If you live in a hot and sunny region of the world, like Arizona, your plants need to choose the right plants. Full sun succulents and cactus are drought tolerant plants that can handle more hours of sunlight per day, higher heat, and tolerate drought conditions.
Top 7 Full Sun Succulents & Cactus
Selecting the best succulents and cactus for your sunny and hot region will make your landscape easier to care for, use less water, and simply be more enjoyable. There are PUT A NUMBER favorite full sun succulents and cactus that thrive in sunny hot landscapes.
The Agave Americana features big yellow flowers when it blooms, grows about 4 feet in width, and can grow up to about 8 feet tall. They live between 10 and 30 years.
Moroccan mound gives your landscape a completely unique textured plant. With numerous stems this plant will grow to about 5 feet wide and grows well in full sun light.
Ocotillo is a visually stunning addition to any landscape with its tall cane-like stems. When it rains enough leaves will appear and it blooms red flowers during late spring.
Candelilla is a favorite full sun succulent as it grows numerous small pink flowers and has many straight stems that are waxy. Landscapers love this as a filler plant for full sun.
With multiple variations such as the golden barrel cactus this is a great cactus for full sun conditions. They grow brightly colored flowers throughout the year and stay small.
Prickly Pear Cactus
Prickly pear varieties are so good in full sun conditions and heat that they are nearly synonymous with all drought tolerant landscaping designs. They flower in March – June.
Hedgehog cactus is immensely popular as it grows well in full sun and doesn’t usually grow more than about a foot tall. It does spread out to grow about 3 feet in width.
Full Sun Succulents & Cactus For Sale
If you’re living in or near Mesa, Queen Creek, or Gilbert; A&P Nursery has the plants you’re looking for. We grow our succulents right here in the valley, so you know they’re already used to the full sun and heat.
We carry a wide range of succulents and cacti to fit any landscape need. From commercial landscapes to the front yard of your home we can help you select and plant the right succulents and cactus for full sun and Arizona’s heat. Browse some of the full sun succulents and cactus we carry and stop by to select your plants.