With less water availability, gardening has become costly for most of us. But some plants require less frequent watering than others. Here are some drought-tolerant plants.
Botanical Name: Agave
Agave plants store water in their thick leaves, allowing them to survive without water for long periods. They're grown by landscapers because they require less care and have unique leaf shapes.
Botanical Name: Adenium obesum
Known as "Desert Rose," Adenium is a tropical plant that needs occasional watering. It grows best in full sunlight and can also be kept indoors in cooler weather.
3. Jade Plant
Botanical Name: Crassula ovata
Jade plants are often used for decoration because they feature fleshy paddle-shaped foliage. They also bring good fortune.
4. Cacti and Succulents
Cactus come in various varieties and performs surprisingly well even when grown in containers. They're ideal for growing in arid conditions and can also be grown indoors.
Botanical Name: Bougainvillea
Bougainvilleas are tough plants that thrive under harsh conditions. They're among the most resilient shrub species that can thrive with low maintenance.
6. Moss Rose
Botanical Name: Portulaca grandiflora
Moss roses are a flowering plant that grows well in dry, poor soil but cannot withstand frost. They can be grown in hanging baskets and are suitable as ground covers.
Botanical Name: Nerium oleander
Oleanders produce beautiful fragrant flowers of various colors, including yellow, pink, red, and white. They're toxic.
Botanical Name: Salvia officinalis
Sage is an aromatic herb that is tolerant to drought. Overwatering sage plants can cause them to die quickly.
9. Crown of Thorns
Botanical Name: Euphorbia milii
Euphorbia mili tolerates the scarcity of water well and doesn't need any special care. It blooms almost every season in an environment that stays dry, warm, and free from frost.
10. Pineleaf Penstemon
Botanical Name: Pineleaf Penstemon
Pineleaf Penstemons are herbaceous perennials that grow well even with low maintenance. They bloom beautiful red-colored flower heads that attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
Botanical Name: Pelargonium spp.
Most types of geraniums tolerate drought and heat well. Once the plants get established, they're likely to survive even if you don't water them regularly.
Dr. Vandana K.