Unlike other cacti, the Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera x buckleyi) doesn't have sharp spines. Its flat, fleshy, segmented stems can reach about a foot in length, often draping over in a way that earned it the nickname, crab claw cactus.
Aloe vera is a medicinal plant, a succulent whose sap has been used to treat sunburn and wounds for centuries. Medicinal value aside, aloe vera is also a great indoor plant.
This desert native comes in a variety of colors and does best in dry conditions. Echeveria should be watered only once it has dried out.
Baby Toes plant; looks exactly like little plump feet. It's hard to resist tickling them. It also goes by the name Key Lime Pie for the crimped pie crust appearance.
If a zinnia were a succulent, it would be a tree aeonium. This species features two of the hottest varieties in the modern succulent world. Deep burgundy to black ‘Zwartkop’ (pictured) is a powerful contrast against light green or yellow plants.
Not to be confused with aloe these striped, spiky little plants (AKA Haworthia fasciata) are one of the most popular succulents out there—and it doesn't hurt that it's an easy one to care for if you're a plant parent beginner.
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