Colourful succulents

One of the reasons I love the Botanic garden in Amsterdam Zuid so much is the amazing collection of succulents and cacti. Because of Covid-19, the greenhouses are currently closed to the public, but luckily there is still a huge collection on display outside. There are so many different species, all more beautiful one than the other, so I tried to pick out a few that caught my eye.

The succulents seem to have thrived thanks to the very sunny indian-summer we had lately, and there were some intriguing flower stalks and plenty of vibrant flowers.

Along with the symmetry of the thick leaves, I can’t believe how well-coordinated the colours are, like these golden-brown and grey ones with pastel green at the very centre.

Or how the tip and edges on the leaves are bright pink. It’s as if a child had taken a paint box and simply combined their favourite shapes and flashy colours, and the result is so playful!


For more pictures of plants taken on previous visits to the Botanical garden in Zuid, take a look here, here and here ๐Ÿ™‚

5 thoughts on “Colourful succulents

  1. Wow, such beautiful photos! Cacti are my favourite, too. Edinburgh Botanical Gardens has some of the most amazing succulent plants that I’ve ever seen. Thanks for sharing and have a good day. The rain is back in Sligo, and we are staying cosy by the fireplace; there’s nothing better than a warm, dancing flames ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚ Aiva

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    • Hi Aiva, thanks a lot!! Staying cosy by the fireplace sounds divine! Enjoy the warmth and the beautiful light โค On Sunday I am heading with a friend to a cabin near the woods and we will have a fireplace too for a few days! I can't wait!!

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