Agave in the foreground. Phoenix sylvestris palms in the background. Gray gravel as a ground cover.
Cacti and Succulents
A small type of Agave with a blue haze on the edge of the leaves.
Aloe vera. Non-native feral plant, which does very well here. Visit the Aloe plantation in Curaçao.
The pony tail palm makes a large bulb like a trunk. This is partly in the ground. It is not a palm, but a succulent and related to the Agaven.
The Echinocactus grusonii is native to Mexico and stands out for its gold colored spines and the size of its "barrel" (91cm/36in diameter and 24cm 61in huight). The local "bolcactus" (Melocactus species) stays smaller and has red spines.
Furcraea foetida is a large green Agave like plant, which is native to the Caribbean islands and South America.
Hesperaloe paeviflora ia a succulent with red flowers and is native to Texas and Mexico.
The Cereus repandus is columner cactus common in Curaçao. It fits very well in a native (xeriscape = drought tolerant) garden or nature park.