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Prickly Pear - Opuntia
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Prickly Pear - Opuntia

Opuntia Evergreen cacti originating from Mexico, widespread throughout most of the globe, especially in Astralia and the Mediterranean basin, the Opuntia have erect or slightly prostrate stems, divided into large, oval, flattened segments, with a diameter of 30-70 cm, fleshy, bright green, generally called pale; they have few sharp spines, gathered in groups of 2-3, 4-5 cm long; adult plants can reach 4-5 m in height.

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Frithia pulchra

Genus comprising two species of perennial succulent plants, originating in southern Africa. It is a particular rosette of fleshy, cylindrical, stemless leaves, greyish-green in color, with a translucent apex; the leaves grow about 3-4 cm in height and the rosette tends to become ground cover over the years.
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Gymnocalycium andreae

To the genus gymnocalycium belong about seventy species of small cactaceae, native to South America; they generally have a globular body, or a short length, and reach 10-15 cm in diameter. Some species tend to shrink, producing some small plants, which develop on the sides of the mother plant.
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Faucaria

Genus to which about a dozen species of succulent plants belong, originating from southern Africa. They are enlarged rosettes, with fleshy, elongated leaves, triangular in shape, greyish green; on the external part of the foliage, they have short spines, poorly pointed, or even light specks, as in the case of one of the most cultivated species.
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Living stones - Lithops schwantesii

The name "living stones" comes from the Greek Lithos (stone), and ops (similar). These particular succulent plants, which are also called "Sassi Vivi" or "living stones", constitute a genus formed by about fifty species, mainly coming from South Africa. These succulents have a rather unusual shape, cylindrical tending to conical, they have two leaves anchored to a trunk that is usually partially buried, and therefore it is not easily noticed.
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Pleiospilos bolusii

The roots of the name Pleiospilos derive from the Greek Pleios = many, Pilos = patches, plants with many patches. Of this plant, native to Sub Africa, 38 species are known and belong to the plants nicknamed plants-stone (like Lithops). It is a succulent plant, composed of a very short stem, which does not leave the ground in certain species.
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Mesembryanthemum - Mesembryanthemum lampranthus

The Aizoaceae genus includes a hundred species of semi-classical, succulent, dwarf perennial plants. Very widespread, easy to grow and fast growing. The L. comes from South Africa. It can be grown in flower beds, window sills and rock gardens. ASSORTED REAL FATTY PLANTS OF 20 PCS DIAMETER 5.
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Euphorbia atrispina

Succulent shrub, native to southern Africa, in nature reaches 100-120 cm in height. It has cylindrical stems, poorly branched, erect, characterized by 4-5 ribs, of dark green color; the ribs are characterized by long sharp spines, the new spines are dark brown (hence the name of the plant), they become gray as the years go by.
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Rebutia albiflora

With the name rebutzia in 1895, derived from the famous French expert on succulent plants P. Rebut, about fifty succulent plants from Bolivia and Argentina were grouped together. They are globose cacti, with closely joined tubercles. Many species are cespitose. They are cultivated for the flowers that bloom in large numbers, quite large, considering the size of the plants.
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Lobivia shaferi

Native to northern Argentina. Lovibia is the anagram of Bolivia. It includes seventy-five species of medium-sized, roundish or cylindrical perennial plants, with ribs divided into tubercles bristling with thorns. They are grown for bright colored flowers. The flowers: bright yellow or red bell-shaped flowers bloom in summer and last a few days.
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Adromischus cooperii

Originally from southern Africa. The genus Adromiscus includes about fifty species of succulent plants. They form small ground coverings, consisting of rosettes of leaves 4-8 cm long, oval, very fleshy and thick, which widen upwards; they are light green, or greyish-green, with silver spots.
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Honeymoon - Echinopsis eryesii

Genus that includes 50-60 species of cacti, globular or briefly columnar originating from South America. The stem is generally dark green, characterized by numerous ribs and whitish areoles with white or greyish spines; most of these plants tend to produce numerous side shoots, so they often form very large groups.
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Pachypodium

Genus that has about a dozen shrubs or small trees, originating in southern Africa; P. lamerei is originally from Madagascar, it is a small tree, which in nature reaches 4-5 m in height; generally in a container it remains within two meters; it has a greyish, enlarged trunk, a bottle, covered with numerous large spines, usually paired.
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Jade grass, Elephant ears - Crassula

This genus includes about three hundred species of succulent plants, originating in southern Africa; there are species that can reach large sizes, as species of very small size. The forms may be the most diverse; for example C. ovata is a small tree, with a roundish crown, in a container it can grow up to 70-80 cm, with fleshy stem and small oval leaves.
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Conofito, living stones - notable Conophytum

Genus that includes numerous species of succulent plants, of small dimensions, originating in southern Africa. The plants are made up of small thick leaves, fleshy, tightly joined, almost completely devoid of petiole, facing upwards and flattened, so as to make the whole look like a small stone, with a thin groove in the middle.
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Monadenium guentheri

Genus that includes about fifty species of succulent plants originating in Africa. The various species often have very different characteristics, in fact there are species with succulent stems, with fleshy leaves, such as M. guentherii or M. ritchiei, and other species having the shape of shrubs or small trees, with a large woody caudice, such as M .
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Lofofora, Peyote - Lophophora williamsii

This genus of cactaceae has 3-4 species, widespread in the Southern United States and in Mexico; they have a rounded shape, slightly flattened, develop very slowly and can reach 15-25 cm in diameter. they have 7-11 very evident ribs, and small roundish areoles, without thorns; the lophophore have a greenish-gray color, and tend to shrink, they develop numerous basal suckers.
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Ariocarpus - Ariocarpus fissuratus

The cacti: Ariocarpus The ariocarpus are a genus of cacti originating from Mexico, which has about a dozen species; these are very particular cacti, so much so that their body often becomes invisible among the rocks, becoming a gray-green color, with the presence of a rough and leathery surface; all the species of ariocarpus have a squat stem, covered with more or less developed tubercles, which sometimes protrude from the stem of several centimeters.
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Aloinopsis

Genus that includes some dwarf succulent plants, originating in southern Africa. They are rosettes of fleshy leaves, with a diameter generally between 10 and 15 cm; the leaves are gray-green or bluish-green, and often have small clear warts on the margins or on the entire upper page.
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Frailea pulcherrima

Genus that includes about twenty species of small globose cacti, originating in south-central America, in particular Brazil. They have a spherical shape and generally the diameter remains below 6-7 cm, often producing numerous basal suckers. The stem is usually dark green in color and has numerous ribs and small or large areolas depending on the species; they have many light colored spines, often as thin as hair; in summer they produce some flowers at the apex of the plant, of an intense yellow color, being the plant able to self-pollinate often the flowers do not bloom, producing however numerous fertile seeds.
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Echeveria

Echeveria Genus that counts dozens of species of succulent plants, originating in Central and South America. They produce dense rosettes of leaves, very compact, with a diameter varying from 2-3 to 10 cm; often from the base of the main rosette thin stolons are produced, at the end of which new rosettes are developed.
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