Fat Plants Can Be a Great Hobby
Finding Out More About Fat Plants (Caudiciforms)
There are three types of succulent plants. Those that have succulent tissue in the stems; those with succulent leaves, and plant that have water retentive capability in the trunk and roots. And there are some plants that have succulent tissue in more than one place.
Most of the plants discussed on this site store survival juices in the base of the plant. A caudex or pachycaul plant can attain a very wide base and or tuberous roots. For example, the plant below, Dioscorea elephantipes, grows a very large fissured ball shaped base.