Lantana originates from Tropical regions of the Americas and Africa which give this plant a great tolerance to hot and dry conditions. Lantana are evergreens of the broad leaf variety. Although they may act a little like vines, they are classified by botanists as shrubs. Because of the vine-like appearance of their branches, they are often grown in hanging pots, which allows their branches to spill over the sides. Lantana plants are known for their rounded clusters of small, brightly coloured flowers.