I live in the Arizona desert, and I have an apartment with a North facing balcony. It gets early morning sun and then just horrible heat the rest of the day. The only plants I have indoors are low-light plants that like water as much as I do. I've tried having basil, mint, rosemary, and lavender on my porch. Lavender is supposed to do really well in hot, dry environments, but I've killed 2 plants as soon as I brought them home. Even my aloe is barely making it.
What can I do or grow? I think when people think "hot" weather, they don't really understand 115°F heat for several months, but that's what I'm dealing with.