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Succulents

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Succulents

Each year in home landscapes and gardens, succulents are becoming extremely popular choices. With the increased knowledge homeowners have regarding water conservation, the arid style make a perfect choice for any landscape styles. There can be a lot of confusion between what is a succulent and what is considered a cactus, all cacti are indeed succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. What makes these different you may ask? Thorns! Thorns are essentially the leaves of the cacti that have formed over millions of years to be resilient to a harsh dry environment and as a way to protect themselves from becoming dinner to all types of animals.

Succulents get their name from the Latin word "sucus", this means juice or sap. This sap is what helps these plants thrive throughout the harsh dry times they have adapted to over the centuries. During times of excess water, these plants will engorge themselves on all they can and look plump and full, as the dry season progresses they will become noticeably less full.

Coming in a variety of textures and colors, succulents work in all landscape styles as well as being planted as house plants. Moon Valley Nurseries has been custom growing only the best succulents around for over 20 years and is an industry leader with expertly trained nursery pros at all locations to help you select the best plants for your yard. Stop in today and let us help you turn your landscape dreams into reality.

The easiest part of caring for succulents is watering them. Succulents are made largely of water and have the ability to go long periods without be watered. Caring for succulents doesn't stop at watering, these will also periodically need to be trimmed which is also extremely easy as they are smaller style plants and hand clippers easily take care of this. Moon Valley Nurseries has the largest collection of succulents available and always has the best varieties and prices available.

Types of Succulents

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Aloe barbadensis

Aloe Vera is commonly known for its many medicinal uses, but it's also a fantastic specimen of native desert life that looks right at home in many landscapes.

Hercules Aloe

Hercules Aloe

Aloe barberae

Hercules Aloe grow to be quite large - up to 15 feet - and due to the leaves' red/bronze tint, a great way to add a splash a color to your desert landscape.

Sticks on Fire

Sticks on Fire

Euphorbia tirucalli

Fast becoming one of our most popular varieties, Sticks on Fire have an amazing coral structure and natural color, turning a bright fiery red in the winter.

Elephant's Food

Elephant's Food

Portulacaria afra

Elephant food looks like Jade Plant with smaller more compact leaves.

Hearts and Flowers

Hearts and Flowers

Aptenia cordifolia

This succulent plant makes for great ground cover in many different landscapes. Commonly referred to as ‘Hearts and Flowers’ and Aptenia ‘Red Apple’ because of its apple red flowers and bright green leaves, the Aptenia cordifolia only grows to about 4” tall but makes a for a great splash of tropical color in your yard.

Ice Plant

Ice Plant

Delosperma nubigenum

Ice plant is a popular low growing shrub or ground cover that can be used in many different landscape settings.

Irish Rose

Irish Rose

Aeonium arboreum

Succulents such as Aeonium arboreum are becoming more and more popular every year largely due to the fact that they are so easy to grow and maintain.

Aeonium

Aeonium

Aeonium arboreum Black Magic

Succulents such as Aeonium 'Black Magic' are prized for their dark black appearance and larger rosette style leaves.

Aeonium 'Sunburst'

Aeonium 'Sunburst'

Aeonium decorum 'Sunburst'

The Aeonium 'Sunburst' is from the Crassulaceae family growing up to 18" tall these plants stand on a bare creamy white trunk

Aeonium 'Purple Queen'

Aeonium 'Purple Queen'

Aeonium manriqueorum

The Aeonium 'Purple Queen' is another attractive choice when your landscaping with accent plants and succulents.

Variegated Elephant Food

Variegated Elephant Food

Portulacaria afra variegata

Variegated Elephant Food is a unique succulent shrub that has many landscape uses.

Sedum

Sedum

Sedum aldolphii

Planting Sedum on borders makes for a beautiful transition from one area to the next and once established these are a very water-wise selection

Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe is a genus of more than 150 species of succulents that are known for their large thick leaves, colorful blooms and variation in leaf color

Blue Fingers

Blue Fingers

Senecio serpens

There are few succulents that are this blue, which makes the Blue Fingers a popular choice for those looking to add a unique color to their landscape.

Squid Agave

Squid Agave

Agave bracteosa

Great for tropical and desert gardens. Makes for an interesting container or dry rock garden plant with arching, spineless green leaves providing a unique silhouette.

Blue Flame Agave

Blue Flame Agave

Agave shawii x attenuata 'Blue Flame'

A beautiful, soft edged agave that grows in a clumping pattern with tight rosettes of blue foliage that appears almost flame like.

Cornelius Agave

Cornelius Agave

Agave americana 'Cornelius'

This dwarf agave is a bright and unique addition to any landscape style. Use in rock gardens, borders or as lower filler near and around palm trees, shade trees, etc...

Spanish Dagger

Spanish Dagger

Yucca gloriosa

Spanish Dagger's grow long stiff leaves with dark green foliage and unique trunks when mature. These yucca's work well in nearly any landscape style.

Smooth Agave

Smooth Agave

Agave desmettiana

A smooth and spineless agave that's great for use around desert and oasis ramadas and patios. It's a perfect addition to any style landscape!

Variegated Smooth Agave

Variegated Smooth Agave

Agave desmettiana -v- marginata

Variegated Smooth Agave have long dark green leaves contrasted by yellow edges that will curl upwards, giving it a tighter rosette style appearance.

Variegated Century Plant

Variegated Century Plant

Agave americana varigata

Variegated Century Plants share the same growing traits with other Century Plants, but boast a yellow to cream white marginal variegation along the leaves.

Century Plant

Century Plant

Agave americana

One of the largest available Agave, Century Plants grow a pup cluster of large blue-green leaves forming at the base of the plant that's ideal for open areas.

Coral Aloe

Coral Aloe

Aloe striata

Coral Aloe is a large leafed beautiful succulent that shoots brilliant blooms in the early spring-fall.

Gopher Plant

Gopher Plant

Euphorbia rigida

A unique, silvery-green upright growing succulent with a bright yellow bloom in late winter to early spring. Great planted in pots, rock gardens, poolscapes, etc...

White Striped Agave

White Striped Agave

Agave americana mediopicta 'Alba'

Extremely hardy and easy to grow in any landscape, this is one pretty agave! Dramatic leaves with creamy white bands down the center. Looks look like a living sculpture.

Blue Glow Agave

Blue Glow Agave

Agave 'Blue Glow'

Blue Glow Agave has a compact form with dramatic blue-green foliage and texture. It's a perfect choice for any low-water design landscape.

Lady’s Slipper

Lady’s Slipper

Pedilanthus macrocarpus

Ladys Slipper provide a great way to add color to any drought tolerant landscape! Use them as a living sculpture in any yard!

Red Hot Poker Aloe

Red Hot Poker Aloe

Aloe aculeata

Easily identifiable by it's subdued green to turquoise leaves and how each rosette arches upward like a bowl. Perfect addition to any low maintenance or succulent garden.

Blue Elf Aloe

Blue Elf Aloe

Aloe ‘Blue Elf’

Blue Elf Aloe is a favorite for adding a splash of bright color to landscapes when not much else is blooming. These are the right size for small spaces and for adding a vibrant punch of color and texture.

Artichoke Agave

Artichoke Agave

Agave parryi var. truncata

An attractive succulent valued for its dramatic foliage. Dazzling silver-blue leaves are abundant, and this aloe is a great bright accent in any landscape. Great for rock gardens!

Caribbean Agave

Caribbean Agave

Agave angustifolia

The Caribbean Agave blends well with a broad range of landscape designs - from tropical to xeriscape! Easy to grow and a dramatic appearance!

Mexican Firecracker

Mexican Firecracker

Echeveria setosa

Mexican Firecracker can make your landscape pop with color. Dramatic red and yellow flowers appear, rising above the velvety, fuzzy gray-green foliage in spring and early summer!

Mother-In-Law’s Tongue

Mother-In-Law’s Tongue

Sansevieria trifasciata

Sansevieria trifasciata (botanical name) is an easy-to-care-for evergreen perennial from western tropical Africa, and we like to use them as attractive plants for indoors or outdoors!