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what are some good patio plants that don't require much attention?

Asked by simonweiss (7points) November 12th, 2006
I live in Palo Alto, so that's the weather I'm dealing with.
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occ's avatar
philodendrons are the world's easiest plants...but I keep all of mine indoors so I don't know how they do outdoors. Palo Alto gets lots of sun so you can get succulents that are easy: Jade plants, cacti, etc.
occ's avatar
there are many variations of jade plants too so you can get a whole bunch, and they're cheap. Aloe too.
occ's avatar
also herbs like rosemary grow well outside in the bay area and you can use them for cooking
nomtastic's avatar
succulents thrive in the bay area. also, marigolds. rosemary. too late for basil now. and some medium sized bonsais can make you seem sophisticated in your choice of shrubbery.
TheGreenBrideGuide's avatar
You could probably keep almost any kind of succulent outside in Palo Alto - and some are gorgeous. Look for plants with leathery thick leaves.
anne_bacon's avatar
spider plants too . . . if you pay close attention they flourish, but they survive without much attention just fine
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