Jennifer Cheung

There are plenty of plants to choose from for water-wise containers — and it's not just succulents

Kimberly Gomes and Heather Arndt Anderson  – April 6, 2015 | Updated July 27, 2019

Going for a water-wise container garden has never been easier — and there’s way more to choose from than just cacti. Herbs, native plants, and wildflowers all make interesting additions to containers, and match well with succulents and other drought-tolerant plants. Since containers and pots tend to dry out quickly in warmer weather, it’s a good idea to give even unthirsty plants a weekly drink, but otherwise, enjoy these low-maintenance lovelies.