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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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