Succulent plants thrive in sunny areas and require very little maintenance. They create striking accents and can be planted as ground cover, in containers, in landscapes, gardens and mini gardens, and in terrariums and glass globes. Succulents are also popular when incorporated into centerpieces, grapevine and driftwood art, and wedding or party favors. Truly you can get creative with these gems.
Right: Aloe "Erik the Red" is a large tall-growing aloe that can grow to 6 feet or more with its stem topped by a rosette about 2-feet wide. Dark to mid-green leaves have prominent whitish-green teeth along the leaf margin. Due to our close relationships with top growers, we were able to secure a few of this hard-to-find plant.
Almost all cacti are succulents, meaning they have thickened, fleshy parts adapted to store water. Unlike many other succulents, the stem is the only part of most cacti where this vital process takes place.