Top 10 Flowering Succulents to Grow in your Garden

Flowering Succulents

If you're looking for some new plants to add to your garden, why not try some flowering succulents? These beautiful plants come in a variety of shapes and colors and are easy to grow and maintain. 

1. Sedum Hernandezii ‘Jellybean Plant’

Sedum Hernandezii, more commonly known as the Jellybean Plant, is a species of succulent plant native to Mexico. The Jellybean Plant gets its name from its plump, jelly-like leaves which grow in clusters on thick, woody stems. The leaves are a deep green color and are covered in a white powdery substance called farina. Additionally, this plant produces small bright beautiful yellow flowers that bloom in the summertime. The flower clusters are held up on thin, wiry stems and can reach up to 12 inches in length. The Jellybean Plant is also easy to care for and is an excellent plant for beginners. It is drought tolerant and can survive in dry, arid conditions with very little water. Making it a simple plant to take care of. 

Jellybean

2. Sedum Morganium ‘Donkey Tail’

This succulent is related to Sedum Hernandezii and is also native to Mexico, it gets its name from its long, cascading stems that resemble a donkey's tail. The leaves are fleshy and green with a silver-blue hue, and the flowers are similarly small and yellow. Sedum morganianum vine-like cascading stems make it a popular choice for hanging baskets and terrariums. Furthermore, Sedum morganium is easy to take care of. It prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate some direct sun. It also only needs water when the soil is dry to the touch.

Burrows Tail

3. Echeveria derenbergii ‘Painted Lady’

Echeveria derenbergii is a species of flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae, native to arid regions of Mexico. The leaves are thick, fleshy, and green with red scalloped margins, and the flowers bloom a bright pretty pink and orange.  The flowers are borne on tall stems and open in the afternoon, closing at night. Due to its origins in arid regions of Mexico, it requires little water or care to thrive. It is a good choice for beginners, as it is very tolerant of neglect.

Painted Lady

4. Oscularia deltoides ‘Pink Ice Plant’

Oscularia deltoides ‘Pink Ice Plant’ is a lovely groundcover succulent with bright magenta-pink flowers that bloom prolifically from late spring to early summer. The foliage is a beautiful blue-green color, and the flowers are a sharp contrast against it. The Pink ice Plant is perfect for covering large areas in the garden, however, it is best grown in full sun and well-drained soil. Once established within your garden, the gorgeous succulent will become heat and drought-resistant. 

Pink Ice Plant

5. Night Blooming Cereus

The night blooming cereus is a type of cactus that blooms only at night. The flowers are a graceful white and have a sweet fragrance resembling jasmine or vanilla. However, you can only spot/smell these fragrant blooms from June to July. Regarding its growing and care, the night blooming cereus is a slow grower but is relatively easy to care for. It prefers well-draining soil and bright, indirect light but can tolerate some direct sun. Water when the soil is dry to the touch but be sure to not overwater as this can lead to root rot. Additionally, when planted in an outdoor garden, be sure to provide some protection from the afternoon sun as too much direct sunlight can scorch the leaves. With proper care, you can expect your night blooming cereus to bloom annually.

Night Blooming Cereus

6. Aeonium lindleyi var. Viscatum ‘Irish Bouquet’

Aeonium lindleyi var. Viscatum ‘Irish Bouquet’ is a stunning aeonium that has pretty, delicate, yellow flowers that bloom in the spring. The yellow blooms grow amongst light green rosette shape leaves with white margins. Making this succulent a star within your garden. When taking care of the Irish Bouquet Aeonium, it's important to water when the soil is dry and give it plenty of bright light. This plant is semi-succulent and can tolerate some drought, but it will do best if you keep the soil moist. Overall, the Irish Bouquet Aeonium is a beautiful plant that will add color and interest to your garden.

Irish Bouquet

7. Epiphyllum anguliger ‘Fishbone Cactus’

Epiphyllum anguliger, more commonly known as ‘Fishbone Cactus’ is a species of cactus that is native to Mexico. It is a succulent plant that grows on trees or rocks and can reach up to 3 meters in length. The stems are green with white spots and are covered in spines. The flowers bloom in colors of white or pink in the spring. Moreover, Epiphyllum anguliger is a popular plant to grow indoors and is easy to care for. It prefers bright, indirect light and should be watered when the soil is dry. 

Fishbone Cactus

8. Sempervivum Species

Sempervivum Species, more commonly known as Hens and Chicks, is a succulent plant that is native to Europe. It grows in rosettes and can reach up to 10 cm in diameter. The leaves are green with red or purple tips and are covered in small hairs. The flowers bloom yellow, white, or pink and grow primarily in the summer. Sempervivum is a popular plant to grow indoors and is easy to care for. It prefers bright, indirect light and should be watered when the soil is dry. Happily, It is also very resistant to most pests and diseases.

Hens and Chicks

9. Lobivia arachnacantha

Lobivia arachnacantha, more commonly known as  'Spider Lily’, is a cactus that is native to Bolivia. It grows in rosettes and can reach up to 15 cm in diameter. The stems are green with white spots and are covered in spines. On top of that, the flowers are a sunshine yellow and bloom in the summer. Lobivia arachnacantha is a popular plant to grow indoors and is easy to care for. It prefers bright, indirect light and should be watered when the soil is dry. It, however, is susceptible to mealybugs and spider mites. So be cautious of contamination and utilize pest protection.

Lobivia Arachnacantha

10. Echinopis ‘Rose Quartz’

Also known as the Peanut Cactus,’ Echinopsis 'Rose Quartz' has large numbers of bright magenta, red, and pink blooms. It additionally features clusters of spines down each rib of the plant and can sometimes blush a rosy hue, adding to this specimen’s pretty appeal. Reaching only 6 inches in height, ‘Rose Quartz’ is an exceptional variety for beginner growers, as it is particularly hardy against pests. Making this cactus a low-maintenance addition to your garden.

Rose Quartz

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