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Succulents and Cacti

Succulent plants refers to a broad, loose category of plants, including cacti, which have developed thick fleshy leaves or stems. These serve as water storage organs to insure survival under arid conditions. Succulents are found worldwide. Besides cacti, they include many familiar plants: jade plant (Crassula arborescens)snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)medicine plant (Aloe barbadensis)century plant (Agave americana)flowering Kalanchoes (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana) and the sedums (Sedum sp.), both sold as gift plantshens and chicks (Sempervivum sp.), common in the perennial garden Cacti characteristics The cactus family has nearly 2,000 species,…

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A greenhouse is a building with glass walls and a glass roof. Greenhouses are used to grow plants, such as tomatoes and tropical flowers. A greenhouse stays warm inside, even during the winter. In the daytime, sunlight shines into the greenhouse and warms the plants and air inside.  The darker the surface, the more heat is generated. The greenhouse panels are good at transmitting light, but not heat. Greenhouses take the suns energy and heat and trap them in the greenhouse.  This helps create massive amounts of heat relative to the outside and…

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