In order to garden successfully with plants growing on a wall, it's important to recognize the difference from traditional gardening. Succulent plants are often found growing on cliffs in the crevices of rocks or on the cliff edges, clinging to what soil they can find. This ability to eke out a living in little soil makes them pretty good candidates for vertical gardening. Robin Stockwell, "The Succulent Guy," gives a step-by-step guide on living picture frames.

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Succulents are well suited to being grouped with other low-water plants in containers.

Care instructions for succulents are often generalizations. With awareness of the needs of individual varieties, you will find better results and healthier plants. For example, all cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. Succulents are low maintenance, but not no maintenance. Read our 13 useful succulent tips for your at-home garden.

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