There are many native and exotic plants which look great and thrive in low-moisture environments. To find plants suited to your local area, contact a nearby nursery or see if your local council has information on waterwise plants.
When buying plants, look for ones with these features:
- small leaves
- light coloured leaves
- sparse or protected pores in the leaf surface
- hairy or tough leaf surfaces
- internal water storage in stems, trunks or roots
- deep root systems
- strong internal structures.
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