People love growing succulents. They pick their favorite ones and start grabbing supplies for the same. But do they really know that there are different types of succulents available?
Different types of succulents
There are more than 10,000 species of succulent available (exact number unknown). To make it easy for you, we have listed the top 25 types of succulents that people love!
Crassula is a perfect all-around succulent. It comes in many different varieties, from miniature to more giant trees. Their leaves come in shades of green and red, and their flowers can be white or pink. They need bright light during the summer months but only filtered sunlight when it's cool outside.
This succulent is probably the most popular of all. It's easy to grow, and it comes in many different colors and shapes. Echeveria needs lots of light, but it has low water requirements.
These types of succulents are slow-growing and mainly small, with beautiful rosettes that look like large daisies. They need filtered sunlight and can survive in low light, but it will take longer for the plant to grow.
Sedum is another popular succulent that comes in many different colors, shapes, and sizes. They range from ground cover varieties to upright growing varieties with small blooms on top of them. It needs bright light and can also handle low light, but it will grow slower with less sun exposure.
Haworthia has triangular leaves that sit atop tall stems. It needs bright filtered sunlight and only occasional watering when the soil is dry as they are drought-tolerant plants.
6. Aloe vera
Aloe is one of the best for treating sunburns because it contains a clear gel in its leaves that soothes and protects skin from the sun's rays. They need bright sunlight, but they can also take low light.
This type of succulent has rounded leaves sprouting from a central spot on top of a long stem. It needs filtered sun and infrequent watering during the winter months, but it needs sunlight and more frequent watering during the growing season.
Lithops looks like a stone because it's so thick and smooth with only a slight depression on top where the leaves sprout from. They need bright sunlight, but they can also take filtered light. They need lots of water during the growing season and no water during the dormant winter months.
Agave is a popular dessert succulent with long thick leaves that form sharp points at the ends. It needs full sun, but it can also handle filtered sunlight if it's cool outside. It needs infrequent watering in the summer and none during the winter.
Jade is one of the easiest succulents to grow because it can handle dry soil, hot temperatures, and little light. It doesn't mind being pot bound, so you don't have to report it very often. It grows slowly, but it tolerates bright or filtered sunlight well.
11. Air plant
Air plant is not a succulent per se because it has no leaves or roots. But it looks like one with its colorful flowers that dangle down from tall stems. These plants can live without soil and need to be misted with water once or twice a week. They need bright but indirect light, and they don't like being moved around a lot.
12. Common Glasswort
People call it with different names at different places. Some of the common names are Marsh Samphire and Sea Asparagus. They are edible and grow near the seashores. Their salty nature makes it a perfect candidate for pickles.
13. Sweetheart Hoya
As the name suggests, they are heart-shaped succies. They grow very slowly in warm and humid conditions. And they have a good business value during valentine's day.
14. Euphorbia Tirucali aka Sticks on Fire
Sticks on Fire are grown in Empirical inland landscapes. It has a high level of toxicity and hence should not be grown in the vicinity of children. Their stems can be red, yellow, or orange.
15. Silver Shamrock
They are stemless but produce attractive flowers. The flowers are rosy pink with white color at the center. They grow better in indirect sunlight and hence are a better candidate for indoor propagation and caring.
16. Burro's Tail
This variety of succulents has a long plaited rope which looks amazingly beautiful on a hanging basket. You need to keep them in bright light for better growth. These are the best succulents to exhibit outside your house.
17. Panda Plant
Panda Plant is a unique type of succulents carrying the Kalanchoe family as their origins. They can grow up to two feet and need perfect exposure to the sun for flawless growth. You need to always water them in roots rather than on leaves; else, the leave would rot.
18. Snake Plant
This type of succulents has a different tendency of growing without water and sunlight for days. Snake plant does not need much light, so you can easily keep them in the partial shed. The maximum length they acquire is three feet with thick and pointed leaves.
19. Zebra Haworthia
Justifying its name by its appearance, this succulent has beautiful white strips on a green body base. They require indirect light and grow up to the length of five inches. They are a good pick for terrariums, and growing this succulent isn't very easy.
Like the Zebra plant, this succulent also justifies its name by appearing exactly like a rose, but with green color. The regular growth length of this succulent is four to six inches. They grow very fast and need a partial shed with an appropriate amount of sunlight.
Stonecrop can grow in several colors - from blue to light green; it carries all kinds of variety. It has a long stem that grows up to three feet and produces a beautiful bunch of flowers. They always tend to grow in rocky areas.
These types of succulents have originated from the areas of California, carrying 40 different kinds of varieties. Like panda plants, these plants need water directly in roots and can live up to 100 years on average. At a glance, this succulent might confuse you with a lotus flower.
Also known as Black rose, this succulent is lovely in the shade of maroon. It is the best-suited plant for outdoor as it requires sun in a good exposure. People grow them as flower beds to let them grow in the bunch.
24. Torch plant
This succulent has green leaves at the bottom while tinted red at the top point. They grow great in summers by producing lovely orange flowers maximum to the length of twenty inches. People often call it the cousin of the Aloe Vera family.
25. Ball Cactus
As the name suggests, the cactus carries the shape like a big ball but with spines on its body. They are the best for growing in half-enclosed containers. It produces a yellow color flower that usually grows in clusters. These are some of the most common succulents from the Cacti family.