Salacious Succulents ๐ŸŒต

I wasn’t initially a fan of succulent plants, as most of the ones I saw looked unappealing. I also couldn’t see the point in cacti, which looked ugly and painful to me. Where’s the value in having a ball of spikes sitting around? ๐Ÿค”

But then I noticed some ‘aloe cactus’ plants on Amazon, and these did look cool. So three months ago I bought a set of five of them, which has been really good value. They each have an interesting and unique texture to them, and some are growing surprisingly fast! I’ve also recently named most of them in a spurt of creative thinking.

Clockwise from leftโ€” Sir Lancelot (a Lace Aloe plant), 2D McGee (Tongue Aloe), Kill (Tiger Tooth Aloe), Charmer (Fairy Washboard), Tywin Lannister (Soap Aloe), and in the middle is Badger (Zebra Haworthia).
Close-up of 2D McGee
Close-up of Badger, the bastard. Badger is actually an offshoot of a larger plant I bought for a friend.
Close-up of Charmer. Charmer is my toughest plant, with the thickest skin of them all!
First day at school! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚


37 thoughts on “Salacious Succulents ๐ŸŒต

  1. Aw, these are fab! ๐Ÿ˜

    And I ADORE my namesake – wee tough skinned beauty that she is.

    How funny that she’s a ‘fairy washboard’ – I actually have a fake one of those made of wood on my desk at home! Never knew that’s what they were called!


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      1. I fully thought it was a real plant when I bought it. I remembered you mentioned real plants come in with careful package. I thought Amazon would do the same. So for $14 I thought what a bargain. Then when it arrived, I realised it was only a plastic plant. ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ

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    1. Dear RoBIN and Hetty Eliot,

      Hello! I have enjoyed your conversations here and elsewhere. Having grown succulents and other kinds of plants for many years, I would like to inform you that those are not aloes but haworthias, even though both are in the liliaceae family, as are the gasterias.

      More importantly, all of your plants as shown in your photos require more light, as they are looking lanky and uncharacteristic, as they are struggling to reach the light by elongating themselves, and will eventually become very weak or even perish. In good light, they normally grow in the formation of a squat rosette.

      They also require not a standard fertilizer but a low-nitrogen fertilizer or succulent fertilizer, because too much nitrogen will cause them to become soft and flabby.

      I would like to confess that I am also interested in botany and gardening, for I have been a keen gardener. You are very welcome to take a good look at my four horticulture websites containing a great deal of information available to you as follows. Simply append the usual dot wordpress dot com to the end of the following words to visit the corresponding websites:


      Please enjoy the websites to your heart’s content, apart from my main website that is titled SoundEagle.

      Wishing you a productive weekend doing or enjoying whatever that satisfies you the most!

      Yours sincerely,

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  2. I have one blue succulent that I got out of curiosity and have been pleasantly surprised by how long it has stayed alive despite my kids wanting to water it too much, and I had to move it to another state last month.

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