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How Desert Plants Adapt to Their Harsh Environment Makes Them Great Houseplants

How Desert Plants Adapt to Their Harsh Environment Makes Them Great Houseplants

One of the reasons we often recommend plants that originated in baron deserts to bring life into your homes is that they have adapted to handle harsh climates. This, more than anything else, makes them easy to care for as long as you don't overwater them.  Some will require more direct sunlight, others will be able to tolerate colder climates, but all of them will be okay with you going on vacation and the dry air in your home from your heating and air conditioning as long as you don't overwater them.  We decided to make desert plants the focus...

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Cactus closeup with water

What Makes Cacti Resilient and Magnificent Addition to Plant Collections

When cared for properly, cacti can last decades. And the good news is, taking care of them doesn't require too much work and attention. Cacti come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. These unusual plants can survive in harsh, arid environments like the Atacama Desert in Chile, one of the driest places on earth.   The Atcama Desert shot by Thulio Philipe on Unsplash   Cacti make great houseplants in Canada because they can go long periods of time without water in the winter. Since they're used to living in areas subject to drought, you won't have to worry about watering...

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