Other Succulents


IMG_0746c Diverse succulents add zest to a desert garden. The term succulent is general: all cacti, agaves, and juicy-stemmed plants fall into this category. When looking at pictures of succulents, you often see aloes and hen-and-chicks. These plants are not native to Arizona. Most come from Africa.

If you decide to add succulents to your landscape, they will need shade to survive. They are happiest somewhere like California, not in Arizona’s desert sun. I have killed planters filled with succulents because I didn’t know their water and soil needs.

Medicinal aloe is one of the easiest to grow because it can tolerate extreme temperatures and long periods of drought. Consider starting small with a succulent addition and adding more depending on how much you enjoy them.

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