Succulents are plants with thick or fleshy parts that store water, enabling them to survive long stretches without irrigation. Some succulents store water in the leaves, while others might keep it in their stem. This is not to be confused with the term Cactus; all cacti are a type of succulent, but not all succulents are cacti!
Their ability to survive on a relatively little amount of care makes succulents great plants for your home or garden. Some care tips: if your succulent undergoes a sudden growth spurt, gaining long stretched-out stems with large gaps between the leaves, it has become etiolated due to a lack of light. The solution? Move it to a brighter spot! Secondly, if you succulent has become mushy but the soil is still moist, it probably has root rot. Make sure it is in a well-draining soil like my Cactus and Succulent mix, and wait until the soil is fully dried out between waterings. Remember: succulent plants can survive dehydration much better than they can survive too much water.