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Meaning succulent plants

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Question: meaning succulent plants

Hi, I would like to know if there is a generic meaning for succulents and if there is one. thank you very much


Meaning succulent plants: Answer: meaning plants fat

Dear Francesco,

the meaning of flowers derives from various sources, and has consolidated over the years; the flowers that are generally denser with meanings are those that have always been cultivated by man, and therefore over the centuries they have become loaded with great symbolic meanings, linked to the shapes of flowers or leaves, but also to the characteristics of the leaves that they wear them.

Cactaceae have not been cultivated in Europe for millennia, for this reason their symbolic meaning is quite controversial, and generally linked to their peculiar characteristics; cactaceae are plants that have adapted to live in the most difficult areas of the globe, with climates limiting for most of the other plants; for this reason, in general, the meaning of a succulent plant (intended as cactus, that is an enlarged stem, no leaves, and many thorns) is that of duration, perseverance, duration up to eternity. So if you give a cactacea to a person we love, we are indicating that our feeling is not temporary, but lasting.

Many succulents then produce flowers, or have particular characteristics, which have earned them strange common names; two typical examples are schlumbergera, which is also called mother-in-law's tongue, and echinocactus grusonii, which is called mother-in-law's pillow. If given to your loved one, these cacti also retain the original meaning of perseverance and duration; if, on the other hand, you decide to give them to your mother-in-law, they certainly take on a less flattering connotation, as they are threats or insinuations, regarding the harassment of the presence of the aforementioned mother-in-law.

In general then, with the concept of succulents, many plants of various kinds also come together, not necessarily cacti; aloe for example is a succulent plant (better, succulent) whose meaning in the language of flowers is pain, as it is a healing plant, which has been used for millennia by man to treat the most common diseases.

Echinopsis, also called honeymoon, is a cactacea that produces very large trumpet flowers, which, however, survive only one day; giving a blooming echinopsis means transience of feelings.

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