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  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.
Planting medium for succulent plants is very similar to bonsai soil: It should be noncompacting, of generally neutral pH, and porous for good drainage and aeration.
www.bbg.org /gar2/topics/plants/2002wi_bonsai.html   (1523 words)

 Succulents | Macmillan Plant Sciences
Specifically, succulent plants are those that are strongly adapted to life in water and/or heat-stressed habitats, and are typically represented by members of certain plant families (see accompanying table).
Plants that have evolved in very hot, dry conditions, or those that experience these conditions at certain times of the year, have evolved various structures, habits, and metabolic mechanisms to cope with existence in stressed habitats.
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.
www.bookrags.com /research/succulents-plsc-04   (214 words)

 What Is A Succulent?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Generally a succulent is a plant that has developed (through evolutionary adaptation to water stress) swollen, water-storing tissues which protect it from desiccation.
There are three broad categories of succulents - leaf succulents, stem succulents, and caudiciforms - depending on the part of the plant that is succulent.
Plants with fleshy underground bulbs (lilies, daffodils, tulips), corms (gladiolus, freesia, crocus), rhizomes (iris, calla) or tubers (dahlia, begonia, potato) are also not considered succulents.
members.aol.com /thecactuspatch/articles/whatsux/whatsux.html   (752 words)

Succulent plants are also of great ecological and economic significance, particularly in arid and semi-arid parts of the world.
Of these succulent plant species, an estimated 2000 species are threatened with global extinction in the wild, and many more are regionally or nationally threatened.
Action for succulent plant conservation must take place primarily at the national and local levels and be implemented as far as possible by in-country agencies and local experts.
www.iucn.org /themes/SSC/publications/cactusen.htm   (747 words)

 SDNHM: Botany Department
These succulent plants have at least some tissues in a portion of their plant body that is modified and capable of storing large amounts of water, making the plant part appear fleshy, succulent, or swollen.
Classically, succulent plants are sometimes even further differentiated from other plants with fleshy leaves or stems by having the ability to use stored water reserves in their tissues and subsequently tolerate long periods of aridity, although it is sometimes difficult to discern this functional difference.
Plants dug up from nature simply do not live long under most cultivation practices; it is a different story for those propagated in a plant nursery.
www.sdnhm.org /research/botany/succulent_jr.html   (4152 words)

 What is a Succulent Plant? - GREENFINGERS - Care2.com
To re-pot, invert the plant and tap the rim of the pot against the bench or with a piece of wood to loosen the pot from the compost.
Damp conditions are a universal requirement for activation of fungal spores, and many of the problems with fungal infection of succulent plants arise from failure of excessive watering or condensation to evaporate, because of unexpected or seasonal cold weather.
For succulent plants, a balanced NPK fertiliser such as Chempack No. 3 is suitable, but cactus growers may prefer a lower nitrogen content such as Chempack No. 8 to ensure that their plants remain compact.
www.care2.com /c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=11639&pst=766054   (8439 words)

 What Is A Succulent?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Generally a succulent is a plant that has developed (through evolutionary adaptation to water stress) swollen, water-storing tissues which protect it from desiccation.
By convention some plants that display succulence are not considered succulents, such as impatiens and some orchids even though they have fleshy stems and leaves.
Plants with fleshy underground bulbs (lilies, daffodils, tulips), corms (gladiolus, freesia, crocus), rhizomes (iris, calla) or tubers (dahlia, begonia, potato) are also not considered succulents.
hometown.aol.com /thecactuspatch/articles/whatsux/whatsux.html   (761 words)

 Caring for your Succulent plant by OCCSS -Orange County Cactus & Succulent Society On-line
Succulents occur in many plant families and are found naturally in the xeric or desert regions of the world.
There are also many lesser known succulent plants, where the combination of striking physical form, outstanding blooms and general ease of maintenance make them desirable as landscape or pot collectibles.
Remember that cactus and succulent plants are used to infrequent water and are water thrifty by nature.
www.occss.org /care   (755 words)

 SA and Namibian succulents on the edge: the cliff face home
Plants grow on south- and north-facing dolomite cliffs, as does the related species, A. dewinteri, from the Sesfontein region.
Whereas many succulent plants are chasmophytes, occurring on rocky outcrops, only a relatively small number are obligate cremnophytes.
Succu-lent cremnophytes specifically pertain to plants with succulent features (leaf and stem succulents) growing on cliffs and apart from the "typical" succulents, xeromorphic succulent bulbous types are also included in this category.
www.succulents.net /society/aloe_37.html   (1302 words)

 What is a succulent?
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)

 Succulent plant Summary
Succulent plants, such as this Aloe, sequester water in their fleshy leaves.
Succulent plants, or succulents, are plants that store water in their enlarged fleshy leaves, stems, or roots.
Although all plants store water, succulent plants are especially adapted and use their hollow bodies to store water for long periods.
www.bookrags.com /Succulent   (629 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.
These unique plants can be planted in containers also, hypertofa pots, strawberry pots or just about any container that provides good drainage.
www.simplysucculents.com /shop   (195 words)

 Definition of a Succulent
Plant physiologists and systematists tend to be similarly noncommittal.
The succulent tissues of halophytes and of most geophytes serve functions other than to support growth when soil moisture is unavailable.
The thin subcutaneous layer of moist tissue in these plants is succulent in nature (Henrickson, 1969a and b, 1972).
www.desertmuseum.org /programs/succulents_definition.html   (758 words)

 Grow Unusual and Exotic Succulent Plants from Seeds
Dasylirion wheeleri (Desert Spoon or Common Sotol) is a flowering plant native to arid environments of the southwestern United States, in Arizona, New Mexico and western Texas, and in northern Mexico, in Chihuahua and Sonora.
Horny border, this plant is the source of the fiber tula istle.
The light gray trunk of this plant is usually bulging and is uniformly covered with long and sharp needles that are about 2-3 inches in length.
www.seedman.com /succulent.htm   (852 words)

 Identifying Succulents
To identify which family, Genus, species, your plant belongs to the factors are the flowers, body form, whether they have leaves, the type of sap, whether tendrils are present, where they originally came from, and what type of spines they have.
Just because a plant looks like a cactus does not in any guarantee that it is. There are many plant families that have plants that have a cactus like shape.
They are not plants for the beginner, and if you have one you are very likely to know what it is, otherwise you will loose it.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/davidtraish/Identifying_succulents.html   (2154 words)

 Royal Horticultural Society - Events
Succulent plants have adapted to life in areas with seasonal rainfall, by developing water storage tissues within some part of the plant.
Cactus and Succulent Plant Mall (http://www.cactus-mall.com/): An indispensable portal gateway for cactus and other succulent resources, containing information about societies, public collections, suppliers of plants, seeds, literature and more.
Succulent Plant Page (http://www.succulent-plant.com/): General information about cacti and other succulents including cultural advice.
www.rhs.org.uk /WhatsOn/events/londonlectures/southafricansucculent.asp   (876 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 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".
Some succulent species can be downright difficult to grow, certain Asclepiadaceae species are prone to rot and root mealy bug infestations, these and other factors make them amongst the most difficult to cultivate.
www.succulents.co.za   (555 words)

 Succulent plant - Definition, explanation
Succulent plants, or succulents, are plants that store water in their enlarged fleshy leavess, stems, or roots.
Although all plants store water, succulent plants are especially adapted to store water for longer periods.
Succulence is a feature due to convergent evolution and is not necessarily an indication of genetic relationship.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/s/su/succulent_plant.php   (275 words)

 The Succulent Plant Page: Asclepiadaceae
Some non-succulent frost-hardy Asclepias species are suitable for use as garden plants and are attractive to butterflies and humming birds.
An interesting plant from the Transvaal, with brittle stems that tend to break at the joints.
Hence when repotting, it is difficult to preserve a large plant intact and one tends to end up with a handful of cuttings.
www.succulent-plant.com /asclepiad.html   (793 words)

 Dispatches: Succulent plants face lean future in South Africa
Hundreds of succulent plant species are facing an uncertain future due to poor management by authorities and the demands of plant collectors from around the world, according to the findings of a new study by TRAFFIC East/Southern Africa.
Succulent plants are in demand from a variety of sectors, including horticultural companies, hobbyists and commercial collectors and for use in traditional and western medicines.
In South Africa, succulent plants are also impacted by habitat destruction caused by the lack of adequate Environmental Impact Assessment procedures prior to major construction activities.
www.traffic.org /dispatches/archives/january99/succulent-plants.html   (430 words)

 Succulent Tissue Culture
Our aim is to provide interested collectors and whole-salers with extremely rare plants on one hand and to protect against illegal collection and plant destruction in habitat on the other hand.
With the use of tissue culture there is less need to collect habitat plants and in this way STC hopes to contribute to keep the world heritage of succulent plants existing.
Robert Wellens, director of STC, studied botany, plant breeding and tissue culture techniques at the Wageningen University, is the founder of STC and has a degree in management techniques and biotechnology.
www.succulent-tissue-culture.com   (461 words)

 Colorado National Monument - Cacti / Desert Succulents (U.S. National Park Service)
Succulent plants have evolved the ability to quickly store water in specialized spongy tissues whenever moisture becomes available for use later in times of drought.
Moisture within the succulent plant tissues freezes, causing severe damage or death to the plant.
The moisture remaining in the plant is altered so that the succulent plant tissues are not injured by freezing.
www.nps.gov /colm/naturescience/cacti.htm   (347 words)

 succulent - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Succulent, in botany, a tropical or desert plant with thick and fleshy stem or leaves designed to retain water and minimize evaporation.
Kalanchoe, common name for a genus of tropical shrubs, trees, and herbs (plants with non-woody, soft stems) native to Africa and southern Asia.
- succulent plant: a plant with thick fleshy leaves and stems that can store water, e.g.
encarta.msn.com /succulent.html   (126 words)

The richest spots in the Sonoran Desert region for plants with the succulent lifeform appear to be in the central Baja California peninsula.
The succulent lifeform is an adaptation to arid climates, so warm deserts are rich in succulents (succulent plants are generally intolerant of freezing temperatures).
The Cactus and Succulent Society of America provided a grant to conduct an intensive survey of the entire flora of the hill.
www.desertmuseum.org /programs/succulents.html   (713 words)

 Brian's Garden - Succulent Plant (Kalanchoe) (August 4, 2000)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In regards to your question, I would suspect the plant you are describing is a succulent plant.
Succulent plant leaves root very easily by simply laying them on any moist potting media.
The fact that the tiny leaves develop into a tiny plant resembling the parent plant would lead me to believe your plant is one of the many species of Kalanchoe (also botanically named Bryophyllum).
www.briansgarden.com /questions/000804q.html   (379 words)

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