Beautiful Flowering Succulents Indoor, Outdoor & FAQs – Everything You Need To Know

10 Beautiful Flowering Succulents You Need for the Summer

For a few months through the year, succulents will flower in the summer. The rest of the time, most of these desert plants are appreciated for their beautiful leaves. Well, when it comes to succulents, their blooms are worth the wait. They appear in a burst of color, different shapes and sizes, completely transforming what may have appeared to be a basic garden. If you want your garden to be a sight to behold during the summer and in some cases other times of the year, here are 10 succulents that you should nurture.

Aloe Vera

Most succulents are native to Mexico (see more here), though this succulent with abundant healing properties is native to Africa and the Mediterranean. The leaves grow long, slender, and upright through the year. Then in early spring, spikes with bright yellow or orange flowers shoot out of the plants. They offer a delectable feast for hummingbirds, adding even more beauty to your garden. Aloe Vera comes in numerous flowering varieties, so choose a plant that matches your style.

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10 Beautiful Flowering Succulents You Need for the Summer
Aloe Vera plant from Mexico @mosullivannyc

Christmas Cactus

Also known as the Schlumbergera, the Christmas Cactus sprouts many flowers when in bloom. These come in many colors, including bright pink, red, yellow, and orange. Where most succulents flower at the beginning of spring, these will flower closer to the end of autumn. This explains why they are called the Christmas Cactus. They have one other characteristic that makes them worth keeping, and that is that they will often bloom more than once in the year. If they stay in a calm and dark place, you will see more flowers.

Orchid Cactus

There are many ways to enjoy succulents, and this is one flower that looks stunning when the plant is grown in a hanging basket. The stems of the succulent are long, serrated, and broad. The flowers are wide and bright and come in various colors. These include shades of orange, yellow, red, purple, pink, and white. Some flowers have more than one color if you are indecisive and prefer getting more for less effort.

Purple Ice Plant

This succulent is also known as the Delosperma cooperi. The leaves of the succulents are thick and needle-shaped. Throughout the summer, bright purple flowers that resemble daisies blossom from this plant. They normally shoot out at least four inches from the base of the plant creating what appears to be a purple flower carpet on the ground.

10 Beautiful Flowering Succulents You Need for the Summer
Known as the Delosperma Cooperi

Carrion Flower

Also known as the lifesaver cactus. This is a flower that is all about character, as it looks cool and funky. The flower has two colors light yellow and brown. On one part of the flower, there are stripes, and in the middle of the flower, there are spots. There is only one feature of this plant that you need to be aware of, and that is its smell. They are meant to attract flies, and they do. Thankfully, the smell is not too strong, so no need to invest in a gag for your gardening. A brilliant flower to keep indoors.

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Peanut Cactus

Large and vibrant, the flowers of this plant will stop you in your truck. They come in two colors, orange or white, and are quite large compared to the cactus plant itself. It is ideal to keep this plant flowering indoors as it has smooth spines, which makes them safe for children as well as pets.

Night Blooming Cereus

For a touch of adventure, you should get your hands on this succulent. While others flower during the day, you will need to stay up late to catch these succulents’ flowers opening up after dark. The flowers are white, abundant, and thick. There are so many flowers that you may find it hard to see the stalks of the succulent when the plant is in full bloom.

10 Beautiful Flowering Succulents You Need for the Summer
Night blooming Cereus succulent plant.

The Desert Rose

With a delicate name like Desert Rose, you can look forward to a stunning offering from this plant. The flowers come in various shades of red and pink, as well as white. This succulent features a fat trunk and can grow to an astonishing 10 feet tall over a long period of time. In the spring and summer in cold areas, the flowers will blossom. If you happen to be nurturing this plant in a warm climate, then you can look forward to enjoying the flowers all year round.

Ruby Ball

Not all flowers need to have delicate petals. There are some which are bright statement pieces with a totally unique look. That is what you can expect from the Ruby Ball. The flower actually looks like a bright cactus atop a stem. There are at least 15 different colors available including yellow, white, red and purple.


10 Beautiful Flowering Succulents You Need for the Summer
Pieces With a Distinctive Look @kaiaplaca

Prickly Pear Cactus

The Prickly Pear Cactus, is seen in homes around the world, as well as celebrated by Baloo the bear in Jungle Book, this common cactus has brilliant, bright flowers. They come in several colors and grow at the tips of the paddle-shaped stems of the succulent. The colors include orange, yellow, red, and pink. These flowers give more than just beauty. They turn into a fruit that is sweet and can be used to make juice, jam, or sweets.

Whether you like rose-shaped flowers, the pretty petals of a daisy, or even the delicate bell shape of honeysuckle, you will find a succulent with a flower to match your preference. You can decide which flower you want based on whether you are keeping your plants indoors or outdoors. The beauty of these succulents is that even though most flowers in the summer, there are some that you can care for which will flower all year round. Don’t rush to pluck them and put them into a vase just yet. They look their best when they are left to blossom on the plant.

Do You Know Any Other Flowering Succulents?

Let us know some of your favorite succulents that bloom beautiful flowers too! Go ahead and comment it down below, or better yet, show it to us with a picture here at the Succulent Plant Lounge.

Also, before we end this article. How would you answer this question, are you having trouble with growing your succulents? If you answered yes to this you might be a victim of the common issues and mistakes that beginners make. Learn more about these mistakes and how you can easily fix them step by step, just click here for the ebook!


Richard Miller

Salute everyone. It's Richard, the author of this Succulent & Xeriscaping blog. I am a traveler and a nature lover looking for a connection with the wild green. In my journey, I found a love for succulents and xeriscaping. What attracts me is the long-lasting & unique beauty of every plant I have the chance to see with my own eyes. Welcome to my little blog and let's enjoy a good time together!

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