Sanchezia speciosa is a perennial in our climate. I just prune them immediately after the dry season or when rainy season begins. This clump we had has been with us for already 7 years, and still going nicely. If the old plants are not cut to give way to new shoots, insects like aphids and mealy bugs get in, so i would rather start them new.
Rain or without rain, its beauty is the same, sizes are the same too, however they fade/dehisce faster with the heat. Morever, the beauty of simultaneous blooming within a hedge is not reached because not all of them flowered without water.
The same crinum with a trumpet-like flower before it fully opens.
The red salvia is looking great as well.
This red Pentas lanceolata is moderately resistant to heat, so i placed its pot also under the hoya area.
This plant i forgot the name,but this might be a species of the shrimp plants.
PS. This was published in May 2014, i was enticed to publish it again today to see that these plants are still growing now. However, due to the much extended dry season and hotter temperatures today, the flowers are not as plenty as last year. They are suffering the heat, just like us!