Generally, succulents and cacti like sun, but some varieties tolerate shade. They prefer warmer climates (USDA Zones 8 to10; see Chapter 4 for details on hardiness zones), but some grow as far north as parts of Canada. Because they hold water in their tissues, they're very drought tolerant, though many can accept limited regular watering under otherwise good growing conditions. They use one third to one half the water of turf. Pests and diseases are rare; and there are few, if any, invasive varieties. Succulents and cacti are among the easiest, most bulletproof plants for the sustainable landscape.
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