2″ bright magenta open in May-June, followed by fleshy, greenish-purple fruits. As the evergreen, ball-shaped … 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.
This striking succulent is an ideal specimen plant for containers. Multiple fire-red stems, resemble small … Continued
A Rex begonia with large, silvery black foliage speckled and veined with silver, this succulent … Continued
The five-pointed, yellow-red, star-shaped flowers are bonded with a red lifesaver. Easy to grow in … Continued
Copper-colored leaves fold upward from the middle and are a bronze to gray color on … Continued
Also called paddle plant, dog tongue or desert cabbage, this showy white-frosted succulent is native … Continued
Upright leaves grow up 4 feet tall. Among the toughest of all houseplants, they can … Continued
Low mats of spiny pads which can colonize large beds over time. Showy flowers are … Continued
Fuzzy, gray leaves are edged in maroon with chocolate brown tips. A fantastic stand alone … Continued
Native to Peru and Ecuador, this succulent forms small plants with burgundy-red stems. V-shaped leaves … Continued
A classic maintenance free annual with fancy rose-like blooms all summer. Often self-seeding in garden … Continued