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Once relegated to your grandmother’s windowsill, succulents have seen a resurgence in popularity over the last few years as houseplants, in general, have seen a boost in popularity. In botany, succulents are plants that have some parts that are more than normally thickened and fleshy, usually to retain water in dry climates or soil conditions. The word "succulent" comes from the Latin word sucus, meaning juice, or sap. Succulent plants may store water in various structures, such as leaves and stems.

Cassidy Tuttle

Cassidy is a professional photographer turned succulent addict and blogger. She's currently based in the Phoenix, AZ area and is striving to help succulents stay alive in the extreme heat. She is convinced anyone can grow succulents if they just take a minute to understand how to adapt the care needs to where they live.

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I bought a cactus. A week later it died, and I got depressed. Because I thought, [dang], I’m less nurturing than a desert.

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