Plant World

Flowers and Unusual Plants

What are succulents?

A group of more than 30 plant families including the amaryllis, lily, and cactus families forms what is known as the succulents (from the Latin term succulentis, meaning “fleshy” or “juicy”). Most members of the group are resistant to droughts as they are dry-weather plants. Even when they live in moist, rainy environments, these plants need very little water.


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