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Cacti & Succulents
Cacti and succulents have been the corner stone of the growth of our business from 1980 to 1990 and still represent a significant part of our business. Over 1,000,000 plants are grown each year for distribution across Australia through retail nurseries, chain stores and from Collectors Corner in Melbourne.
The photos above represent part of our huge indoor public display housed at Collectors Corner, most forms of succulents plants from across the world are represented here.
This site does not offer mail order product and is designed purely for information and general interest.
The term succulent is referred to any plant that stores water to survive periods of drought, the water storage may take the form of thick leaves or this stems or thick roots. Every country on the planet except the Antarctic has its own forms of succulents with the most advanced forms being the cacti of the Americas. Succulents are not restricted to certain plant families and many families have both succulent and non succulent members. A true succulent is a plant that has evolved to survive in dry, arid or harsh environments, many other forms of plants may also be called succulent but their storage capacity has been created for other purposes like food storage or dormancy or reproduction. A succulent is a plant that stores water in either its leaves, stem or roots.
Succulent plants are collected world wide. There are many types of collection with the most popular being the Cacti. A strong growth of interest has been shown in the Caudiciforms group over the past decade with many collectors specializing only in this amazing group of plants. Many succulent plants are slow growing and hence require very little space. Many types are very easy to care for and can survive large periods of neglect thereby suiting people with lazy life style or those that travel a lot or may only be weekend gardeners.
Explore the world of succulents through these pages and follow the links as they develop.
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