In the hot, dry summer months, it can be difficult to keep your house looking fresh and green. The heat tends to suck all of the moisture out of everything in your home, including plants!
But don’t worry, there are a few options for you if you’re struggling with keeping your home feeling alive. We’ve compiled a list of 5 house plants that like dry heat so that you can live well in spite of the weather.
5 House Plants That Like Dry Heat
- Aloe Vera
- Devil’s Ivy
- Hoya Carnosa
Those are the most loved house plants that like dry heat. I will now give a brief description of each plant, along with an image of each.
Cacti are some of the best plants for surviving in dry, hot climates. They don’t need much water or light to stay healthy and will easily grow into strong, tall specimens that are truly shaped by their environment.
Cacti come in a range of different shapes and sizes, which means you’ll always be able to find one that suits your home. In fact, I love growing cacti in small, decorative pots to give my bedroom more character and personality.
If you’re looking for something a bit more unusual, then an aloe vera plant might be perfect for your home! Aloes are often grown in deserts and dry climates because they need very little water or light to stay healthy.
They also come with their own array of health benefits and can help soothe burns and stomach aches when applied topically (that means directly on the skin). Although it has many benefits, I prefer to just keep mine for aesthetic purposes – I prefer to buy my aloe vera gel from the store! Here’s a recent article on aloe drooping.
Devil’s ivy is another houseplant that thrives on neglect while also being extremely easy to care for! It requires very little sunlight so place this versatile beauty near any window you have available without fear of burning leaves or wilting petals.
Dracaena is a beautiful indoor plant that you can find in many different colors and patterns. They’re actually quite easy to care for if kept out of direct sunlight, which means they’ll do well on any countertop or shelf that has access to natural light!
The hoya carnosa, also known as the waxflower, is one of my favorite plants! This vine-like beauty comes with delicate star-shaped flowers and sweet-smelling leaves.
It’s great for growing inside since it thrives in indirect sun, so make sure this houseplant gets its fill wherever it goes!
What should I do with leaves that are browning or dry?
If any of your houseplants start showing signs of dead leaves (brown spots, brittle petals/leaves), don’t panic! It usually just means that they have received too much sun. The answer is to move the plant to a shadier area and give a generous watering.
Do these plants need a lot of sunlight?
All of these plants thrive in conditions that involve a lot of light. If you can’t provide enough light, then you may want to consider getting a grow light for your plants.
Where can I find these plants?
These houseplants are available at most home and garden stores, as well as online retailers like Amazon or Etsy! You may also want to ask someone local if they have any recommendations in your area.
How often should I water my plants?
This differs for every single plant but as a rule, it’s always best to wait until the soil has dried before watering again. A good way to make sure this happens quickly is by placing pots on trays filled with gravel or pebbles so air will circulate below the surface and dry things out faster.
Is there anything else I should know about these beautiful houseplants?
All of these options require very little maintenance, which means that you can pour water into the soil when your houseplant starts looking thirsty and then forget about it until next time! With all of that said, they do need to be watered every once in a while so make sure not to let them dry out completely.
In conclusion, those are some of the best indoor plants for your home if you live in a location with hot summers. They require very little water, which makes them perfect choices for any homeowner who is looking to add a splash of green indoors without spending hours each week watering plants or giving them too much sun exposure.
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Tim is an avid gardener from the UK. He was the founder of PlantCarer.com from 2021 to Sep 2023. He sold PlantCarer.com to Aaron. He has since started his own business called Seed To Supper, which provides new gardeners all the materials you need in a box (pots, seeds, compost and instructions) to grow your own delicious and nutritious vegetables and herbs from start to finish – no garden required.