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The Succulent Plant Page is a resource devoted to all aspects of succulent plants.
Learn how to grow succulents, which countries they come from and how to identify them.
Succulents are very popular ornamental plants because they are incredibly easy to grow. The varied geometric forms, leaf textures and range of colours of succulents 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. Some succulents are quite hardy, even tolerating a cold wet Winter, so can be grown in the garden or in patio planters. In warm climates, succulents are essential components of an arid garden or desert landscaping.
Succulent plants thrive in the world's harshest climates, so are by nature tenacious and adapted to infrequent availability of moisture. Many succulents 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, even full sunshine. Succulents 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 succulents.