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No Green Thumb? 8 Low-Maintenance Plants that Thrive in North Texas

By December 10, 2018 March 4th, 2019 No Comments
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So, you don’t have a green thumb? Don’t worry – not everyone does.

The good news is that if you live in or plan to move to North Texas, you don’t need one. There are plenty of hardy indoor and outdoor plants that will flourish with minimal maintenance and can tolerate the year-round climate in the area. At Light Farms, we understand that gardening is not always an easy feat so we’ve started a list of low-maintenance plants that allow you to get the beautiful look you want in and around your house without needing the skills of a master gardener.

1. Spider Plant

As one of the easiest plants to grow, you should have no trouble with a Spider Plant. This indoor plant has beautiful striped leaves and tiny white blooms. It will do well in most types of lighting, with the exception of direct sunlight. It can also withstand most temperatures. All you need to do is water the plant thoroughly when dry.

2. Black-Eyed Susan

While technically a wildflower, the Black-Eyed Susan can bring beauty to any outdoor landscape. Best known for its bright yellow daisy-like petals and a big dark center, you can plant this flower in direct sunlight or in areas with partial shade. It’s very drought resistant and requires little to no maintenance.

3. Desert Savoir

This Texas native is a succulent that can grow in soil, rock beds, or patio containers. The purple trim around the leaves can bring some color to your garden, and it will flourish with little to no maintenance. The Desert Savoir does well in partial sunlight and well-drained soil.

4. Fall Aster

This is another native plant that has drought resistant properties making it an ideal option for the Northern Texas climate. Unlike many other plants, the Fall Aster blooms in fall, which helps extend the beauty of your outdoor landscape. This violet-blue plant does well in soil and outdoor containers. It can tolerate partially shaded areas but thrives in sunny area.

5. Purple Coneflower

The Purple Coneflower is so popular in Texas that it is now available in various colors. The hardy plant does just as well in full-sun areas as it does in areas with partial sun and can be planted in soil or a patio container. It does require regular watering, but you will be rewarded with daisy-like blooms during the summer months.

6. Cast-Iron Plant

Just like your cast-iron skillet, your Cast-Iron Plant will last forever. You can use this as an indoor or outdoor plant, and it can survive even in heavily shaded areas. The plant requires practically no maintenance and can even withstand infrequent watering.

7. Copper Canyon Daisy

Add a touch of golden-yellow to your flower bed with the Copper Canyon Daisy. This native plant does well in drought conditions and requires a well-drained soil bed and full sunlight. Once you plant this stunning flower, there’s little work left to do.

8. Perilla

The deep purple color of the Perilla plant can add beauty to your garden. The plant resembles basil and is edible too. It can tolerate both the sun or shade, but does require water on a regular basis.

These low-maintenance plants will have you feeling like you’ve got a green thumb in no time. If you’re looking for more inspiration or possibly more of a challenge, come visit our large, open green space and pocket park nestled right within the Sage neighborhood. You’ll be surrounded by native Texas plants, feather grasses and plenty of open space for the kids to roam while you sit back and relax in an Adirondack!

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