When it comes to brightening up a living area or garden, you can do no wrong with a good quality succulent plant. These hardy plants are extremely versatile and do not require too much TLC. While you will still have to take certain steps to ensure your succulent remains healthy (rotate regularly, water according to season), you’ll find that these plants are low maintenance and excellent for sprucing up any room in your home.
We have collected some of the trendiest succulent plants in 2022 for your viewing pleasure, all of which have surpassed our own very high standards.
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If you would like some additional information on picking the perfect succulent plants, you have come to the right place. We have taken the time to construct this handy buying guide to walk you through everything you need to know about these sorts of plants.
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What Is a Succulent Plant?
Succulent plants are a variety of fleshy tissues, which appear thickened and swollen, intended to retain lots of water in generally warm climates and conditions. For this reason, succulent plants are notoriously hardy and perfect for those who do not have “green fingers.”
Succulents plants can also be propagated by just cutting healthy leaves and planting them in pots. For more information, check video below.
Things To Consider When Buying Succulent Plants
Your living conditions
If you live in a home with limited access to natural light, you will want to look for a succulent that can survive low light conditions. If you regularly work away, you may want to purchase a plant that only needs watering once a week. If you prefer the cold or the heat, you will want a plant that matches your preferences. You can do a little research into what plants match the environment you can provide for them. Similarly, some plants suit living in a terrarium more than others if this is your preference.
One of the most common complaints we found whilst doing our research is dissatisfaction with the size of online purchases of succulents. Most of the descriptions of these succulents come with an accurate size description. However, many of the photographs used make the succulents look larger than they are. To purchase a succulent in the size frame you want, buy from a physical store or follow the size description. Sometimes, it helps to have a tape measure ready to see the size of the product you are physically purchasing.
Number of succulents
Succulents are often available in sets. If you are unsure what kind of succulent you want, large sets with a good variety will allow you to find a few that you love. Large sets also increase the chances that you will receive some fully formed and intact plants and pots. If you buy too many succulents in a set, you can pot them and give them to people as gifts.
Variety of succulents
Opt for a set of succulents with a large variety of plant species. This will provide your terrarium with more color and texture and will make your terrarium pop.
It is so easy for succulents to get damaged during transportation. Therefore, many companies offer a full refund if your plants arrive dead, dying, or badly damaged. This is an important feature as it is rare that every succulent will arrive in perfect condition.
Types of Succulent
There are lots of different types of succulents that you may like to research.
Aeonium succulents include the kiwi, mardi gras, sunburst, zwartkop or black tree aeonium; giant velvet rose tree aeonium, and salad bowl. Aeonium succulents are often colorful plants with waxy, thick leaves that are similar to pinwheel rosettes.
Agave succulents include blue glow, black spined agave, artichoke agave, queen victoria agave or royal agave, and mangave bloodspot. Agaves have thick, tapered and rigid leaves. They mostly consist of plants that flower once then die (monocarpic); however, they usually produce many “babies” before these succulents die.”,
Aloe succulents include black beauty, Christmas carol, Doran black, Crosby’s prolific, hellskloof bells, short-leaved aloe, torch aloe, Buhr’s aloe, tiger tooth, cape, gold-tooth, and mitre or rubble aloe. Aloes are amazingly diverse in color and texture and can live for up to 100 years! You can also use these plants for medicinal purposes. However, we don’t recommend you attempt this without a lot of research first.
Crassula succulents include kitten, Tom thumb, springtime, and money tree. This genus contains hundreds of succulents - too many to list. They come in a wide variety of rosettes, colors, and sizes. Crassula is often full of leaves and looks quite “full.”
Euphorbia succulents look similar to cacti but are not. They include the milk barrel cactus, sticks on fire, and snowflakes. They usually produce small white or yellow flowers. You should be careful when handling these succulents as they produce a white sap that is a known irritant.
Echeveria succulents include gorgon’s grotto, black prince, misty lilac, chenille plant, and pink granite. As you can probably tell by the names of these plants, echeveria often contains purple or pink tones. They are often used to make unique-looking wedding bouquets.
Gasteria succulents include green ice, little warty, and twilight zone. Gasteria looks similar to aloe, except they are often covered in “warts” and bumps.
Hawthornia is usually green and is often much smaller than other succulents. Some look similar to aloe, and some have windowed leaves. Hawthornia includes the star cactus, haworthia mutica, zebra plant, and haworthiopsis concolor.
Graptopetalum hybrids include graptopetalum, graptosedum, graptophytum, and graptoveria. Most graptopetalum hybrids are made up of rosettes but have many different colors and traits. You might want to look into this type of succulent if you want purple, pink, or blue hues.
Mammillaria includes the lady thimble cactus and the thimble cactus. They often look hairy and produce vibrant flowers.
Kalanchoe includes the mother of thousands, alligator plants, copper spoons, and the panda plant. Opt for a kalanchoe if you want something that looks a little alien. They possess beautiful bright flowers and are easy to propagate. However, they are considered toxic to pets and children.
Opuntia bears edible fruit - do some research into this before you eat any. They also have beautiful large flowers. They include Texas prickly pear, party favor, and pink frost.
Sedum succulents include Coppertone sedum, burrito, and blue jelly beans. Sedum comes in a wide range of colors and shapes. In addition, they often possess many leaves.
Sempervivum is perfect for cold weather. They will change to vibrant colors under extreme weather conditions. They include hotshot, jubilee, hedgehog, and jock.
Senecio succulents almost look like varieties of seaweed. Some of these succulents hang over the edge of the pot; others grow upwards like tigs. In addition, Senecio succulents include a string of bananas and blue chalksticks.
Succulent Plant Price Range
Succulent plants range in price depending on their size and species. For example, you can purchase some small cacti for as little as $10. However, if you are looking for something more impressive to sit in your garden or home, you can easily spend upwards of $100.
How We Choose Our Succulent Plants
We choose our succulent plants based on numerous factors. We keep in mind things like plant species, lifespan, how easy they are to look after, customer reviews, and value for money.
Costa Farms Mini Succulents are a set of 25 various succulents in planter pots. The set contains 8 types of succulents and is potted with a slow-release fertilizer. This means you can be confident your plants will last a long time. This product is a perfect starter pack for someone moving into a new home, or if you cannot decide on what succulent to buy. You can also buy a set of 5 or 11 sets of succulents from the same brand. The plant pots are made from 100% recycled materials – something small that might make a big positive impact.
A large number of succulents in one purchase will save you a lot of time looking for various products
Pots made from 100% recycled materials
Premium soil and slow-release fertilizer
The succulent plants in this selection are very small – some about the size of a quarter.
The Next Gardener Live Succulent Cuttings contain 10 assorted varieties of cuttings. These succulents make brilliant additions to any arts and craft repertoires. The manufacturer attempts to create various colors within its selection, but it is based on available information. These succulents don’t come with pots or soil and allow you to get creative with their display. You can use this product to make wreaths, headbands, decorate candle holders and table centerpieces. These succulents are also perfect for a beautiful terrarium.
10 cuttings from different succulents allow for a variety of color and texture
Great for a variety of uses
No pots or soil means less mess and waste when placed in a terrarium or used for crafts.
Although you get 10 different succulent species within this pack, some of the species look so similar to each other; it is difficult to tell them apart.
Plants For Pets Succulent Plants come in a pack of 12 with several varieties of succulents. Every plant is hand-selected to ensure you receive the best possible product. Although these cute plants come in their own pot, they can easily be transferred to another pot without harming the succulent. Succulents are hardy plants that are difficult to kill. This means you can use them in various creative ways, such as making a living wreath or mounting them onto a wall. This set of 12 plants could be split up and used as stocking fillers or to thank your children’s teachers.
12 plants with several varieties allow for succulents in every room
Handpicked and quality assured
Live arrival guarantee – get your money back in 30 days if not satisfied.
The stock photos imply you get more variety than you are likely to receive. For example, some customers received four of the same species of succulents.
Succulent Cult Succulent Plants come in a set of 5 potted succulents. Each plant you receive will be a unique variety. Every plant is hand-picked to ensure you receive healthy, beautiful succulents. This product comes with a 30-day guarantee of live healthy arrival to buy in the confidence that you are purchasing a good-quality product. Use the 5 plants to split between 5 people, or create interesting terrariums. This small and versatile plant is perfect for placing on bookshelves or using as centerpieces.
5 different varieties of plant
30-day guarantee of live healthy arrival
Handpicked for quality
The cotton used to pack this product sticks to the “furry” succulents and is difficult to remove
Shop Succulents offers a collection of 20 different varieties of plants. These succulents include cacti and other plants best suited to minimal watering, making this set perfect for people who often need to travel for work or simply if you don’t consider yourself to have green fingers. With twenty plants of different varieties, you can transform your home and make it a more beautiful and relaxing place. This set would be great to make table centerpieces for weddings. These hardy plants can easily be transferred to a terrarium and given as gifts for any occasion.
A large number of succulents of different varieties
30-day health guarantee
Includes cacti which are notoriously easy to care for
The plants you receive will not match the product pictures exactly. Some plants received were not technique succulents but great for a variety.
The Valley Garden Mini Assorted Real Succulents come in a pack of 48 succulents with 8 varieties. This company chooses its succulents based on health, season, readiness, and size. This means that the product you receive is unlikely to match the product photo. However, it also means that you are likely to get the best quality succulents that are healthy and live for a long time. This company makes an effort to ensure you receive a variety of textures and colors within your order. They also prioritize orders for special occasions like weddings or birthdays.
You will receive a massive 48 succulents in this set!
8 different varieties that look different enough from each other to be noticeable
This company takes care of its packaging, and most customer reviews state they received healthy and intact plants.
The succulents received are often smaller than the stock image indicates
Altman Plants Live Succulent is a set of 12 assorted succulent plants. Succulents are perfect party favors. Repotting is easy, and your succulents are likely to survive the transition, as they are hardy plants. You can use these repotted succulents as gifts or paint the pots of the succulents with your children as a fun project. Any one of these twelve succulents will look fabulous in a terrarium. The applications of these beautiful succulents are as endless as your imagination allows. This product comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee – if you don’t fall in love with your succulents, you will receive a full refund.
Variety of succulents in this set
30-day money-back guarantee
The product description does not state how many varieties of succulents are provided in the pack. However, on average, customers who left a review received three to four types of succulents.
People Also Asked
Q: Do succulents need water?
A: Succulents need to be watered only when the soil is dry. Overwatering can be just as damaging to a plant as under-watering.
Q: Are succulent indoor or outdoor plants?
A: Succulents are both indoor and outdoor plants. The important thing is to research the plant's ideal living conditions and plant accordingly.
Q: Should I apply mist to succulents?
A: You can mist propagate babes instead of watering them to protect their delicate roots; however, misting an adult succulent can cause damage. In addition, adult succulents prefer arid environments, and adding mist makes it more humid.
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