Succulent plant

plants having some parts that are more than normally thickened and fleshy

Succulent plants are plants that have adapted to very dry climate. They have adapted in such a way that they can store water, either in their leaves, stems or roots.[1]

Often, they look different than plants that do not do this. Their leaves may look fleshy. Almost all cacti are succulents. Not all succulents are cacti. Other plant families with this property are the Agavaceae (Agave family), Azioaceae and Crassulaceae. Other well-known succulents are the Aloe and the bottle tree.


  1. BBC: The Green Planet. Series 1: 4. Desert Worlds. [1]