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Succulent Book ListA list of some of our favorite resources for learning about care, design and science behind our favorite plants.

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Sempervivum in the Landscape | Succulent GardensLearn about hardiness ranges for aloes, agaves, crassula, echeveria and sempervivum.

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Despite all popularity and beauty, you might be wondering why your Aeoniums are shriveled up and seem like they are dying towards for months at a time? 

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We have been enjoying doing a new self-guided tour each year for our visitors at Extravaganza.  We started by exploring medicinal succulents, then moved on to explore the native habitats of succulents in our habitat tour, and this year focused on some 101 basics of propagation.  

The first step toward being a successful succulent propagator is assembling the proper tools.  Below are our recommendations for a successful start.

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Sedum 
is a large genus of succulent plants with an extremely large distribution throughout North America and Eurasia. With the exception of a few species in Peru, sedums are endemic to regions of the Northern Hemisphere, spanning a wide range of climate zones, from sub-tropical to polar. The genus is comprised of more than 400 species, with still more garden cultivars and hybrids in existence. Sedums are remarkable for their diversity of colors, shapes, and growth habits.

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New cultivars and hybrid Agaves are being introduced every year. Variegated forms, dwarf varieties and even inter-generic hybrids like Mangave are showing up in garden centers and plant society shows. In the following post, we will discuss some ways in which you can keep your agaves thriving through the summer.

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Echeveria gibbiflora is the largest of all echeveria species, and one of the parent plants of the majority of the large, cabbage-head echeveria hybrids we’ve come to know so well.

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With such a diverse array of succulents out in the marketplace these days, proper taxonomy and identification often gets overlooked. Succulent identification confusion exists even amongst experienced horticulturalists, and plants might leave a nursery mislabeled or even unlabeled.

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Lithops

May 10, 2017

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Lithops is a genus of succulent plants from the family Mesembranthemaceae, endemic to arid regions of Southern Africa. Some common names include "Living Stones", or "Split Rocks", though these names can also apply to other genera of "mesembs", like Lapidaria, Pleiospilos or Argyroderma. 

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Many people turn to succulents for their plant therapy, but succulents can be used for more than our emotional well-being.  Succulents have long been used to soothe and heal.

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