makes it particularly popular for those who want a hardy plant that survives without much description.

Zamiokulkas has an upright branching growth and impressively long glossy green leaves. It is characterized by a slow growth rate and reaches a height of 60-80 centimeters.

  1. Sansevieria

We continue the list of plants that need sparse watering with sansevieria or sansiveria, also known as the “snake plant” or “mother-in-law’s tongue”.

Sansiveria has characteristic elongated pointed leaves that grow upwards and needs watering every 2-3 weeks. It is characterized by a fast growth rate with narrow leaves that have a fleshy texture and the ability to store water.

The leaves of sansiveria can reach a height of one meter, creating an impressive aesthetic effect in the space where we place it.

  1. Ogress

Dracaena is another very popular indoor plant, which we water infrequently, every 2 weeks in winter and once a week in summer.

Dracaena has a central trunk that can reach a height of 1-2 meters with beautiful lance-shaped leaves.

Depending on the dracaena species, the leaves have a different color and texture.

The most well-known dracaena species are the marginata (Dracaena Marginata) with dense vegetation and thin foliage, as well as the fragrans (Dracaena fragrans) with broad leaves and the “Lemon Lime” variety with yellow-green leaves.

  1. Lust

One of the most impressive indoor climbing plants is the lust that can remain dormant for 2-3 weeks. Pothos has the ability to climb using its aerial roots and features branching vegetation and beautiful heart-shaped leaves. It is planted in hanging baskets or in pots that we place on a shelf, allowing its foliage to grow downwards and decorate our space.

  1. Ivy

The list of indoor plants that need minimal watering could not be missing ivy, the well-known climbing plant that thrives both indoors and outdoors.

Ivy needs watering every 1-2 weeks.

It has very fast growth and impresses with its greenish or greenish-yellow foliage consisting of trilobed or pentalobed leaves. Due to its dense foliage, ivy can create a green natural wall that ensures partial sound insulation indoors.

And a secret about indoor plants.

If we want to try something original and impressive, we can choose indoor plants that are kept in water to take roots and grow in a vase, without soil.

By the way, bamboo likki, spathiphyllum and shocking are among the plants that we can keep in water.

In addition to being very beautiful for decoration, taking care of indoor spaces in water is also extremely easy, as it requires the minimum of description.

When the sea washes up seaweed, many gardeners and growers collect it to make a natural fertilizer used by everything from vegetables and flowers, to herbs and fruit trees.

Seaweeds contain a range of nutrients, trace elements, carbohydrates and natural growth stimulants such as cytokinins, auxins and amino acids, which strengthen and strengthen plants.

The valuable ingredients that algae contain in gardening to improve the soil, stimulate our plants and help them cope with adverse conditions.

In addition to the seaweed we collect from the sea, in agricultural stores we find organic preparations with seaweed as the main raw material.

There are solid kelp fertilizers that we apply to the soil, as well as liquid kelp fertilizers for root watering and foliar kelp fertilizers for leaf spraying.

As we see in detail what uses seaweed has for plant care and how we can make our own fertilizer and seaweed extract to use in the garden. What are the uses of seaweed in plant care?

Algae is an excellent natural ecological material, suitable for organic farming that helps plants and crops in the following ways:

  1. Algae are a natural tonic and organic fertilizer for plants

We use algae on plants as an effective biological fertilizer, as they enhance the growth and propagation of the root system in the initial stages of cultivation. In addition, they offer a multitude of useful nutrients to plants.

  1. Seaweed improves the soil before planting

We apply algae as an ecological soil improvement material together with other natural materials such as manure, compost, peat to enrich the soil with nutrients, as well as to improve aeration and drainage.

  1. Algae strengthen plants and protect them in difficult conditions

Algae for the protection of plants when they suffer from frost, heat, wind while contributing to the improvement of plants’ resistance against attacks by insects and diseases.

  1. Algae are an excellent fruit set biostimulator

During flowering, we spray the foliage and flowers of the plants to improve the fruit set of horticultural and fruit trees as well as to improve the quality and taste of the fruits.

  1. Algae accelerates seed germination

Before planting the seeds of vegetables and ornamental plants in a nursery, we can keep them for 24 hours in a wet cloth soaked in seaweed extract to improve and accelerate the germination of the seeds.

How do we make seaweed fertilizer and liquid seaweed extract?

In order to make use of the algae washed up by the sea during the winter and use them for our garden plants, we follow the following procedure:

We collect the seaweed from the beach that the sea has taken out in early spring.

Rinse the seaweed several times to remove the salts. Alternatively, we can leave them on rainy days in a space for the rain to wash away.

We chop the seaweed and keep it for 2-3 months in a year of composting, stirring every week and let it ferment.

After fermentation is complete, we will make our own seaweed compost and can be incorporated into the soil for soil improvement or used as organic fertilizer.

In addition, we can make algae extract to stimulate our plants by watering or spraying.

a) Algae as a natural fertilizer and soil conditioner: Before we plant, we incorporate the fermentation product of the algae into the garden as a soil conditioner along with any leftover compost or manure we have. During cultivation, we add the product of algae fermentation as a biological fertilizer to horticultural, aromatic plants, ornamental plants and fruit trees.

b) Liquid fertilizer from seaweed extract: We can make liquid fertilizer from seaweed to water or spray our plants by dissolving 1 kg of seaweed fermentation product in 20 liters of water.

We leave the medicine for 48 hours and then it is ready to use by spraying or watering our garden plants.

And a secret about algae in gardening

In potato crops, if we dip the potato tubers, i.e. the potato seed, before planting it in a seaweed extract medicine, we achieve stimulation, improvement and acceleration of bud sprouting.

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