Maintaining a green garden even when it is stiflingly hot and it is difficult to water them? It is possible, provided you choose the right plants, those that are able to withstand extreme temperatures.
Climate change is causing summers to get hotter and hotter. This year was no exception: although the rain has been back for a few days, June and July were particularly hot. So much so that bans on watering your garden have been put in place in several French departments. Under these conditions, it is difficult to maintain a lush garden. However, the presence of certain heat-resistant plants could be the solution for years to come.
Bamboo, an invincible plant, or almost
Very popular for dressing gardens and acting as a screen, bamboo is an ultra-resistant plant, capable of withstanding both drought and the sun, even if it is little watered for long periods. Indeed, this plant is able to retain water much longer than most others, thanks to a very efficient root system.
This system allows it to spread very quickly in a hostile environment, and the thin and numerous leaves of the plant create an effective shade that protects the plant from heat. As a result, in your garden, the bamboo will remain very green throughout the summer, even if you do not have the possibility of watering it.
In addition, planting is also good for the planet since this plant releases more oxygen into the atmosphere and absorbs more carbon dioxide than many other plants. It’s a win-win.
Which plants are the most resistant to heat?
Good news: bamboo is not the only alternative to keep a green garden even in the middle of a heat wave. There are many plants that do not need water , or almost:
- The desert rose
- the galliard
- The cactus
- The oleander
- The sedum
And if you don’t have a garden or a balcony, you can always bet on indoor plants and potted plants that only need a little watering, such as succulents , those succulents that retain moisture. hydration.