When you’re selling your home in DC Ranch, your REALTOR® will probably give you a few tips and tricks to use to boost your curb appeal. That’s because when people find your home listed for sale online, they’re likely to drive by it and see how it looks from the outside before they schedule a tour of the inside.
And that means improving your landscaping, which you can do by adding these ten must-have plants.
10 Must-Have Desert Plants to Increase Your Curb Appeal to Sell Your Home
With the right desert plants in your landscaping, you can wow potential buyers and create a yard that all your neighbors will love. Check out these great additions:
- Curve leaf yucca
- Flaming Katy
- Fox tail agave
- Ghost plant succulent
- Golden barrel cactus
- Jade plant
- Mexican feather grass
- Paddle plant
- Texas sage
Bottlebrush is a beautiful plant that attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. As an evergreen, this plant flowers with bright red spikes. There are two types – upright and weeping – and both thrive in full sun.
Curve Leaf Yucca
The curve leaf yucca is a tremendously popular accent plant and looks great in the middle of a rock garden. This ornamental plant has less-sharp leaf tips than other yuccas do, so it’s a little more people-friendly.
The Flaming Katy plant, native to Madagascar and incredibly popular in Scottsdale, features long-lasting blooms. It does best in a pot, though – and it’s toxic to pets if ingested, so use it with caution.
Fox Tail Agave
You’ve probably seen plenty of fox tail agave in DC Ranch. It thrives in full sun and only needs to be watered occasionally (although it does need much more water during the summer than it does in spring, fall and winter). Mature fox tail agave produces a tall stalk that’s covered in densely packed flowers.
Ghost Plant Succulent
The ghost plant succulent, also called Mother of Pearl, is a beautiful plant that turns yellow and pink in full sun but stays blue-gray in shade. The rosettes it develops are truly beautiful and fabulously symmetrical.
Golden Barrel Cactus
The golden barrel cactus is lined with ribs of golden spines, and its bright yellow flowers emerge from its wooly center each spring. These cactus plants need only occasional watering, and they’re the perfect complement to any desert garden.
The jade plant is a simple, green plant with waxy green leaves. Also called a “Money Tree,” the jade plant features thick, upright stems – and it needs minimal water. If you water it too much, the stems will become limp and the plant will die.
Mexican Feather Grass
Mexican feather grass is very popular in Scottsdale and elsewhere in central Arizona. This tall, grassy plant features soft, silky looking seeds all summer and can grow up to 24 inches high. Once it’s established in your yard, it’s fairly drought-resistant.
The paddle plant, known for its thick, round and paddle-shaped leaves, is green all summer – and in the winter, its leaves turn red. This hardy plant is a beautiful addition to rock gardens, but be careful; if you over-water it, it can rot.
Durable and easy to care for, Texas sage is a popular shrub in desert landscaping. It’s mostly evergreen, and the beautiful color it provides can make an excellent splash in your yard. It can grow as high as 6 feet tall and 6 feet wide.
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