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.
Like a fat slice of dark chocolate cake for your garden, this near-black succulent produces dense clumps of rosettes with leaves emerging green before darkening to a sumptuous chocolatey brown. Easy to grow in soil with good drainage. Extra showy, bright red flowers appear in Autumn or Winter. Tolerates some shade, but chocolate colour is best in full sun. Evergreen
Colour: Red Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 25cm x 25cm
small rosettes with fleshy, glaucous light silvery blue leaves with pink tips. Freely offsetting to form clusters quickly. Forms short arching racemes of golden-yellow flowers with orange tips. Great for windowsill or dish garden culture. Perennial
This small succulent is a popular choice for succulent culture fans. A small evergreen succulent of breathtaking beauty that forms a solitary rosette of fleshy, pointed, pastel gray leaves graced with a purple pink blush. Flower spikes of coral pink adorn this delightful rosette succulent. Perennial
Colour: Coral pink Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 25cm x 20cm
An intriguing succulent with thick, blue-gray leaves that curve upward. Bright orange and yellow flowers rise above the foliage on tall arching inflorescence in summer. Adds unique texture to rock gardens, borders and container gardens.
Colour: Orange Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 20cm x 30cm