If You Want Red In Your Garden, Here Are Some Red Succulents!

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Red succulents will add character to your space. Red, the color of love and passion, uplifts the appearance of your home or garden. Its vibrant color can instantly put us in a good mood. Succulent has a wide range of species, and it is not surprising to find a variety of red succulents available in the market.

The 10 Red Succulents That I Know

#1. Crassula capitella ‘Red Pagoda’

This specie of red succulent is native to South Africa and can grow up to 6 inches tall and 18 inches in diameter. Crassula capitella ‘Red Pagoda’ leaves are stacked vertically. Under full sunlight, Crassula capitella ‘Red Pagoda’ will achieve an intense red hue. This succulent is drought-resistant, typically seen in rock gardens, hanging baskets, or a ground cover.

#2. Sempervivum ‘Red Lion’

This succulent is also known as “Hen and Chicks Red Lion.” Sempervivum ‘Red Lion’ is a perennial easy-to-grow succulent primarily seen in small containers. Sempervivum ‘Red Lion,’ like, many other red succulents, has an attractive appearance. Its rosettes are vibrant red with green tips; some also developed yellow variegated color.

#3. Peperomia Graveolens (The Ruby Glow Peperomia)

This succulent belongs to the “Piperaceae” family and is known as the “Radiator Plant.” Peperomia Graveolens – Ruby Glow Peperomia prefers USDA Hardiness Zones 10 to 12. The leaves are enormous, thick, oblong, bright red underneath, and transparent green on the surface. Peperomia Graveolens – Ruby Glow Peperomia is endemic to Ecuador.

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#4. Crassula radicans “platyphylla”

The name comes from the Latin term “Crassus,” meaning “thick,” which refers to the plump leaves of this succulent. The leaves are flattened, oval, and exciting in summer and winter. Crassula radicans “platyphylla” is an attractive succulent called “Red Carpet.” It is typically seen as a houseplant in containers and rock gardens. Crassula radicans platyphylla is native to South Africa.

#5. Graptosedum ‘Vera Higgins’ Alpen Glow

This succulent has beautiful pink mauve bushy rosettes. Graptosedum ‘Vera Higgins’ Alpen Glow color is often compared to sunset and sunrise. Naturally, Graptosedum ‘Vera Higgins’ Alpen Glow thrives in mountainous areas. It is an attractive succulent that is perfect for any rock garden.

#6. Adromischus marianae v. herrei

This succulent belongs to the Crassulaceae family. It is native to South Africa and thrives in granite rock face crevices. Adromischus marianiae v. herrei is a small succulent with short branches and textured leaves. The leaves are lemon-shaped. This succulent is slow-growing and can grow up to 4 inches tall.

#7. Aeonium ‘Phoenix Flame’

This succulent is native to the Canary Islands, Morocco, and East Africa. It has a basal stem that produces rose-shaped rosettes. Aeonium ‘Phoenix Flame’ has pointed leaves that are green at the center and bright red at the edges. Like other red succulents, the red hue on its leaves is more vibrant under full sunlight.

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#8. Crassula pubescens ssp. Radicans

This plant is a known low-growing succulent, usually up to a few inches tall. Crassula pubescens ssp. Radicans have slender upright stems and spoon-shaped leaves. This succulent is native to the bushy grounds of South Africa.

#9. Echeveria Romeo ‘Rubin’

This succulent is one of the most beautiful Echeveria plants. It is a dwarf succulent that belongs to the Crassulaceae family. Echeveria Romeo ‘Rubin’ has deep purple to red rosettes.

#10. Crassula clavata

This stem-less succulent is native to South Africa and typically thrives in rocky outcrops and mountains. It can grow up to 4 inches tall and 1 inch in diameter. Crassula clavata leaves are tightly packed and are deep reddish-purple.

Red Succulents FAQs

1. Why does my red succulent have green leaves?

There are various factors why your red succulent has green leaves. The first reason could be due to lack of sunlight exposure. Another reason could be placing them in an environment with shallow temperatures. Lastly, too much watering can also turn red succulents into green leaves.

2. Why are the edges of my succulent red?

Naturally, some succulents get reddish edges due to exposure to full sunlight or extreme heat. The red edge is the succulent’s coping mechanism by producing carotenoids or red pigments to protect itself from sunburn.

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3. Can you turn succulent red?

Technically, a succulent’s color-changing behavior is its stress response. Succulents may need at least 6 hours per day of extreme sunlight to display bright red color. Aside from too much sun exposure, another way that may turn your succulent red is the lack of watering.

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