Native drought-resistant Texas sage (Cenizo) hates hard pruning, but when house painters cut them into sticks, Amber does. Will they recover? Daphne explained what to do. Her plant this week is cold-tolerant, drought-tolerant, and tough, succulent aloe vera (also called honey locust). At the end of winter and summer solstice, the flower spike attracts a large number of bees and hummingbirds. .