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10 Awesome Houseplants That Can Survive With Little Or No Water

Too busy or just too forgetful to water your plants everyday? Here are 10 recommendations for you!

I guess everyone would agree with me when I say plants add beauty to our surroundings. There’s something about them that relaxes the eyes and mind whenever we see them. So yes, plants are highly recommended for all of us who just wants to feel a little closer to nature.

It is, however, a fact that most plants require some level of work to maintain. Now this is where things can get a little difficult, especially for busy individuals who may, at times, fail to water their plants everyday which may eventually lead to wilting.

Well fortunately, there are many domestic plants out there that can survive with little or no water at all.

If you are the forgetful type, you might want to get one or several of these plants instead:

#1. Aloe

#1. Aloe

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Aloe is a survivor and so by nature, it needs very moderate watering. In the summer, you can water it at least once a week. During colder months, a monthly shower will be enough.

#2. Zamioculcas

#2. Zamioculcas

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Watering Zanzibar Gem could be done at least once every 7 – or 8 – days. Just wait until the ground is completely dry before giving it water. Besides, too much water can wilt the leaves and rot the roots. During fall and winter, watering can be done once or twice a month.

#3. Spurge

#3. Spurge

This attractive plant is better off when it’s dry than when it is too wet so make sure the soil is dry before pouring some water again. Water moderately during spring and summer then do it much lesser during winter and fall.

#4. Epipremnum

#4. Epipremnum

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This one requires watering at least once every 4 or 5 days during spring and summer. When winter comes, this can survive with a once a week shower.

#5. Beaucarnea recurvata

#5. Beaucarnea recurvata

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Too busy or simply too forgetful? This plant can bear with you since it only needs a single watering every 20 to 30 days.

#6. Kalanchoe

#6. Kalanchoe

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This fantastic plant’s leaves naturally accumulate moisture and so if you’re out on a vacation or business trips, it should survive on its own. Watering this excessively can actually do more harm than good so wait for the soil to be a bit dry before giving this a shower.

#7. Podocarpus

#7. Podocarpus

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As with most plants in the list, this small evergreen coniferous tree doesn’t need too much attention. Moderate watering is enough during summer and in winter, it requires lesser than that.

#8. Sansevieria trifasciata

#8. Sansevieria trifasciata

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When you have this plant, remember that excessive water will lead to rotting so don’t overdo it. On the other hand, leaving it waterless for days will do just fine. Wait for the ground to be completely dry before watering it again.

#9. Crassula

#9. Crassula

During warmer months, this plant can survive and thrive if you water it at least once or twice a week. Before watering it, check out the soil as it shouldn’t be too dry or too moist.

#10. Chinese evergreen

#10. Chinese evergreen

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Last but definitely not the least on the list is this plant which can tolerate low to medium light. As far as watering goes, you’ll only need to shower this whenever the soil is totally dry.

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20 No Equipment Exercises You Can Do At Home If You’re Too Busy For The Gym

No time to hit the gym? No worries! These no equipment workouts are perfect for you.

Don’t have time to hit the gym? Well, that’s not a valid excuse if you really want to be fit and healthy. As the old saying goes, there is always a way if you have the will. Besides, in addition to traditional means of exercising, there are actually other fun, inexpensive ways of getting your muscles moving and finally losing those much-dreaded body fats.

Couples, for example, can take advantage of intimate time and do the so-called sexercise positions. That way, both partners can workout (and literally sweat it out) at the same time.

For those who are single or at least for those who are unwilling to spend money on home gym equipment, listen up.

Yes, there are also many great exercise routines you can perform right at the comfort of your own room.

As you will see below, it is definitely possible to live a healthy lifestyle even if you have limited money and resources. Check out these 20 no equipment exercises designed for busy individuals who may have a little time to spare while they are at home.

Feel free to scroll down and we bet you will thank us later.

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15 Best Indoor Plants For Every Room in Your House

Not only do they make your room beautiful, they also help maintain a cleaner air.

There are plenty of ways to decorate a home without having to spend thousands of dollars. Pot plants, in particular, are capable of turning your house into a cozier and more beautiful haven. But since there are plenty of flowers and/or plants to choose from, finding the right one is no easy task.

Elite Readers has this sorted out for you, though. We have compiled a list of plants – which are basically 3 for every 5 rooms – that are perfect in any room of your house. Scroll down below and let us know which one is your favorite!

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Concrete Tubes Turned Into Affordable Pods Can Be The Solution For Housing Problem

The tubes can be fitted and stacked in narrow alleyways between buildings.

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To say that Hong Kong has a housing problem is an understatement. Real estate has become so expensive in the city that high-rise buildings crammed full of tenants have become the norm.

Architect James Law may have a solution to this problem in the form of concrete water pipes converted into tiny homes. Law, who is from James Law Cybertecture, designed the OPod Tube Housing system, which repurposes concrete tubes that are just eight feet in diameter.

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