Thanks to a Chinese and Korean fad, California's wild succulents are being poached and smuggled to Asia

Succulents are key to stabilizing the fragile coastal ecosystems of California; they're also extremely popular in China and South Korea, thanks to a fad that's sweeping Asia. Read the rest

Tend a family of lifelike succulent plants on your desktop

In keeping with Offworld's recent fixation on gardening games, I've been playing Viridi, a mysteriously-soothing game about taking care of different varieties of succulent plants.