Best Plants For Palmdale, California

Primary Zip Code: 93550
Population: 67,213
Longitude: -118.09
Latitude: 34.57
Land Area: 109.65 square miles
USDA Growing Zone: 9

The USDA growing zone is 9 in California. This climate hardiness zone is a measure of the lowest temperature that a plant can survive, helping you to decide what plants would be suitable for your climate. We have temperature requirement information and a map of U.S. hardiness zones over on our page on the growing zone for Palmdale.

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Tung Oil Tree
Devil's Walkingsti
Black Mangrove
Neem Tree
Orchid Tree
Weeping River Birc
Elephant Tree
Fishtail Palm
Silk floss tree
Ivy tree
Monkey gum
Clown fig


Angel's Trumpet
Peacock Flower
Natal plum
Golden mirror plan
Cabbage palm
Sweet Broom


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Indian Blanket
Clasping Leaf Cone
Atlas Poppy
Mexican Sunflower
Crimson Clover
Aztec Verbena
Lanai Peach Verben
Rapunsel Verbena
Superbena Pink Sha
Wildfire Verbern S
Temari Verbena
Blue Pea Vine
Lady In Red Salvia
Dark Star Coleus
Johnny Jump-Up
Snowball Alternant
Garland Flower
Maple Sugar Hibisc
Hoochie Coochie Hi
Lion's Ear
Snow Princess Alys
African Daisy
Hummingbird Sage
Black Knight Coleu
Bronze Pagoda Cole
Candy Store Coleus
Coco Loco Coleus
Dappled Apple Cole
Dipped In Wine Col
Wishbone Flower
Lemon Drop Torenia


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Outdoor Plants for Zone 9

One of the warmest of the USDA hardiness zones, your area's climate will allow you to grow exotic plants reminiscent of jungle life in distant countries. Vines, beautiful flowers and large ferns are all plants that will flourish in the warmth of zone 9. If you are interested in purchasing rare and exotic plants and vines visit the Texas based Zone 9 Tropicals.

Guide to Indoor Plants for USDA Zone 9

These houseplants are a great way to start collecting plants in your home without an extreme amount of effort. With regular watering, fertilizer every once in a while and a little love, these plants are great ideas to improve your home's decor. They are easy to grow and can withstand uneven or bad light, and changes in temperature. All of these plants are perfect for apartments, condos and offices that may have less lighting than a house in the suburbs.

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Lucky bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana)

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You've probably seen lucky bamboo before since it is so widespread and easy to recognize. Revered in Asian culture for their ability to bring good luck, water your lucky bamboo regularly and give it light for the quickest growth. The plant can also grow in a wide range of conditions though, so if you want to you can also stick it in the office cubicle.

Golden pothos vine

Our personal recommendation for your first plant, this fast growing vine is a beautiful addition to the home. The vine is indigenous to the rain forest and doesn't need much light since it is used to the rainforest floor with dense canopy blocking out sunlight. Water your pothos about once a week and spray with some mist to ensure your plant grows up to a foot a year! Once it really gets long it makes a great hanging plant for the house or the front porch. Wow your friends with an awesome plant that will remind you of being in a botanical garden!

Snake plant and mother-in-law's tongue

Snake plants are on of the more exotic plants in our list of the best indoor plants. Leaves take the form of thick points that grow straight up from your pot of choice. The leaves appear in green with yellow streaks or just plain green depending on the species you choose. Snake plants prefer plenty of light but can also make do with less, making it a good candidate for a bedroom or other location with minimal sunlight. Water your snake plant sparingly, letting the soil get dry about 1" under the soil before re-watering. Occasionally fertilizing your snake plant will allow its sword like leaves to achieve their full potential, lasting literally decades and getting up to 5 feet tall (but very slowly).

Spider plant

A spider plant is really a beautiful addition to your home's decor. The Spider plant's thin blade like leaves will grow quickly with regular watering and fertilizing twice a year with a balanced fertilizer from your local gardening supply in Artesia.


Dracaena plants are a good houseplant for beginners because they can withstand such a wide range of atmosphere. From ample light to low light Dracaena species are a wonderful addition to your growing plant collection with their arching leaves and wood stem. Leaves come in a wide range of shades but most commonly appear as green and yellow, but occasionally with up to three colors being present

Succulents and Cacti

Succulents and Cacti are houseplants that are just about impossible to kill. They don't need water because they're used to the desert, so it is easy to just plant it and forget. These plants draw water up into their leaves and store it, making efficient use of a scarce resource. The ET Finger plant pictured even has special divots on the top of its leaves that allow it collect the maximum amount of rain when available.