Succulent rosettes – Fatty plants – Succulent rosettes – Succulent

Succulent plants are organisms adapted over time to survive in places with arid or semi-arid climatic conditions; to survive in these places succulent plants have developed special models of development, suitable for retaining moisture, to survive the sun and heat. One of these development models is the rosette: many succulents develop fleshy leaves, which grow one above the other, around a central axis, as if they were flattened flowers.

The rosette development is typical of some succulent families, and is also widespread among non succulent plants. In order to better survive the foliage of many of these plants, besides being succulent, therefore particularly suitable for storing the water, for then using it during the dry periods, they develop also a particular coating, which renders them waxy or opaque or greyish; this coating prevents the humidity from evaporating quickly from the foliage.

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The crassulacee

Many crassulaceae have a rosette development; they start from the tiny rosettes of the crassula rupestris, up to the big rosettes of the various species of echeverie. All these rosettes tend to develop by igniting, i.e. next to a central rosette other smaller rosettes are formed, forming over time a real shrub, consisting of some nearby rosettes. Not all crassulaceae develop into rosettes; some have fleshy stems, from which the fleshy leaves depart.

I want to know the name of a succulent plant, formed by small green roses that turn red. I could send a photo… piante grasse a group that includes dozens of evergreen succulent plants from Europe, America and Asia.

They appear as dense rosettes of fleshy leaves, mostly rounded, sometimes alluding to the fact that the leaves are…

piante grasse Generalities: Native to South America, includes twenty-five species of column cactus.Trichocereus Spachiana The Trichocereus Spachiana is native to northern Argentina. It has a very good deportment…. Stetsonia this genus is composed of a single species of columnar catus native to South America, found mainly in Argentina and Bolivia.

It has an erect stem, very ramified, which has a very…


The rosettes of the agaves and the aloes are particular, the foliage is often of big size, in some agaves a single leaf can measure up to 150-180 cm of length, therefore they can originate real big shrubs, formed by a single enormous rosette of leaves. Often, furthermore, these plants develop real stems, at the apex of which is present the foliage, placed in rosettes.

Succulent rosettes: Other types

Most sempervivums and sedums develop in this way, with the succulent leaves arranged one above the other; this type of plant, instead of producing ever larger foliage, as happens in some species of agave and aloe, tends to produce a large number of nearby rosettes, becoming wallpapers.

Many kalanchoe, lewisia and some mesembryanthemas also have this type of development.

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