Often, they look different than plants that do not do this. Their leaves may look more fleshy. Almost all cacti are succulents. Not all succulents are cacti. Other plant families with this property are the Agavaceae (Agave family), Azioaceae and Crassulaceae. Other well-known succulents are the Aloe and the bottle tree.
The bottle tree stores water in its trunk, that looks like a bottle
The Jade plant, or friendship tree
Prickly pear is a kind of cactus
References[change | change source]
- BBC: The Green Planet. Series 1: 4. Desert Worlds.