SPECIES INTRODUCTION

You will definitely find species introductions in most general succulent websites, but in Jacktus.com all of them will be introduced in the context of the incinerating Malaysian weather. Afterall, our sun is 100% hotter and our rain pours non-stop for months. Because there are SOOOOOO MANYYYY types out there, I can’t possibly cover all of them even if I try! Hence I’ll only feature those that are available in Malaysia in two volumes: A & B. A will cover the Echeveria, Aeonium, Sansevieria, Haworthia, Aloe, Sedums, Graptopetalum, Crassula, Kalanchoe, Sempervivum, Agave, Cactus, Euphorbia & Faucaria, Fenestraria (technically not a family), Aizoaceae (Lithops & Aloinopsis), Pachyphytum, Monanthes, Greenovia, Byrophyllum, Orostachys, Gasteria, Portulaca, Senecio, Ceropegia, Stapelia, Adromischus, Albuca, Anacampseros, Callisia, Peperomia, Pseudolithos, Rosularia, Xerosicyos zomg SO MANY!

General ID Guide

  • If the succulent looks like a flower: Echeveria
  • If it looks exactly like a green rose: Greenovia
  • Has tiny leaves that spread? Sedum
  • Bigger, less rounded, very fleshy, powdery, and flat leaves? Graptopetalum
  • Dark, scaly/ see through leaves? Haworthia.
  • Bright, tough, and sometimes scaly leaves with texture? Aloe
  • Purplish black/ green long thin leaves like an umbrella? Aeonium
  • Cactus? Cactus loh. Jk. Mammillaria or Opuntia
  • Thornless cactus? Astrophytum or Lophophora
  • Looks like rocks or ass cracks? Lithops
  • Long green stems with red/ pink bloom? Portulaca
  • Fleshy, rounded, silver/ blue leaves that don’t seem to belong in any category? Crassula
  • Lilies that grow tiny little babies? Sempervivum
  • Thin long green plants you see everywhere indoor/ government buildings? Sansevieria
  • Super fleshy but doesn’t seem to have any stem? Bergeranthus
  • Pairs of leaves that mirror each other? Cotyledon
  • Climbs everywhere? Ceropegia
  • Looks like onions/ springs? Albuca
  • Looks like Medusa’s heads? Avonia or Senecio
  • Green tongues with sharp ends? Gasteria
  • Alien egg? Pseudolithos

These are only their general descriptions lah ok. Of course there are way too many succulents in the families for all of them to be exactly the same.