Now, besides succulent plants, there’re also drought-tolerant plants.
Drought-tolerant plants are like bears in a way.
You know how bears mostly sleep through the winter.
They can survive without eating because their metabolism slows down.
Well, drought-tolerant plants also go into a dormant state when resources, in their case, water, run short.
A drought-tolerant plant can actually dry out without dying, I said before that most desert rains are light and brief, but occasionally there is a heavy one.
Drought-tolerant plants revive after one of these significant rainfalls.
And they are able to absorb a good bit of the rainfall due to their deep roots.
Actually the root system for drought-tolerant plants is more extensive than the root systems of many plants that live in wetter climates.
Drought-tolerant plants can even absorb water from relatively dry soil because of their deep roots in contrast to succulent plants.