These fascinating plants are wonderful examples of how adaptable nature is. In order to handle drought conditions, succulent plants have the ability to store moisture which they use slowly, enabling them to survive until the next rain comes.
Water is stored in the thick fleshy leaves, swollen stems and sometimes even in the roots.
There are literally thousands of species in this Genus and because they are so tolerant and easy to grow, once the succulent bug has bitten you, you will want to become a collector of these fascinating plants.
A handsome tree aloe which has orange to red candelabra type flowers in winter. Excellent as a garden specimen or as a tub plant. Best in well drained conditions. Ideal for coastal areas. Drought tolerant. Hardy. 1.2m x 1m in 7 years.
Colour: Orange / Red Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 1m
A striking succulent which forms a low rosette. The leaf margins are terracotta in colour and pinkish red flowers are borne on 1metre spikes. Excellent for pots and tubs. Best in full sun and well drained conditions. Easy care.
Colour: Pinkish red Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: cm x cm
This is one of the wonders of the plant world. Handsome grey succulent leaves a metre or more long form a large rosette on top of a metre tall trunk and, when inclined after several years, it sends up a flower stem 4 to 5 metres tall which holds weeping branches carrying hundreds of greeny white bell flowers. Evergreen.
Colour: Cream Habit: Rosette Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 2m