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The Cactaceae family
Succulents require little attention and have a particular beauty. They are characterized by the ability to store water in their tissues, and then use it slowly over time. For this reason they survive well even in pre-desert and very hot areas, where rainfall is nil in certain periods and intense in others, or in regions where drought is constant but there is fog which provides the necessary humidity. Let's now see the different names of succulents. The Cactaceae family includes the Rebutia genus, small in size and round shapes with very colorful flowers and silver-colored thorns. The prickly pear is part of the genus Opuntia. Echinocactus are globose with yellow spines. Echinopsis are round and with spines on the ribs in star-shaped tufts. The Cereus have a column shape with particular flowers. Mammillaria is a genus with spherical plants and very decorative and appreciated flowers.
The Crassulaceae family
This family includes the largest number of species including the Echeveria, widespread in flower beds and borders, with leaves arranged in pink on the branches of the stem. The genus Adromischus includes small plants with fleshy leaves arranged in small groups or green spirals or variously decorated. Cotyledon can have fleshy evergreen leaves or deciduous, round, oval or wavy margins. The flowers are colored in shades between red and yellow. In Crassula the leaves and stem are both fleshy. The leaves are arranged alternately on the stem and covered with light hair or waxy substance. The genus Sedum includes many species characterized by a falling or creeping appearance but very aesthetically pleasing, with star-shaped flowers. Kalanchoes have fleshy leaves with jagged edges and very beautiful orange, red, pink and yellow flowers.
Cleistocacto - Cleistocactus strausiiFifty flowering shrub species, which can reach two meters in height, belong to this genus. Originally from the eastern slope of the Andes, it is a succulent plant to be grown in ...
Pachycereus pringleigenus that includes 10-12 species of columnar cactus native to Central America. They are very long-lived and the centenary specimens, in nature, can reach considerable dimensions, even close to ...
Lava cactus, Creeping Cereus - Brachycereus
Opuntia - OpuntiaNumerous species of cacti belong to the genus opuntia, all originating in South America; they are robust and vigorous plants, which over the centuries have been exported to many ...
The Aizoaceae family
This family includes three succulent names: Lampranthus, Lithops, and Conophytum. To the genus Lampranthus belong bushy or creeping plants, mainly used in flower beds. The fleshy leaves can be cylindrical or triangular in section. their flowers are large and brightly colored. The Lithops, very small plants, have a very particular structure formed by two leaves transformed into low conical stems joined together that makes them look like stones. They have only one flower, yellow or white, which grows in the crevice in the middle of the stem. The Conophytum genus includes species about 10 cm tall. The stem is practically replaced by large, fleshy and round leaves, arranged in pairs. Seen from afar, they appear like stones and their surface can be of a single color or have streaks or dots. The flowers are usually yellow or purple, white, carmine red, pink and orange.
Succulents names: Other names of succulents
There are various other types of succulents in nature. The Agave genus, belonging to the Agavaceae family, includes species known throughout the world, used as ornamental plants as well as for the manufacture of hammock ropes, Panama hats and alcoholic beverages such as Tequila. They have a bushy habit and some can reach very large sizes. The leaves are stemless, arranged in a rosette, lanceolate, thorny on the edges and have a large spike on the tip. The Aloe genus resembles Agave but is part of a different botanical family: the Aloeaceae. They produce very showy, large and colorful flowers. The main representative of the Euphorbiaceae family is Ricinus communis L. from the seeds of which castor oil is extracted. Its considerable size and the beauty of the leaves make it a popular ornamental plant. The Haworthia genus, of the Liliaceae family, includes small and graceful plants with rosette leaves.