Succulents - A Photo Gallery

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Succulents and Cacti

I have really grown to enjoy succulents over the years, as well as cacti. I think it especially peaked when I lived in Arizona, though liked them even before then. I have known of people that get really hooked on growing succulents. There are so many out there, its really mind boggling.

This photo gallery is just a sampling of the many succulents out there. One of the things I enjoy most about growing them, is their often so easy to propagate. Also, if you have to go on a trip or forget to water them, they can make great plants for their survivability factor. They have an amazing ability to store water in their fleshy leaves, much like cacti do.

Succulents seem to thrive in all kinds of conditions other than freezing. They do well in rock gardens which I think is wonderful because rock gardens can be so cool.

Photos of Succulent Plants

Photo 1 - I love both of the plants growing in this picture. As you can see, they are thriving rather well in a rock garden, and its been a long hot Summer where they were. They don't seem to be phased of course.

Photos 2 & 3 - These photos showcase the same basic larger succulent, and some others. The larger succulent with the big leaves laying on the rocks, also has a tall cluster of flowers shown in photo three. I love the color of the flowers, like a light red color.

Photo 4 - This has to be one of the strangest looking, strangest shaped succulents I have ever seen! This is one of the great things about succulents, is they come in all shapes and sizes. They are truly interesting to me, and could be their own whole hobby.

Photo 5 - This is the famous Aloe Vera plant. It is well loved for its healing properties in the liquid contained in the leaves, say for a burn. Also, many drink (prepared) diluted juice of aloe for a health supplement. I think its a wonderful plant for both its beauty and healing properties.

Photo 6 - This is a really neat succulent that I love. It is growing in a rock garden in a temperate environment. What a neat design the leaves have.

Photo 7 - Another neat succulent that has more "branches" than many I have seen in the past.

Photo 8 - Some have very pretty flowers as well. I love these little flowers that bloom on this plant.

Photo 9 - Some of the plants in this photo could be considered cacti, and if that is the case, please let me know. I always thought cacti have more of the spines on them, which is one way to spot a cacti of course. Not sure if there is much gray area there. Regardless, I like the way these all look.

Photo 10 - I took this photo partly for the plant of course, but the little fish pottery that it is growing in really caught my eye and made my day! What a fun piece of art to have for a potted plant. I absolutely love it.


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learner365 5 years ago

Very interesting photos with the information.I have the succulent plant in photo 6 (i wish i could know its name).It looks really pretty and neat.Also the Aloe Vera plant,its really useful in many herbal remedies and i have personally benefited from it many times.

Interesting and voting up !!


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oceansnsunsets 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hi Learner, thank you very much! I don't have that same succulent, but hope to sometime. I love aloe vera as well, though don't have any currently. So glad you stopped by and commented. Thank you. :)


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Kris Heeter 5 years ago from Indiana

Love you photos - particularly the last one. For the longest time, I never really felt drawn to succulents but this past year I've been experimenting with creating small indoor gardens with succulent. And my latest endeavor is trying to grow some chicks and hens from seed - they spouted wonderfully but seem to be stuck as tiny sprouts.


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida

I love these kinds of plants: don't require much water or attention; the best kind. I like the ease of propagating them, too.


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Frieda Babbley 5 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Absolutely gorgeous photos. Enjoyed reading your commentary on each.


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Simone Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

Succulents are gorgeous, and you've done them justice! Thanks so much for sharing the beautiful gallery.


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oceansnsunsets 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Kris, thank you! I didn't always like succulents either, its like they can get on your "radar" and suddenly you see this whole new world of succulents and or cacti and its just amazing! Congratulations on getting your chicks and hens to sprout, that is a big deal. I may try placing them in brighter sunlight perhaps, but I don't have many tips other than that, and to not water them too much. Thanks for your comment.

Mary, yes they are nice because they don't require too much water or care, etc. Its so great to propagate them, I hope to do that more too in the future.

Frieda Babbley, thank you so much, I appreciate your visit and comment.

Simone, thank you for stopping by and for your comment. :)

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