succulent plants

What are Succulent Plants?

There are various types of plants around the world. Plants are blessing of God for mankind. It is impossible for us to survive without plants in the earth’s atmosphere. Plants provide us with food and mostly oxygen. Plants are of so many categories that exist around us. Among these so many categories, one is succulent plants. Succulent means are juicy. From the Latin word ‘succus’ this succulent word came. Succus means juice or sap. Succulent plants are those who have thick, fleshy leaves, carried by thick, swollen stems. In these thick structures, water is stored in abundance. Succulent plants can survive in such conditions where water is scarce. For example like desert area. In the desert the sun is too much strong, dryness is at the tip. Water is pretty unavailable in those areas. These succulent plants can survive for a long time. They are very much deep-rooted, for this they can uptake water from so deep region of the soil. 

Where do succulents grow?

At places where water resources are limited as mist and dew available succulent plants can survive those places very easily that is impossible for normal terrestrial plants. Succulent plants can tolerate heavy dry conditions. Where water is scarce succulent plants can live there for more days than normal plants. In the desert area, deep-rooted succulents are found. For example like cactus. Cactus is a plant that restores the water inside their stems. Leaves are modified to thrones. So that the evaporation is less in that extremely dry condition. For taking water from the deep soil area cactus has a very deep root system.  They are the most common plant found in the desert. And there are many more succulent plants. So indoor decoration can be done with such plants very easily. As they will store water inside them and less management will be required for taking care of them. However, you can get different types of succulents from the succulents for sale online market. 

Structure of succulents plants

Botanists define succulent plants as those which can store water in their morphological structures. Succulent plants are thick and fleshy. As they store water in their organs so they have fleshy structures. These plants can store water in their leaves or stems. Sometimes such succulent plants are seen that can store water in their roots also. 

Succulent plants have fleshy stems and leaves. For example, aloe vera is a succulent plant. It has fleshy leaves. The flesh inside the leaves is very gelatinous and gummy. It has a great medicinal value for the human body. This flesh can be drunk by making juice of it that gives spectacular health benefits like moisturizing skin, improvement of digestion, and many more. They store water in their leaves so need less water application to survive. For this, it is a very popularly used ornamental plant. People love to decorate their house with aloe vera and also many more beautiful succulents. 

Examples of succulent plants?

Some examples of succulent plants are String of bananas (Senecio radicans),  Burro’s tail (Sedum morganianum), Pebble plant or living stone (Lithops),  String of pearls (Senecio rowleyanus), Hens-and-chicks (Sempervivum tectorum or Echeveria elegans),  Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera x buckleyi),  Panda plant (Kalanchoe tomentosa), Crown of thorns (Euphorbia milii), Crassula Baby Necklace, Sedeveria Sleepy, Jade plant (Crassula ovata),  Christmas kalanchoe (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana),  Mother-in-law tongue or snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata), etc. These are some best choices of succulent plants that can be chosen for indoor design. Cost-effectiveness, easy maintenance is very common for these plants. Listed plants are mostly available in the normal nurseries. Also, these plants have easy propagating materials. Plants can be multiplied from one in simple terms.

Succulents have a special characteristic of not minding negligence. They can grow in extremely dry conditions or in extreme winter. As they can store water inside their leaves and stems, they can tolerate the drought. For indoor decoration, succulents are very simple to maintain cause they don’t need that much care to survive. They can live in slight misting conditions. So succulents are very much demanding. The growing procedure of succulent is too calm.