Within the family Crassulaceae (some 300 species in the collection), the genus Echeveria predominates. These succulents are beautiful rosette-shaped plants with a wide range of colors, from black in (E. affinis) to pink (E. lilacina) and including green, grey and blue. Others, such as E. cante and E. lauii have leaves covered with a thick powdery wax coating. Dudleya has large silvery-white rosettes, while genera such as Sedum (the popular "siemprevivas") are trailing creepers that form extended mats.

Foto Patricia Lagarde, Historias de un Jardín charco del ingenio Ed. Santillana (derecha y arriba) y Doug Hunt