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Fun Facts About Succulent Plants for Amazing Kids

What’s going on, guys and gals? Guess what I’ll talk about today. Succulent plants. Ever eaten juicy and tasty steak? Umm! Delicious, I hear you say. That’s what succulent means. But I’ll share with you some fascinating facts about succulent plants. Well, these aren’t plants for human food. What are they? 

Succulent plants grow well in dry places with little rainfall. Sometimes rain falls after many years. As a result, these plants have unique roots, stems, and leaves to store water. They’ve got fleshy leaves.

Oh, sorry, kids. These are big words. What’s important to know is that they’re succulent plants. Examples of succulent plants include the cacti, the Agave family, Crassulaceae, and Azioacecae. The Bottletree and Aloe are other examples of these plants.

If you want to see plenty of succulent plants, you must visit Africa. In South Africa, in the Richtersveld National Park, there is a wide variety of succulent plants. North and South America have the cacti type. But countries like Australia, Europe, and Asia have fewer succulent plants.

What’s the Appearance of Succulent Plants?

Succulent plants appear fleshy or swollen because of storing water. They save water in many ways.

  • Their Crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM) reduces water loss
  • Some have small or no leaves. The leaves are like a cylinder or sphere. Do you know the shape of a cylinder? Ask your parents to show you
  • The leaves and stems have few pores
  • The plants make their food on the stems instead of the leaves. You know what photosynthesis means. Your teacher can remind you.
  • The whole plant grows into a spherical shape.
  •  The plant’s outer surface is hairy, waxy, and spiny. This keeps the plant with enough moisture. It also acts as a shade.
  • The plant’s roots are close to the soil’s surface. The roots can catch water from slight showers or dew.
  • They can still keep water even if temperatures are extremely high.
  • The outer skin is so firm that it doesn’t let water out.
  • The plants have a substance that helps them store a lot of water. It’s called mucilaginous. 
  • Succulent plants can also grow in areas where other plants can find it challenging to grow and survive.
  • They can last for around two years with little or no water.
  • Succulent plants can also grow on other plants as epiphytes. They get all their water and nutrients from the plants.
  • Dry lakes and sea coasts also have succulent plants. These places have plenty of minerals that have broken down.
  • You can also grow succulent plants in pots in your garden or terrarium.

Free Printable Succulent Coloring Pages

Congrats! Today’s facts had big words. I’m sorry, my friends. But I hope you learned many fantastic things about succulent plants. Now I want you to have more fun working on succulent coloring pages.

The free coloring pages can keep you busy and free from everyday distractions. You can use crayons, fine-tip pens, markers, or colored pencils to create bright colors. You’ll find varied, succulent coloring pages and quick, uncomplicated activities. Adults can also find each coloring sheet as a stress relief activity.

Kids can make a digital download of each printable coloring page. They’ll have an illustration of an aloe, cactus, echeveria, a garden, and more. Another great thing about the free coloring pages is that children can design a succulent coloring book.

Enjoy the free printable coloring pages.