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Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Sep 24, 2015 4:54 AM CST
i saw some beautiful hanging basckets but i dont believe i will be able to keep them watered as they need.i dont have a drip system because i prefare to be intouch with the plants and water by hose.
whats the question?
are there very hardy plants that can survuve very hot weather in baskets.besides geraniums?
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Dutchlady1
Sep 24, 2015 5:17 AM CST
Succulents? A great example:
Burro's Tail (Sedum morganianum)
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tarev
Sep 24, 2015 3:21 PM CST
You can try Kleinia petraea (formerly Senecio jacobsenii):
When I first got this in June 2013 it managed to bloom after a month, I guess it was transitioning from the cooler area I got it from and into our furnace temps: I was not sure how to grow this plant then, just observing how it goes:
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I have repotted it in a different container in late 2014. Photos taken in April 2015 - it endured our cool mild winters nicely, and gets nice chilled purplish leaves:
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Photos this morning 24Sept2015: It has tolerated very well our extremely long dry hot days here this summer, since they get partially shaded by our city trees. Water once a week only, though if the forecast then was triple digits for several days, I really give them a good thorough watering the day before the heat wave comes about.
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Our area is really hot and dry during summer, really dismal this year with our ongoing drought conditions. Humidity here can go into single digits. Succulents for the most part can endure the heat as long as they are kept in part shade, and they still need a good thorough watering at least once a week. They will also get fried if exposed to intense direct afternoon sun, so some part shade will help them a lot.

You can also try bougainvillea or mandevilla. They thrive here too, but come winter they both go deciduous and just comes back when warmer weather returns. Both are quite drought tolerant once established, but our dry conditions here is quite extreme and growing them in containers, it helps to water them at least every other day.

You can also try rat tail cacti. I usually get blooms in Spring:
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After Spring, it is just all leaves..still pretty as it endures our hot days here:
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purpleinopp
Sep 25, 2015 7:59 AM CST
There are also some trailing Crassulas and Sedums that could work well.
Crassula (Crassula 'Springtime')
Watch Chain Plant (Crassula muscosa)
Calico Kitten (Crassula pellucida subsp. marginalis 'Variegata')
Rosary Vine (Crassula rupestris)
Stringy Stonecrop (Sedum sarmentosum)

Creeping Callisias:
Callisia congesta
Callisia cordifolia
Basket Plant (Callisia fragrans)
Callisia gentlei var. elegans
Turtle Vine (Callisia repens)

Gibasis geniculata (Tahitian bridal veil.)
Tahitian Bridal Veil (Gibasis geniculata)

Tradescantia sillamontana, cerinthoides, zebrina, and pallida are quite succulent, and hang well.
Inch Plant (Tradescantia cerinthoides)
Purple Queen (Tradescantia pallida)
White Velvet (Tradescantia sillamontana)
Inch Plant (Tradescantia zebrina)

Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi is an upright grower, until the stems get about 18" tall, then they start to lean over. I keep cutting mine off but they would probably make a very interesting/pretty hanging basket if left alone to lean and dangle over the edges.
Lavender Scallops (Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi)

Hopefully someone who has had these in a climate with dry air like yours could confirm. I've only had them in very humid Alabama, so have no basis for comparison to know if these plants like or hate humidity, or if mine are doing comparatively well, or struggling, because of the oppressive humidity here.

Other Senecios also come to mind, like string-of-pearls and -bananas.
String of Bananas (Senecio radicans)
String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus)

Regardless of plant type, and aside from weather and sun exposure, the amount of roots per soil will be the biggest factor in how often plants dry. If plants are drying too quickly, try repotting and/or separating into 2 pots, or moving to a slightly more shady spot, especially during the heat of mid-day.
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Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Sep 25, 2015 8:57 AM CST
thanks alot i will start to prepare
Name: david sevitt
jerusalem israel
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davidsevit
Sep 25, 2015 8:59 AM CST
[quote="Dutchlady1"]Succulents? A great example:
Burro's Tail (Sedum morganianum)

thankyou i will try
Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Sep 25, 2015 9:06 AM CST
purpleinopp said:There are also some trailing Crassulas and Sedums that could work well.
Crassula (Crassula 'Springtime')
Watch Chain Plant (Crassula muscosa)
Calico Kitten (Crassula pellucida subsp. marginalis 'Variegata')
Rosary Vine (Crassula rupestris)
Stringy Stonecrop (Sedum sarmentosum)

Creeping Callisias:
Callisia congesta
Callisia cordifolia
Basket Plant (Callisia fragrans)
Callisia gentlei var. elegans
Turtle Vine (Callisia repens)

Gibasis geniculata (Tahitian bridal veil.)
Tahitian Bridal Veil (Gibasis geniculata)
wow what a long list
thank you
Tradescantia sillamontana, cerinthoides, zebrina, and pallida are quite succulent, and hang well.
Inch Plant (Tradescantia cerinthoides)
Purple Queen (Tradescantia pallida)
White Velvet (Tradescantia sillamontana)
Inch Plant (Tradescantia zebrina)

Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi is an upright grower, until the stems get about 18" tall, then they start to lean over. I keep cutting mine off but they would probably make a very interesting/pretty hanging basket if left alone to lean and dangle over the edges.
Lavender Scallops (Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi)

Hopefully someone who has had these in a climate with dry air like yours could confirm. I've only had them in very humid Alabama, so have no basis for comparison to know if these plants like or hate humidity, or if mine are doing comparatively well, or struggling, because of the oppressive humidity here.

Other Senecios also come to mind, like string-of-pearls and -bananas.
String of Bananas (Senecio radicans)
String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus)

Regardless of plant type, and aside from weather and sun exposure, the amount of roots per soil will be the biggest factor in how often plants dry. If plants are drying too quickly, try repotting and/or separating into 2 pots, or moving to a slightly more shady spot, especially during the heat of mid-day.


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