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Welcome to Cool Cacti
& Super Succulents

This site tells you about cacti and other succulents.

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What is the difference?

Well – all cacti are succulents – but not all succulents are cacti.

All plants need water to grow. Succulents are any plants which are adapted to store water. This means that they often live in very dry places or places where there is only rainfall at long intervals.

Cacti are stem succulents, that is they have fleshy stems where they store water. Other succulents might have fleshy leaves or sometimes large swollen roots.

For help and advice on growing cacti you might like to join the BCSS forum. There are plenty of people on the forum who can answer all your questions.

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