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Plants that beat the heat

While we humans try to find some cool shade or lock ourselves in an air-conditioned room when we see the heat waves taking over, there are some plants that actually flourish in a hot weather. These plants like the sun so much that you might even consider watering them just once a week.

Unless you've really thought through the planting of your green plants and beautiful blooms, they are prone to dry out in the extremely hot weather we experience these days. Consider the plants we suggest in this blog, that take all the heat while looking fabulous. They survive in persistent heat and even in areas where rain is insufficient.

Catharanthus roseus, commonly known as the Madagascar periwinkle, rose periwinkle, or rosy periwinkle, is a species of flowering plant that survives both humid and dry weathers. From its name it's clearly found in Madagascar, tropical Asia and even in India.

Gaillardia is a genus of flowering plants, native to North and South America. These are minimal maintenance flower blooms that look similar to daisies, I'm shares of yellow, orange and red. They'll even live if you forgot to water them or fertilize them.

Verbena contains about 250 species of semi-woody flowering plants. Most of the species are native to the Americas and Asia. Their variety allows one to add colours to the garden while aiming for a easy and consistent way of doing things. They usually start blooming in spring and stay beautiful the whole of summer, taking in all the glorious heat that comes with the weather.

Tradescantia pallida is a species of spiderwort more commonly known as wandering Jew, purple secretia, purple-heart, and purple queen. You'll definitely see them gracing the road sides and parks in Dubai. The leaves will be a deep shade of purple when left in direct sunlight while they show a mix of green and purple when in the shade. Pink flowers bloom at branches that add to sheer beauty of this plant.

Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants which is quite large, comprising several hundred species that are native to warm temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. You can't miss it given how commonly you find them. Delicate as they look, they survive the toughest of weathers. During summer of one keeps them in the shade, you'll find more flowers dangling on the branches. Push them back in the sun during winter times. The fortress usually last a day so, make sure you see them when they are proudly showing off.

Obviously, there’s more to the list of plants that can thrive in the heat. Through this blog we are leaving some of you beginner gardeners that there's hope and ways to maintain a beautiful looking and healthy planting area even when you might not have the time to heed to them on a regular basis. Show them love once in a while and give them the sun and you'll see what we mean.

Do tell us your suggestions on plants that thrive on the heat. We look forward to your thoughts and comments.