The literal meaning of succulents is "juicy plants." Many succulents are inhabitants of arid areas and have evolved the ability to store large amounts of water in their leaves, stems, and roots, hence the name. The interesting and grotesque forms make them quite appealing to the plant collector. However, not only can the plants have fantastic shapes, but the flowers can be quite beautiful and distinctive as well.

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Acanthorhipsalis monacantha

Adenium obesum
Adenium obesum - Desert Rose
is well know for its swollen, water storing trunk and roots, as well as its beautiful flowers.
A less commonly known fact is that the stems contain a poisonous milky sap.

Aloe sp are known for their healing properties.

Argyroderma sp - Lithop
Native to South Africa

Boweia volubilis - Climbing Onion


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