Hardy Desert Plants

Deserts are second only to tropical rainforests in the variety of plant and animal species that live there. Desert plants have developed in various ways to get as much water as possible and to reduce water loss.    Some desert plants are drought evaders and exist only as seeds until the rains come.  There are also drought resisters that retain moisture or attain water from underground sources.

Desert plants are a great addition to any garden and especially for people that do not want to spend many hours maintaining them.  Desert plants are not just tumbleweeds, but can be found in many colors of grey, green and silver and most have very colorful and showy blooms.  The textures are unique with each plant and will bring the desert oasis to your own yard.

 

Desert Plants in Stock

 

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Opuntia tunicata

Opuntia tunicata

Golden Barrel Cactus

Golden Barrel Cactus

Green Sotol

Green sotol (Dasylirion leiphyllum)

Hesperaloe funifura

Hesperaloe funifera

Argentine Giant Cactus in Bloom

Argentine Giant Cactus

Lace Cactus in Bloom

Lace Cactus

Ferocactus glaucescens

Ferocactus glaucescens

Opuntia tunicata, Tree Cholla

Optunia imbricata - Tree cholla

Rainbow Cactus

Rainbow Cactus

Spineless Prickly Pear Cactus

Spineless Prickly Pear

Red Bird of Paradise

Red Bird of Paradise

Spineless sotol

Spineless sotol-(dasylirion longissima)