Succulents and cactus are wonderful examples of nature’s adaptability. Both can be found thriving in some of the world’s driest spots, where most plants stand zero chance of survival. To withstand such tough conditions, succulents store water in their fleshy leaves, stems, roots or tubers. Cacti’s armour of prickly spines are actually leaves that have evolved to act as catching points for dew drops. It’s these low maintenance and drought tolerant qualities that make succulents and cactus favourites for easy gardening, both indoors and outdoors.