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Succulents

Succulents

Each year in home landscapes and gardens, succulents are becoming extremely popular choices. With the increased knowledge homeowners have regarding water conservation, the arid style make a perfect choice for any landscape styles. There can be a lot of confusion between what is a succulent and what is considered a cactus, all cacti are indeed succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. What makes these different you may ask? Thorns! Thorns are essentially the leaves of the cacti that have formed over millions of years to be resilient to a harsh dry environment and as a way to protect themselves from becoming dinner to all types of animals.

Succulents get their name from the Latin word "sucus", this means juice or sap. This sap is what helps these plants thrive throughout the harsh dry times they have adapted to over the centuries. During times of excess water, these plants will engorge themselves on all they can and look plump and full, as the dry season progresses they will become noticeably less full.

Coming in a variety of textures and colors, succulents work in all landscape styles. Big Tex Tree Nurseries has been custom growing only the best succulents around for over 20 years and is an industry leader with expertly trained nursery pros at all locations to help you select the best plants for your yard. Stop in today and let us help you turn your landscape dreams into reality.

Types of Succulents

Artichoke Agave

Artichoke Agave

Agave parryi var. truncata

An attractive succulent valued for its dramatic foliage. Dazzling silver-blue leaves are abundant, and this aloe is a great bright accent in any landscape. Great for rock gardens!

Red Hot Poker Aloe

Red Hot Poker Aloe

Aloe aculeata

Easily identifiable by its subdued green to turquoise leaves and how each rosette arches upward like a bowl. Perfect addition to any low maintenance or succulent garden.

Hearts and Flowers

Hearts and Flowers

Aptenia cordifolia

Their trailing habit makes them ideal for blanketing an area in green or filling a space with their unique succulent foliage and bright spring and fall blooms!

​Blue Elf Aloe

​Blue Elf Aloe

Aloe ‘Blue Elf’

An excellent design plant that can bring a welcome splash of bright color to any landscape, especially when its bright orange flowers are in bloom!

Fox Tail Agave

Fox Tail Agave

Agave attenuata

These thornless beauties feature the texture and dramatic color that makes them perfect as a focal point or as an accent in any landscape.