Any plant growing in a habitat in which an appreciable portion of the rooting medium dries to the wilting coefficient at frequent intervals. A drought resistant plant; a plant which grows in arid areas.
Plant that can grow in dry places (eg. cacti). A plant structurally adapted for growth with a limited water supply.
(Gr. xeros, dry + phyton, a plant) A plant very resistant to drought or that lives in very dry places.