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6 Wonderfully Weird Succulents (Slideshow)

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6 Wonderfully Weird Succulents (Slideshow)


Sure, you’re familiar with prickly pears and aloe vera. But there are tons of other fascinating succulent plants around the world! Click through for some wonderfully weird examples of these dynamic plants.


Also understandably known as living stone, this hearty succulent is native to Southern Africa. Their unique appearance is due to the need to protect themselves from being eaten — rocks don’t really look that appetizing!

Related: 10 of the World’s Strangest Fruits

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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12:19PM PST on Mar 5, 2013

Beautiful plants.Thanks for sharing

3:06PM PST on Jan 24, 2013

Jensenobotrya looks like the toy Zoobs.

9:40PM PDT on Aug 13, 2012

wow !!! lovely

11:16PM PDT on Aug 12, 2012

Thank you they come in all colors,shapes,sizes!

12:27AM PDT on Jul 16, 2012

My middle name is WEIRD : ) LOVE them!!!

7:43AM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

Thumbs up for weird!!

4:22PM PDT on Jun 3, 2012

very beautiful, thank you

11:53PM PDT on May 26, 2012

I worked in a little (really quite Large) nursery in HS (1971 or 72). There were 2 GIANT hot houses, one for the "greenery" the other for cacti and LIPIDS:) I loved working in the hothouses, propagating and whatever was needed. One thing I didn't enjoy was the one day a week the grandmother came in and treated me like dirt, LESS THAN DIRT because she could! She was all about the $$$ and the fancy big buck clientele. She was so rude, she thought she was punishing me and sent me to the suc/cac hothouse. That is when I fell in LOVE with the lipids. Literally hundreds of varieties! Thank you dearly for the memories.

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