The long lifespans and low maintenance made succulents very popular. Their look is different from the plants found British and french styles of garden.
Succulents are found in Africa and Central America where it’s hot and humidity is low. These amazing plants can survive on little water in the most extreme conditions.
The following list contains 21 types of succulents to plant in your garden.
Types of Indoor Succulents :
Considered one of the most popular succulents. This amazing plant is used a lot for medical purposes.
Having Aloe vera in your garden is beneficial, because you may need it someday. The plant is thick with pointed leaves that have a green color.
The healthy compounds of the aloe vera plant are useful to ease burns and scrapes .
Crown of Thorns
Crown of Thorns is a great plant for indoors because it adjusts to the environment and the temperatures of the place.
It’s recommended to put it near a window so that it gets 4 hours of sunlight each day. When you water Crown of Thorns, make sure that the soil is completely dry.
The Jade plant is similar to a bonsai plant in terms of the way it grows and is maintained. This plant is characterized by its thick trunk with branches that makes it look like a miniature tree.
The leaves grow into an oval shape and are shiny, thick with dark green color. When the conditions are ideal, this plant can develop beautiful pink or white flowers that bloom like a star.
Sweetheart Hoya is a plant that has heart-shaped thick leaves. It can survive on low maintenance, but it’s a sow growing plant. The plant is found in Southeast Asia.
The small and fuzzy leaves of the panda plant make it an ideal indoor plant. The name of this plant comes from the leaves with a velvety appearance and brownish markings on the edges, which looks like a panda.
It has the ability to live for several years indoors and requires less effort to maintain than flowers.
Coming from the cactus variety, Pincushion has pointy spikes that cover its exterior.
This plant doesn’t grow more than six inches and has vibrant blooms that add a touch of the desert environment to your home.
The pincushion is found in Mexico and some areas in the southeast of the United States.
The origin of this plant is Madagascar. A temperature between 60 to 85 degrees is sufficient to keep this plant in a good state.
The Burro Tail can grow up to 4 inches long. It has a shape that looks like a tail. Propagating and caring for this plant is very easy compared to other succulents.
Growing this plant indoors is the right choice, just place it in a well-drained container.
The rose plant grows only about 4 to 5 inches tall, which makes it a low growing succulent. It grows fast in containers or planters on a windowsill.
During the summer, clusters of light-pink star flowers are developed by this plant, which adds a beautiful touch the place.
As a houseplant, Zebra plant is one of the best out there. It takes little room and requires basic simple care.
The zebra plant grows between 5 to 6 inches wide and tall and has shallow roots. The plant produces bright yellow, cone-shaped flower head that stays for about a week.
This plant from West Africa is one of the easiest succulents to cultivate. It can survive for long periods without care, but still fresh.
It has the ability to survive on little water and low light, which makes it good for indoors. Snake plant can improve the air quality in your home by decreasing toxins and pollutants while you are sleeping.
Types of Outdoor Succulents :
Stonecrop (sedum spp.)
What is amazing about this plant is the variety of colors it comes in. The two main types of sedums are creeping sedums and tall sedums.
Creeping sedums are used in rock walls or on roofs because they grow along the ground. The tall sedums are recognized by their long stems that grow to reach one to three feet tall.
The ball cactus has a unique shape that looks like a hot air balloon and grows between one to two feet tall. The ball cactus produces small yellow flowers that grow in clusters.
The look of this plant will add a desert vibe to your garden.
Whale’s Tongue Agave
Native to Mexico mountains, Whale’s tongue agave has flat and wide leaves with a light green color.
They can grow up to two feet to reach 5 feet tall sometimes, and about 3 to 6 feet wide. This plant needs to be watered regularly.
Native to California, Dudleya is available in 40 different varieties. The leaves of this plant have rounded edges.
The astonishing thing is that Dudleya can live 100 years if it gets good care. Naturally, these plants grow on hills, because they don’t prefer water on their leaves. Make sure to keep water away from the leaves.
In the warm months, red and yellow flowers grow at the top of two-foot stems and dropdown.
The pig’s ear can grow up to 4 feet high when fully mature. This plant prefers dry areas such as rocks gardens and succulents beds. Even though it takes a lot of space, it does not need much water.
The fine white hair that covers the plush plant shimmer in the sun to give it a silvery look. The origin of this plant is Southern Mexico.
You can plant this succulent in containers within the garden or in the ground. During the warmer months, repot the plant in order to get better results.
This tri-coloured plant is a hybrid succulent. In the summer it blooms white flower.
The plant can grow up to two feet long. The origin of the sunburst is the Canary Islands.
During winter, Zwarktop produces yellow flowers, which creates a beautiful contrast to the dark foliage.
Zwarktop is usually placed on borders or in flower beds, and prefer to grow together in clusters.
Troch plant can grow up to ten feet tall and 18 inches across if it’s taken off properly. However, it doesn’t have medicinal benefits like the aloe vera.
Hens and Chicks
With an ability to propagate quickly and produce multiple offspring named “chicks, Sempervivum tectorum is a beautiful plant to make your garden gorgeous.
If it’s given the proper care, this plant produces red flowers that form the shape of a crown.
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