The Turquoise Puya grows in soil, and can be treated much like a cactus or succulent. It is hardy in zones 8b-11. Mature plants are said to survive temperatures down to 18-20 degrees F (-7°C) if kept relatively dry.
Zebra Cactus - This plant will grow well in full sun and it requires very little water. Plants are 6" tall and will grow babies around the base of the mother plant. They produce small white flowers with purple pin stripes on a long outreaching stem.
Kaffir Lily. It's extra easy to grow and the flowers brighten up January days when there's not a lot else in bloom. Growing Conditions: Medium light; 60-75 degrees F., 50-55 degrees F. in winter; keep soil barely moist Size: To 2 feet tall and wide
Bergenia cordifolia 'Winterglut' - A very hardy and easy plant to grow. The leaves come up green in the Spring and gradually turn red as the season progresses; at their best in Autumn. Will grow in shade as well as full sun.
Mandevilla. This popular twining vine is laden with blooms from late spring to frost. Varieties include pink, yellow, white and dark red. Plant in full sun in well-draining soil. Deciduous or evergreen, depending on species. USDA Hardiness Zones: 8B to 11