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Our Favorite Succulents & Drought-Resistant Plants

Our Favorite Succulents & Drought-Resistant Plants

It’s no secret that California is in a pretty severe drought. As residents of California, it is our duty to do what we can to save water and enforce water-wise procedures into our everyday lives.

You may think that this may mean that you have to sacrifice the beauty of your landscaping, but the good news is that you don’t.

Due to its fleshy leaves, Succulents are able to store water in their leaves, stems, or at their roots efficiently. These plants have adapted to survive arid conditions and require little to no watering. There are so many gorgeous succulents and drought-resistant plants that you can plant into your yard without worrying too much about maintaining them.

Here are a few of our favorite succulents and drought-tolerant plants:

Ground Cover:

Ceanothus Maritimus

drought-tolerant plants

Sedum Spacthulifolim

drought-tolerant plants

Nassella Tenuissima

drought-tolerant plants

Mimulus Tilingii

drought-tolerant plants


Succulents:

Sempervivum

drought-tolerant plants

Crassula Ovata

drought-tolerant plants

Kalanchoe Tomenosa

drought-tolerant plants


Shade Succulents:

Agave Attenuata

drought-tolerant plants

Sansevieria Trifasciata

drought-tolerant plant

Aloe Maculata

drought-tolerant plants


Flowers:

Marigold

drought-tolerant plants

Lavender

drought-tolerant plants

Poppies

drought-tolerant plants

Yucca

drought-tolerant plants

For more information on the specific maintenance required for each individual plant, give us a call!To learn more about what you can do to help save California’s water, check out this article: 4 Websites to Help You Stay Informed About the California Drought.

Cutting Edge Landscape knows how to take care of your landscaping during the drought. If you have any questions about how to conserve water and still have amazing landscaping, give us a call at (310) 406-2251. We can’t wait to hear from you soon.

Photo Credit:

  • “Nassella tenuissima” by Stan Shebs. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nassella_tenuissima.jpg#/media/File:Nassella_tenuissima.jpg
  • “Sedum spathulifolium 5165” by Walter Siegmund (talk) – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sedum_spathulifolium_5165.JPG#/media/File:Sedum_spathulifolium_5165.JPG
  • “Ceanothus maritimus 01” by Stickpen – Own work. Licensed under CC0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ceanothus_maritimus_01.jpg#/media/File:Ceanothus_maritimus_01.jpg
  • “Mimulus tilingii 8447” by Walter Siegmund (talk) – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mimulus_tilingii_8447.JPG#/media/File:Mimulus_tilingii_8447.JPG
  • “Sempervirum tectorum1” by Bouba – by Bouba. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sempervirum_tectorum1.jpg#/media/File:Sempervirum_tectorum1.jpg
  • “Crassula ovata + Florero” by Arch. Attilio Mileto – attilio.mileto@florero.net – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Crassula_ovata_%2B_Florero.jpg#/media/File:Crassula_ovata_%2B_Florero.jpg
  • “Kalanchoe tomentosa 01” by Nova – Own work. Licensed under GFDL via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kalanchoe_tomentosa_01.jpg#/media/File:Kalanchoe_tomentosa_01.jpg
  • “Agave attenuata” by Stan Shebs. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Agave_attenuata.jpg#/media/File:Agave_attenuata.jpg
  • “Snake plant” by Martin Olsson (mnemo on wikipedia and commons, martin@minimum.se) – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Snake_plant.jpg#/media/File:Snake_plant.jpg
  • “Aloe saponaria 2005 05 21” by Felixion – http://www.flickr.com/photos/felixion/31510802/. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Aloe_saponaria_2005_05_21.jpg#/media/File:Aloe_saponaria_2005_05_21.jpg
  • “Calendula officinalis 03-09-2005 15.21.56” by I took this photo in the dunes near Katwijk – Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Calendula_officinalis_03-09-2005_15.21.56.JPG#/media/File:Calendula_officinalis_03-09-2005_15.21.56.JPG
  • “Single lavendar flower02”. Licensed under GFDL 1.2 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Single_lavendar_flower02.jpg#/media/File:Single_lavendar_flower02.jpg
  • “Kaldari Eschscholzia californica 01” by Kaldari – Own work. Licensed under CC0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kaldari_Eschscholzia_californica_01.jpg#/media/File:Kaldari_Eschscholzia_californica_01.jpg
  •  “Yukka filamentosa” by Moriori – Originally uploaded to Wikipedia, here.. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Yukka_filamentosa.jpg#/media/File:Yukka_filamentosa.jpg

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