Cacti and Succulents

Story Title: Cacti and Succulents
Episode: Six
TX Date: 30th April 2011
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane  

Trevor features practical and inspirational ways to plant cacti and succulents in garden bowls.

Tips and Facts

  • There are over 2,000 species of cacti, with various shapes and forms.
  • Cacti are real water reservoirs; their inner liquid is not pure, clear water but a thick viscous stuff, but perfectly drinkable.
  • The storage of water often gives succulent plants a more swollen or fleshy appearance than other plants.
  • High temperatures and low precipitation force plants to collect and store water to survive long dry periods.


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