The Succulent Plant Page is a resource for those interested in all aspects of succulent plants, including collecting, growing, identifying, propagating, showing and their conservation.
Succulents are very popular ornamental plants because they are incredibly easy to grow. Their varied geometric forms, leaf textures and range of colours appeal to the eye and fit in well with modern decor. Their sizes range from miniature to tree-sized, so succulents can be chosen to fit every well-lit space. A selection of succulent plants that includes a few cacti can provide colourful flowers and interest throughout the year.
Succulent plants thrive in some of the world's harshest climates, so are by nature tenacious and adapted to infrequent availability of moisture. They are very tolerant of the dry atmosphere in centrally-heated homes and offices. Most desert-adapted succulent plants grow best with plenty of bright light and thrive and flower well on a sunny window ledge. Over-watering kills more plants than anything else, so a degree of benign neglect is actually a virtue with succulent plants.