Low-maintenance outdoor plants for summer

The plants listed here are a mix of flowers, green-leaves and cacti. However, they are all tropical, beautiful and easy to maintain. Keep reading to find out about outdoor plants for the summer.

The plants listed here are a mix of flowers, green-leaves and cacti. Keep reading to find out about outdoor plants for the summer.

Dracaena Arborea

This plant of grand, wild and tropical personality is native to Africa. What that means is that it is well accustomed to hot, sunny weather. If well taken care of, they can grow up to 8 feet tall. They require bright, indirect or partial light and water about once a week, depending on levels of humidity and temperatures.


Bromeliads are exotic and full of color, adding a tropical look to its surroundings. It is known for its thick foliage that grows in a natural rosette shape, with bright, vivid colors. They grow in many different ways, making them versatile plants. Grow them in a pot, plant them directly in the soil or attach them to a tree for different looks. Fun tip, because they draw moisture from the air, they don’t need soil, which makes epiphytes.  


Orchids are beautiful plants that have gained a cult status for their flowers. They are symbols of sensuality, elegance, grace and beauty, which is exactly what they look like. Orchids, just like bromeliads, are part of the epiphyte family. This means that in its natural environment they grow attached to branches and trees, collecting water from the air. Phalaenopsis orchids are the easiest to take care of, plus the easiest to get to re-bloom. They need indirect light and water once a week, depending on external conditions.

Pygmy Date Palm

This Palm, native to Southeast Asia, is light, delicate and tropical. It has tall, big leaves that form an arch, filling up the space and adding vibrancy. You can plant them directly onto the soil or in a container for more versatility. They require indirect, bright light and water about once a week, depending on conditions.

Ficus Lyrata

This beautiful tree works as a symbol of enlightenment and discovery of oneself. It has become increasingly popular for several reasons. First, it is very big and has gorgeous, green, leathery leaves that make any room come to life. Second, they are very easy to care for. Basically, you get maximum output with minimal input. Pretty much the rest of the plants mentioned here, they require indirect, bright light and water once a week.

Philodendron Selloum

This plant, with its dramatic look, is wild, tropical and lush. It has big, shiny leaves that add a pop of color in an otherwise plain and monochromatic space. They require bright, indirect light and water once a week.

Desert Candle Cactus

Cacti are tropical plants by excellence. Out of all of the ones mentioned, this is the ultimate, low-maintenance plant, perfect for a new plant-owner. They require water about once a month and are very adaptable. Typically, they need a lot of light, be it direct or indirect. However, they can also be placed indoors where light is not so bright. They are strong on the outside, with thick exteriors, yet soft inside, where they hold the water needed to survive. 

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