Top 24 Drought Tolerant Plants

In areas where there is low rainfall and water is at a premium gardeners have to think more carefully about their choice of plants. In particular in locations where water restrictions are applied it is necessary to select plants that are drought tolerant so that they can survive periods without water. Fortunately there are many plants that are able not only to grow but also to thrive in these conditions. This article which I found on the Balcony Garden Web site describes twenty-four of the best drought tolerant plants.

All plants need water to survive. However, like plants that require more water, some plants grow in a?lack of water. They are the best drought tolerant plants and can live without water for a?long time.

1. Agave

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Agaves store water in their thick foliage and send their roots deep below the soil surface to collect the water available. The Leaf has sharp edges. Landscapers often use agaves due to the unusual shape of their foliage, and of course, they are low care and drought tolerant plants.

2. Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea is a?champion in tolerating the drought. It seems to be one of the toughest shrubs that thrive on neglect in extreme and intense conditions. This colorful plant is easy to grow too.

3. Portulaca

Moss rose, or ?Portulaca? is a drought-tolerant flowering plant that thrives in dry, poor soil. Due to its thick succulent leaves, it can survive for a?long time without water. It comes in a?variety of colors and requires warmth to thrive.

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