Succulents in their natural environment

Succulents Their Natural Habitat

Aside from Antarctica, succulent plants are found on all continents. The driest continent, Australia, has surprisingly few native succulents, largely because of its history of prolonged droughts. At first this seems illogical since succulents have an adaptation to dry periods. They do, but only to short, predictable dry seasons, not the prolonged dry spells characteristic of parts of inland Australia. The continent with the greatest number of succulents is Africa. Again, we see almost no...