Cacti are prickly, spiny plants that grow in arid climates. They have thick skin and water-storing organs called succulent tissues that help them cope with dry conditions. Some succulents may look like cacti, but they’re not.
Category: Succulents Types
Want to grow succulent plants in a sun-drenched space, but are unsure which varieties are best suited to your climate? This simple list of the 10 best succulents for full sun is here to help.
Succulents are perfect for beginners but can also be grown by experienced gardeners. These are some of the fastest growing varieties of succulents.
Euphorbia plants are some of the most interesting, eye-catching succulents available. With their unique look and feel, these plants make great focal points in gardens, beds, and containers.
Monkey tail cactus grow a long cylindrical stem. This stem is covered with thick spines that curve downwards, and make the cacti look a bit like a squiggly tail. The spines are brown and may have a hint of red. Flowers can be creamy to yellow in color, with a red center
While some Monkey Tail plants bloom, they are grown primarily for the unique appearance of their leaves. Monkey Tails are drought tolerant and low maintenance, perfect for anyone new to gardening.
Sansevieria has been a great house plant, due to its ability to adapt to just about any surroundings and it is versatile enough to grow as either a houseplant or outdoors as an ornamental plant.
Haworthia is a small succulent (sometimes called a “living fossil”) that comes in a variety of textures and colors. Recently becoming very popular, it makes a wonderful houseplant.
Euphorbias are commonly known as “spurges.” They have become popular as indoor houseplants due to their small size, varied color and texture, and exceptional tolerance of neglect. In the past they were usually grown in hanging baskets or terrariums. Propagating them is relatively simple once you know how.
These succulents are very sensitive to overwatering. The key is to water them when dry, which can be as often as once a week.