If you live in a water scarce area or simply want to plant low-maintenance plants, Cape honeysuckle is a drought-proof plant worth considering…

From sunshine yellow and vibrant orange to a deep red, it’s easy to see why the Cape honeysuckle (Tecoma capensis) is so popular when it’s in bloom.

Not only is it water-wise, but this fast-growing indigenous shrub also helps boost biodiversity by attracting birds and butterflies.

Drought-proof plant: Plumbago

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Grow a hedge

This evergreen shrub can be planted in semi-shade or full sun and pruned to create a gorgeous flowering hedge. However, if you have a container garden, you’ll be pleased to know that it will also grow happily in a flower pot.

It grows between two and three metres in height and width, so take this into consideration when planting it in your garden or choosing a pot.

Drought-proof plant: Wild garlic

Source: Tips for planting Cape Honeysuckle