18 Succulents You Can Grow From Seeds

Here are some beautiful Succulents You Can Grow From Seeds and easily propagate them at home without spending too much on new plants.

We have some of the most amazing Succulents You Can Grow From Seeds in this article for you! They are in trend, and it is the best way to have them without spending a lot of money.

Check out our article on the best succulents you can propagate from cuttings here


Succulents You Can Grow From Seeds

Though you can grow succulents from seeds, you have to bear the fact in mind that it is a long and time-consuming process. You will have to wait anywhere between 12-18 months to grow good and take the desired shape.

1. Adenium

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Botanical Name: Adenium obesum

Germination Period: 1-2 Weeks

Submerge the seeds of the plant for 2-4 hours in lukewarm water. Sow them in a shallow planting tray using a succulent mix. Make sure not to expose the tray to direct sunlight.

2. Aeonium

Botanical Name: Aeonium spp.

Germination Period: 1-3 Weeks

You can collect the seeds after aeoniums are done with flowering. Sowing them in a potting mix and place the pot in bright indirect light.

Check out our article on the best Aeonium varieties here

3. Lithops

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Botanical Name: Lithops

Germination Period: 3-12 Weeks

Mix the seeds with silver sand for better handling, as the seeds are tiny, just like dust. Start sowing them in fall or spring.

Check out our article on growing Lithops here

4. Sedum

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Botanical Name: Sedum

Germination Period: 2-4 Weeks

The best time for growing sedum from seeds in spring or summer. Sow its seeds in a seed starting mix, 1 inch apart from each other, and cover with a thin layer of soil.

Here’s a detailed article on how to propagate sedum

5. String of Pearls

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Botanical Name: Senecio rowleyanus

Germination Period: 2-8 Weeks

The String of Pearls seeds do well in warm temperatures and need consistent moisture for germination. Depending on the growing conditions, seeds will take a few weeks or longer to germinate.

Have a look at the best Senecio varieties here

6. Haworthia

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Botanical Name: Haworthia

Germination Period: 5-20 Weeks

You can propagate haworthia by seeds in spring or fall in well-draining soil. Maintain the soil moist until germination that generally takes one to two weeks.

Check out our article on growing Haworthia here

7. Century Plant

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Botanical Name: Agave

Germination Period: 2-4 Weeks

Sow the fresh agave seeds in spring in well-draining soil and place the pot in bright, indirect light. The germination will take two-three weeks.

Note: Usually, agave is grown by offsets as it takes years to produce seeds.

Here are the best agave varieties you can grow

8. Echeveria

Botanical Name: Echeveria

Germination Period: 3-12 Weeks

The seed quality plays the most important role in propagating echeveria, as fresh ones germinate at a faster pace. Sow the seeds in spring or summer, they will germinate in 2-3 weeks, and the seedlings will mature in 18 months to 3 years.

Have a look at the best Echeveria types here

9. Senecio

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Botanical Name: Senecio

Germination Period: 2-4 Weeks

You can grow senecio from seeds but growing from cuttings is a faster and easier process. Seeds perform well in warm temperatures and need consistent moisture.

Here are the best Senecio varieties you can grow

10. Red Pagoda

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Botanical Name: Crassula ‘Pagoda’

Germination Period: 2-4 Weeks

A good looking succulent with pointed and thick leaves in a red hue leaves can be grown from seeds if you have the patience. The plant will take 3-4 years to mature.

11. Star Cacti

Botanical Name: Astrophytum asterias

Germination Period: 1-3 Weeks

You can grow star cacti easily in a seed tray with seeds. Use cactus mix with perlite, sand,  and pumice, keep the soil moist and place the tray in a shadowy place.

12. Flapjack Paddle Plant

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Botanical Name: Kalanchoe thyrsiflora

Germination Period: 2-4 Weeks

The plant is quite easy to grow from seeds, especially in Spring. Its germination rate is fast when kept in the temperature range of 22°C-25°C (71°F-76°F).

13. Black Gem

Botanical Name: Alworthia ‘Black Gem’

Germination Period: 4-8 Weeks

The plant is relatively a slow grower and will take a long time to grow from seeds. Use a well-draining soil mix and keep the seeds in a cool and shaded area till they sprout.

14. California Fishhook Cactus

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Botanical Name: Mammillaria dioica

Germination Period: 1-3 Weeks

Late spring or summer is the best time to sow California Fishhook Cactus’s seed. Keep the pot at a sunny spot, and the seeds will germinate in 14-18 days.

15. Babies Toes

Botanical Name: Fenestraria aurantiaca

Germination Period: 2-6 Weeks

Sow the seeds of this easy to grow succulent in sandy, mineral-rich soil. Just keep in mind that the plant grows really slow, and you will have to wait for long till it becomes mature.

16. Pillansii

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Botanical Name: Conophytum pillansii

Germination Period: 2-4 Weeks

Sow the seeds between summer and winter in a loam-based, well-draining soil mix. Keep the soil moist, and maintain a temperature range of 59-68 ºF (15-20 ºC).

17. Gibbaeum

Botanical Name: Gibbaeum

Germination Period: 2-4 Weeks

Autumn, between March to April, is the best time to sow its seeds. Use a shallow seedling tray and a mixture of 60% coarse river sand and 40% compost. The seeds will sprout in 1 or 2 weeks.

18. Ferro Cactus

Botanical Name: Ferocactus

Germination Period: 2-12 Weeks

Growing fero cactus from seeds will be a rewarding experience. Just make sure that you are using a well-draining mix – 1/3 washed sand, 1/3 cactus compost, and 1/3 perlite would be great. Keep the soil moist and provide sufficient indirect bright light.

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