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Paul2032
Oct 24, 2011 1:09 PM CST
I'm a little confused, not uncommon for me. I've seen many pictures on ATP of things I considered to be "succulents"...hens and chickens, Howarthia, aloe, and others. Are these pictures posted somewhere else? Should they be here? I know cactus are succulents but there are many succulents that are not cactus. Maybe some one with more knowledge than I have can sort this out for me.
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Dutchlady1
Oct 24, 2011 2:41 PM CST
They should be here, but this forum was created about five minutes ago... Whistling maybe we can drag a few pictures over here!!
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SongofJoy
Oct 24, 2011 3:03 PM CST
We have a succulents forum??? Hetty, this is wonderful news. If I can help with it in any way, please let me know. Tender succulents are my thing ... cacti, not so much.

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Calif_Sue
Oct 24, 2011 3:17 PM CST

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Hens and Chicks, sempervivums have their own forum.

"Succulent plants, also known as succulents or fat plants, are water-retaining plants adapted to arid climates or soil conditions.

The best known succulents are cacti (family: Cactaceae). Virtually all cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. There is a significant difference between succulents that evolved in Africa and those that evolved in the Americas, the New World plants called cacti all have spines.
To differentiate between these two basic types that seem so similar, but that are unrelated succulent plants, use of the terms, cactus or cacti, only should be used to describe succulents with spines.'' quoted from Wiki

But here's a pretty good description http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2285169/how_to_tell...

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Oct 24, 2011 3:19 PM CST
Yep. :-)
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Oct 24, 2011 3:51 PM CST
Tee, I am hoping you will play a very active role, I am just a beginner!

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