Not to be confused with cactus; nearly all cacti are succulents but not all succulents are cacti.
In botany, succulent plants, also known as succulents, are plants with parts that are thickened, fleshy and engorged, usually to retain water in arid 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.
As houseplants, succulents thrive in just about any container, so look for the perfect pot to play off the plant's fun colors or interesting textures.