WHAT IS A SUCCULENT PLANT ?
They are plants that store water in their leaves, branches or stems in order to survive with minimal water supply. The Afrikaans descriptive name is vetplant (fat plant). Succulents have adapted themselves to be able to grow in arid parts of the world as well as in areas of high rainfall.
Southern Africa is one of the most succulent rich areas in the world. The world has +/- 10,000 succulent species, of which nearly half are
from Southern Africa. People enjoy planting succulents as they are so easy to grow, transplant and multiply. Being able to survive many conditions, specially NO water, makes them very pleasing in your garden as they will flower and multiply continuously.