Low-water Container Plants for Patio or Deck


Planting trees and plants in a container or on the ground is no more a longer issue. Garden can be made easily by following some guidelines and instructions. But the selection of plant according to the location or area can make the garden grow in a better and effective way. The right selection of land also enhances the life of the plant. Many times maintenance and taking care of the plant becomes the issue for gardeners and they tend to loose their interest to grow any plant further. Many people want to have the small view of the garden but because of low space and maintenance, they don’t cultivate a garden. So for those garden lovers having a miniature garden is a good idea. With fewer efforts and maintenance this type of garden can be cultivated easily using varieties of containers and make the appearance stunning of any place. Many plants are there for the garden that can survive even with low water level. Usage of those plant in containers can make the patio or deck more beautiful.

1. Agave Macroacantha
Agave macroacantha is commonly known as black spined agave. Agave is a slow growing plant that does not require much maintenance. This plant looks very beautiful in containers, can resist in a sunny area for a longer period, and is not used for blooming purpose. Pruning is not required for this plant and tip of its leaf is sharp. It belongs to the category of cactus and succulents that can tolerate extreme heat.

2. Pentas
Pentas plant is also known as pentas lanceolata. It is a very attractive flower that comes in red, white, pink and purple color. It blooms in the warm tropical region, sunny area and requires well-drained & moist soil. It is a good plant for containers and grows slowly which makes it be considered as an indoor plant.

3. Scarlet Trumpet
It is also known as trumpet vine or trumpet creeper. Red color trumpet flower attracts hummingbirds. After growing to a certain level this plant does not require much maintenance but requires timely pruning to grow in a proper manner.

4. Kalanchoe Orgyalis
Kalanchoe orgyalis plant is also known as copper spoon because of the shape of its leaves is like a spoon that is in copper color. It grows well in containers as well as ground under full sunlight and needs very less maintenance. Well-drained soil is suitable for its better growth and a limited amount of watering is needed.

5. California Poppy
California poppy which also known as eschscholzia californica requires less or minimal watering and suits best to be planted in pots or other containers. It blooms in early summer to early fall in orange, red and yellow colors. California poppy is a drought resistant plant that can tolerate full sunlight.

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