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Succulent Houseplants

We’re all familiar with the water-storing capacity of desert cacti, but there are many, many plants that fall into this “succulent” category. Some common popular indoor succulents are the Jade Plant, the trailing Hoya, and the Aloe Vera or “Medicine Plant.” These three plants store water in their leaves, but succulents may store water in leaves, stems, trucks, roots, and in a swollen base called a caudex.  Succulents tend to be easy care—just provide adequate light and very good drainage. Some are creepers and trailers like sedums and Rhipsalis, while others are spiny like cacti (agave and “Crown of Thorns”.) The variety in succulent species is amazing, and you can easily become a collector of these wonderful plants.