Ones that grow on trees
Ones with leaves
A spiny gallery
Things to avoid
Where do cacti live?
What makes cacti special?
Large ones – agave
Small ones – lithops
Many succulent flowers are much smaller than cactus flowers – but when you look at them closely they are both interesting and beautiful.
The pictures above were taken using a close-up camera lens to show detail which would not usually be seen.
Lithops, or stone plants, belong to a large group of plants known as Mesembs.
The plant on the left is a Lithops, which always have yellow or white flowers. Other Mesembs might have yellow, white, orange or magenta flowers. The plant on the right is a Conophytum, sometimes known as dumplings. They also make new bodies every year. You can see the new bodies bursting out of the skins of the old ones in this picture.