13 Best Big Leaf Succulents

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Big Leaf Succulents are awesome for any garden, big or small. They're easy to take care of and come in shapes and forms like Snake Plant, Giant Blue Echeveria, and Sunburst Aeonium. There's also Felt Bush, Whale's Tongue Agave, Madagascar Palm, Black Rose, Paddle Plant, Dinner Plate Aeonium, Tree Stonecrop, Foxtail Agave, Donkey Ears, Flapjack, and Tree Houseleek. Check them out for some leafy goodness!

Smaller ones might look cute, but nothing can match the magnetism of Big Leaf Succulents! We’ve gathered the best ones for your collection.

Succulents with big leaves can be a cool addition, whether you have a spacious yard or a cozy apartment. These easy-to-care-for plants don’t demand too much attention and look nice in creative pots!

Big Leaf Succulents

1. Snake Plant

Botanical Name: Sansevieria

Snake plants boast tall, upright leaves with variegations. They are perfect for beginners and available in many varieties with big leaves, just like this Sansevieria masoniana above

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2. Giant Blue Echeveria

Giant Blue Echeveria pot holding in hand

Botanical Name: Echeveria ‘Giant Blue’

This stunning Echeveria lives up to its name with large powdery blue leaves in rosettes that can reach up to 8-10 inches across.

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3. Sunburst Aeonium

Sunburst Aeonium plant in pot

Botanical Name: Aeonium ‘Sunburst’

This big leaf Aeonium has lime-green foliage that can be up to 6-8 inches across in length with vibrant yellow edges.

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4. Felt Bush

Felt Bush big leaf plant in terracotta pot

Botanical Name: Kalanchoe beharensis

The Felt Bush is a fuzzy leaf succulent with gray-green leaves that resemble felt fabric – hence the name. It is a slow grower, but its leaves can be 5-6 inches long once mature.

5. Whale’s Tongue Agave

Whale's Tongue Agave big leaf succulent in yard

Botanical Name: Agave ovatifolia 

Whale’s Tongue agave has thick, fleshly leaves shaped just like, well, whale’s tongue 👅. They grow 2-5 feet tall but can reach amazing heights and widths with flowers, as seen in the image!

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6. Madagascar Palm

Madagascar Palm tree in garden

Botanical Name: Pachypodium lamerei

Don’t be fooled by its name. Madagascar Palm is a succulent shrub with a spiny trunk and large glossy leaves. It can grow up to massive dimensions!

7. Black Rose

Black Rose Big leaf succulent

Botanical Name: Aeonium arboreum ‘Zwartkop’

This black beauty has rosettes of deep purple-black leaves that can be 4-6 inches in length. It needs bright light and shimmers in the sun.

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8. Dinner Plate Aeonium

Dinner Plate Aeonium plant in garden

Botanical Name: Aeonium tabuliforme

The Dinner Plate Aeonium has flat rosettes of blue-green leaves that can be 12-18 inches. The plant also grows yellow flowers in late spring.

9. Tree Stonecrop

Sedum dendroideum plant pot holding in hand

Botanical Name: Sedum dendroideum

This shrub-like sedum is also known as “false hens and chicks,” it has amazing green and yellow leaves with red tips. The plant can reach up to 6 feet tall and has 4-5 inch long leaves.

10. Foxtail Agave

Agave attenuata potted big leaf succulent plant near fence

Botanical Name: Agave attenuata

Agaves might be slow growing, but they make up for it with their massive foliage – this Foxtail agave has 2-3 feet long leaves!

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11. Donkey Ears

Botanical Name: Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri

If you look at the leaves of this Kalanchoe variety, they’ll remind you of donkey ears, which can easily grow 1-2 feet long.

12. Flapjack

Tiny Flapjack succulent in a Pot

Botanical Name: Kalanchoe luciae

This Kalanchoe variety has leaves with a red hue, which can be 4-6 inches long. If you want good color, keep it in slight stress.

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13. Tree Houseleek

A Glossy Tree Houseleek Succulent's Big Leaves

Botanical Name: Aeonium arborium

An amazing succulent with big waxy rosettes of green leaves that are 3-4 inches long. They also get a red tint under stress or direct sunlight.

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