So succulent

Succulent plants are some of the most decorative, their thickened leaves or stems often used to store water.

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They survive periods of drought well.

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They don’t like sitting in water … good drainage is important.

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Some sempervivums and sedums survive northern European winters quite well.

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But some succulents can’t take frost and need to be taken indoors in winter.

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They add a certain exotic look , their swollen appearance a result of storing water – “succulence”.

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They are easy to propagate – just separate offsets and plant in the ground , and generally very easy to look after.

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They live very happily in pots – I like to group them on a table in the courtyard .. high up so you can appreciate them.

The most popular to grow are Aeonium, Echeveria and Sedums.

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Dictionary definition of the word “suc-cu-lent”  : adj. highly interesting; delectable.

I quite agree.

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