Drought tolerant succulents abound in the wide range of local indigenous plants. Use them to add colour to the garden, especially in winter. They’re bold and contrast magnificently with other plants when used in the correct context.

  • Kalanchoe thyrsiflora – large paddle shaped leaves of silvery grey with a red tinge in winter and tall spikes of cream flowers
  • Crassula ovata – sturdy bushes clothed in fleshy glossy leaves with heads of pale pink flowers in winter
  • Senecio cylindricus – slim blue-grey finger-like leaves on compact bushes make a sharp contrast against many plants
  • Cotyledon orbiculata – large green or grey leaves and orange bell shaped flowers in drooping clusters during winter
  • Oscularia deltoides – fleshy grey leaves on cascading pink stems with mauve flowers in spring