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Are Succulents Cactus?
Last Updated: 21st June, 2020
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Besides, is aloe vera a cactus or succulent?
Although similar in appearance to cacti, aloe vera is not a cactus but a succulent and a member of the lily family. Aloe plants are more closely related to tulips and asparagus than to cacti.
are Succulents desert plants? Succulent plants store water in fleshy leaves, stems or roots. All cacti are succulents, as are such non-cactus desert dwellers as agave, aloe, elephant trees, and many euphorbias. To cope with these conditions, nearly all succulents have extensive, shallow root systems.
Consequently, which succulents are not cacti?
Succulents that are not cacti include:
- Angelina stonecrop (Sedum rupestre Angelina)
- Autumn Joy stonecrop (Sedum Autumn Joy)
- Chocolate Drop stonecrop (Sedum Chocolate Drop)
- Purple ice plant (Delosperma cooperi)
- Hens and chicks (Sempervivum tectorum)
- Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis)
- Agave (Agave americana)
What family are succulents in?
In some families, such as Aizoaceae, Cactaceae, and Crassulaceae, most species are succulents.
|Family or subfamily||Crassulaceae|
|Modified parts||Leaf (root)|