Mini succulents have seen a rapid rise in popularity over the last few years, for a whole host of reasons. Houseplant popularity, in general, has been growing, and succulents offer a good option for anyone who likes the look of houseplants but isn't very good at providing continual care, as these types of plants typically thrive on neglect.
Cacti & Succulents
Succulents have the benefit of producing a range of interesting colored foliage, which is a great way to brighten up your garden or home all year round, without relying on flowers blooming. Some of the most striking succulents have purple leaves, and these can vary from pale, dusky lilacs, through to deep and dark plum shades that verge on black. This list encompasses some of the best purple succulents for growing indoors and outdoors.
Echeveria are evergreen succulents that thrive in hot and dry climates or can be grown as houseplants. They are native to Mexico and Central and South America and are available in a wide selection of varieties and cultivars. All echeveria produce fleshy foliage in a rosette form, though their leaf color and shape can vary dramatically between types. They are easy to care for, and many produce attractive flowers. This list comprises some of the best types of echeveria.
Ponytail palms are a popular houseplant, which is, in fact, not palms at all. They are large succulents which house water in the bulbous base of their trunks, from which long luscious curled foliage grows in the style of a ponytail, giving this plant its common name.
Agave attenuata is a large evergreen succulent that is commonly known as fox tail agave, which is a reference to its striking flower stalk. The flower is actually a raceme, which appears in the summertime, growing high above the foliage of the plant to a height of up to ten feet.
Mammillaria is a genus within the Cactus family, which comprises over 300 varieties. The name ‘mammillaria’ comes from the Latin word for ‘nipple,’ which these cacti are said to resemble. Some types of mammillaria are extremely common and are popularly kept as houseplants or grown outdoors in warm climates. There are also some rarer varieties that are in demand with Cactus collectors.
This plant is a small succulent with densely packed fleshy blue-green leaves which form a rosette shape. They produce flowers in summer which are white and held high above the plant on peduncles measuring up to 12 inches. These blooms are considered insignificant, and the plant is instead cultivated for its unique and attractive leaves.
Torch aloes are a type of cactus or succulent that is closely related to the more commonly known
Burro’s tail is a popular succulent that is easy to grow and requires very little care. In fact, this plant thrives on neglect and will be extremely forgiving if you miss an occasional watering.
If you are going to grow succulents indoors, this is the guide for you. Let's explore the weird and wonderful realm of low light succulents.
The Lithops plant, which is referred to as Lithops whether you are talking about a singular or plural plant, makes an excellent houseplant but can also survive outside in hot climates. There are many different types, but they are all easily distinguishable as living stones.
No doubt, panda plants are quite a popular addition to many indoor succulent gardens because of their fun, exotic look and don’t require much care. Let's delve into how to grow it