7 Popular Types of Succulents

7 popular succulents

The word succulents come from the Latin word “sucus” meaning juice or sap. Succulents are thick fleshy types of plants with decorative stems. The succulents are native to the arid climatic region of Africa & Central America. The tissues of these plants have adapted to such dry climatic situations and that’s why they have thick and fleshy leaves or stems that store water.

Due to designer stems or leaves and attractive flowers, these succulents are used in various hanging planters and even in boutonnieres. One of the most amazing features of succulents is that they don’t need regular watering and can survive with minimal care. That’s why these succulents are rising the popularity charts and making a place in people’s living rooms.

If you are planning to bring more of these drought-resistant types of succulent plants, have a look below:

Aloe Vera

aloe-vera-plants

Who doesn’t know of the amazing benefits of Aloe Vera? They are undoubtedly the most popular of all succulents. It is easy to maintain this plant and that leads to its immense popularity as a common houseplant. The gel extracted from its stems are used to cure wounds and infections. That gel also helps in removing dark spots on the skin, making the hair silky, and providing a soft, supple, and younger-looking skin. Just remember that it grows best in well-drained soil and provide indirect or partial sunlight.

Moonstone Succulent

Moonstone succulent

Pachyphytum oviferum is the scientific name which means thick plant bearing eggs. The leaves are pale blue-green to bluish-purple and look like a sugary almond confection. It is a native of Mexico. You can place them anywhere in your home like in the hanging glass terrarium or a small pot for your study table. Wait for winter to early spring as you will see cute pink bell-shaped flowers on it.

Hoya kerrii

Hoya Kerrii

It is called the sweetheart plant and has become very popular as Valentine’s Day plant. The reason is its heart-shaped stem. Hoya plant will require a room with proper light to grow although it can manage in a darker room. But remember that too gloomy room is also not good for this succulent.

Jade Plant

Jade Plant

Also known as crassula ovata, this plant is quite popular as a houseplant. This plant has a thick trunk with branches that shoot out like a cute miniature tree. The leaves are oval-shaped and are thick, shiny, and dark green. In some varieties of jade plants, you may see the red colour at the tip of the leaves. When fully mature, this plant gives rise to pink or white flowers that are star-shaped.

Lipstick Echeveria

lipstick succulent

If you want a colourful succulent among your green plants you can buy this one. The lime green coloured leaves have red edges that shines like a lipstick which is why the name is given. Partial shade and a bit of sunlight are essential for its growth.

Zebra Plant

Zebra Haworthia Plant

Also known as Haworthia fasciata, the Zebra plants are popular due to their unusual appearance. It has dark green and thick leaves that have white horizontal stripes on them. In summer seasons, you have to water it generously and reduce that in the winter season. Also, remember to provide partial sunlight to it.

Donkey’s Tail

donkeys tail

The scientific name of such an interestingly named succulent is “Sedum morganianum”. It is also known as burro’s tail. This succulent is a species of flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae that is native to Southern Mexico and Honduras. It has a long trail of fleshy blue-green leaves and produces pink to red flowers in summer. You can bring this stunning succulent in your home and grow it both indoor and outdoor. Just remember that it will require a good amount of light but not extreme heat. Burro’s tail also needs regular watering except for the winter season. This succulent starts as a little plant with rows of teardrop-shaped leaves, but as its nature is of a trailing plant, you will see it spreading over the edge of the pot like vines or a hanging plant.

Now, when you know about these popular types of indoor succulent plants, you can choose better for your space – right?

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