These Colorful Succulents are low maintenance and can pretty up your gardens and container arrangements like no other plants.
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 and water less.
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2. California Sunset
Botanical Name: Graptosedum ‘California Sunset’
This succulent has Echeveria like rosettes, the main attraction is orangish-pink like color. To make it look best, don’t grow it in shade. Check out these shade-tolerant succulents.
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 can 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!
7. Paddle Plant
Botanical Name: Kalanchoe luciae
Color: Pinkish Red
When grown in full sunlight and put into a 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 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
Golden barrel cactus is an engaging succulent that is covered with showy pointy spines that look like a web from distance. It’s a perfect choice in your succulent collection but keep it out of the reach of kids and pets. Its mature size is up to 3 feet.
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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. Check out more awesome aloe varieties you can grow in pots.
14. Sunset Jade
Botanical Name: Crassula ovata ‘Sunset’
Also known as Golden Jade Tree, this variety turn golden yellow with red margins in full sun. The thick, woody, succulent branches make it a natural bonsai specimen.
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15. Dragon’s Blood
Botanical Name: Phedimus spurius ‘Dragon’s Blood’
This cold tolerant stonecrop is grown as a groundcover. 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 tolerant, once established. In full sun, leaves are copper-gold whereas in the partial shade they show yellowish-green tint.
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17. Morning Light Echeveria
Botanical Name: Echeveria ‘Morning Light’
Color: Dark Pink, Bluish Lavender
It’s a beautiful hybrid variety that has short stems and a rosette which spans six inches in diameter. Orange-red flowers and its bluish-lavender leaves with pink edges make it an eye-pleasing succulent.
18. Black Beauty ‘Aeonium’
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 to 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 sets it apart from other succulents. Hard to find but worth to have!
22. Graptosedum ‘Bronze’
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. Learn how to propagate succulents from leaves here.
Also Read: Best Flowering Succulents
23. Moon Cactus
Botanical Name: Gymnocalycium mihanovichii
The cacti usually involved for grafting it are Gymnocalycium and a rootstock cactus, for example, Hylocereus. Learn more about it here.
24. Living Stones
Botanical Name: Lithops
Its 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 emerge from the fissure between them. Learn how to grow them here.
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 unrivaled architectural plant. It’s also known a Royal Agave.
27. Blue Beaked Yucca
Botanical Name: Yucca Rostrata
Commonly grown as an ornamental landscape plant, its 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. Copper Pinwheel
Botanical Name: Aeonium ‘Sunburst’
It’s a branching succulent that grows on stalks which can reach a height of 18 inches. Rosette of variegated leaves in green and yellow color 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. Find out more purple indoor plants here.
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 strips 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.