Plants In Arid Temperatures

Posted by Tammy Sons on Jan 31, 2016

Growing plants in dry temperatures are possible, but it requires some extra watering and more careful attention with plants trying to thrive in arid lands. Some plants do grow in drier temperatures, such as cacti plants. Cacti can grow in dry soil and can store water for survival. Plants that can thrive in hotter climates have adapted to their environment. It is possible to grow plants in dry areas and during drought seasons, but it will require extra measures that you would not otherwise take with plants that grow in a more fertile climate. If you live in an area that is dry most of the year or are going through a drought season, you may consider watering the plants more than usual. Always conduct research regarding growing plants or trying to conserve water during a dry spell. Plants vary according to their watering times, so it is best to find helpful information about saving plants during drought seasons. You may want to ask your local nursery representative for watering plants since they will know how to preserve plants during the dry season. Extra measures like providing the necessary shade are also important. If you live in an area that receives plenty of direct sunlight, be mindful of how the sun can affect your plants. If you are trying to grow a plant in an area that provides little shade, the sun will wear down your plant over time, leading to wilting and yellow leaves. Ensure to provide the necessary shading when it comes to planting, and make sure you plant in an area with the right mixture of sunlight and shade. Many plants like cacti will need plenty of direct sunlight, but for other plants, make sure to provide artificial or natural shading when necessary. You may want to invest in a soaker hose to keep plants watered during dry seasons. A soaker hose is not an ordinary hose since there are tiny pores in the hose that will allow water to leak out slowly. That is great for planting underground and allowing roots to get the necessary watering. Soaker hoses are also great for conserving water and getting the right amount of water to plants before they die. That will help any plant through drought season and more arid climates.