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Succulents - A Photo Gallery
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.