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Cactus icon Cactus and Succulents
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Succulents are plants with thick, fleshy, juicy stems and leaves, water-storage adaptations for life in arid or rocky environments. The cactus family (Cactaceae) includes some 2000 species, most of which are succulents. Gardeners prize cacti and other succulents for their curious, often grotesque, shapes and their ease of cultivation, many requiring little more than full sun, well drained soil and an occasional watering.

Scientific Name Common Name(s)
Agave americana agave
Aloe ferox Cape aloe
Aloe saponaria soap aloe
Aloe vera medicinal aloe
Congea tomentosa wooly congea
Epiphyllum spp. orchid cactus
Euphorbia milii crown of thorns
Euphorbia myrsinites myrtle spurge
Euphorbia tirucalli pencil tree
Hoya carnosa wax plant
Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi South American air plant
Opuntia humifusa hardy prickly pear
Portulaca grandiflora moss rose
Sedum spectabile showy sedum
Stapelia spp. carrion flower
Tradescantia pallida purple heart






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