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  Succulent Plant Site - Information on the cultivation of succulents
Succulents are rewarding in cultivation for both the novice grower and the hard core enthusiast.
Succulents have the reputation of being easy to grow, for instance Cotyledon Orbiculata is known as the "kanniedood" in Afrikaans, when translated to English it means "cannot die".
Succulents have an amazing variety of flowers from the intricate stapeliad flowers to the splendour of the mesemb.
www.succulents.co.za   (0 words)

  
  Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Succulent Bonsai—Capturing the Spirit of the Desert
Succulents also have unique morphological features that make them appealing to bonsai artists, namely their fleshy leaves, swollen trunks, and thickened bases—adaptations that enable the plants to store excess water for use during dry periods.
This 20-year-old 22-inch-high succulent was grown from seed in a nursery in a 10-gallon tub.
Succulents may be staged as individual bonsai, forests, companion plants, or in landscape trays.
www.bbg.org /gar2/topics/plants/2002wi_bonsai.html   (1523 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for succulent
Any of about 600 species of succulent plants that make up the genus Sedum, in the stonecrop, or orpine, family (Crassulaceae), native to temperate zones and to mountains in the tropics.
Rock samphire, St Peter's herb, succulent plant of cliffs and salt marshes (Crithmum maritimum, member of carrot family); grows on coastal rocks, and has fleshy aromatic leaves which may be eaten raw, boiled, or pickled.
Succulents in the spotlight: Trendsetters and twentysomethings are popularizing these exotic plants.(Product/Service Evaluation)
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=succulent&StartAt=11   (661 words)

  
 Biodiversity Hotspots - Succulent Karoo - Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Succulent Karoo of South Africa and Namibia boasts the richest succulent flora on earth, as well as remarkable endemism in plants, with 69 percent as endemics.
The Succulent Karoo, which consists primarily of winter rainfall desert, is one of only two hotspots that are entirely arid (the other is the newly recognized Horn of Africa).
Stem succulents are also found here (around 140 species), as are seasonal bulbs and annuals that display magnificent spring blooms in the open spaces between the shrubs, particularly during the spring in the Namaqualand.
www.biodiversityhotspots.org /xp/Hotspots/karoo   (417 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Succulent Karoo (AT1322)
To the south of the Succulent Karoo lie the fire-prone, hard-leaved shrublands of the Lowland and Montane Fynbos and Renosterveld ecoregions.
As is the case throughout the Succulent Karoo, Mesembryanthemaceae are disproportionally over-represented among endemics (Cowling and Hilton-Taylor 1999).
Succulent Karoo plant communities are extremely rich at both the local and regional scales (Cowling and Hilton-Taylor 1999).
www.worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/at/at1322_full.html   (4698 words)

  
 Succulent plant Summary
The general characteristic of plants that have evolved succulence is the presence of large parenchyma cells in leaves or stems (and occasionally in roots) that serve the purpose of water storage.
Succulent plants, or succulents, are plants that store water in their enlarged fleshy leaves, stems, or roots.
Succulence is a feature due to convergent evolution and is not necessarily an indication of genetic relationship.
www.bookrags.com /Succulent_plant   (629 words)

  
 What is a succulent?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This describes the concept well, a succulent is a plant of which one or more of its organs (leaves, stem, roots) has developed the capability to store water.
More precisely, a succulent can be defined as a plant that stores water in its tissues as a mechanism to survive periods of drought in the growing phase as well as the dormant phase (and not only in the dormant phase, like cormous and bulbous plants, which are not classified as succulents).
This unique quality is the factor which stimulate the world-wide interest in succulents, firstly because this adaption resulted in fascinating and at times even bizarre growth forms, secondly because it makes it possible to transplant (and transport) even mature plants fairly easily.
www.succulents.net /resources/cacti.html   (250 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Madagascar succulent woodlands (AT1312)
This ecoregion comprises a mosaic of succulent xeric adapted plants and deciduous forests that represent critical habitats for many species of animals and plants restricted to the western region of Madagascar.
The southern portion of the succulent woodland ecoregion is inland from the spiny thicket and further north this ecoregion meets the sea around Belo-Tsiribihina.
There is an overlap of species between the succulent woodlands and the spiny thicket to the south as well as the dry deciduous forests to the north.
www.worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/at/at1312_full.html   (1517 words)

  
 The Succulent Society of South Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An established reference library, specialising in publications on succulents and related plants and named in honor of Dr. G W Reynolds, famous for his pioneering work on Aloes, is available in Johannesburg.
Succulents may be described as plants which are adapted to store water in their leaves, branches or stem bases in order to be able to survive long periods without water.
The South African Aloe and Succulent Society was founded in 1963 when a few succulent enthusiasts realised that Southern Africa's succulent richness and the wide interest in the plants necessitated a society having as its aims the conservation of these plants and the making available of both information on succulents and the plants themselves.
www.succulents.net /society   (1011 words)

  
 Definition of a Succulent
The authors recognized a subcategory of xerophytic succulents, which excludes halophytic succulents (salt-tolerant plants that often grow in saline wetlands) and most geophytes (plants with their perennating organs below ground, e.g., potato, Jatropha macrorhiza, and most plants that are colloquially called "bulbs" in horticulture).
The succulent tissues of halophytes and of most geophytes serve functions other than to support growth when soil moisture is unavailable.
The growthform of tescalama (desert rock fig, Ficus petiolaris palmeri) is intermediate between a woody tree and a stem succulent.
www.desertmuseum.org /programs/succulents_definition.html   (758 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Succulent Karoo (AT1322)
The Succulent Karoo ecoregion has been called the world’s most extraordinary desert, a designation that has earned it a place as the world’s only biodiversity "hotspot" that is entirely arid.
If you were to cross the Succulent Karoo in late winter or in spring, you would find yourself in the middle of a desert painted with shades of magenta, indigo, and yellow.
As overgrazing, mining, and the illegal harvesting of succulents for horticulture threaten the region, endemic plants are quickly becoming endangered.
www.nationalgeographic.com /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/at/at1322.html   (538 words)

  
 Ecosystem Profile: Succulent Karoo
The rich biodiversity of the Succulent Karoo hotspot is due to an extensive and complex array of habitat types derived from topographical and climatic diversity in the region's rugged mountains, semi-arid shrublands and coastal dunes.
However, to ensure that the Succulent Karoo is conserved and that the SKEP 20-year vision and targets are achieved, it is important to focus the initial CEPF investment on areas and actions that will catalyze the greatest impact now and in the long term.
The Succulent Karoo is one of the biological wonders of the world, with unrivaled levels of diversity and endemism for an arid area.
www.cepf.net /xp/cepf/where_we_work/succulent_karoo/full_strategy.xml   (8400 words)

  
 Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Life/Travel: Home/Gardening
Succulent cuttings root readily in the moss and grow to cover the form.
The succulent's variety of textures, leaf shapes and colors are endlessly intriguing.
Succulent topiaries are expensive (her prices begin at $75 for an 8-inch-diameter orb), so Ms.
www.dallasnews.com /sharedcontent/dws/fea/home/stories/DN-nhg_succulent_0119liv.State.Edition1.4e847eb.html   (454 words)

  
 Succulents — Succulent Plants, Sempervivums, Jovibarbas, Sedums
Succulents are wonderful plants that are so easy to grow.
Sempervivums (hen & chicks) are a hardy succulent alpine plant.
Sempervivums form low-growing rosettes of succulent leaves with a variety of colors ranging from pink, red, purple and green.
www.simplysucculents.com /shop   (195 words)

  
 Identifying Succulents
Succulent types of Coleus, and Plectranthus are grown by succulent collectors.
There are a few succulent members having swollen stems, but not much else in the way of succulent characteristics.
A large number of succulents are from this family, the Euphorbiaceae and some of them can be mistaken for cacti if they are not flowering.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/davidtraish/Identifying_succulents.html   (2154 words)

  
 SUCCULENT BROMELIADS
Although they are succulent they require a good deal of water during the growing season.
The following list is limited to succulent terrestrial bromeliad species which can grow under the same conditions as cacti and other desert succulents, often growing in company with them in their natural habitat.
Succulents among the Earth Stars (32 species) are the exception: C. warasii, as described above, and C. bahianus, which, though not as succulent as warasii, flourishes in sun and sandy soil.
home.att.net /~Bromeliads/Succulent_Bromeliads.htm   (964 words)

  
 Succulent Karoo Biome
The Succulent Karoo Biome is primarily determined by the presence of low winter rainfall and extreme summer aridity.
The vegetation is dominated by dwarf, succulent shrubs, of which the Vygies (Mesembryanthemaceae) and Stonecrops (Crassulaceae) are particularly prominent.
The number of plant species mostly succulents - is very high and unparalleled elsewhere in the world for an arid area of this size.
www.plantzafrica.com /vegetation/succkaroo.htm   (559 words)

  
 Grow Unusual and Exotic Succulent Plants from Seeds
An attractive succulent plant from South Africa that can be grown in the home or greenhouse.
A slow growing succulent like plant with a swollen, contorted base and an abundance of carmine-rose flowers when mature.
Succulent grey-green leaves 6' long have a sharp spine at tip.
www.datasync.com /sbe/succulent.htm   (664 words)

  
 How to make a succulent "bouquet"
Succulents will forgive most failures--too much or not enough water or lack of fertilizer--but they do like their roots in quick-draining soil.
Succulents can survive considerable neglect, especially in mild climates, but they look better with regular irrigation in the desert and elsewhere when temperatures climb.
Though succulents could probably get by without any fertilizer, to keep them in peak condition most succulent fanciers feed them two or three times a year with a liquid fertilizer (20-20-20, for instance) diluted to half strength.
www.sunset.com /sunset/Premium/Garden/2001/04-Apr/Succulents0401/Succulents04012.html   (367 words)

  
 cactus and succulent plant mall
It is regularly updated with information on cactus and succulent societies and suppliers of plants, seeds and literature on cacti and succulents.
The CSPM includes the official webpages for a number of the national Cactus and Succulent Societies, websites for many specialist groups, local clubs and nurseries all over the world.
Many cacti and succulents are CITES listed plants and cannot be mailed internationally without licences and extensive official documentation which few organisations are willing or able to supply.
www.cactus-mall.com   (836 words)

  
 Succulent Cuttings for Living Wreaths for sale online, Mail Order Succulent Cuttings, Living Succulent Wreaths
The succulent cuttings are cut to order and should be plantable when you receive them (although, for best results, it is always good to check that the succulent cuttings are callused over before planting in your living wreath or topiary).
She used approximately 400 succulent cuttings for the three succulent living wreaths, but note these are basically ready to go upon planting (meaning that they are well filled in immediately).
It is possible to use less succulent cuttings and let them fill in after rooted and still produce a beautiful succulent living wreath or topiary.
danielscactus.hypermart.net /wreaths.html   (786 words)

  
 Succulent
Succulent is a "flora design firm" that delivers gorgeous potted arrangements.
Their mission is to provide a "modern, green-sustainable alternative to floral design by using a variety of succulent plants, in soil, to replace the average cut flower arrangement." Conceived by actress Samantha Mathis and designer Ryann Davis, they use locally grown succulent plants and oraganic soil.
Contact Succulent via their website or by phone (310.279.9985) or fax (323.851.8058).
la.apartmenttherapy.com /la/plants-flowers/succulent-021901   (345 words)

  
 succulent - Research the news about succulent - from HighBeam Research
Succulents are plants with the ability to hold and store...
A boom in poached 'succulent' plants is among the latest threats facing...
Succulents are found either in dry regions or in areas where there is sufficient water but it is not easily obtained, as in salt...
www.highbeam.com /search.aspx?q=succulent&ref_id=ency_botnm   (945 words)

  
 Living Succulent Wreaths - Cacti and Succulents
Though succulent wreaths are most commonly used during such holiday periods, they are very useful for special occasions as well, such as for weddings.
Besides their use on dining tables, succulent wreaths are often hung on doors and walls.
Succulent wreaths and wreath forms for making your own are sold in various sizes.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art17058.asp   (529 words)

  
 Succulent Plant Site - Home
Succulent Plant PhotosImages of Succulent Plants in habitat and in cultivation.
AloesImages of succulent plants of the Asphodelaceae genus.
CrassulaceaeImages of ornamental succulent plants in the Crassulacea genus.
www.succulents.co.za /photo-gallery   (533 words)

  
 TCSS Guide to Tucson Area Succulents
A succulent is a plant that stores water for times when water is not available to it.
Succulent plants are generally found in arid environments such as deserts and semi-deserts.
There are three basic types of succulent plants, identified by where they store their water.
www.tucsoncactus.org /c-s_database/html/succulent.html   (305 words)

  
 succulent - Definitions from Dictionary.com
a succulent plant, as a sedum or cactus.
A succulent plant, such as a sedum or cactus.
Succulents are usually adapted to drier environments and display other characteristics that reduce water loss, such as waxy coatings on leaves and stems, fewer stomata than occur on other plants, and stout, rounded stems that minimize surface area.
dictionary.reference.com /browse/succulent   (242 words)

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