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Cacti and succulents come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some of the tiny ones are best-suited to miniature garden arrangements, while giants such as the saguaro would be too big to be displayed suitably in some front yards! I use the terminology "cacti and succulents" here merely out of deference to popular convention. All cacti are, in fact, considered to be succulents (but not all succulents are cacti). View my pictures of cacti and succulents for some examples.

I include photos of the succulents known as agave and yucca in this gallery. Although often thought of in connection with cacti, agave and yucca belong to a group of plants distinct from cacti.

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This hen and chicks picture is of Sempervivum 'Yancha Mizu'. There are many types of hen and chicks.Pictures of Cacti and Succulents: Hen and Chicks Autumn Joy sedum picture. Unlike some succulents, Autumn Joy sedum is grown for its flowers.Autumn Joy StonecropSedum 'Frosty Morn' picture. As the photo shows, Sedum 'Frosty Morn' has variegated leaves.Frosty Morn SedumPicture of Angelina sedum plants. The Angelina sedum in the photo is brimming with yellow flowers.Angelina Sedum Photo
Dragon's Blood sedum picture. Dragon's Blood sedum has reddish stems and pink flowers.Sedum Spurium PicturePortulaca picture. The plant in the picture has a white flower, but portulaca comes in many colors.Portulaca PictureIce plant picture. As the photo shows, ice plant has attractive flowers and interesting foliage.Pictures of Cacti and Succulents: Ice Plant Photo of Yucca nana. A dwarf plant, Yucca nana bears the white threads (filaments).  Yucca Plant Picture
Picture of Joshua tree. The botanical name for Joshua trees is Yucca brevifolia.Picture of a Joshua TreeAgave picture. Although it's not a cactus, agave, as the photo shows, is easily mistaken for a cactuAgave PicturePicture of prickly pear cactus fruit.Prickly Pear Cactus Fruit PictureCholla cactus picture. There are a number of types of cholla cactus.Pictures of Cacti and Succulents: Cholla Cactus
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