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88 Types of Succulents for Your Home and Garden (with Pictures)

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Different types of succulents in different potsDifferent types of succulents in different pots

Succulents are delightful houseplants that effortlessly thrive in various climates and are a captivating addition to any garden or potted collection. As we dive into the mesmerizing world of succulent plants, envision transforming your outdoor space into a living masterpiece that captivates the eye and thrives with minimal effort.

From the cascading String of Pearls gracefully draping over the edge of a pot or the striking Zebra Plant showcasing its intricate zebra-like patterns. Succulent plants are not just your typical houseplants; they are nature’s sculptures, each with its own unique personality. From the enchanting Aloe Vera, a succulent superhero known for its healing properties, to the quirky Donkey’s Tail, a trailing beauty that seems to defy gravity, succulents offer a kaleidoscope of shapes, sizes, and textures.

In the succulent kingdom, you’ll encounter the stoic Snake Plant, a vertical marvel that adds an air of elegance to any room. Venture further, and you’ll find the playful Flaming Katy, a burst of color that brings joy to any corner. These succulents, originating from climates as diverse as the deserts of South Africa to the rocky terrains of North America, have adapted to store water in their fleshy leaves, allowing them to endure periods of drought. As they bask in the glory of direct sunlight or thrive under the gentle embrace of bright indirect light, succulents unfold a fascinating narrative of resilience and beauty.

Delving into the succulent realm, it’s essential to understand the diverse types available and their unique characteristics. There are many different types of succulents: Aeoniums, with their rosette structures, add drama to your garden, while the spiky Agave varieties bring a touch of the wild to your landscape. For a touch of elegance, the Echeveria family boasts stunning rosettes that resemble living flowers. Each type has its own preference when it comes to sunlight and watering, making the pot selection and climate considerations pivotal for their well-being.

Succulents, often mistaken for cacti, offer more than just spines and resilience. Cacti, a subgroup within the succulent family, are known for their ability to endure arid conditions. As you curate your succulent collection, consider the pot sizes, ensuring they provide ample space for growth, and tailor your care routine to suit the specific needs of each succulent. Keep in mind the unique climates these plants hail from, respecting their origins to ensure they thrive in your care.

Beyond their aesthetic appeal, succulents serve practical purposes, acting as air purifiers and adding life to even the smallest of spaces. However, some succulents may pose a threat to pets, so it’s crucial to choose pet-friendly varieties if you share your home with furry friends. Succulents are not just plants; they’re storytellers, weaving tales of adaptation, resilience, and natural beauty. Here are the popular types of succulents that you can add to your homes and gardens:

Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis miller)

Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis Miller) green leavesAloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis Miller) green leaves

Botanical Name: Aloe barbadensis Miller

Mature Size: Up to 24-39 inches in height

Bloom Time: Spring

Leaf Color: Green, succulent leaves

Flower Color: Yellow, tubular flowers on tall spikes

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Needs: Well-draining soil

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Aloe Vera, scientifically known as Aloe barbadensis miller, is a versatile succulent famous for its medicinal properties. It typically reaches a height of 24-39 inches and blooms with yellow tubular flowers in the spring. The green, succulent leaves contain a gel known for its soothing and healing effects on the skin. Aloe Vera thrives in full sun to partial shade and requires well-draining soil. This succulent is well-suited for USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11.

Jade Plant (Crassula ovata)

Jade Plant (Crassula ovata) in a white potJade Plant (Crassula ovata) in a white pot

Botanical Name: Crassula ovata

Mature Size: Up to 3 feet in height

Bloom Time: Winter to spring

Leaf Color: Dark green, fleshy leaves

Flower Color: Pink or white in small clusters

Light: Bright light, tolerates some direct sun

Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

The Jade Plant, scientifically known as Crassula ovata, is a popular succulent with a tree-like appearance, reaching heights of up to 3 feet. It blooms in winter to spring, displaying small clusters of pink or white flowers. Jade Plants have dark green, fleshy leaves and thrive in bright light, tolerating some direct sun. They prefer well-draining, sandy soil and are well-suited for USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11.

Echeveria (Echeveria spp.)

Green Echeveria in a black potGreen Echeveria in a black pot

Botanical Name: Echeveria spp.

Mature Size: Varies by species, generally rosette-forming

Bloom Time: Spring to summer

Leaf Color: Diverse, often pastel shades

Flower Color: Pink, red, orange, or yellow in bell-shaped clusters

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Echeverias, belonging to the genus Echeveria spp., are prized for their rosette-forming habit and stunning variety of leaf colors. Mature sizes vary by species. These succulents bloom from spring to summer, showcasing bell-shaped clusters in shades of pink, red, orange, or yellow. Echeverias thrive in full sun to partial shade and require well-draining, sandy soil. They are well-suited for USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11.

Agave (Agave spp.)

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Botanical Name: Agave spp.

Mature Size: Varies by species, generally large and robust

Bloom Time: Infrequent, often at maturity

Leaf Color: Varied, usually green or blue-gray

Flower Color: Yellow, green, or red in tall spikes

Light: Full sun

Soil Needs: Well-draining soil

USDA Hardiness Zones: Varies by species

Agaves, belonging to the genus Agave spp., are striking succulents known for their large, robust appearance. Mature sizes vary by species, with infrequent flowering often occurring at maturity. These succulents feature varied leaf colors, typically green or blue-gray, and produce yellow, green, or red flowers on tall spikes. Agaves thrive in full sun and well-draining soil, with hardiness zones varying by species.

Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe spp.)

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Botanical Name: Kalanchoe spp.

Mature Size: Varies by species, often compact

Bloom Time: Winter to spring

Leaf Color: Green or variegated

Flower Color: Various, including pink, red, orange, or yellow

Light: Bright light, tolerates some shade

Soil Needs: Well-draining soil

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Kalanchoes, encompassing Kalanchoe spp., are diverse succulents with varying sizes and forms. They often stay compact and bloom from winter to spring, showcasing flowers in shades of pink, red, orange, or yellow. Kalanchoes have green or variegated leaves and prefer bright light, tolerating some shade. Well-draining soil is essential for their health, and they are well-suited for USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11.

Sedum (Sedum spp.)

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Botanical Name: Sedum spp.

Mature Size: Varies by species, generally low-growing

Bloom Time: Late summer to fall

Leaf Color: Green or blue-green, succulent

Flower Color: Various, including white, pink, or red

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Needs: Well-draining, average soil

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-9

Sedums, classified under Sedum spp., are versatile succulents with varying sizes and a tendency to be low-growing. These plants bloom in late summer to fall, featuring flowers in shades of white, pink, or red. Sedums have succulent, green, or blue-green leaves and thrive in full sun to partial shade. They prefer well-draining, average soil and are adaptable to USDA Hardiness Zones 3-9.

Sempervivum (Sempervivum spp.)

Pink flowers of SempervivumPink flowers of Sempervivum

Botanical Name: Sempervivum spp.

Mature Size: Varies by species, often forming rosettes

Bloom Time: Summer

Leaf Color: Diverse, often with colorful tips

Flower Color: Pink, red, or purple in clusters

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8

Sempervivums, belonging to Sempervivum spp., are commonly known as “hen and chicks” for their rosette-forming habit. Mature sizes vary, and they bloom in the summer, showcasing pink, red, or purple flowers in clusters. Sempervivums have diverse leaf colors, often with colorful tips. They thrive in full sun to partial shade and require well-draining, sandy soil. Sempervivums are well-suited for USDA Hardiness Zones 3-8.

Lithops (Lithops spp.)

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Botanical Name: Lithops spp.

Mature Size: Up to 1 inch in height

Bloom Time: Late summer to fall

Leaf Color: Varied, mimicking pebbles

Flower Color: Yellow or white

Light: Full sun

Soil Needs: Well-draining, gritty soil

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-12

Lithops, collectively known as Lithops spp., are unique succulents that mimic the appearance of pebbles. These small plants reach a height of up to 1 inch and bloom in late summer to fall, displaying yellow or white flowers. Lithops come in varied leaf colors, creating an intriguing landscape feature. They thrive in full sun and require well-draining, gritty soil, suitable for USDA Hardiness Zones 9-12.

Gasteria (Gasteria spp.)

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Botanical Name: Gasteria spp.

Mature Size: Varies by species, generally compact

Bloom Time: Spring to summer

Leaf Color: Varied, often dark green with mottled patterns

Flower Color: Pink or red in spikes

Light: Bright, indirect light

Soil Needs: Well-draining soil

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Gasterias, encompassing Gasteria spp., are compact succulents known for their intriguing leaf shapes and patterns. Mature sizes vary by species, and they bloom from spring to summer, producing pink or red flowers in spikes. Gasterias typically have dark green leaves with mottled patterns. They prefer bright, indirect light and well-draining soil, thriving in USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11.

Mother-of-Pearl Plant (Graptopetalum spp.)

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Botanical Name: Graptopetalum spp.

Mature Size: Varies by species, often low-growing

Bloom Time: Spring to summer

Leaf Color: Varied, often with pastel shades

Flower Color: Pink, red, or yellow in clusters

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Needs: Well-draining, gritty soil

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Mother-of-Pearl Plants, encompassing Graptopetalum spp., are captivating succulents with a tendency to be low-growing. Mature sizes vary, and they bloom from spring to summer, displaying flowers in shades of pink, red, or yellow. Graptopetalums have varied leaf colors, often with pastel shades, creating an appealing landscape feature. They thrive in full sun to partial shade and require well-draining, gritty soil, well-suited for USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11.

Porkbush (Portulacaria afra)

Porkbush (Portulacaria afra) with pink flowers in a white potPorkbush (Portulacaria afra) with pink flowers in a white pot

Botanical Name: Portulacaria afra

Mature Size: Up to 6 feet in height

Bloom Time: Late summer to fall

Leaf Color: Green or variegated, small, round leaves

Flower Color: Pink in small clusters

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Needs: Well-draining soil

USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11

Portulacaria afra, commonly known as Porkbush, is a unique succulent that can reach heights of up to 6 feet. Blooming in late summer to fall, it produces small clusters of pink flowers. This succulent has green or variegated, small, round leaves and prefers full sun to partial shade. Well-draining soil is crucial for its health, and it is well-suited for USDA Hardiness Zones 10-11.

String of Buttons (Crassula perforata)

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Botanical Name: Crassula perforata

Mature Size: Up to 12 inches in height

Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer

Leaf Color: Green or blue-green, stacked triangular leaves

Flower Color: Yellow or orange in small clusters

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Needs: Well-draining soil

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

The string of buttons, scientifically known as Crassula perforata, is a charming succulent that reaches heights of up to 12 inches. Blooming in late spring to early summer, it produces small clusters of yellow or orange flowers. This succulent has stacked triangular leaves, typically green or blue-green, and thrives in full sun to partial shade. Well-draining soil is essential for its health, and it is well-suited for USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11.

Tree Aeonium (Aeonium arboreum)

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  • Botanical Name: Aeonium arboreum
  • Mature Size: Up to 3 feet tall
  • Bloom Time: Late winter to early spring
  • Leaf Color: Green to burgundy
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Aeonium arboreum, commonly known as Tree Aeonium, is a striking succulent with rosettes of green to burgundy leaves arranged on branching stems. During late winter to early spring, it produces vibrant yellow flowers. This succulent thrives in well-draining, sandy soil and prefers full sun to partial shade. In USDA zones 9-11, Aeonium arboreum adds a bold, structural element to your landscape.

Parry’s Agave (Agave parryi)

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  • Botanical Name: Agave parryi
  • Mature Size: 1 to 2 feet tall
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Leaf Color: Blue-gray
  • Flower Color: Yellow-green
  • Light: Full sun
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-10

Agave parryi, also known as Parry’s Agave, is a compact succulent with rosettes of blue-gray leaves. In the summer, it produces striking yellow-green flowers on tall spikes. Thriving in full sun and well-draining soil, Agave parryi is well-suited for arid landscapes. Hardy in USDA zones 5-10, adds a touch of southwestern charm to gardens and rockeries.

Zebra Plant (Haworthiopsis attenuata)

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  • Botanical Name: Haworthiopsis attenuata
  • Mature Size: Up to 8 inches tall
  • Bloom Time: Late winter to spring
  • Leaf Color: Dark green with white stripes
  • Flower Color: White
  • Light: Indirect light to partial shade
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, cactus mix
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Commonly known as the Zebra PlantHaworthiopsis attenuata features rosettes of dark green leaves adorned with white stripes, resembling a zebra pattern. During late winter to spring, it produces delicate white flowers. Thriving in indirect light to partial shade and well-draining cactus mix, this succulent is well-suited for containers and indoor settings in USDA zones 9-11.

Pencil Cactus (Euphorbia tirucalli)

Pencil Cactus (Euphorbia tirucalli) in a brown pot in front of a white wallPencil Cactus (Euphorbia tirucalli) in a brown pot in front of a white wall

  • Botanical Name: Euphorbia tirucalli
  • Mature Size: Up to 25 feet tall
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Leaf Color: Green
  • Flower Color: Inconspicuous
  • Light:Full sun
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Also known as Pencil Cactus, Euphorbia tirucalli is a tall, branching succulent with pencil-thin, green stems. Inconspicuous flowers appear in spring. This succulent thrives in full sun and well-draining, sandy soil. With a mature size of up to 25 feet, it is often used as a dramatic focal point in gardens and landscapes in USDA zones 9-11.

Moonstones (Pachyphytum oviferum)

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  • Botanical Name: Pachyphytum oviferum
  • Mature Size: Up to 6 inches tall
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Leaf Color: Blue-green with pink edges
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Light: Bright, indirect light
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, cactus mix
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Pachyphytum oviferum, commonly known as Moonstones, features chubby, blue-green leaves with pink edges arranged in rosettes. During spring, it produces small yellow flowers. Thriving in bright, indirect light and well-draining cactus mix, this succulent is suitable for containers and indoor gardens. It’s hardy in USDA zones 9-11, adding a touch of whimsy to your plant collection.

Panda Plant (Kalanchoe tomentosa)

Selective focus of the leaves of a Panda Plant (Kalanchoe tomentosa)Selective focus of the leaves of a Panda Plant (Kalanchoe tomentosa)

  • Botanical Name: Kalanchoe tomentosa
  • Mature Size: Up to 1 foot tall
  • Bloom Time: Winter to spring
  • Leaf Color: Green with brown spots
  • Flower Color: Orange to yellow
  • Light: Bright, indirect light
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Known as Panda Plant, Kalanchoe tomentosa is a compact succulent with fuzzy, green leaves adorned with brown spots. During winter to spring, it produces clusters of orange to yellow flowers. Thriving in bright, indirect light and well-draining, sandy soil, this succulent is well-suited for indoor settings and outdoor gardens. It’s hardy in USDA zones 9-11, adding texture to your plant collection.

Gollum Jade (Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’)

Bonsai of Gollum Jade (Crassula ovata 'Gollum')Bonsai of Gollum Jade (Crassula ovata 'Gollum')

  • Botanical Name: Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’
  • Mature Size: Up to 3 feet tall
  • Bloom Time: Late winter to spring
  • Leaf Color: Green with red edges
  • Flower Color: Pink to white
  • Light: Bright, indirect light to full sun
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, succulent mix
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Crassula ovata ‘Gollum,’ commonly known as Gollum Jade, is a unique succulent with tubular, green leaves featuring red edges. In late winter to spring, it produces clusters of pink to white flowers. This succulent thrives in bright, indirect light to full sun and a well-draining succulent mix. With a mature size of up to 3 feet, it adds a touch of whimsy to both indoor and outdoor gardens in USDA zones 9-11.

Mexican Snowball (Echeveria elegans)

Mexican Snowball (Echeveria elegans) with green leaves in a black potMexican Snowball (Echeveria elegans) with green leaves in a black pot

  • Botanical Name: Echeveria elegans
  • Mature Size: Up to 6 inches tall
  • Bloom Time: Late fall to winter
  • Leaf Color: Powdery blue-green
  • Flower Color: Pink to coral
  • Light:Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Echeveria elegans, commonly known as Mexican Snowball, forms charming rosettes of powdery blue-green leaves. During late fall to winter, it produces delicate pink to coral-colored flowers. Thriving in full sun to partial shade and well-draining, sandy soil, this succulent is an excellent choice for rock gardens and containers. Hardy in USDA zones 9-11, it adds a touch of elegance to your succulent collection.

Graptoveria ‘Fred Ives’

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  • Botanical Name: Graptoveria ‘Fred Ives’
  • Mature Size: Up to 8 inches tall
  • Bloom Time: Late winter to spring
  • Leaf Color: Rosy pink to lavender
  • Flower Color: Orange-pink
  • Light: Full sun
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, cactus mix
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Graptoveria ‘Fred Ives’ is a stunning succulent with rosettes of rosy pink to lavender leaves that intensify in color with sunlight. In late winter to spring, it produces vibrant orange-pink flowers. Thriving in full sun and a well-draining cactus mix, this succulent is an attractive choice for both indoor and outdoor gardens. Hardy in USDA zones 9-11, ‘Fred Ives’ adds a burst of color to your succulent collection.

Jelly Bean Plant (Sedum rubrotinctum)

Closeup shot of a Jelly Bean Plant (Sedum rubrotinctum)Closeup shot of a Jelly Bean Plant (Sedum rubrotinctum)

  • Botanical Name: Sedum rubrotinctum
  • Mature Size: Up to 8 inches tall
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Leaf Color: Green to red
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Light: Full sun
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Also known as the Jelly Bean Plant, Sedum rubrotinctum features chubby, jelly bean-shaped leaves that change from green to red with sunlight. In summer, it produces small yellow flowers. Thriving in full sun and well-draining, sandy soil, this succulent is an excellent ground cover for sunny gardens. Hardy in USDA zones 9-11, Sedum rubrotinctum adds a playful element to your succulent landscape.

Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum tectorum)

Closeup shot of Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum tectorum) grouped togetherCloseup shot of Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum tectorum) grouped together

  • Botanical Name: Sempervivum tectorum
  • Mature Size: Up to 6 inches tall
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Leaf Color: Green to red
  • Flower Color: Pink to red
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, rocky soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-8

Commonly known as Hens and Chicks, Sempervivum tectorum forms rosettes of fleshy leaves that change from green to red. In summer, it produces charming pink to red flowers. Thriving in full sun to partial shade and well-draining, rocky soil, this succulent is drought-tolerant and suitable for rock gardens. Hardy in USDA zones 3-8, Hens and Chicks are resilient and low-maintenance additions to your garden.

Spiral Aloe (Aloe polyphylla)

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  • Botanical Name: Aloe polyphylla
  • Mature Size: Up to 1 foot tall
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
  • Leaf Color: Green
  • Flower Color: Coral to red
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-10

Aloe polyphylla, also known as Spiral Aloe, forms a mesmerizing rosette of leaves that spiral outward. In late spring to early summer, it produces vibrant coral to red flowers. Thriving in full sun to partial shade and well-draining, sandy soil, this succulent is a striking focal point in gardens and containers. Hardy in USDA zones 8-10, Aloe polyphylla adds a touch of elegance to your succulent collection.

Century Plant (Agave americana)

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  • Botanical Name: Agave americana
  • Mature Size: Up to 6 feet tall
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Leaf Color: Gray-green
  • Flower Color: Yellow-green
  • Light :Full sun
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-10

Agave americana, commonly known as Century Plant, is a large succulent with rosettes of gray-green leaves that can grow up to 6 feet tall. In summer, it produces tall spikes with yellow-green flowers. Thriving in full sun and well-draining, sandy soil, this succulent is a striking addition to arid landscapes. Hardy in USDA zones 8-10, Agave americana is a resilient and iconic succulent for xeriscaping.

Watch Chain or Princess Pine (Crassula muscosa)

Watch Chain or Princess Pine (Crassula muscosa) with green leaves inside a yellow potWatch Chain or Princess Pine (Crassula muscosa) with green leaves inside a yellow pot

  • Botanical Name: Crassula muscosa
  • Mature Size: Up to 1 foot tall
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Leaf Color: Bright green
  • Flower Color: Inconspicuous
  • Light: Bright, indirect light to partial shade
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, succulent mix
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Crassula muscosa, commonly known as Watch Chain or Princess Pine, is a unique succulent with densely packed, cylindrical leaves resembling a chain. In spring, it produces inconspicuous flowers. Thriving in bright, indirect light to partial shade and well-draining succulent mix, this succulent is an excellent choice for hanging baskets and container gardens. Hardy in USDA zones 9-11, Crassula muscosa adds texture to your succulent collection.

Zebra Haworthia (Haworthia coarctata)

Zebra Haworthia (Haworthia coarctata) with green leaves that has white spots in a white potZebra Haworthia (Haworthia coarctata) with green leaves that has white spots in a white pot

  • Botanical Name: Haworthia coarctata
  • Mature Size: Up to 6 inches tall
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
  • Leaf Color: Dark green with white stripes
  • Flower Color: White
  • Light: Indirect light to partial shade
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Haworthia coarctata, also known as Zebra Haworthia, features rosettes of dark green leaves adorned with distinctive white stripes. In late spring to early summer, it produces delicate white flowers. Thriving in indirect light to partial shade and well-draining, sandy soil, this succulent is well-suited for containers and indoor settings. Hardy in USDA zones 9-11, Haworthia coarctata adds a touch of sophistication to your succulent collection.

Dragon’s Blood Stonecrop (Sedum spurium)

Reddish pink flowers of Dragon's Blood Stonecrop (Sedum spurium)Reddish pink flowers of Dragon's Blood Stonecrop (Sedum spurium)

  • Botanical Name: Sedum spurium
  • Mature Size: Up to 6 inches tall
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Leaf Color: Green to red
  • Flower Color: Pink to red
  • Light:Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-9

Sedum spurium, also known as Dragon’s Blood Stonecrop, is a low-growing succulent with trailing stems and green to red foliage. In summer, it produces clusters of pink to red flowers. Thriving in full sun to partial shade and well-draining, sandy soil, this succulent is an excellent ground cover for rock gardens and borders. Hardy in USDA zones 3-9, Sedum spurium is a resilient and easy-to-care-for addition to your landscape.

Kiwi Aeonium (Aeonium kiwi)

Kiwi Aeonium (Aeonium kiwi) top viewKiwi Aeonium (Aeonium kiwi) top view

  • Botanical Name: Aeonium kiwi
  • Mature Size: Up to 1 foot tall
  • Bloom Time: Late winter to spring
  • Leaf Color: Variegated shades of pink, green, and white
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Aeonium kiwi is a captivating succulent with rosettes of variegated pink, green, and white leaves, resembling the colors of a kiwi fruit. In late winter to spring, it produces small yellow flowers. Thriving in full sun to partial shade and well-draining, sandy soil, this succulent is an eye-catching addition to containers and gardens. Hardy in USDA zones 9-11, Aeonium kiwi adds a burst of color to your succulent collection.

Moss Rose (Portulaca grandiflora)

Pink flowers of Moss Rose (Portulaca grandiflora)Pink flowers of Moss Rose (Portulaca grandiflora)

  • Botanical Name: Portulaca grandiflora
  • Mature Size: Up to 8 inches tall
  • Bloom Time: Summer to fall
  • Leaf Color: Green
  • Flower Color: Various colors (pink, yellow, orange)
  • Light: Full sun
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 2-11

Portulaca grandiflora, commonly known as Moss Rose, is a low-growing succulent with vibrant, cup-shaped flowers in various colors, including pink, yellow, and orange. Blooming from summer to fall, this succulent forms a colorful ground cover. Thriving in full sun and well-draining, sandy soil, Portulaca grandiflora is a drought-tolerant addition to gardens. Hardy in USDA zones 2-11, it brings a burst of color to your landscape.

Bear’s Paw (Cotyledon tomentosa)

Green leaves of Bear's Paw (Cotyledon tomentosa) succulent in a white potGreen leaves of Bear's Paw (Cotyledon tomentosa) succulent in a white pot

  • Botanical Name: Cotyledon tomentosa
  • Mature Size: Up to 2 feet tall
  • Bloom Time: Late winter to spring
  • Leaf Color: Gray-green with white hairs
  • Flower Color: Orange to coral
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Cotyledon tomentosa, also known as Bear’s Paw, is a unique succulent with fuzzy, gray-green leaves covered in white hairs, resembling the paw of a bear. In late winter to spring, it produces vibrant orange to coral-colored flowers. Thriving in full sun to partial shade and well-draining, sandy soil, this succulent is a conversation piece in gardens and containers. Hardy in USDA zones 9-11, Bear’s Paw adds texture to your succulent collection.

Pachyveria glauca

Pachyveria glauca top view in a potPachyveria glauca top view in a pot

  • Botanical Name: Pachyveria glauca
  • Mature Size: Up to 6 inches tall
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Leaf Color: Powdery blue-green
  • Flower Color: Pink
  • Light: Bright, indirect light
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, cactus mix
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Pachyveria glauca is a charming succulent with rosettes of powdery blue-green leaves. In spring, it produces delicate pink flowers. Thriving in bright, indirect light and well-draining cactus mix, this succulent is suitable for containers and indoor gardens. Hardy in USDA zones 9-11, Pachyveria glauca adds a touch of elegance to your succulent collection.

Ghost Plant (Graptopetalum paraguayense)

Closeup view of a Ghost Plant (Graptopetalum paraguayense)Closeup view of a Ghost Plant (Graptopetalum paraguayense)

  • Botanical Name: Graptopetalum paraguayense
  • Mature Size: Up to 8 inches tall and can spread up to 12 inches.
  • Bloom Time: Summer.
  • Leaf Color: Silvery blue with hints of pink.
  • Flower Color: Yellow with orange undertones.
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining soil.
  • USDAHardiness Zones: 9a to 11b.

Graptopetalum paraguayense, commonly known as the Ghost Plant, is a charming succulent with rosettes of silvery-blue leaves that take on pinkish tones. In summer, it produces yellow flowers with orange hues. This drought-tolerant succulent thrives in well-draining soil and can be an excellent addition to rock gardens or containers.

Baby Necklace (Crassula rupestris)

Baby Necklace (Crassula rupestris) growing in a brown potBaby Necklace (Crassula rupestris) growing in a brown pot

  • Botanical Name: Crassula rupestris
  • Mature Size: 6 to 8 inches in height.
  • Bloom Time: Late winter to early spring.
  • Leaf Color: Green, turning red with sun exposure.
  • Flower Color: Small, star-shaped, white to pale pink.
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining soil.
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9a to 11b.

Crassula rupestris, commonly known as the Baby Necklace plant, features trailing stems of green leaves that turn red when exposed to sunlight. During late winter and early spring, it produces small, white to pale pink, star-shaped flowers. This succulent is an excellent choice for hanging baskets or cascading over edges in gardens.

Lipstick Echeveria (Echeveria agavoides)

Lipstick Echeveria (Echeveria agavoides) in a black pot isolated in a white backgroundLipstick Echeveria (Echeveria agavoides) in a black pot isolated in a white background

  • Botanical Name: Echeveria agavoides
  • Mature Size: Up to 6 inches tall and wide.
  • Bloom Time: Late winter to early spring.
  • Leaf Color: Green with red tips.
  • Flower Color: Coral-pink.
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining soil.
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9a to 11b.

Echeveria agavoides, commonly known as the Lipstick Echeveria, forms tight rosettes of green leaves with striking red tips. In late winter to early spring, it produces coral-pink flowers on tall, arching stems. This succulent is an attractive choice for both outdoor gardens and indoor container arrangements.

Goldmoss Stonecrop (Sedum acre)

Goldmoss Stonecrop (Sedum acre) with yellowish green leavesGoldmoss Stonecrop (Sedum acre) with yellowish green leaves

  • Botanical Name: Sedum acre
  • Mature Size: Up to 4 inches tall and can spread up to 24 inches.
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer.
  • Leaf Color: Green to yellow-green.
  • Flower Color: Yellow.
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining soil.
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 9b.

Sedum acre, also known as Goldmoss Stonecrop, is a low-growing succulent with tiny green to yellow-green leaves. In late spring to early summer, it produces clusters of bright yellow flowers. This ground-covering succulent is well-suited for rock gardens and slopes or as a trailing element in containers.

Cobweb Houseleek (Sempervivum arachnoideum)

Top view of Cobweb Houseleek (Sempervivum arachnoideum) succulentTop view of Cobweb Houseleek (Sempervivum arachnoideum) succulent

  • Botanical Name: Sempervivum arachnoideum
  • Mature Size: Up to 4 inches tall and can spread up to 8 inches.
  • Bloom Time: Summer.
  • Leaf Color: Green to reddish-purple.
  • Flower Color: Pink to red.
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining soil.
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 9b.

Sempervivum arachnoideum, commonly known as Cobweb Houseleek, forms rosettes of fleshy green to reddish-purple leaves. The distinctive feature is the fine white hairs that create a cobweb-like appearance. In summer, it produces pink to red flowers, adding charm to rock gardens or alpine plantings.

Pebble Plants (Lithops aucampiae)

Closeup of Pebble Plants (Lithops aucampiae)Closeup of Pebble Plants (Lithops aucampiae)

  • Botanical Name: Lithops aucampiae
  • Mature Size: Up to 1 inch tall and can spread up to 4 inches.
  • Bloom Time: Fall.
  • Leaf Color: Green, mottled with patterns.
  • Flower Color: Yellow or white.
  • Light: Full sun.
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil.
  • USDAHardiness Zones: 9a to 11b.

Lithops aucampiae, commonly known as Living Stones or Pebble Plants, are small, mimicry succulents with pairs of leaves that resemble stones, helping them blend into their arid environments. In fall, they may produce daisy-like flowers in shades of yellow or white. These fascinating plants are ideal for rock gardens or as unique indoor specimens.

Ox Tongue Plant (Gasteria glomerata)

Hand holding Ox Tongue Plant (Gasteria glomerata) in brown potsHand holding Ox Tongue Plant (Gasteria glomerata) in brown pots

  • Botanical Name: Gasteria glomerata
  • Mature Size: Up to 12 inches tall and wide.
  • Bloom Time: Spring.
  • Leaf Color: Dark green with raised white spots.
  • Flower Color: Tubular, pink to reddish-orange.
  • Light: Bright, indirect light to partial shade.
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining soil.
  • USDAHardiness Zones: 9a to 11b.

Gasteria glomerata, known as the Ox Tongue Plant, features thick, tongue-shaped leaves with raised white spots. In spring, it produces tubular flowers in shades of pink to reddish-orange. This succulent is well-suited for both indoor and outdoor settings, providing an interesting texture to succulent arrangements or garden borders.

Pinwheel Aeonium (Aeonium haworthii)

Pinwheel Aeonium (Aeonium haworthii) green leavesPinwheel Aeonium (Aeonium haworthii) green leaves

  • Botanical Name: Aeonium haworthii
  • Mature Size: Up to 3 feet tall.
  • Bloom Time: Spring.
  • Leaf Color: Green, spoon-shaped leaves.
  • Flower Color: Yellow.
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining soil.
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9a to 11b.

Aeonium haworthii, commonly known as Pinwheel Aeonium, forms rosettes of spoon-shaped green leaves that create a pinwheel effect. In spring, it produces yellow flowers on tall stems. This succulent is an excellent choice for container gardening or as an accent in garden beds, adding unique architectural interest.

Queen Victoria Agave (Agave victoriae-reginae)

Garden with Queen Victoria Agave (Agave victoriae-reginae)Garden with Queen Victoria Agave (Agave victoriae-reginae)

  • Botanical Name: Agave victoriae-reginae
  • Mature Size: Up to 1.5 feet tall and wide.
  • Bloom Time: Infrequently, with long intervals.
  • Leaf Color: Dark green with white markings.
  • Flower Color: Yellow-green.
  • Light: Full sun.
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining soil.
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9a to 11b.

Agave victoriae-reginae, known as the Queen Victoria Agave, features stunning rosettes of dark green leaves adorned with white markings. While it infrequently produces flowers, its architectural form makes it an attractive focal point in xeriscape gardens or as a potted specimen.

Red Pagoda (Crassula capitella)

Red Pagoda (Crassula capitella) succulent with red-edged leaves on black potsRed Pagoda (Crassula capitella) succulent with red-edged leaves on black pots

  • Botanical Name: Crassula capitella
  • Mature Size: Up to 12 inches tall and wide.
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer.
  • Leaf Color: Stacked, red-edged leaves.
  • Flower Color: White or pale pink.
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining soil.
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9a to 11b.

Crassula capitella, commonly known as Red Pagoda or Shark Tooth Crassula, forms stacked rosettes of red-edged leaves resembling pagodas. In late spring to early summer, it produces small, white, or pale pink flowers. This succulent adds architectural interest to rock gardens, containers, or as a ground cover.

Little Jewel (Pachyphytum compactum)

Closeup on the green leaves of Little Jewel (Pachyphytum compactum)Closeup on the green leaves of Little Jewel (Pachyphytum compactum)

  • Botanical Name: Pachyphytum compactum
  • Mature Size: Up to 6 inches tall and can spread up to 8 inches.
  • Bloom Time: Late winter to early spring.
  • Leaf Color: Blue-gray, powdery coating.
  • Flower Color: Pink to orange.
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining soil.
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9a to 11b.

Pachyphytum compactum, known as the Little Jewel, features compact rosettes with blue-gray leaves covered in a powdery coating. In late winter to early spring, it produces delicate pink to orange flowers. This drought-tolerant succulent is suitable for both outdoor landscapes and indoor container gardens.

Paddle Plant (Kalanchoe luciae)

Paddle Plant (Kalanchoe luciae) with green leaves that has red marginsPaddle Plant (Kalanchoe luciae) with green leaves that has red margins

  • Botanical Name: Kalanchoe luciae
  • Mature Size: Up to 2 feet tall and wide.
  • Bloom Time: Winter to early spring.
  • Leaf Color: Gray-green with red margins.
  • Flower Color: Tubular, yellow to orange.
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining soil.
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9a to 11b.

Kalanchoe luciae, commonly known as Paddle Plant or Flapjacks, features paddle-shaped leaves with gray-green hues and striking red margins. In winter to early spring, it produces tubular flowers in shades of yellow to orange. This dramatic succulent is an excellent choice for garden borders and containers or as a focal point in xeriscape designs.

Russian Stonecrop (Sedum kamtschaticum)

Russian Stonecrop (Sedum kamtschaticum) with yellow flowers and green leavesRussian Stonecrop (Sedum kamtschaticum) with yellow flowers and green leaves

  • Botanical Name: Sedum kamtschaticum
  • Mature Size: Up to 6 inches tall and can spread up to 12 inches.
  • Bloom Time: Summer.
  • Leaf Color: Green, turning red in the fall.
  • Flower Color: Yellow.
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining soil.
  • USDAHardiness Zones: 3a to 9b.

Sedum kamtschaticum, commonly known as Russian Stonecrop, forms spreading mounds of green leaves that turn red in the fall. In summer, it produces clusters of bright yellow flowers. This ground-covering succulent is well-suited for rock gardens, slopes, or as a border plant.

African Milk Tree (Euphorbia trigona)

Selective focus of African Milk Tree (Euphorbia trigona) green leavesSelective focus of African Milk Tree (Euphorbia trigona) green leaves

  • Botanical Name: Euphorbia trigona
  • Mature Size: Up to 6 feet tall.
  • Bloom Time: Spring to early summer.
  • Leaf Color: Green with distinct ridges.
  • Flower Color: Insignificant.
  • Light: Bright, indirect light to partial shade.
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining soil.
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 10a to 11b.

Euphorbia trigona, commonly known as African Milk Tree or Cathedral Cactus, features tall, green stems with distinct ridges. While its flowers are insignificant, its architectural form makes it a striking addition to succulent gardens or as a statement plant in indoor spaces.

Elephant Bush (Portulacaria sp.)

Elephant Bush (Portulacaria sp.) in a coconut huskElephant Bush (Portulacaria sp.) in a coconut husk

  • Botanical Name: Portulacaria sp.
  • Mature Size: Up to 12 inches tall and can spread up to 24 inches.
  • Bloom Time: Summer.
  • Leaf Color: Green with red stems.
  • Flower Color: Pink.
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining soil.
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9a to 11b.

Portulacaria sp., known as Elephant Bush, displays green leaves with red stems. In summer, it produces small, pink flowers. This drought-tolerant succulent is commonly used as a ground cover, in containers, or as a bonsai specimen.

Pig’s Ear (Cotyledon orbiculata)

Pig’s Ear (Cotyledon orbiculata) on the groundPig’s Ear (Cotyledon orbiculata) on the ground

  • Botanical Name: Cotyledon orbiculata
  • Mature Size: Up to 3 feet tall and wide.
  • Bloom Time: Late winter to early spring.
  • Leaf Color: Gray-green, fleshy leaves.
  • Flower Color: Tubular, orange to red.
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining soil.
  • USDAHardiness Zones: 9a to 11b.

Cotyledon orbiculata, commonly known as Pig’s Ear or Round-leafed Navel Wort, forms rosettes of gray-green, fleshy leaves. In late winter to early spring, it produces tubular flowers in shades of orange to red. This succulent is a resilient choice for coastal gardens, rockeries, or as a striking container plant.

Jewel Leaf Plant (Graptopetalum amethystinum)

Jewel Leaf Plant (Graptopetalum amethystinum) in colored potsJewel Leaf Plant (Graptopetalum amethystinum) in colored pots

  • Botanical Name: Graptopetalum amethystinum
  • Mature Size: Up to 6 inches tall and 12 inches wide
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Leaf Color: Lavender-gray with a pinkish tint
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9a to 11b

Graptopetalum amethystinum, commonly known as Lavender Pebbles or Jewel Leaf Plant, features rosettes of succulent leaves with a stunning lavender-gray hue. In spring, it produces vibrant yellow flowers, creating a striking contrast. This succulent thrives in well-draining soil and is perfect for rock gardens or containers.

Pulido’s Echeveria (Echeveria pulidonis)

Pulido’s Echeveria (Echeveria pulidonis) succulent closeup shotPulido’s Echeveria (Echeveria pulidonis) succulent closeup shot

  • Botanical Name:Echeveria pulidonis
  • Mature Size: Up to 6 inches tall and 12 inches wide
  • Bloom Time: Late winter to early spring
  • Leaf Color: Gray-green with reddish edges
  • Flower Color: Yellow-orange
  • Light:Full sun
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9a to 11

Echeveria pulidonis, commonly known as Pulido’s Echeveria, forms tight rosettes of fleshy, gray-green leaves with attractive reddish edges. During late winter to early spring, it produces vibrant yellow-orange flowers on tall, arching stems. This succulent adds a touch of elegance to rock gardens, containers, or xeriscape landscapes.

Black Aeonium (Aeonium zwartkop)

Black Aeonium (Aeonium zwartkop) selective focusBlack Aeonium (Aeonium zwartkop) selective focus

  • Botanical Name: Aeonium zwartkop
  • Mature Size: Up to 3 feet tall and wide
  • Bloom Time: Late winter to spring
  • Leaf Color: Almost black
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9b to 11

Aeonium zwartkop, commonly known as Black Rose or Black Aeonium, features dramatic rosettes of nearly black leaves. In late winter to spring, it produces striking yellow flowers. This architectural succulent is an excellent focal point in gardens and containers, providing a bold contrast with its dark foliage.

Twin-Flowered Agave (Agave geminiflora)

Twin-Flowered Agave (Agave geminiflora) with green leaves in the gardenTwin-Flowered Agave (Agave geminiflora) with green leaves in the garden

  • Botanical Name: Agave geminiflora
  • Mature Size: Up to 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Leaf Color: Green with white filaments
  • Flower Color: Yellow-green
  • Light: Full sun
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9b to 11

Agave geminiflora, commonly known as Twin-Flowered Agave, forms compact rosettes of narrow, green leaves adorned with white filaments along the margins. In summer, it produces tall flower spikes with yellow-green flowers. This agave is well-suited for arid landscapes, rock gardens, or containers, adding a touch of architectural elegance.

October Daphne (Sedum sieboldii)

Closeup shot of October Daphne (Sedum sieboldii)Closeup shot of October Daphne (Sedum sieboldii)

  • Botanical Name: Sedum sieboldii
  • Mature Size: Up to 6 inches tall and 12 inches wide
  • Bloom Time: Late summer to fall
  • Leaf Color: Blue-green
  • Flower Color: Pink
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 6a to 9b

Sedum sieboldii, commonly known as October Daphne or Stonecrop, forms trailing mounds of blue-green leaves that turn shades of pink in cooler weather. In late summer to fall, it produces clusters of pink flowers, attracting butterflies. This low-maintenance succulent is excellent for ground cover, rock gardens, or hanging baskets.

Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum heuffelii)

Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum heuffelii) succulent in a sandHen and Chicks (Sempervivum heuffelii) succulent in a sand

  • Botanical Name: Sempervivum heuffelii
  • Mature Size: Up to 4 inches tall and 8 inches wide
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Leaf Color: Green to reddish-purple
  • Flower Color: Pink
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, gritty soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 9b

Sempervivum heuffelii, commonly known as Hen and Chicks, forms tight rosettes of fleshy leaves that can range from green to reddish-purple. In summer, it produces pink flowers on tall stems. This hardy succulent is well-suited for rock gardens and alpine gardens or as a charming addition to containers.

Torch Aloe (Aloe arborescens)

Torch Aloe (Aloe arborescens) green leaves and red flowersTorch Aloe (Aloe arborescens) green leaves and red flowers

  • Botanical Name: Aloe arborescens
  • Mature Size: Up to 10 feet tall and wide
  • Bloom Time: Winter to spring
  • Leaf Color: Gray-green
  • Flower Color: Red to orange
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9a to 11

Aloe arborescens, commonly known as Torch Aloe or Krantz Aloe, forms large, branching succulent shrubs with gray-green leaves. In winter to spring, it produces striking clusters of tubular, red-to-orange flowers. This aloe is well-suited for arid landscapes, rock gardens, or as a focal point in garden beds.

Airplane Plant (Crassula falcata)

Closeup shot on the leaves of an Airplane Plant (Crassula falcata)Closeup shot on the leaves of an Airplane Plant (Crassula falcata)

  • Botanical Name: Crassula falcata
  • Mature Size: Up to 12 inches tall and wide
  • Bloom Time: Late winter to spring
  • Leaf Color: Gray-green with red edges
  • Flower Color: Red to orange
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9a to 11

Crassula falcata, commonly known as Propeller Plant or Airplane Plant, features unique, stacked leaves that resemble propellers. In late winter to spring, it produces clusters of red to orange flowers. This succulent is an intriguing addition to containers and rock gardens or as a conversation piece on a windowsill.

Corsican Stonecrop (Sedum dasyphyllum)

Corsican Stonecrop (Sedum dasyphyllum) with blue-green leavesCorsican Stonecrop (Sedum dasyphyllum) with blue-green leaves

  • Botanical Name: Sedum dasyphyllum
  • Mature Size: Up to 6 inches tall and 12 inches wide
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Leaf Color: Blue-green
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 9b

Sedum dasyphyllum, commonly known as Corsican Stonecrop, forms cascading mats of small, blue-green leaves. In summer, it produces clusters of tiny yellow flowers. This low-growing succulent is excellent for ground cover, rock gardens, or as a trailing element in hanging baskets.

Dragon Bones (Euphorbia lactea)

Dragon Bones (Euphorbia lactea) in a gray potDragon Bones (Euphorbia lactea) in a gray pot

  • Botanical Name: Euphorbia lactea
  • Mature Size: Up to 10 feet tall
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Leaf Color: Green with white or pink variegation
  • Flower Color: Insignificant
  • Light: Full sun
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 10a to 11

Euphorbia lactea, commonly known as Dragon Bones or Mottled Spurge, is a unique succulent tree with green stems featuring white or pink variegation. While it produces inconspicuous flowers, its striking architectural form makes it a captivating addition to arid landscapes or as a potted specimen in sunny locations.

Variegated Elephant Bush (Portulacaria afra ‘Variegata’)

Pink blooming flowers of Variegated Elephant Bush (Portulacaria afra 'Variegata') in a white potPink blooming flowers of Variegated Elephant Bush (Portulacaria afra 'Variegata') in a white pot

  • Botanical Name: Portulacaria afra ‘Variegata’
  • Mature Size: 6-8 feet tall and wide
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Leaf Color: Variegated green and cream
  • Flower Color: Pink
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Portulacaria afra ‘Variegata,’ commonly known as Variegated Elephant Bush, is a striking succulent with green and cream-colored leaves. It grows to a height and width of 6-8 feet, making it an excellent choice for both ground cover and container gardening. In summer, it produces small pink flowers, adding a touch of color to its foliage. This succulent prefers full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil. With its drought-tolerant nature, it’s suitable for xeriscaping and requires minimal maintenance.

Five-stamen Graptopetalum (Graptopetalum pentandrum)

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  • Botanical Name: Graptopetalum pentandrum
  • Mature Size: 4-8 inches tall and wide
  • Bloom Time: Spring to summer
  • Leaf Color: Powdery lavender-gray
  • Flower Color: Pink to coral
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Graptopetalum pentandrum is a charming succulent with rosettes of powdery lavender-gray leaves. It forms a compact mound, reaching 4-8 inches in both height and width. During spring to summer, it produces pink to coral-colored flowers, adding a lovely contrast to its foliage. This succulent prefers full sun to partial shade and well-draining, sandy soil. It’s an excellent choice for rock gardens, borders, or container planting, bringing a touch of elegance to your landscape.

Watch Chain (Crassula lycopodioides)

Watch Chain (Crassula lycopodioides) succulent in a hanging white potWatch Chain (Crassula lycopodioides) succulent in a hanging white pot

  • Botanical Name: Crassula lycopodioides
  • Mature Size: Up to 12 inches tall
  • Bloom Time: Late winter to spring
  • Leaf Color: Green, densely packed
  • Flower Color: White to pale pink
  • Light: Bright, indirect light
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining soil mix
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Crassula lycopodioides, commonly known as Watch Chain or Lizard Tail, is a unique succulent with tightly packed green leaves resembling chains or lizard tails. It grows up to 12 inches tall and blooms with white to pale pink flowers in late winter to spring. This succulent thrives in bright, indirect light and requires well-draining soil. Its distinctive appearance makes it a captivating addition to rock gardens, hanging baskets, or as a ground cover in arid landscapes.

Cushion Aloe (Haworthia retusa)

Cushion Aloe (Haworthia retusa) green leaves in a black potCushion Aloe (Haworthia retusa) green leaves in a black pot

  • Botanical Name: Haworthia retusa
  • Mature Size: Up to 6 inches tall
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Leaf Color: Dark green, translucent tips
  • Flower Color: White
  • Light: Bright, indirect light
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining soil mix
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Haworthia retusa is a small succulent with rosettes of dark green leaves featuring translucent tips. It reaches up to 6 inches in height and blooms with white flowers in summer. This haworthia prefers bright, indirect light and well-draining soil. Its distinctive appearance and compact size make it suitable for windowsills, terrariums, or mixed succulent arrangements. With minimal care requirements, it adds a touch of elegance to indoor and outdoor spaces.

Topsy Turvy (Echeveria runyonii)

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Topsy Turvy (Echeveria runyonii) – Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

  • Botanical Name: Echeveria runyonii
  • Mature Size: Up to 6 inches tall and wide
  • Bloom Time: Late fall to winter
  • Leaf Color: Blue-green with pink edges
  • Flower Color: Coral to orange
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining soil mix
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Echeveria runyonii, commonly known as Topsy Turvy, is a charming succulent with rosettes of blue-green leaves that curl upwards, displaying pink edges. It reaches up to 6 inches in both height and width and blooms with coral to orange flowers in late fall to winter. This echeveria thrives in full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil. It’s a popular choice for containers, rock gardens, or ground cover, providing a burst of color and texture to your landscape.

Giant Velvet Rose (Aeonium canariense)

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  • Botanical Name: Aeonium canariense
  • Mature Size: Up to 3 feet tall
  • Bloom Time: Late winter to spring
  • Leaf Color: Green with reddish edges
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining soil mix
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Aeonium canariense is a striking succulent with rosettes of green leaves accented by reddish edges. It can reach up to 3 feet in height and blooms with yellow flowers in late winter to spring. This aeonium prefers full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil. With its unique form and vibrant colors, it makes an eye-catching focal point in gardens, as a succulent arrangement, or as a potted specimen. Its low-maintenance nature adds to its appeal in various landscaping settings.

Spineless Jade Agave (Agave desmettiana)

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  • Botanical Name: Agave desmettiana
  • Mature Size: 3-4 feet tall and wide
  • Bloom Time: Once after many years
  • Leaf Color: Green
  • Flower Color: Yellow-green
  • Light: Full sun
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Agave desmettiana is a robust succulent with rosettes of green leaves that can grow up to 3-4 feet in both height and width. This agave blooms only once after many years, producing tall spikes with yellow-green flowers. It thrives in full sun and well-draining soil, making it suitable for arid landscapes and containers. Its architectural form and low-maintenance requirements make it a popular choice for xeriscaping and modern garden designs.

Copper Stonecrop (Sedum nussbaumerianum)

Closeup shot of the orange leaves of Copper Stonecrop (Sedum nussbaumerianum)Closeup shot of the orange leaves of Copper Stonecrop (Sedum nussbaumerianum)

  • Botanical Name: Sedum nussbaumerianum
  • Mature Size: Up to 8 inches tall
  • Bloom Time: Summer to fall
  • Leaf Color: Lime green, orange-red tips
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining soil mix
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Sedum nussbaumerianum, commonly known as Coppertone Stonecrop, is a low-growing succulent with trailing stems of lime green leaves featuring orange-red tips. It reaches a height of up to 8 inches and blooms with yellow flowers from summer to fall. This sedum prefers full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil. Its cascading growth habit makes it an excellent choice for hanging baskets, rock gardens, or ground cover, adding a vibrant touch to your landscape.

Houseleek (Sempervivum calcareum)

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  • Botanical Name: Sempervivum calcareum
  • Mature Size: Up to 6 inches tall
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Leaf Color: Blue-green with red tips
  • Flower Color: Pink to red
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining soil mix
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-8

Sempervivum calcareum, also known as Houseleek or Hens and Chicks, forms rosettes of blue-green leaves with attractive red tips. It reaches a height of up to 6 inches and blooms with pink to red flowers in summer. This sempervivum prefers full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil. Its hardy nature makes it suitable for rock gardens, alpine gardens, or as a drought-tolerant ground cover. With its unique appearance and resilience, it adds a charming element to various garden settings.

Living Stones (Lithops karasmontana)

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  • Botanical Name: Lithops karasmontana
  • Mature Size: Up to 1 inch tall
  • Bloom Time: Late summer to fall
  • Leaf Color: Mottled gray-green
  • Flower Color: Yellow to white
  • Light: Full sun
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Lithops karasmontana, commonly known as Living Stones, is a fascinating succulent with pairs of mottled gray-green leaves that resemble stones. It reaches a height of up to 1 inch and blooms with yellow to white flowers in late summer to fall. This lithops prefers full sun and well-draining, sandy soil. Its mimicry of stones makes it a unique addition to rock gardens, succulent collections, or container gardens. With its low water requirements and distinctive appearance, it’s a captivating choice for enthusiasts seeking uncommon succulents.

Gasteria Batesiana

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  • Botanical Name: Gasteria batesiana
  • Mature Size: Up to 8 inches tall
  • Bloom Time: Winter to spring
  • Leaf Color: Dark green, mottled with spots
  • Flower Color: Coral to orange
  • Light: Bright, indirect light to partial shade
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining soil mix
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Gasteria batesiana is a compact succulent with rosettes of dark green leaves mottled with spots. It can reach up to 8 inches in height and blooms with coral to orange flowers in winter to spring. This gasteria thrives in bright, indirect light to partial shade and well-draining soil. Its unique appearance and manageable size make it suitable for windowsills, succulent arrangements, or as a ground cover, adding interest to both indoor and outdoor spaces.

Short-leaved Aloe (Aloe brevifolia)

Selective focus of Short-leaved Aloe (Aloe brevifolia)Selective focus of Short-leaved Aloe (Aloe brevifolia)

  • Botanical Name: Aloe brevifolia
  • Mature Size: Up to 12 inches tall
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Leaf Color: Blue-green with toothed edges
  • Flower Color: Orange
  • Light: Full sun
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining soil mix
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Aloe brevifolia, also known as Short-leaved Aloe, is a compact succulent with rosettes of blue-green leaves featuring toothed edges. It reaches up to 12 inches in height and blooms with orange flowers in spring. This aloe prefers full sun and well-draining soil, making it suitable for containers, rock gardens, or as a striking focal point in small garden spaces. Its attractive foliage and minimal care requirements make it a popular choice for both beginners and experienced succulent enthusiasts.

South African Thyme (Crassula mesembryanthemoides)

Selective focus of South African Thyme (Crassula mesembryanthemoides) in a brown potSelective focus of South African Thyme (Crassula mesembryanthemoides) in a brown pot

  • Botanical Name: Crassula mesembryanthemoides
  • Mature Size: Up to 12 inches tall
  • Bloom Time: Late winter to spring
  • Leaf Color: Green with red margins
  • Flower Color: White
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining soil mix
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11

Crassula mesembryanthemoides, commonly known as South African Thyme, is a succulent with upright stems of green leaves edged in red. It can reach up to 12 inches in height and blooms with white flowers in late winter to spring. This crassula prefers full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil. Its compact growth habit and unique foliage make it suitable for containers, rock gardens, or as a ground cover, adding texture and interest to your landscape.

Jeweled Crown (Pachyveria scheideckeri)

Jeweled Crown (Pachyveria scheideckeri) in a white potJeweled Crown (Pachyveria scheideckeri) in a white pot

  • Botanical Name: Pachyveria scheideckeri
  • Mature Size: Up to 6 inches in height and spread.
  • Bloom Time: Summer to fall.
  • Leaf Color: Silvery-green with pink edges.
  • Flower Color: Coral-pink.
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining soil.
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11.

Pachyveria scheideckeri is a charming succulent known for its compact rosettes of silvery-green leaves with delicate pink edges. In the summer to fall, it produces stunning coral-pink flowers, adding a pop of color to your garden. This succulent thrives in full sun to partial shade and requires well-draining soil. Suitable for USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11, Pachyveria scheideckeri is an excellent choice for both outdoor landscapes and container gardens. Its low-maintenance nature and attractive appearance make it a favorite among succulent enthusiasts.

Lavender Scallops (Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi)

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  • Botanical Name: Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi
  • Mature Size: Up to 12 inches in height and spread.
  • Bloom Time: Late winter to early spring.
  • Leaf Color: Blue-gray to lavender.
  • Flower Color: Tubular, pink to lavender.
  • Light: Bright, indirect light.
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil.
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11.

Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi, commonly known as “Lavender Scallops,” is a striking succulent with trailing stems and attractive, scalloped leaves in shades of blue-gray to lavender. During late winter to early spring, it produces tubular, pink to lavender flowers. This succulent thrives in bright, indirect light and requires well-draining, sandy soil. With its cascading growth habit, Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi is ideal for hanging baskets or as ground cover in garden beds. It is well-suited for USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11, where it can add a touch of elegance to your outdoor space.

Stonecrop (Sedum sexangulare)

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  • Botanical Name: Sedum sexangulare
  • Mature Size: 4 to 6 inches in height, spreading.
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer.
  • Leaf Color: Green to yellow-green.
  • Flower Color: Yellow.
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil.
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9.

Sedum sexangulare, also known as “Stonecrop,” is a resilient succulent with low-growing, spreading stems adorned with fleshy, green to yellow-green leaves. In late spring to early summer, it produces clusters of bright yellow flowers. This sedum thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers well-draining, sandy soil. With its drought tolerance and adaptability, Sedum sexangulare is an excellent choice for rock gardens, containers, or as ground cover. It is well-suited for USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9, providing a splash of color and texture to your garden.

African Milk Barrel (Euphorbia horrida)

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  • Botanical Name: Euphorbia horrida
  • Mature Size: Up to 18 inches in height.
  • Bloom Time: Spring.
  • Leaf Color: Green to gray-green.
  • Flower Color: Insignificant.
  • Light: Full sun.
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil.
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11.

Euphorbia horrida, commonly known as “African Milk Barrel,” is a unique succulent with upright, columnar stems covered in sharp spines. The green to gray-green stems add a sculptural element to the landscape. Although it produces inconspicuous flowers, its distinctive form makes it a standout in succulent gardens. This species thrives in full sun and well-draining, sandy soil. With its striking appearance and minimal care requirements, Euphorbia horrida is an intriguing choice for arid gardens or container arrangements. It is well-suited for USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11.

Molokiniensis Purslane (Portulaca molokiniensis)

Green leaves of Molokiniensis Purslane (Portulaca molokiniensis)Green leaves of Molokiniensis Purslane (Portulaca molokiniensis)

  • Botanical Name: Portulaca molokiniensis
  • Mature Size: Up to 12 inches in height, spreading.
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer.
  • Leaf Color: Green to gray-green.
  • Flower Color: Yellow.
  • Light: Full sun.
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil.
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11.

Portulaca molokiniensis, also known as “Molokiniensis Purslane,” is a low-growing succulent with trailing stems and fleshy, green to gray-green leaves. In late spring to early summer, it produces vibrant yellow flowers. This drought-tolerant succulent thrives in full sun and well-draining, sandy soil. Portulaca molokiniensis is an excellent choice for hanging baskets, rock gardens, or as ground cover in sunny areas. With its ability to withstand dry conditions, it adds a splash of color to your garden while requiring minimal maintenance. It is well-suited for USDA Hardiness Zones 10-11.

Miniature Pine Tree (Crassula tetragona)

Miniature Pine Tree (Crassula tetragona) in a blue potMiniature Pine Tree (Crassula tetragona) in a blue pot

  • Botanical Name: Crassula tetragona
  • Mature Size: Up to 3 feet in height.
  • Bloom Time: Late winter to spring.
  • Leaf Color: Green, fleshy.
  • Flower Color: White to pale pink.
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil.
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11.

Crassula tetragona, commonly known as “Miniature Pine Tree,” is an upright succulent with compact, tiered branches resembling a miniature pine tree. The green, fleshy leaves add an interesting texture to the landscape. In late winter to spring, it produces clusters of white to pale pink flowers. This versatile succulent thrives in full sun to partial shade and well-draining, sandy soil. Crassula tetragona is an excellent choice for both indoor and outdoor gardens, providing a unique and sculptural element. With its adaptability and minimal care requirements, it is well-suited for USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11.

Horse’s Teeth (Haworthia truncata)

Horse’s Teeth (Haworthia truncata) succulent in a black potHorse’s Teeth (Haworthia truncata) succulent in a black pot

  • Botanical Name: Haworthia truncata
  • Mature Size: Up to 6 inches in height.
  • Bloom Time: Summer.
  • Leaf Color: Green, triangular-shaped leaves.
  • Flower Color: White or light pink.
  • Light: Bright, indirect light.
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, gritty soil.
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11.

Haworthia truncata is a distinctive succulent known for its unique, triangular-shaped leaves arranged in a symmetrical pattern. The green leaves form a truncated cone shape, giving this species its name. In the summer, Haworthia truncata produces delicate white or light pink flowers. This succulent thrives in bright, indirect light and requires well-draining, gritty soil. Suitable for USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11, Haworthia truncata is an excellent choice for indoor gardens or as a focal point in succulent arrangements. Its architectural form and low-maintenance care requirements make it a captivating addition to any succulent collection.

Red Velvet (Echeveria harmsii)

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  • Botanical Name: Echeveria harmsii
  • Mature Size: Up to 6 inches in height, spreading.
  • Bloom Time: Spring to summer.
  • Leaf Color: Blue-gray to lavender.
  • Flower Color: Coral-pink.
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil.
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11.

Echeveria harmsii, commonly known as “Red Velvet,” is a charming succulent with rosettes of blue-gray to lavender leaves that take on a velvety appearance. In spring to summer, it produces coral-pink flowers, adding a burst of color to the landscape. This drought-tolerant succulent thrives in full sun to partial shade and well-draining, sandy soil. Echeveria harmsii is an excellent choice for container gardens, rock gardens, or as ground cover in sunny areas. With its unique texture and eye-catching blooms, it enhances the visual appeal of any succulent arrangement. It is well-suited for USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11.

Dinner Plate Aeonium (Aeonium tabuliforme)

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  • Botanical Name: Aeonium tabuliforme
  • Mature Size: Up to 12 inches in height.
  • Bloom Time: Spring.
  • Leaf Color: Green, flat rosettes.
  • Flower Color: Yellow.
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, gritty soil.
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11.

Aeonium tabuliforme, also known as “Dinner Plate Aeonium,” is a captivating succulent with flat rosettes of green leaves that resemble dinner plates. In spring, it produces clusters of yellow flowers. This species thrives in full sun to partial shade and well-draining, gritty soil. Aeonium tabuliforme is an excellent choice for container gardens, succulent arrangements, or as a focal point in rock gardens. Its distinctive form and ease of care make it a popular choice among succulent enthusiasts. It is well-suited for USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11.

Cabbage Head Agave (Agave parrasana)

Green leaves of Cabbage Head Agave (Agave parrasana)Green leaves of Cabbage Head Agave (Agave parrasana)

  • Botanical Name: Agave parrasana
  • Mature Size: Up to 3 feet in height and spread.
  • Bloom Time: Summer.
  • Leaf Color: Blue-gray with teeth along the margins.
  • Flower Color: Yellow-green.
  • Light: Full sun.
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil.
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11.

Agave parrasana, commonly known as “Cabbage Head Agave,” is a striking succulent with rosettes of blue-gray leaves adorned with teeth along the margins. In the summer, it produces tall flower spikes with yellow-green flowers. This drought-tolerant succulent thrives in full sun and well-draining, sandy soil. Agave parrasana is an excellent choice for xeriscape gardens, rock gardens, or as a focal point in succulent landscapes. With its architectural form and minimal water requirements, it adds a bold and sculptural element to outdoor spaces. It is well-suited for USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11.

Red Stonecrop (Sedum rubens)

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  • Botanical Name: Sedum rubens
  • Mature Size: Up to 6 inches in height, spreading.
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer.
  • Leaf Color: Green, succulent foliage.
  • Flower Color: Deep pink to red.
  • Light: Full sun.
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, sandy soil.
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9.

Sedum rubens, also known as “Red Stonecrop,” is a delightful succulent with spreading stems and clusters of green, succulent foliage. In late spring to early summer, it produces vibrant deep pink to red flowers. This low-maintenance succulent thrives in full sun and well-draining, sandy soil. Sedum rubens is an excellent choice for rock gardens, ground cover, or container gardens. With its resilience and ability to withstand various growing conditions, it adds a splash of color and texture to your landscape. It is well-suited for USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9.

Oddity Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum tectorum ‘Oddity’)

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  • Botanical Name: Sempervivum tectorum ‘Oddity’
  • Mature Size: 3 inches tall and 6 inches wide
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Leaf Color: Reddish-green with pointed tips
  • Flower Color: Pink, star-shaped flowers
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining, gritty soil
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 8

Sempervivum tectorum ‘Oddity,’ commonly known as Oddity Hen and Chicks, is a distinctive succulent with rosettes of pointed, reddish-green leaves that give the plant a unique appearance. During the summer, it produces attractive pink, star-shaped flowers. This succulent is well-suited for rock gardens, container gardens, or as ground cover in well-draining soil. It thrives in full sun to partial shade and is hardy in USDA zones 3 to 8. To care for Sempervivum tectorum ‘Oddity,’ provide it with adequate sunlight, well-draining soil, and avoid overwatering to prevent rot.

String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus)

String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus) in a pot near the windowsillString of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus) in a pot near the windowsill

String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus) – Photo Credit: Shutterstock.

  • Botanical Name: Senecio rowleyanus
  • Mature Size: Trails up to 3 feet long
  • Bloom Time: Rarely blooms indoors
  • Leaf Color: Green, bead-like leaves
  • Flower Color: Small, white, fuzzy flowers
  • Light: Bright, indirect light
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining succulent mix
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 10 to 12

Senecio rowleyanus, commonly known as String of Pearls, is a unique succulent with cascading stems adorned with small, bead-like leaves. While it rarely blooms indoors, the plant occasionally produces small, white, fuzzy flowers. String of Pearls thrives in bright, indirect light and well-draining succulent mix. It is an excellent choice for hanging baskets or as trailing foliage in arrangements. In terms of care, provide it with proper sunlight, allow the soil to dry between waterings, and avoid overwatering to prevent root rot.

Snake Plant (Dracaena trifasciataor Sansevieria trifasciata)

Snake Plant (Dracaena trifasciata or Sansevieria trifasciata) in white potsSnake Plant (Dracaena trifasciata or Sansevieria trifasciata) in white pots

  • Botanical Name: Dracaena trifasciata or Sansevieria trifasciata
  • Mature Size: 6 inches to 8 feet tall, depending on variety
  • Bloom Time: Rarely blooms indoors
  • Leaf Color: Variegated green or green with yellow edges
  • Flower Color: Greenish-white, tubular flowers
  • Light: Low to bright, indirect light
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining potting mix
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 to 11

The Snake Plant, scientifically known as Dracaena trifasciata or Sansevieria trifasciata, is a popular and easy-to-care-for succulent. It features upright, sword-shaped leaves that come in various varieties, with colors ranging from variegated green to green with yellow edges. While it rarely blooms indoors, it may produce greenish-white, tubular flowers. Snake Plants thrive in a wide range of light conditions, from low to bright, indirect light. They are well-suited for both indoor and outdoor settings and can tolerate neglect. Provide well-draining soil, and water moderately, allowing the soil to dry between waterings.

Flaming Katy (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana)

Pink flowers of Flaming Katy (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana)Pink flowers of Flaming Katy (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana)

  • Botanical Name: Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
  • Mature Size: 12 to 18 inches tall
  • Bloom Time: Winter to spring
  • Leaf Color: Green, scalloped leaves
  • Flower Color: Various colors, including red, pink, orange, and yellow
  • Light: Bright, indirect light
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining potting mix
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 10 to 12

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana, commonly known as Flaming Katy, is a vibrant succulent that produces clusters of colorful flowers. With green, scalloped leaves and blooms in various shades such as red, pink, orange, and yellow, it adds a splash of color to indoor and outdoor spaces. Flaming Katy blooms in winter to spring and prefers bright, indirect light. This succulent is well-suited for container gardens and requires well-draining potting mix. Allow the soil to dry between waterings and provide a warm environment for optimal growth.

Donkey’s Tail (Sedum morganianum)

Donkey's Tail (Sedum morganianum) hanging in a pot in a greenhouseDonkey's Tail (Sedum morganianum) hanging in a pot in a greenhouse

  • Botanical Name: Sedum morganianum
  • Mature Size: Trails up to 3 feet long
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Leaf Color: Blue-green, fleshy leaves
  • Flower Color: Pink to red, star-shaped flowers
  • Light: Bright, indirect light
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining succulent mix
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 10 to 11

Sedum morganianum, commonly known as Donkey’s Tail or Burro’s Tail, is a trailing succulent with cascading stems of blue-green, fleshy leaves. During the summer, it produces small, pink to red, star-shaped flowers. Donkey’s Tail thrives in bright, indirect light and well-draining succulent mix. This succulent is well-suited for hanging baskets or as trailing foliage in arrangements. To care for Donkey’s Tail, provide it with proper sunlight, allow the soil to dry between waterings, and avoid overwatering to prevent root rot.

Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata)

Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata) with green leaves near the windowsillPonytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata) with green leaves near the windowsill

  • Botanical Name: Beaucarnea recurvata
  • Mature Size: 3 to 20 feet tall, depending on age and cultivation
  • Bloom Time: Rarely blooms indoors
  • Leaf Color: Long, arching, green leaves
  • Flower Color: Creamy white, fragrant flowers
  • Light: Bright, indirect light
  • Soil Needs: Well-draining potting mix
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 to 11

Beaucarnea recurvata, commonly known as Ponytail Palm or Elephant’s Foot, is a distinctive succulent with a bulbous trunk and long, arching green leaves, giving it the appearance of a ponytail. While it rarely blooms indoors, mature plants may produce creamy white, fragrant flowers. Ponytail Palms thrive in bright, indirect light and well-draining potting mix. They are well-suited for indoor spaces and are relatively low-maintenance. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings and provide adequate sunlight for optimal growth.

 

Other Guides from Planet Natural:

Blooming Succulents: The Dazzling World of Floral Marvels

Garden Giants: A Showcase of Big Leaf Succulents

10 Easiest Succulents to Grow at Home





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