Super Interesting Fuzzy Succulents You Don’t Want To Miss

Fuzzy Succulents

At this point, you agree that there is always something fuzzy about succulents. Of course, they’re easy to grow and all that. But when it comes to the beauty side of things, the unique features are endless.

And today, the focus will be on selecting a few succulents with fuzzy leaves.

In the wild, the fuzzy leaves are an adaptation for toning down the intense heat standard in the deserts these succulents inhabit. But in homes? In addition to the aesthetic appeal of these cute members of the plant kingdom, you should check them out.

And on this page, you’ll get an idea of what to check out. Read on.

1. Bear’s Paw (Cotyledon Tomentosa)

The bear’s paw gets this common name from its “teeth.” Each puffy succulent leaf has tiny teeth at the tip, giving them the impression of a paw. The teeth turn deep red when the plant is exposed to bright light. The leaf surfaces of these succulents are yellow-green and, of course, fuzzy.

The plant blooms in spring, bringing forth bell-shaped flowers that may be orange, pink, light yellow, or orange-red.

This shrubby beauty isn’t so good at braving the cold, so it’s best grown as an indoor plant – in regions that get more out than 30o F (-10 C). Otherwise, caring for this plant is a breeze.

As long as there is full sun to partial exposure, a well-draining soil mix, and ideal watering, your Cotyledon tomentosa will give you the best of its world – beauty. In summer, you might want to scale back on watering and fertilization as this succulent is dormant during this time.

For more on the bear’s paw succulent, check out “What Should You Know About Cotyledon Tomentosa Care? –  Everything About Cotyledon Tomentosa

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Bear’s Paw (Cotyledon tomentosa) @cosas_de_crasas

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2. Woolly Rose (Echeveria ‘Doris Taylor’)

This is a hybrid between Echeveria setosa and Echeveria pulvinata ‘Ruby’.

Have a preference for tiny succulents? If yes, the woolly rose succulent will be a good fit for you. This fuzzy piece of living art has a maximum height of about 5cm.

The leaves are a pale green but turn red at the tips when exposed to bright light — the woolly rose flowers between spring and fall. The blooms are multi-colored, with the inside being yellow and a red shading to yellow exterior parts.

With most succulents, cut back on watering and stop fertilizing once winter sets in. Also, during this season, the wooly rose loses its leaves. It’s essential to ensure that those leaves are gone as soon as they fall off. Any shriveled foliage should also be cut off ASAP.

This protects the plant from the rot that may be set off by the dead foliage.

Be sure also to check out our piece “Why is the Echeveria Pulvinata Amongst Popular Succulents?” to see more on the parent plant echeveria pulvinata.

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Woolly Rose (Echeveria ‘Doris Taylor’) @silly_and_squeaks_succulents

3. Mexican Firecracker (Echeveria setosa)

The Mexican firecracker is an award-winning beauty – it has the Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. So rest assured that it is an excellent plant to consider.

The succulent grows in stemless rosettes of approximately 15 cm in diameter with numerous spoon-shaped leaves. The leaves are green and are covered with closely-cropped white hairs. Echeveria setosa bears red flowers with yellow tips on 12-inch stalks in spring.

You’ll be good to grow this baby inside if you live in a USDA hardiness zone below 9b. Alternatively, you can still grow it outside but in a pot. The cold can have devastating effects, so you want to be able to bring it inside when winter comes knocking.

You can propagate it quickly by stem or leaf cuttings in spring or as soon as summer kicks off.

Check out another member from the echeveria family in “All You Need to Know About Echeveria Lola.”

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Mexican Firecracker (Echeveria setosa) @donasuculent

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4. Teneriffe Houseleek (Sempervivum ciliosum)

Another well-deserved recipient of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.

The Teneriffe houseleek throws up numerous, usually tiny offsets of up to 10 cm in height. It has a spreading habit covering as much as 50 cm. The green leaves grow in a spherical formation. At maturity, Sciliosum bears yellow blooms on 10 cm stalks. These usually come out in summer.

Want to see the full extent of this succulent beauty? Be sure to give it total sunlight exposure. Besides amplifying the colors, the sun will help maintain the compactness of those rosettes.

Houseleeks are the perfect option if you’re looking for cold-hardy fuzzy succulents. They can tolerate temperatures down to -40 F (-200 C), but you’ll have to shelter them from heavy downpours.

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Teneriffe Houseleek (Sempervivum ciliosum) @tiacristinacoimbra

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5. Panda Plant (Kalanchoe Tomentosa)

The velvety green leaves of this succulent plant make it one of the must-have fuzzy succulents. But there is a caveat: it’s been found to be toxic. So as much as it will add a particular cheer to your indoors (or outdoors), you have to watch if you have kids and pets around.

That aside, it’s still a beautiful possession. On top of the velvet-like look, the brown-spotted tips of its green leaves make it particularly appealing. The Panda Plant is a fuzzy succulent with brown tips.

To grow the panda plant outdoors, check that your area falls in USDA hardiness zone 9a and above. Otherwise, you’ll have to raise it as an indoor plant. Regardless of where you’re growing it, though, allow enough access to light.

Full sun to partial exposure will be ideal. But for outdoors, protect your baby from the intense afternoon rays.

Check out more on this succulent with our piece “Kalanchoe Tomentosa— the Panda Plant.”

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Panda Plant (Kalanchoe tomentosa) @jeps09

6. Pickle Plant (Delosperma Echinatum)

This South African native succulent is more of a horizontal grower though it’s not uncommon to find plants with heights of 18 inches or so. Both the stems and leaves are covered with spiny white hairs. Yellow flowers show up when winter is about to wrap up.

Also, during this time (winter), you’re sure to find a few shriveled leaves on the plant. As long you’re following the proper care routine, this shouldn’t be a cause for alarm. But you might want to remove the foliage lest they invite rot.

Raise your pickle plant in well-draining soil under full sun or partial shade. If you’re growing this succulent mostly in dry soils outdoors (zones 7a to 10b), keep in mind its invasive nature.

You can propagate Delosperma echinatum by division, cuttings, or seeds. It would help if you made cuttings in fall, spring, or summer, while spring will be your most ideal season for division.

You may have some of these succulents indoors while the winter season is passing through. Check out “How To Care For Indoor Succulents During The Winter” for our guide to taking care of your succulents indoors.

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Pickle Plant (Delosperma echinatum) @trojanking9

7. Plush Plant (Echeveria Harmsii)

The Mexican native succulent is a head-turner given the appeal of its leaves. For a start, the natural color of leaves is green, but with a tinge of pink at their tips. The most outstanding feature is the closely-cropped spread of hairs that gives the plush plant’s leaves a velvet appearance.

Being good as it is, most people find its urn-shaped flowers the most appealing. The blooms are bright orange with yellow throats. They come out in spring.

In addition to the lean caring routine common with succulents, avoid your fuzzy plant of dry foliage. The dead leaves attract rot and are perfect hideouts for pests. The plush plant’s leaves are usually dry in winter.

You can only grow this baby outside if your hardiness zone is 11a and above.

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Plush Plant (Echeveria harmsii) @patricia_medina_llerena

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8. White Chenille Plant (Echeveria Pulvinata Frosty)

The common here – white chenille plant – refers to the velvety silver cover of fine hairs (the origin of the name ‘frosty’). As mentioned above, this serves to quell the intense heat that is common in drylands, Oaxaca, Mexico, in the case of this gem.

The plant is quite a heavy bloomer, throwing up as many as 20 flowers! These orange bell-shaped flowers come out in winter. 

Despite the name “frosty,” super-low temperatures will mess up big time – below 200 F (-70 C). So it goes without saying that you must put measures in place if the average minimum readings of your area are way below this.

Propagating the white chenille plant is easy through stem cuttings. Just nip off a stem 1-2 cm below a rosette, give it time for the cut part to heal, and plant it in well-draining soil.

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White Chenille Plant (Echeveria pulvinata Frosty) @succulents_yt

9. White Velvet (Tradescantia Sillamontana)

You can also call this succulent Cobweb Spiderwort, White Gossamer Plant, or Hairy Wondering Jew. These common names refer to the plant’s surface, which is entirely densely covered in white hairs.

The plant starts with an upright habit but later on turns to prostrate. The leaves vary in color, sometimes gray-green, faded olive, or purple.

If you like flowers (who doesn’t?), summer is the best time with white velvet. During this season, it bears purple-pink blooms.

But all these good looks will fizzle under low light, too much fertilizer (nitrogen), and overwatering. So better keep the three in check if you want a beaming Tsillamontana.

For watering, keep it light. Only fetch the can when the soil is dry. It would help to reduce this frequency further in winter when the plant has gone into dormancy. Fertilization is a no-no during winter.

Need to find some guidance on which fertilizer is best to buy for your succulents? Check out “5 Safest Fertilizers For Your Succulents” for more.

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White Velvet (Tradescantia sillamontana) @frlilgarden

10. Copper Spoons (Kalanchoe Orgyalis)

Besides copper spoons, other common names of this succulent include Leather Plant, Cinnamon Bear, and Shoe Leather Kalanchoe.

Despite having a known height of 1.8 m, copper spoons will remain small in a pot. As the name suggests, its leaves are spoon-shaped with an upward fold. The leaves have distinct colors on the upper and lower sides.

The upper side is a dash of cinnamon brown, while the underside is grayish. But this distinction disappears as the plant racks up years – the cinnamon brown slowly changes to fit the appearance of the lower part of the leaf. Of course, both sides of the leaves are covered with hairs of corresponding colors.

Copper spoons sure do love light. But you have to be careful with southern exposure as it will burn the plant. So partial sun and light shade will serve the plant better.

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Copper Spoons (Kalanchoe orgyalis)

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11. Millot Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe Millotii)

This last succulent beauty has a shrubby habit and can grow to 30 cm (12 inches) tops. It has oval green leaves that have scalloped edges. The tiny hairs on the surface of these leaves give the plant a hazy look. Summertime is the flowering season. The blooms are greenish-yellow and occur in clusters.

If you live in a warmer region (USDA hardiness zone 10b to 11b). Millot Kalanchoe makes a perfect rock garden plant. But as it is with most Kalanchoe, be sure to shield the plant against intense sun rays.

You can propagate the Kalanchoe millotii via its leaves.


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Millot Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe millotii) @kyliesgarden

Thank you for reading with us today! Make sure you go check out related articles to keep your succulent knowledge up with “Succulent Leaves Changing Color? Find Out What That Means” or even “14 Sedum Succulents You Need In Your Garden“.

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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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