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The 30 Prettiest Succulent Flowers

The prettiest succulent flowers.

Even the most unsuccessful gardeners can grow succulents. These forgiving plants are eye catching and thrive on very little water. Here is a look at the 30 prettiest succulent flowers. Grow them indoors or consider adding succulents to your climate appropriate outdoor garden.

Succulent plants are thick, fleshy, and made to store water. These plants have been made this way to survive in arid climates and usually need very little water. They are a great addition to any garden or windowsill, as miniature succulent gardens have been gaining in popularity. Studies have shown that having plants in the workplace can make employees more productive and having plants in the home offers many benefits as well.

These include cleaning the air, providing a mood boost, relieving allergies, reducing stress, and increasing productivity. Creating succulent terrariums has also become a popular hobby for many and they dress up any home or workspace. Here is a look at 30 of the prettiest succulent flowers to consider for your next indoor or outdoor gardening project.

Blue Chalksticks (Senecio serpens)

Blue Chalksticks succulent flowers in a white pot.

Blue chalksticks are great to grow indoors our out. This plant can get up to eight inches tall and will produce small white flowers. It will spread out if planted outdoors, reaching up to three and a half feet wide.

  • Sun needs: Moderate to lots
  • Water: Little
  • Soil pH: Prefers neutral, but does fine in most soil types
  • Hardiness zone: 9 to 11

Aloe Vera (Aloe vera)

A garden of aloe vera with its vibrant flowers.

The aloe vera plant is well known for its medicinal properties. It is also very easy to take care of and is a great starter plant indoors. They also do well outdoors in the right conditions. The green plant is lovely even without flowers, but if the plant is allowed to mature and is very well taken care of, flowers can grow.

  • Sun needs: Lots
  • Water: Little
  • Soil pH: Neutral to slightly alkaline
  • Hardiness zone: 9 to 11

Crinkle Leaf Plant (Adromischus cristatus)

A crinkle leaf plant garden.

The crinkle leaf plant has leaves with a unique texture, hence how it got its name. It stays pretty small, so it is great for a little pot, but it can be planted outside. Just be aware that it does not do well in cold temperatures. Long stems will grow out of the plant and produce flowers.

  • Sun needs: Minimal
  • Water: Little
  • Soil pH: Neutral
  • Hardiness zone: 9 to 10

Calico Hearts (Adromischus maculatus)

Calico hearts succulent planted on a pebbled soil.

This plant is also known as  Chocolate Drops because of its spots. These spots can be gray, brown, or purple. It produces white flowers that are tube-shaped, however, it rarely flowers indoors.

  • Sun needs: Moderate to lots
  • Water: Little
  • Soil pH: Slightly acidic to neutral
  • Hardiness zone: 9 to 11

Tree of Love (Aichryson laxum)

A close look at a vibrant tree of love.

This succulent grows like a miniature shrub, reaching about 12 inches high. The green leaves are lovely and the wide array of yellow flowers are very bright and cheery. It is a nice addition to any home or garden that is located in the right area.

  • Sun needs: Moderate to lots
  • Water: Little to moderate
  • Soil pH: Slightly acidic
  • Hardiness zone: 6  to 9

Irish Rose (Aeonium arboreum)

A close up view of a charming irish rose plant.

This succulent cannot handle cold temperatures so best to keep it indoors unless in a warm climate. Called the Irish Rose because it can get red leaves, this plant also produces lovely yellow flowers. The plant stays compact when kept indoors and is less likely to flower.

  • Sun needs: Moderate to lots
  • Water: Little to moderate
  • Soil pH: Slightly acidic to neutral
  • Hardiness zone: 10 to 13

Aeonium “Kiwi” (Kiwi aeonium)

A close inspection of an aeonium flower.

One of the most popular succulents, the kiwi aeonium has beautiful bright green leaves that are arranged in a rose pattern. The tips have a hint of red, making it look flower-like. In addition to this, it will flower in late spring or summer and have little yellow flowers. The plant will die after flowering, so it is best to propagate the plant before it flowers.

  • Sun needs: Moderate to lots
  • Water: Little to moderate
  • Soil pH: Slightly acidic to neutral
  • Hardiness zone: 9 to 11

Desert Rose (Adenium obesum)

A gorgeous desert rose planted on a pot.

The root system of the desert rose is large and continues forming above the dirt. It makes it look mysterious, like out of a story. In addition to the unique twisting roots, the plant will produce lovely flowers, usually pink or red. It grows nicely indoors or out in the right climate.

  • Sun needs: Moderate to lots
  • Water: Little
  • Soil pH: Neutral
  • Hardiness zone: 11 to 12

Lace Aloe (Aloe aristata)

A lovely cluster of vibrant orange lace aloe.

The lace aloe plant grows low and in a lovely pattern. When it is time to flower, the leaves turn a bit orange and beautiful peach colored torch flowers emerge. These can grow up to 16 to 18″ and attract bees and butterflies. This is a good plant to grow in the outdoors in the warm months and bring inside during the winter. Be aware that this plant cannot be eaten and does not have medicinal benefits like aloe vera.

  • Sun needs: Moderate to lots
  • Water: Little
  • Soil pH: Prefers neutral, but does fine in most soil types
  • Hardiness zone: 9 to 11

Fairy Tongue (Crassula exilis)

Clusters of charming fairy tongue flowers.

The leaves on this plant are uniquely shaped and red on the underside, giving the plant its name. It grows star-shaped flowers once a year and can be grown indoors or outdoors.

  • Sun needs: Moderate to lots
  • Water: Little to moderate
  • Soil pH: Prefers neutral, but does fine in most soil types
  • Hardiness zone: 10 to 11

Tufted Ice Plant (Delosperma sphalmanthoides)

A close look at a tufted ice plant flower.

It is important to grow tufted ice plant in well-draining soil, they will die if left in wet soil for a long period of time. This plant grows quickly and forms a mat of vibrant green tube-shaped leaves. In the summer and fall, lovely pink and magenta flowers will form.

  • Sun needs: Moderate to lots
  • Water: Little to moderate
  • Soil pH: Neutral
  • Hardiness zone: 7 to 10

Dew Flower (Drosanthemum bicolor)

A vibrant yellow dew flower.

This is just one example of 120 Drosanthemum species. Bees adore these lovely yellow and orange flowers. The plant needs well-draining soil and is a great choice for rocky environments and hillsides.

  • Sun needs: Moderate to lots
  • Water: Little
  • Soil pH: Prefers neutral, but does fine in most soil types
  • Hardiness zone: 9 to 11

Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii)

A cluster of red crown of thorn flowers.

The crown of thorns is technically a shrub, as it can grow to larger sizes of a foot and a half tall and three feet wide in the outdoors. It will also make a lovely houseplant and stay smaller in a container. The leaves are smooth and bright green and the flowers are a striking red.

  • Sun needs: Moderate to lots
  • Water: Little to moderate
  • Soil pH: Slightly acidic to neutral
  • Hardiness zone: 9 to 11

Mexican Snowball (Echeveria elegans)

The lovely flower of the mexican snowball succulent.

The Mexican snowball grows in an elegant, tight pattern. In late winter or spring, it will send up shoots that will produce lovely pink flowers with yellow tips that are lantern-shaped. This plant can form offsets quickly and spread if located in a suitable climate to plant outdoors.

  • Sun needs: Moderate to lots
  • Water: Little to moderate
  • Soil pH: Prefers neutral but does fine in slightly acidic or slightly alkaline
  • Hardiness zone: 9 to 11

Flower Dust (Kalanchoe pumila)

A flower dust succulent with a cluster of small pink flowers.

Native to Madagascar, this plant is a dwarf succulent subshrub that will spread. It will remain smaller indoors in a pot. The pink, clustered, flowers will arrive in the spring and provide a beautiful variation in color against the soft green of the leaves.

  • Sun needs: Moderate to lots
  • Water: Little to moderate
  • Soil pH: Acidic to mildly acidic
  • Hardiness zone: 10

Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum tectorum)

A close look at a blooming hen and chicks succulent.

Hen and Chicks are shaped in a tight rose pattern. These plants will flower from June to July, with rapid growth extending upward nearly 12″ to produce small flowers. After the plant flowers, it will die, but the “mother” plant sends offshoots and will also set seeds so the plant will continue to endure. It is frost tolerant and easy to grow outdoors, but can also be grown indoors.

  • Sun needs: Moderate to lots
  • Water: Little
  • Soil pH: Neutral
  • Hardiness zone: 4 to 8

Karoo Rose (Lapidaria margaretae)

A lovely pair of karoo rose succulents planted on the ground.

The karoo rose is an interesting succulent, where the leaves look like small rocks. In fall or early winter, gorgeous, large, yellow flowers will bloom. These will be nearly 2″ wide and have a large number of thin petals.

  • Sun needs: Moderate to lots
  • Water: Little to moderate
  • Soil pH: Neutral to slightly alkaline
  • Hardiness zone: 9 to 11

Star Flower (Orbea variegata)

A beautiful blooming star flower succulent on a pot.

The starflower plant is so unique and pretty. The green part of the plant looks almost like a cactus, with toothed stems rising out of the dirt. The flowers are true sights to see, star-shaped with speckled maroon. They are definitely an eye-catcher and conversation starter.

  • Sun needs: Moderate to lots
  • Water: Little to moderate
  • Soil pH: Neutral to slightly alkaline
  • Hardiness zone: 9 to 11

Pink Iceplant (Oscularia deltoides)

A cluster of gorgeous pink iceplant succulents.

Grown outdoors, the pink ice plant can get up to 12″ high and 36″ wide. Inside, it will stay smaller in a pot. It is a terrific groundcover with plump, spiky, light green leaves, and cheery pink flowers that emerge in the late spring or early summer.

  • Sun needs: Moderate to lots
  • Water: Little to moderate
  • Soil pH: Slightly acidic, neutral, or slightly alkaline
  • Hardiness zone: 8 to 11

Flaming Katy (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana)

A close up on the clusters of flaming katy flowers.

The flaming Katy is often given as a Christmas gift because of the deep green waxy leaves and lovely flowers that bloom in deep red, pink, yellow, or orange. The clusters of flowers last for weeks. It only does well in warm temperatures, so keep this plant indoors unless living in the proper climate.

  • Sun needs: Moderate to lots
  • Water: Little to moderate
  • Soil pH: Neutral
  • Hardiness zone: 10 to 11

Stonecrop (Sedum acre)

A beautiful garden of bright yellow stonecrop flowers.

This hardy plant can endure harsher conditions than most in the succulent category. It is also called the gold moss stonecrop, gold moss sedum, mossy stonecrop, wall pepper, or biting stonecrop. The little yellow flowers are bright and cheery and the plant will spread and form a mat, making it a great groundcover.

  • Sun needs: Moderate to lots
  • Water: Little to moderate
  • Soil pH: Prefers slightly acidic, but will grow in most soil types
  • Hardiness zone: 3 to 9

Donkey Tail (Sedum morganianum)

A close look at the blooming donkey tail succulent.

This creeping vine, known as the donkey tail is a gorgeous houseplant, as it will drape down the side of the pot. The leaves are a pleasing a bright bluish-green and flowers will emerge in the late summer. It grows wild in Eastern Mexico, growing on cliffs and could be a welcome addition to an outdoor garden if in the proper climate.

  • Sun needs: Minimal to moderate
  • Water: Little to moderate
  • Soil pH: Slightly acidic
  • Hardiness zone: 10+

Tiger’s Jaw (Faucaria tigrina)

A cluster of tiger's jaw succulents with a single bright yellow flower.

This plant offers unique triangle-shaped leaves with spikes around the edges. They are green with spots. Bright yellow flowers will appear in autumn or winter if the plant is well taken care of and gets plenty of sun.

  • Sun needs: Moderate to lots
  • Water: Little to moderate
  • Soil pH: Acidic
  • Hardiness zone: 10 to 11

Baby Toes (Fenestraria rhopalophylla)

A close look at the bright yellow flower of the baby toes succulent.

This is undoubtedly one of the cutest succulents, as the green columns rise up like little baby toes with flat tops. The plant will flower when well taken care of. Expect pink, yellow, or white flowers that are large and cheery.

  • Sun needs: Moderate to lots
  • Water: Little to moderate
  • Soil pH: Acidic to slightly acidic
  • Hardiness zone: 10 to 11

Porcelain Plant (Graptoveria titubans)

A close look at the porcelain plant succulent with small flowers on the side.

The porcelain plant is a hybrid cross between the Graptopetalum paraguayense and Echeveria derenbergii. The fleshy leaves are green, gray, blue and from a gorgeous rose pattern. They multiply rapidly outside in the right climate and also thrive indoors. They will produce a dense swath of cute yellow flowers in the spring.

  • Sun needs: Moderate to lots
  • Water: Little to moderate
  • Soil pH: Slightly acidic to neutral
  • Hardiness zone: 10 to 11

Ghost Plant (Graptopetalum paraguayese)

A cluster of small and beautiful flowers of the ghost plant succulent.

The ghost plant is one of the most popular succulent plants out there. It is all over because of its pleasant pinkish-gray color and ease of care. This plant will spread quickly and is a candidate for both outdoor gardens and containers. During the spring, watch for little star-shaped flowers to emerge. Not all plants will flower, but when they do, it is a true treat.

  • Sun needs: Moderate to lots
  • Water: Little to moderate
  • Soil pH: Neutral to slightly alkaline
  • Hardiness zone: 7 to 11

October Plant (Hylotelephium Sieboldii)

A close inspection of the lovely pink flowers of the october plant succulent.

The leaves of the October plant, also known as the October Daphne, are powder bluish-green with scalloped pink edges. They are appealing enough, but when the plant flowers in the fall, the little pink flowers make it even better. Since this plant flowers late in the season, it is an important source of food for pollinators in the later months.

  • Sun needs: Moderate to lots
  • Water: Little to moderate
  • Soil pH: Acidic, mildly acidic, or neutral
  • Hardiness zone: 6 to 9

Starfish Flower (Duvalia radiata)

A breathtaking flower of the starfish flower succulent.

Another very unique flowering succulent, the starfish flower produces a red flower that looks like a starfish. The fleshy green part of the plant looks almost cactus-like, with ridges. The contrast of color is a nice attribute.

  • Sun needs: Moderate to lots
  • Water: Little to moderate
  • Soil pH: Neutral
  • Hardiness zone: 10 to 12

Zebra Haworthia (Haworthia fasciata)

A charming zebra haworthia succulent on a clay pot.

The zebra plant is easy for beginners and looks great. The outside of the dark green leaves have white stripes and are textured. The inside of the leaves is smooth. It will need plenty of light indoors and can thrive outside in the correct environment. Watch for a long stem to shoot up during the summer, which will produce white flowers.

  • Sun needs: Moderate to lots
  • Water: Little to moderate
  • Soil pH: Mildly acidic to neutral
  • Hardiness zone: 10 to 11

Peddle Plant (Kalanchoe thyrsiflora)

A close look at the lovely yellow flower of the peddle plant.

The peddle plant looks almost as lovely without flowers as with them. It has flat, round leaves that are bright green with orange-red tips. When flowers do bloom on the tall stalk in mid-summer to mid-winter, it is even more beautiful and attracts bees and butterflies. After the plant flowers, it will die, but the peddle plant can be propagated through cuttings or seeds. The peddle plant is an excellent choice for an indoor plant or outside in the right climate.

  • Sun needs: Moderate to lots
  • Water: Little to moderate
  • Soil pH: Slightly acidic
  • Hardiness zone: 9 to 11

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