Aloe Vera Care The Aloe Vera plant (succulent type) is well known for offering possible health and beauty benefits that I will discuss further on. This succulent is a tough species that is very easy to care for and rarely presents problems for most growers.
Burro’s tail cactus (Sedum morganianum) is not technically a cactus but a succulent. Although all cacti are succulents, not all succulents are cactus. Both do have similar requirements such as gritty soil, good drainage, sunshine and protection from extreme cold temperatures.
The crown of thorns cactus (Euphorbia milii) is an evergreen, succulent plant, native to Madagascar. Appreciated for its showy flowers and lush, thick, gray-green leaves, the crown of thorns is a good choice for outdoor beds or mixed borders in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 10 through 15.
The panda plant (botanical name: kalanchoe tomentosa) is a fairly easy succulent plant species to care for and maintain A species grown for it's interesting furry and velvet like leaves that kind of look like cats ears (pussy ears is another name for this plant).
Sedum like well-drained, porous soil. Addition of grit or sharp sand will help porosity & drainage. Many varieties propagate by simply spreading leaves on the soil surface. To ensure division, remove top 2" of plant tips and strip lower leaves form bottom of stem. Plant in well-drained soil mix and water after 2-3 days. Do not over water! New plants should be well established after 5-6 weeks. Fertilize with a low-nitrogen fertilizer 1-2 times during growing season.
The sansevieria trifasciata picked up the name mother in laws tongue from the sharpness of the evergreen sword like leaves that grow in an upward fashion. As mentioned above this plant is a flowering type, however, grown indoors it's fairly hard to encourage flowers (not impossible).