Don’t get us wrong, we love green succulents—but there’s something extra special about colored succulents. It’s a fun, unexpected surprise for a leafy plant to be anything but green. That’s why blue, purple, and other brightly colored succulents are some of our favorites.
If you don’t own any colorful succulents yet, we’re here to introduce you to some of the best blue ones. You’ll need to add these eight amazing blue succulents to your cart after reading this post, so we apologize in advance for fueling your plant addiction!
Aloe— ‘Blue Sky’
We go nuts for succulents with contrasting colors! This beautiful Aloe cultivar has orange spikes that perfectly compliment its pale blue leaves. Excuse us while we go buy one (or ten).
This Aloe loves full sun and high temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees. Strong, bright light will make its colors even more vibrant.
It flowers throughout the spring and summer and produces pretty orange blooms. You’ll also be glad to know that it sprouts lots of offsets. You can use them to grow brand new Blue Sky plants that you can fill your garden with!
Echeveria— ‘Blue Prince’
We’re in love with this dark blue Echeveria! It’s native to Mexico and needs bright sunlight to achieve full vibrancy. If you want your plant to look as gorgeous as the one in the photo above, then make sure you give it plenty of bright, filtered sunlight.
When it gets enough sunlight, this plant’s leaves start to turn copper around the edges. It also sprouts reddish flowers that contrast beautifully with its dark blue leaves.
If you’re thinking about bringing it indoors once in a while, this blue succulent planter can be a great touch!
Senecio Mandraliscae— ‘Blue Chalksticks’
This succulent is sometimes called Blue Fingers, and you can see why. Its blue leaves look like a bunch of long spindly fingers. These leaves can grow to be 18 inches tall, which is pretty large for a succulent. Between the height and the bold blue color, this plant will be the highlight of your garden!
Blue Chalksticks plants, not to be mistaken from these chalk sticks, spread out and make great groundcover. They’re fire resistant, so if you live in an area that’s prone to wildfires, they’re great plants to have in your garden.
These plants also attract pollinators like butterflies and hummingbirds. Can’t you just see yourself sipping some coffee by your window while a green hummingbird flies around your beautiful Blue Chalksticks?
Echeveria— ‘Blue Bird’
Isn’t this Echeveria gorgeous? We love succulents with rosettes, especially if they’re colorful. This Echeveria reminds us of flowers, especially Blue Lotus Flowers. We think that it’s such a pretty, delicate addition to any garden container.
Blue Bird plants are about as delicate as they look. You can’t leave them out in the cold or else their leaves will get brown and mushy. They prefer partial shade to full sun, perfect for indoors, so you’ll have to watch out for signs of sunburn like brown spots if you put them in a sunny location. You’ll have to be careful with the watering too, as overwatering can lead to root rot and pest infestations.
We think that the extra TLC this plant needs is worth it, though… just look at how beautiful it is! I’m sure a great modern planter like this will create great contrast with this echeveria too.
Stonecrop— ‘Blue Spruce’
This succulent is called the Blue Spruce Stonecrop because its leaves look similar to the needles on blue spruce trees. In the summer, it sprouts tall pink stems topped with bright yellow flowers. This plant spreads out well and makes pretty ground cover. It looks great in containers and arrangements, too. (Check out this geometric glass terrarium for plants).
You’ll be glad to know that this plant needs very little attention and can survive in harsher conditions. It can thrive in full sun and doesn’t need a lot of water. If you live in a hot area of the country that doesn’t get much rain, Blue Spruce Stonecrops are the plants for you!
Echeveria— ‘Blue Waves’
We think that this stunning Echeveria looks like ocean waves and sunsets on the beach! It has blue leaves that remind us of seafoam and leaf tips that glow pink like the setting sun. It looks great in arrangements with other pink, blue, and purple hued succulents.
Like most Echeverias, it can’t handle temperatures below 30 degrees. You’ll have to take it inside when it gets cold to prevent the water in its fleshy leaves from freezing. We don’t mind bringing this plants indoors… having it inside with us gives us more chances to admire it!
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Ferocactus Glaucescens— ‘ Blue Barrel Cactus’
This cactus got its name because of its pale blue color and round, squat shape. It has about a dozen deep ribs and lots of sharp spines. Just like many of the other succulents on this list, it loves full sun. It has beautiful yellow blooms that last from spring to late summer. It also sprouts round, white fruit. In theory, this fruit is edible—it’s not toxic or poisonous—but we’ve heard that it’s as sour as lemons, so we don’t recommend eating it!
Barrel Cacti take a long time to grow, and even longer to form the mound that you see in the photo above, but we think they’re worth the wait! Mature plants look like sculptures when they grow in mounds and can add a lot of character to your garden.
Pachyveri— ‘Jeweled Crown’
Jeweled Crown plants are a hybrid of Echeveria and Pachyphytum succulents. That’s why this plant looks a lot like the Echeverias in the photo above.
Jeweled Crown plants have tight rosettes that loosen with age and slightly pointed leaves. This plant is mainly a blue-green color, but it also has a bit of pink on its leaf tips.
Just like a real jeweled crown, the colors in this succulent really shine when you put it in the sun. It can handle high temperatures, too, so don’t be afraid to keep it outside during the summer. Bring it in for the winter, though—it can’t handle temperatures below 20 degrees even for short periods of time.
There you have it! That’s our list of eight blue succulents we can’t live without. Let us know which ones you’re planning on buying in the comments below. Personally, I might have to buy the blue chalksticks succulent plant, it just looks like beautiful algae flowing in the ocean floor.
Anyways, thanks for reading about these eight blue succulent plants and like always, happy planting!