Here are some of the plant characteristics to look for when identifying succulents:
- Leaf – shape, size and thickness.
- Color – of leaves, flowers or stems.
- Markings or bumps on the leaves.
- Flower – shape, color, number of blooms and petals.
- Stem – color, texture, length.
- Ciliate hairs.
- Epicuticular wax.
- Spikes, spines or smooth.
People also ask, what succulent has big leaves?
Agave sp. These Mexican succulents grow large leaves with sharp points, and some varieties are grown to produce syrups for sweetener and tequila. These plants grow into massive rosettes up to 10 feet wide! Most gardeners will enjoy growing them for their soft foliage.
Thereof, why are my succulent leaves thick and fleshy?
Which types of plants produce fleshy leaves? There are many plants with thick, fleshy leaves. Most are in the succulent family, but not all are. The leaves of succulents hold moisture, which is also why most plants with fleshy leaves also need less water.
How do you tell if a succulent is male or female?
Echeveria ‘Dusty Rose’ is one of the purple succulents that form fast-growing rosettes of wide, powdery violet leaves. The beautiful color of these succulents only gets better with more sunlight!
So, what plants look like aloe vera but aren’t? Common plants that look like aloe vera include agave plant, yucca, haworthia, gasteria, and maguey. These succulents have rosette leaves that grow around the stem – some with spines on the edges.
This field guide considers cacti from four genera that are invasive to north-west NSW: Austrocylindropuntia, Cylindropuntia and Opuntia (collectively referred to as opuntioids), and Harrisia. Opuntiods are also listed as Weeds of National Significance.
Most people don’t think that succulents can grow tall. But, you would be surprised to learn that there are many varieties that can grow up to enormous heights. … This is different to succulents that stretch out to find more sunlight. These can become quite leggy and elongated.