If you have an outdoor space that gets full sun, try plants such as succulents drought resistant plants for containers.
Succulents are perfect for containers because they don’t require much water. You can plant them outdoors, and they grow quickly.
The drought resistant succulents listed in this post will thrive even when there isn’t enough rain. They are easy to care for, and they look great in any container.
Succulents are heat tolerance for dry seasons. They will thrive in full sun. Did you know that some of the varieties of succulent will bloom?
When we round around to late July and August in Maryland, the temperatures are in the high 90s to 100 degrees. I find many of the plants cannot always handle the intense sun and heat.
My Hibiscus loves the full sun on the back patio. Over the years, I found they work well with their beautiful bright colors near containers with succulents.
Succulents Drought Resistant Plants for Containers
What Succulents to plant outdoors?
You can grow Jade Plants both indoors and outside. Where should I put my jade plant outside? Jade Plants can grow in full sun and tolerate a little shade.
Did you know that a Jade Plant spreads by simply dropping it’s leaves on to the ground? They are a great landscape plants in areas with a mild, dry climate year-round (Zones 10 & 11). However, if you live in a colder zone like me (zone 7), you will need to bring the succulent containers indoors for the winter.
Autumn Sedum Joy
Autumn Sedum works is a beautiful succulents that thrives in flower gardens, landscapes as well as a container plant. These easy to grow plants can store plenty of water in its succulent, fleshy leaves. Do not over water it. It will cause the plant to rot.
It is very easy to grow and produces beautiful pink flowers. Butterflies are drawn to this succulent and works well in Butterfly gardens.
It is a herbaceous perennial that will grow back year after year. It thrives in zones 3 to 10 and requires at least 6 hours of full sun.
Graptoveria is succulent plants that are hybrid crosses between Graptopetalum and Echeveria. This plant is popular for their low maintenance like most succulents.
They can be planted in well-drained areas outdoors to form a beautiful tropical landscape. Graptoveria do not need much care and perfect for busy people. Careful with watering this succulent. Too much water invites rot of the plant as well as insect pests.
Hens & Chicks
Hens & Chicks are low-growing evergreen succulent plants that look a little like rubbery clusters of roses arranged in rosettes. There is usually the main plant “Hen” with off shoots “Chicks”. The mother plant will die off.
These succulents are low to the ground and works best in shallow containers or rocks in a flower bed. You can easily tuck them into rock crevices and let them drape on a large rock.
These succulents are very low maintenance. Hens & Chicks spread with underground roots. Each succulent will multiply at least by four and produce little plants around the Hen. If a plant breaks off, you can tuck it into the ground and it will take off and grow.
This succulent must have sufficient sunlight. If there is not enough sunlight for a long time, the plant will be spindling and become brittle. The color will also fade slowly to a greenish yellow.
Too strong of sunlight in the summer could cause the leaves and stems to burn. This succulent works best in an area of your landscaping that gets both sunlight and some shade.
Blue Echeveria works well outdoors. Like many succulents, it thrives in full sun and in drought conditions. It has a water lily shape and a soft blue-green colored appearance. The color varies from light green to blue green.
Blue Echeveria is resistance to almost all pests and diseases. If you have a brown thumb, this is an easy plant for you to grown.
A cluster of Blue Echeveria looks like a bridal bouquet. It blooms like a string of small bells.
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