Succulents are water-storing plants with thickened, fleshy, and engorged parts. These parts are meant to retain water in very dry and arid conditions.
Succulents are native to South Africa and Mexico. In Latin, succus means “juice” from where its name comes from.
Due to their diverse variety in shapes and colors and low maintenance, succulents have become immensely popular.
Are cacti considered succulents?
Due to the appearance of many succulents, people get confused with eh characterization of both plant types.
Cactus is a botanical family where as succulents are a group of plants that have similar characteristics. Succulents have plants from various botanical families. There are around 25 plant families that have multiple succulent species. Aizoaceae, Cactaceae, and Crassulaceae botanical families most species are succulents.
So, it is correct to say that all cacti are succulents but not all succulents are cacti.
How many types of succulents are there?
There are around 180 types of succulents are there in all shapes and sizes. The most popular one is the Aloe Vira plant. But not everyone can be treated as same. You need to understand the requirements and their behavior.
Types of Succulents that are best for your home
- Graptopetalum Hybrids
- Other cactus varieties
Succulent plants are best for your home and office as they require less care than other home plants. You can use succulents to decorate your dining table, office desk, living room, and the corners of your house.