Thick, wavy, blue-gray leaves curve upward in tight rosettes that slowly multiply into colonies. Bright … Continued
browsing plants: succulents & cactus
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.
Golden ball or mother-in-law’s cushion is a well-known species of cactus endemic to east-central Mexico. … Continued
2″ bright magenta open in May-June, followed by fleshy, greenish-purple fruits. As the evergreen, ball-shaped … Continued
These easy to care for succulents require little. Just avoid overwatering and provide lots of … Continued
This striking succulent is an ideal specimen plant for containers. Multiple fire-red stems, resemble small … Continued
A cactus-like plant studded with spikes and lined with raised tubercles that shrink in the … Continued
The five-pointed, yellow-red, star-shaped flowers are bonded with a red lifesaver. Easy to grow in … Continued
Also called rainbow kalanchoe, ‘Marginata’ is distinguished from its parent by a more bushy and … 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
Fuzzy, gray leaves are edged in maroon with chocolate brown tips. A fantastic stand alone … Continued