So, watch your fingers. Extremely hardy and difficult-to-kill, cast iron plants first came from the forests of Japan and Taiwan and now can be found in many homes. Exotics in general will probably need more water than native species, Ellis adds. The types of rootless plants in the world are varied. They don’t love direct sun, so a north-facing window tends to be best. Don't worry about watering houseplants by choosing low-water indoor plants. All you need is a glass of water at least an inch deep and a support system of gravel (or some other medium) to keep the plants standing straight. Water your cast iron plant every two to three weeks, and water it sparsely—its roots will rot if you give it too much moisture. You buy a Drought Tolerant Seed Mix. By grouping plants with similar watering needs and choosing plants that don't require much moisture, you'll spend less time watering. Plants that do not live in soil, or that have adapted methods for feeding without roots, frequently do not have them. Plant Combinations The desert offers a surprisingly diverse selection of low-water-use landscape plants. Zones 3-8; Globe thistle: Globe thistle, a native to the Mediterranean, is a striking plant with silvery foliage and globes of steely blue flowers. “You actually don’t water the soil; you just water inside the top of the plant and let the water pool there.” The drought-tolerant bromeliad only needs to be watered when the top two inches of soil feel dry. Plant Drought Tolerant Vegetables – Some vegetables don’t need as much water as others. Drought-tolerant plants, such as coneflower, daylily, ornamental grasses and butterfly weed, make gardening easier because they require less care. That said, it does get its name from its long, sharp leaves. But not all plants have roots. Available on Amazon ; $12.99 for 38 stalks. Indigenous to West Africa, this plant is one of the hardest in the world. Snake plant. The houseplant experts at Costa Farms share 10 of their favorites -- and tips. Perennial sunflowers: Perennial sunflowers are tough, long blooming perennials that don’t need much water. Although the year’s dry winter has many homeowners switching to grass-free yards, those low-water alternatives don’t always hit the spot when what you want is soft green turf. It can cope without much water – and without much light, too. “These are really cool plants,” says Fleming-Barnhardt. Amaranth, cow beans, corn, mustard greens, purlane, spinach, tomatoes, chard and a few others don’t need as much water. That's a perfect fit for a low-maintenance garden. Grouping plants together by watering requirement can help you accurately prevent overwatering of those that don’t need much. 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