Bringing Evergreen interest to Your Garden: Easy-to-Grow Perennials for Zambia
If you're looking for easy-to-grow perennials for your garden in Zambia, here are a few options to consider:
Aloes & Agaves. There are many aloes and agaves that grow with varying shades of green and blue leaves. When they are stressed they even can turn shades of red adding colour to your garden. One of the more popular is Aloe Vera.
Technically Aloe Vera is not indigenous to Zambia but it can be found in nurseries, and its juice is commonly used in skin care and to treat burns. Aloe Vera is a succulent plant that is well-suited to the hot, dry climate of Zambia. It is easy to care for and can be grown both indoors and outdoors. There are many alternatives that can be substituted in the garden and can provide a pop of colour all year round.
Bougainvillea is a fast-growing, woody plant that produces bright, showy bracts in shades of pink, purple, red, and yellow. It is drought-tolerant and can be grown in a range of soil types. It is very common in most parts of Africa although it is originally from South America. It flowers through the year so will always provide interest even in the dry winter months.