Saturday, October 13, 2018

Succulents Cebu and Cactus Collection- 7 Succulent Plant Facts

1. Succulents come from dry (desert) locations

Succulents first appeared on the planet from areas with long arid dry seasons and store water in their stems and leaves.

2. Their name was taken from their thick, sap filled leaves.
Succulent or "sucus" in latin means juice or sap.

3. There are about 60 different plant families that contain succulents.
These families includes, Cactacae (cactus) and Xanthorrhoeaeceae (aloe vera)

4. You can find them in different colors
Although the most common are green, succulents come in blue, purple, pink, orange and even red.

5. Succulents are pest resistant
Part of the reason why they’re so easy to maintain is that these plants are highly pest and predator resistant.

6. You can use succulent cuttings to grow new plants
To grow new plants, simply cut off a part of the mother plant and let it dry in the sun and plant it in dirt and water.

7.  Succulents are often mistakenly linked with cactus.
Cactus are succulents, but not all succulents are cactus. Their difference? The thorns!

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