Here you will find 19 Incredible Flowering Succulents with pictures you will love this beautiful flower after reading this article.
Crassula Ovata ‘Jade Plant’
The jade plant is widely associated with luck, riches and prosperity in the Asian communities.
In China, you’ll find it mainly at the entrance of shops, restaurants and offices to attract customers and good fortune.
The jade plant, also known as the dollar plant, is believed to attract riches due to its small, round-like leaves that resemble jade coins symbolic of wealth and success
So serious is the belief, that the jade plant is usually placed on top of stocks and investment certificates during the Chinese new year celebration for higher stock value in the incoming year. (Talk about a bullish method).
In most countries where these beliefs are upheld, this “good luck” plant is usually given as a gift in weddings, house warming and during a launch of a new business.
Crassula Perforata ‘String of Buttons’
From a distance, Crassula Perforata a unique Flowering Succulents appears like green, spiral pasta noodles.
Crassula Perforata, [KRASS-oo-la per-for-AY-tuh], is a hardy plant and a real conversation starter.
The plant belongs to the large Crassula family of plants and comes to us from South Africa.
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Due to the distinct green foliage that grows from the flowing stems, the Crassula Perforata also goes by a couple of fitting common names:
- String of buttons succulent
- Necklace Vine plant
- Pagoda plant
The necklace plant is suited for indoor growth, as it doesn’t require a lot of light and can tolerate drought.
It’s an excellent plant for adding more character to any room, but there are a few plant care tips to follow, these are shared below.
Crassula Pellucida ‘Calico Kitten’
Calico Kitten crassula (Crassula pellucida ‘Variegata’) is a pretty little Flowering Succulents with heart-shaped leaves marked with rosy pink, creamy white, and green.
Dainty white flowers bloom in spring and occasionally throughout the season. Calico Kitten plants are easy to grow indoors or out.
They look great in rock gardens, hanging baskets and xeriscapes. Read on and learn how to grow Calico Kittens.
Growing a Calico Kitten Plant Calico Kitten crassula requires plenty of sunlight but should be planted where it isn’t blasted by direct sun on hot afternoons.
You’ll find that Calico Kitten succulents are especially pretty in dappled or filtered light where their colors can shine through.
Like all succulents, Calico Kitten plants require fast-draining soil.
Indoor plants do well in a potting mix formulated for cacti and succulents, or a blend of regular potting mix and sand.
Echeveria Elegans ‘Mexican Snowball’
Its hardy characteristics and easy care earned it the Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society and have helped make the Echeveria elegans a popular succulent choice throughout North America.
It belongs to the Echeveria plant genus and the Crassulaceae family. The common names for “Echeveria Elegans” include:
- Mexican snowball
- White Mexican rose
The plant features tight rosettes of silver-green or blue leaves.
Echeveria elegans is perfect for rock gardens, ground cover, or containers, the Mexican snowball is an easy plant to grow.
Echeveria peacockii (Croucher): Rosette of silvery blue leaves with pink, pointed tips. This Flowering Succulents variety can show slight ridges along the middle of its leaves and has a thick, powdery coating of farina (epicuticular wax) that protects it from sun in the hot sun of its native Mexican habitat.
Each summer, it sends up a tall, arching bloom stalk with coral, bell-shaped flowers.
Echeveria need bright sunlight to maintain their colors and compact rosette form.
They will not survive a hard frost, but if there is a risk of freezing temperatures they can be brought indoors to grow on a sunny window sill or under a grow light.
Like most succulents, they need great drainage and infrequent water to prevent rot.
Pick containers with drainage holes and use well-draining cactus and succulent soil with 50% to 70% mineral grit such as coarse sand, pumice, or perlite.
Water deeply enough for water to run out the drainage hole, then wait for the soil to fully dry before watering again.
Echeveria ‘Doris Taylor’
Echeveria ‘Doris Taylor,’ also called the woolly rose plant, is a favorite of many Flowering Succulents.
If you’re not familiar with this plant, you may ask what is a woolly rose succulent? Keep reading to learn more about this interesting succulent plant.
Doris Taylor is an attractive pale green succulent plant. The leaf tips of this echeveria are sometimes dark and leaves are always quite fuzzy.
It has a charming rosette shape reaching 7 to 8 inches (18-20 cm.) around and just 3 to 5 inches (7.6-13 cm.) tall. Try growing a woolly rose in a white container to best display its attractive, diminutive persona.
Senecio Rowleyanus ‘String of Pearls’
String of pearls is an unusual succulent with nearly spherical leaves from South Africa.
Named after British botanist Gordon Rowley, the species was recently moved from huge genus Senecio (which contains not just succulents, but also common weeds like common groundsel) into the new genus Curio, but is likely to be identified as Senecio rowleyanus in literature and the horticulture trade.
This tender evergreen perennial in the daisy family (Asteraceae) is native to dry areas of the eastern Cape of South Africa.
There is also a variegated form with wide white stripes and sections (which might actually be S. herreianus which has slightly larger, elongated and striped round leaves and is also called string of pearls or string of beads).
Senecio Radicans ‘String of Bananas’
The stems of Senecio radicans have curious banana-shaped emerald-green leaves with fascinating translucent “windows” that aid in photosynthesis.
This Flowering Succulents are like pom-poms of many tiny white flowers and are fragrant (cinnamon-y).
Quickly forms plush hanging baskets. Hang a bunch to create a sense of lush (succulent) greenery, even mixing with Senecio rowleyanus (string of pearls) and Portulacaria afra ‘Variegata’.
Thrives in a bright room or with morning sun on a patio in temperate areas.
Sedum Rubrotinctum ‘Jelly Bean Plant
The plant generally has a bright green color on the majority part, and the color slowly gradients towards a red hue at the tip of every leaf.
These tips darken and acquire a darker red color when the plant has been exposed to the scorching sun.
This succulent is green all year round and has a woody stem, which arises up to 8-inches or 20cms high. During the spring, when the plant is active, it sprawls small beautiful star-shaped yellow flowers.
Sedum treleasei (Rose): A stemmed rosette of exceptionally chubby leaves. It grows tall stems with a full covering of leaves that branch only from the base.
This Flowering Succulents is usually a glaucous blue-green, though the leaf tips can show pink blushing when grown in bright sun. It can grow to about 8.0″ tall then spills and trails from its container.
It blooms with yellow, star-shaped flowers in winter to spring.
Soft Sedum need bright sunlight to maintain their colors and full leaf coverage.
They will not survive a hard frost, but if there is a risk of freezing temperatures they can be brought indoors to grow on a sunny window sill or under a grow light.
Graptopetalum Paraguayense ‘Ghost Plant’
Ghost Plant (Graptopetalum paraguayense, Mother of Pearl Plant) (Walther): A beautiful plant with a mysterious past.
It is one of the most widely cultivated succulents and has been popular for over a century because it is incredibly easy to grow and can change between a wide range of lovely pastel shades.
And yet even its name was mistakenly applied, as the species is not native to Paraguay but Mexico.
It likely originated in the rocky mountains of the Chihuahuan Desert, but despite extensive searching, no one has yet re-discovered it growing in the wild.
Fortunately, Ghost Plant is well-known to many succulent growers for its colors, form, and ease of growth.
Its coloration is extremely variable and tends to show yellow and pink tones when growing in direct sun and blues, purples, and silvers in partial shade.
Growing in direct sun also causes its powdery coating of farina to thicken, adding to its soft, frosty appearance.
Each tight rosette of flat, pointed leaves can reach up to 6.0″ in diameter on tall stems.
Ghost Plant offsets freely with new rosettes on lengthening branches that can eventually take on a trailing form. Each rosette can send up a bloom stalk with small, star-shaped blossoms.
Graptosedum ‘Francesco Baldi’
This reddish-colored rosette Flowering Succulents with very thick leaves grows well via leaf propagation. The compact rosettes are similar to Echeveria. Watch for white blossoms in the Spring.
Graptosedum ‘Francesco Baldi’ is a hybrid of Graptopetalum paraguayense ‘Ghost Plant’ and Sedum pachyphyllum ‘Jelly Beans’ and the flowers also look like a cross of the two plants.
This plant has plump leaves in shades of pastel blues, lavender, and pink. The flowers are star-shaped and white or yellow in color.
Haworthiopsis Attenuata ‘Zebra Plant’
This succulent is great for your indoor succulent garden. It has thick, dark green leaves with white horizontal stripes on the outside of the leaves.
The inside of the leaves are smooth.
Haworthia fasciata “Zebra Plant” is a common household succulent. It’s perfect for beginners, because it grows well indoors when taken care of properly. It also propagates easily, which makes it perfect for arrangements or gifts.
Haworthia fasciata “Zebra Plant” is very easily propagated through offsets.
Oscularia Deltoides ‘Pink Ice Plant’
Native to South Africa, Oscularia Deltoides have small, plump, blue-green leaves that are triangular in shape and three-sided.
The leaves appear to have little jagged teeth on the edges. These ‘teeth’ are not sharp at all and do not prick when touched.
The leaves are marked with a soft touch of pink and red on the margins. The stems are green to purple in color. The color intensifies as the plant matures and with more sun exposure.
Oscularia Deltoides produces bright magenta-pink flowers that can surround and cover the whole plant. These are low-growing plants that sprawl and spread out as they grow.
They can be planted in-ground or in containers. When planted in containers, they tend to spill out and cascade down the sides of the pot, making them very attractive.
Simply put, monocarpic plants are plants that die after flowering. Monocarpic plants are also called the bloom of death for this reason. There are a few monocarpic succulents.
The most common ones are aeoniums and sempervivums.
Most aeoniums and sempervivums are monocarpic and produce showy, spectacular blooms.
The bloom stalk protrudes out of the center of the plant’s rosette until the whole plant is transformed into one long flower stalk. The flowers are vibrant and hard to miss. They stay in bloom for weeks and even months.
If you have a few aeoniums and sempervivums growing in your yard, the death may go unnoticed because the nature of these plants is to produce offsets or baby plants around the mother plant.
By the time the mother plant flowers, it has already produced plenty of new plants around it.
These plants will continue to live and reproduce long after the mother plant dies, carrying on the torch.
Aeonium ‘Black Rose’
Aeonium Black Rose ‘Zwartkopf’ is a striking Flowering Succulents with clumps up to 3 feet (90 cm) tall gray-brown stems that often branch near their base.
The long, bare stems hold large terminal rosettes (up to 8 inches/20 cm in diameter) of very dark purple, almost black leaves. Large conical clusters of bright yellow star-shaped blooms.
Aeonium leaves bruises very easily, so please expect that there may be some bruises on the leaves upon arrival.
The bruises are absolutely normal and do no harm to the plant. The plant will quickly produce new leaves to replace the bruised ones.
Aeonium ‘Blushing Beauty’
Aeonium ‘Blushing Beauty’ (Blushing Aeonium) – This beautiful succulent has tight clusters of rosettes of green leaves tinged with red on top of short thick stems to 1 to 2 feet tall – color particularly strong during the summer.
Plant in full coastal sun to light shade in a well-drained soil and irrigate occasionally. It should be cold hardy to ~ 25° F.
This hybrid was created by eminent southern California horticulturist Jack Catlin in 1976 by crossing Aeonium canariense with Aeonium arboreum ‘Zwartkop’.
Catlin noted that the plant retained the red blush of color well if given bright light and when “grown hard” (meaning somewhat stressed).
It was introduced through the International Succulent Introduction program in 1992 as ISI 92-27 and Huntington Botanic Garden # HBG 66756. Other Catlin hybrids with the same parentage are ‘Plum Purdy’ and ‘Velour’.
From 2006 to 2009 we grew another Aeonium that we called ‘Blushing Beauty’ because it was so tagged when we got it, but John Trager, the curator of the Huntington Botanic Garden Desert Garden, noted that what we had was not the real ‘Blushing Beauty’ and got us the real deal which we have been selling since 2015.
The other plant we had was a nice, but this one is really special with is soft blush of color on slightly hairy pale green leaves.
The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery’s garden and in other gardens that we have observed it in.
We also will incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing Aeonium ‘Blushing Beauty’.
Sempervivum Arachnoideum ‘Cobweb Hens and Chicks’
Sempervivum arachnoideum (Cobweb Hen and Chick) is a small-growing selection of hen and chicks that is especially lovely with its tight rosettes of cobwebbed foliage; makes an outstanding rock garden plant, Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
As the weather warms, these cacti will expand and green-up. Remember, after an initial watering to settle the soil around the roots, no further water should be applied until the weather warms up.
If plants are dormant and the spring weather is rainy, protect the plants from too much moisture by covering them with a gallon plastic milk container with the bottom cut out.
Leave the top off the jug so heat build up isn’t excessive in sunny weather.
Peanut cactus is an interesting Flowering Succulents with many finger-like stems and stunning spring-to-summer flowers.
If you live in a hot climate or like to grow succulents indoors, learn a little peanut cactus information to help you give it the conditions to help it thrive.
Peanut cactus is a plant native to Argentina with the Latin name Echinopsis chamaecereus.
It is sometimes called chamaecereus cactus. It is a clustering, or mat-forming, cactus with shallow roots. The stems are plentiful and shaped like fingers, or long peanuts.
They can grow up to about six inches (15 cm.) tall and 12 inches (30 cm.) wide.
In the late spring and early summer, peanut cactus produces gorgeous, large, reddish-orange blooms that cover much of the cactus clump. These cacti are popular in the garden in hot areas because of the unique appearance and pretty flowers. They grow quickly and will fill in a space in just a couple of years.
Peanut cactus care depends largely on the environmental conditions. This is a cactus that is only hardy in zones 10 and 11, although it can also be grown as a houseplant.
It grows well outdoors in southern Florida and Texas and in dry, hot areas of California and Arizona.
Where the temperatures are particularly hot, as in Arizona, peanut cactus should be given a little shade. In cooler areas of these zones, give it full sun. Give it as much sun as possible when grown indoors.
How to care for this flowering succulents
1.Make Sure Your Flowering Succulents Get Enough Light
Succulents love light and need about six hours of sun per day, depending on the type of succulent.
Newly planted succulents can scorch in direct sunlight, so you may need to gradually introduce them to full sun exposure or provide shade with a sheer curtain.
2.Rotate Succulents Frequently
Succulents love direct sun, but if yours is sitting in the same exact spot day after day, it’s likely that only one side is getting enough light. Langton and Ray suggest rotating the plant often.
Succulents will lean towards the sun, so rotating them will help them stand up straight. (Leaning may also be a sign that they need to be in a sunnier spot.)
3.Water According to the Season
Just like us, succulents need more energy when they’re in a period of growth.
During the spring and summer, the plants are thriving and drinking up much more water than when they’re resting in the fall and winter.
Langton and Ray recommend testing the soil with a finger—when the top 1.25 inches are dry, grab your watering can. Overwatering can kill your succulent, so make sure you let the soil dry between waterings.
4.Water the Soil Directly
When you water your succulents, soak the soil until water runs out of the drainage holes. (If your container doesn’t have drainage holes, use less water).
Don’t use a spray bottle to water your succulents—misting can cause brittle roots and moldy leaves .
You can also place pots in a pan of water and allow the water to absorb through the drainage hole. Once the top of the soil is moist, remove from the pan.
5.Keep Succulents Clean
“Inevitably, your indoor plants will gradually pick up dust on their surface, which can inhibit their growth,” write Langton and Ray. Wipe off the leaves and spines gently with a damp cloth (use a soft paintbrush to get at hard-to-reach spots).
6.Choose a Container with Drainage
Succulents don’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Your container should have a drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Terra-cotta pots are ideal for beginners.
7.Plant Succulents in the Right Soil
Succulents need soil that drains, so regular potting soil—or dirt from your yard—won’t do. Choose cactus soil or mix potting soil with sand, pumice, or perlite. Succulent roots are very fragile so be gentle when repotting.
8.Get Rid of Bugs
Pests shouldn’t be a problem for indoor succulents, but occasionally you may have to deal with bugs. Gnats are attracted to succulents that are planted in soil that is too wet and doesn’t have proper drainage.
To get rid of eggs and larvae, spray the soil with 70 percent isopropyl alcohol.
Mealybugs are another pest succulent owners have to deal with. Overwatering and overfertilizing are the common causes of mealybugs. Move infected plants away from other succulents and spray with 70 percent isopropyl alcohol.
9.Fertilize Succulents in the Summer
Succulents don’t need much fertilizer, but you can give them light feedings during the spring and summer growing season. Be careful not to overfertilize—this can cause your succulent to grow too quickly and become weak.