These Colorful Succulents are low maintenance and can pretty up your gardens and container arrangements like no other plants!
Both easy to grow and incredible to look at, these Colorful Succulents can brighten up your garden and rooms in an instant! Find the best ones below!
Here are the best flowering succulents you can grow
Most Beautiful Colorful Succulents
1. Sticks on Fire
Botanical Name: Euphorbia tirucalli
Color: Yellow to Red
Popularly known as “Pencil Cactus,” the sap of this Euphorbia family plant is toxic. For the best color, grow it in full to part sun.
2. California Sunset
Botanical Name: Graptosedum ‘California Sunset’
This succulent has Echeveria-like rosettes, the main attraction is orange-pink color. To make it look best, don’t grow it in the shade.
3. Santa Rita Prickly Pear
Botanical Name: Opuntia “Santa Rita”
Color: Violet, Pinkish-Red
This upright succulent plant has very attractive fleshy pads. This architectural plant grows best in hot climates (USDA Zones 9-12).
4. Blue Glow “Agave”
Botanical Name: Agave attenuata x Agave ocahui
It’s a cross between Agave Attenuata and Agave Ocahui. It can grow up to 2 feet tall and wide similarly and tolerate cold temperature down to 20 F (-6 C).
5. Campfire Plant
Botanical Name: Crassula capitella
Color: Apple Green to Red
Grow it in ample sunlight, and it will show you why it’s known as “Campfire Plant.” It’s not cold tolerant and you’ll need to keep it indoors in winters, in a cool climate.
6. Echeveria ‘Wine Red’
Botanical Name: Echeveria agavoides cv. Wine Red
Color: Bright Red
Not just the tips, but the whole plant can turn into this beautiful red wine color. It’s a rare variety! If you want one of the best Colorful Succulents, this is it!
7. Paddle Plant
Botanical Name: Kalanchoe luciae
Color: Pinkish Red
When grown in full sunlight and put into slight stress, the paddle plant flushes with beautiful rosy color.
8. Red Aloe
Botanical Name: Aloe cameronii Hemsl.
Color: Copper Red
This dramatic aloe species turn to outstanding copper red in the summer heat. It’s native to Zimbabwe and Malawi.
9. Blue Chalksticks
Botanical Name: Senecio serpens
The bluish-green foliage is easy to care for and grows upright to about a foot long. Being a drought-tolerant plant, you’ll only need to water it once in 3-4 weeks once established.
10. Golden Barrel Cactus
Botanical Name: Echinocactus grusonii
It is covered with showy pointy spines that look like a web from a distance. It’s a perfect choice in your succulent collection but keep it out of the reach of kids and pets.
11. Purple Beauty
Botanical Name: Sempervivum tectorum var. Purple beauty
The rosette of purple leaves makes this very plant incomparable when placed in the bright sun outdoors. Overwintering is easy as they are incredibly frost-hardy.
12. Baby’s Necklace
Botanical Name: Crassula ‘Baby’s Necklace’
Color: Rose Blush
Not only the name but its shape is also unique, with red-edged leaves stacked like beads on a baby’s necklace. Protect it from fungal diseases by never letting it sit in water.
13. Golden-Toothed Aloe
Botanical Name: Aloe x nobilis
Color: Golden, Orange-Red
It’s a rosette-forming succulent that multiplies very quickly and creates a glorious show of red-tinted leaves. The most distinctive feature is its golden tooth.
14. Sunset Jade
Botanical Name: Crassula ovata ‘Sunset’
Also known as Golden Jade Tree, this variety turns golden yellow with red margins in full sun. The thick, woody, succulent branches make it a natural bonsai specimen.
15. Dragon’s Blood
Botanical Name: Phedimus spurius ‘Dragon’s Blood’
This cold-tolerant stonecrop is grown as a ground cover. Leaves turn to outstanding bronze-red in late summer and then red in the fall. You can also grow in hanging baskets.
16. Coppertone Stonecrop
Botanical Name: Sedum nussbaumerianum
Like all sedums, this one too thrives on neglect and drought and heat tolerance, once established. In full sun, leaves are copper-gold, whereas they show a yellow-green tint in the partial shade.
17. Morning Light Echeveria
Botanical Name: Echeveria ‘Morning Light’
Color: Dark Pink, Bluish Lavender
It’s a beautiful hybrid variety with short stems and a rosette that spans six inches in diameter. Orange-red flowers and their bluish-lavender leaves with pink edges make it an eye-pleasing succulent.
18. Black Beauty
Botanical Name: Aeonium arboreum ‘Zwartkop’
Color: Dark Brown or Burgundy, Black
When grown in full sun, the burgundy and green leaves of this exotic succulent turn almost black. It can grow up to 4-5 feet tall.
19. Black Knight
Botanical Name: Echeveria affinis ‘Black Knight’
There aren’t many succulents that have such dark shaded foliage. It fits perfectly well in small containers and doesn’t do well in cold and frost.
Botanical Name: Echeveria ‘Chroma’
Color: Dark Pink, Maroon
The foliage is shiny and fleshy and ranges from deep red to maroon in color. It’s an attractive addition to any home decor setting and looks even more pleasant in winters.
21. Wooly Senecio
Botanical Name: Senecio haworthii
The distinctive feature is the snow-white leaves that set it apart from other succulents. Hard to find but worth having!
22. Bronze Graptosedum
Botanical Name: Graptosedum ‘Bronze’
Although the yellow flowers are inconspicuous, its lovely reddish-bronze shaded foliage steals the show. Any leaf falling off the plant can easily be used to propagate a new plant.
23. Moon Cactus
Botanical Name: Gymnocalycium mihanovichii
It is one of the best cacti you can grow in small pots—a great plant to keep on coffee tables and desks. The plant is surely one of the best Colorful Succulents!
24. Living Stones
Botanical Name: Lithops
It’s a stemless succulent with leaves fused together and resemble a polished grey or beige marble splashed with shades of green, yellow, lilac, and blue. Large yellowish flowers contrast the leaves.
Botanical Name: Sempervivum tectorum
Color: Green, Purple-Red Shade on Leaves
Also known as hens and chicks, it has a beautiful green rosette of leaves with purple tips. Some varieties have shades of red over green leaves.
26. Queen Victoria Agave
Botanical Name: Agave victoriae-reginae
Color: Deep Green
Sculptured geometrical leaves with streaks of white make it an unrivaled architectural plant. It’s also known as a Royal Agave.
27. Blue Beaked Yucca
Botanical Name: Yucca Rostrata
Commonly grown as an ornamental landscape plant, it’s quite enormous. The thin and long leaves are mounted on the trunk and bring a tropical feel to any space.
28. Lavender Scallops
Botanical Name: Bryophyllum Fedtschenkoi
Color: Lavender, Pink
Also known as Kalanchoe Stonecrop, its stems take root wherever they touch the ground. Go for the flowering varieties if you fancy long-lasting and colorful flowers.
29. Mangave ‘Macho Mocha’
Botanical Name: Mangave ‘Macho Mocha’
When mature, it grows as wide as six feet and looks glorious with the thick fleshy purple-gray-green leaves. It has purple spots all over it and on the end of the leaves, the spots are so dense that foliage appears to be purple.
30. Sunburst Aeonium
Botanical Name: Aeonium ‘Sunburst’
It’s a branching succulent that grows on stalks that can reach a height of 15-20 inches. Rosette of variegated leaves in green and yellow looks charming and does well in bright shade to full sun.
31. Purple Heart
Botanical Name: Tradescantia pallida ‘Purpurea’
If purple is your go-to color, then you’ll surely love this succulent. Even the flowers are purple and grow on vigorously growing stems.
32. Red Edge Echeveria
Botanical Name: Echeveria subrigida ‘Fire and Ice’
Four to six hours of direct sun each day and you’ll have the best possible show of colors. Perfect to have as a focal point in the small succulent container garden.
33. Zebra Plant
Botanical Name: Haworthiopsis attenuata
Color: Green and White
This stemless pocket-size succulent is known for beautiful white zebra-like stripes on deep green leaves. Growing it is easy!
34. Red Pagoda
Botanical Name: Crassula capitella “Red Pagoda”
Color: Light Green, Crimson
Crassula genus has some excellent colorful succulents and one of them is this eye-catchy beauty. It thrives well in full sun but doesn’t mind some shade.
Botanical Name: Echeveria ‘Cheyenne’
Color: Blue, Gray
The blue-grey rosette of this succulent looks amazing in small, light-colored pots. To ensure it gets the best color, keep it where it gets full sun.
36. Briar Rose Echeveria
Botanical Name: Echeveria ‘Briar Rose’
Color: Orange, Red, Green
‘Briar Rose’ is a beautiful succulent with short stems and forms compact rosettes of pastel green leaves with pink edges. It turns more colorful during the winter months.
37. Silveron Red Echeveria
Botanical Name: Echeveria ‘Silveron Red’
Color: Dark Red, Maroon
‘Silveron Red’ is a lovely succulent that forms a rosette of plumped, undulated leaves in the shades of deep red with bright red margins. Its leaves have a silvery coating.
38. Giant Red Aeonium
Botanical Name: Aeonium ‘Voodoo’
Color: Bronze, Red, Deep Maroon
This colorful succulent shows off rosettes of dark red-bronze leaves on 4-5 feet tall stems. You can propagate Aeonium by stem cuttings easily too!
39. Happy Plant
Botanical Name: Sedeveria ‘Blue Elf’
Color: Light Purple, Pink, Red
This colorful succulent forms beautiful rosettes of blue-green leaves with a thick cover of powdery dust. The leaf tips develop a blush pink to burgundy hue when placed under direct sun.
40. Pink Champagne
Botanical Name: Echeveria ‘Pink Champagne’
Color: Light Pink
This slow-growing rosette-forming succulent is appreciated for its striking light pink leaves. It is best for contrasting small pots.
41. Blue Carpet Sedum
Botanical Name: Sedum hispanicum ‘Blue Carpet’
The blue-green leaves of this succulent are tightly clumped, which makes it a stunning addition in pots. It also looks great in hanging baskets.
42. Black Knight Echeveria
Botanical Name: Echeveria affinis ‘Black Knight’
Color: Deep Green, Black
‘Black Knight’ features dark-purple fleshy leaves that almost appear black. The plant also produces coral-red flowers when grown in full sunlight.
43. Ruby’s Necklace
Botanical Name: Othonna capensis ‘Ruby’s Necklace’
Color: Purple, Green
‘Ruby’s Necklace’ is a pretty trailing succulent with long, bean-like, narrow purple to green and burgundy leaves on purple stems.
44. Pink Moonstone
Botanical Name: Pachyphytum oviferum ‘Pink Moonstone’
Color: Baby Pink
‘Pink Moonstone’ shows off a rosette of pink leaves that have a blue-lavender hue too. The fleshy leaves have a coating of powdery white or silver fine hairs.
45. Job’s Beard
Botanical Name: Sempervivum heuffelii
Color: Red, Purple, Green
This gorgeous sempervivum showcases a rosette of round, grey to green pointed leaves with a deep purple hue. For the best color, place the plant where it receives maximum sun.
46. Jelly Bean Sedum
Botanical Name: Sedum rubrotinctum ‘Aurora’
Color: Green, Red, Pink
This colorful evergreen succulent has jellybean-shaped pink leaves that fade into white or pale green tones. Intensify the pink shade by placing the plant in bright light.
47. Purple Giant
Botanical Name: Anacampseros retusa
Color: Green, Purple
This perennial succulent forms beautiful rosettes of dark purple-green leaves. It flowers in white to purple colored blooms.
48. Tricolor Sedum
Botanical Name: Sedum spurium ‘Tricolor’
Color: Red, Green, White, Pink
The beautiful variegation of 4 colors makes this sedum stand out! It does best in direct sunlight and looks awesome while cascading down the hanging baskets.
49. Variegated Jade Plant
Botanical Name: Crassula ovata ‘Tricolor’
Color: Yellow and Green
Also popular as lemon and lime, it displays a bright shade of yellow and green in its foliage. The plant also grows start-shaped white flowers with a pink hue.
50. Variegated Strings of Heart
Botanical Name: Ceropegia woodii var
Color: Green, Pink, Yellow
The trailing stems of Strings of Heart catch the attention of everyone with their heart-shaped leaves. This one stands out with its stunning variegation of multiple colors.
Love this. Want to get all of them.
These are all so beautiful. I can’t choose which one I like best! It’s a stunning variety.
But I think it could possibly be the Aeonium ‘Sunburst’. It’s so pretty!
My yard, front and back, is not big enough for all of these lovely plants; need to replace many plants since the devastating Feb in Texas this year
Where can l purchase some of these plant or do u sell them?
Where can l purchase some of these plants?
I bought the Haworthia (zebra plant) at my local hardware store in their garden section.
I am so glad that you sent me your email.
This list is pretty nice, although some don’t have the right image.