drought - Knowledgebase Question

Tampa, Fl
Question by miguelcorona0
July 13, 2009
Out of the following which one(s) will die in a drought: Chocolate Mint, Aloe Vera, Lemon Grass, Gerbera Daisy, Cilantro, Jalapeno Pepper, Zinnia, Rose, Fern, Spider Plant, Vinca, Caladium, Flax, and Poppies. Thanks!

Answer from NGA
July 13, 2009


Drought tolerance is a subjective term. The ability of a plant to go without water for an extended period of time really depends upon how well established and healthy it is going into the drought. With that said, Aloe, mint and poppies are the most drought tolerant, gerber daisies, caladium and cilantro the least. The rest fall somewhere in between.

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