Desert rose is succulent native to the hot climates of East Africa and Arabia, with fleshy … Continued
Browsing plants: succulent
The term succulent is a description of a type of plant that has adapted to dry conditions by developing the ability to store and conserve water in thick leaves and stems. Some have small or nonexistent leaves, and may also have a hairy or waxy surface to reduce water loss, pores that open at night and close during the day, and spines to protect the plant from predators searching for water.
Succulents are ideal plants for the busy gardener. Most are easy to grow, with few disease or insect problems, and tolerant of heat, drought, and poor soils. As houseplants, they are well adapted to the warmth and low humidity of the average home. Many are slow growing and will stay in the same pot for years. Potted plants can be moved outdoors in the summer, and many, including a few varieties of cactus and sedum, are winter hardy in our area.
Succulents are available in a wide range of shapes, sizes, colors, and textures, and some have spectacular, if sometimes short-lived, flowers. They offer something dramatic, different, and low-maintenance.
Rosettes of burgundy-black leaves at the ends of stems that can grow several feet high. … Continued
Tricolor rosettes in green and yellow edged in pink are one of the showiest succulents … Continued
Plants form a tight rosette of short, wide, grey-green leaves with a contrasting reddish-brown margins … Continued
12-16″ rosettes of gray-green succulent foliage with small teeth along margin and edged with maroon. … Continued
This gorgeous agave grows to 3′ tall and wide with thick, blue-gray leaves with smooth … Continued
One of the best small growing agaves for use in containers. Also known as the … Continued
Split open a leaf and apply the clear gel directly to minor burns, wounds, dry … Continued
Aloe ‘Pink Blush’ has strappy green leaves heavily textured in light green raised lines with pink ridges. … Continued
A medium-sized suckering Aloe with many upright stems of open rosettes up to 2 feet … Continued
Attractive, small clumping aloe grows to less than a foot tall. White spots on dark … Continued
Angel wing begonias prefer bright, indirect light year-round. When wintering indoors, water when the soil dries … Continued