Succulent plants are some of the most decorative, their thickened leaves or stems often used to store water.
They survive periods of drought well.
They don’t like sitting in water … good drainage is important.
Some sempervivums and sedums survive northern European winters quite well.
But some succulents can’t take frost and need to be taken indoors in winter.
They add a certain exotic look , their swollen appearance a result of storing water – “succulence”.
They are easy to propagate – just separate offsets and plant in the ground , and generally very easy to look after.
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.
Dictionary definition of the word “suc-cu-lent” : adj. highly interesting; delectable.
I quite agree.