Succulents are a broad umbrella which include a huge number of plant families that are diverse and often unique and even odd. The word succulent comes from the Latin word sucus, meaning “juice,” which is a defining factor in their water storing capacity. Like a camel or cacti, they are masters in surviving arid and dry conditions with their fleshy forms. They include popular plant families like Echeveria, Agave, Aloe, Sedum, Crassula, Euphorbia, Hoya, Peperomia and more. As geniuses in water efficiency they are generally easy care but can be vulnerable to over-watering. Many prefer some direct sun, while others, like Hoyas and Peperomias go perfectly well in lower light conditions. We hope you enjoy this exploration into the huge diversity that is succulents, and if you find this exploration inspiring don’t forget to share!