Stalwart of the earth’s ecosystems and its extreme vagaries, the drought tolerant succulent plants hold promises of surviving the uncertain climates of our living planet in years to come. They attract attention due to their striking hues, unusual shapes, forms and unique foliage patterns. You can start a succulent garden in a small square or rectangular shallow pot or just a small cup with drainage holes.
In the vast arid, dry deserts, the Yuccas and Agaves tell us a unique story of their survival. They learnt to survive through the harsh summer by storing moisture in their swollen leaves. Thorns gave them protection from uninvited vertebrate predators and herbivores.
Image is from my garden.
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