Jewel of the Desert Garnet Ice Plant is a low growing, tough groundcover with excelent color. These spread rapidly, are water-wise once established, and offer interest in color and texture. Can be sheared back in order to control their spill onto pavement, and their root systems can help knit and stabilize soil such as on hillsides.

Jewel of the Desert Garnet Ice Plant is a low growing, tough groundcover with excelent color. These spread rapidly, are water-wise once established, and offer interest in color and texture. Can be sheared back in order to control their spill onto pavement, and their root systems can help knit and stabilize soil such as on hillsides.

All plants need water to survive. However, like plants that require more water, there are plants that grow in a lack of water. Check them out.

24 Best Drought Tolerant Plants That Grow In Lack Of Water

All plants need water to survive. However, like plants that require more water, there are plants that grow in a lack of water. Check them out.

Echeveria (succulent) - these are the perfect plants for me! pretty but so badass they grow in deserts!

Echeveria (succulent) - these are the perfect plants for me! pretty but so badass they grow in deserts!

Yucca aloifolia 'Variegata' - spectacular in bloom, and out.  Watch for the sharp spines - this is a plant that demands respect.  Give it a full sun situation, lots of gravel in the soil, and stand back.

Yucca; architectural, drought tolerant and tough desert plant

Yucca aloifolia 'Variegata' - spectacular in bloom, and out. Watch for the sharp spines - this is a plant that demands respect. Give it a full sun situation, lots of gravel in the soil, and stand back.

agave    --    olivia hamilton   /   aloha olive --     http://instagram.com/p/qumRJLLX1N/        --       http://femme-minimaliste.tumblr.com/

agave -- olivia hamilton / aloha olive -- http://instagram.com/p/qumRJLLX1N/ -- http://femme-minimaliste.tumblr.com/

Pistachio trees are very attractive.  They are considered a desert plant and each pistachio tree averages around 50 kg of seeds, or around 50,000, every two years

Pistachio trees are very attractive. They are considered a desert plant and each pistachio tree averages around 50 kg of seeds, or around 50,000, every two years

Ocotilla - This is a really cool neutral plant that adds a vertical element and height to the garden, yard, and landscape. It does well in the heat and harsh soil. Other than when it is in bloom the Ocotillo is a grayish neutral color that goes well in most any Southwest, desert, Arizona, or New Mexico landscaping.image by JustTooLazy, via Flickr

Ocotilla - This is a really cool neutral plant that adds a vertical element and height to the garden, yard, and landscape. It does well in the heat and harsh soil. Other than when it is in bloom the Ocotillo is a grayish neutral color that goes well in most any Southwest, desert, Arizona, or New Mexico landscaping.image by JustTooLazy, via Flickr

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