Aloe is a succulent plant that looks like a cactus. This plant is very popular in medicine as it has a lot of health benefits. There are more than 450 species of aloe. Aloe also has spikes on the stems and produces flowers in summer.
Correspondingly, how can you tell a succulent from a cactus?
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.
Considering this, which succulent is not a cactus?
Additionally, some people drink the juice from the aloe vera plant. Succulents that are not cacti include: Angelina stonecrop (Sedum rupestre Angelina)
Are Euphorbias prickly?
Many succulent Euphorbias look very cactus-like with branching arms, ribs, and pokey parts.
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!
Graptosedum is a classic that’s fun and easy to grow. Yes, the name sounds like grapes, but this succulent actually resembles Echeveria. Graptosedum’s compact leaves spiral around the stem and create rosettes at the top. It comes in a wide array of hues from purple to orange to white.
Succulents love light and need about six hours of sun per day, depending on the type of succulent. Newly planted succulents can scorch in direct sunlight, so you may need to gradually introduce them to full sun exposure or provide shade with a sheer curtain.