Red is such a beautiful, powerful color! In America, red represents love and desire, and in China, it’s associated with happiness, luck and prosperity.
That’s why plants, especially succulents with red flowers make such great gifts for yourself and others—they convey a lot of positive meaning and brighten up every room they’re in!
So go ahead and treat yourself to some of these gorgeous succulents with red flowers! All five of these succulents have bright red blooms that’ll knock your succulent- socks off, so keep on reading if you want some new plants to add to your wishlist.
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We have to start off this post with the Christmas Cactus! It’s known for its big, beautiful blooms that appear right around Christmas. The succulents come in a variety of bright colors including vibrant red flowers, and last anywhere from one to eight weeks.
Unlike a lot of other cacti, the Christmas Cactus is native to a tropical environment. It comes from Brazil, so its red flowers like humidity and a more frequent watering schedule than other cacti. Try out these nifty watering bottles, perfect for your smaller babies.
Watering this cactus properly is essential if you want it to bloom! During the spring and summer, you should water your plant once a week. But during the fall and winter, you should cut back on that watering schedule to encourage your plant to flower. We like to water ours once every two weeks.
For a more in-depth conversation about watering- care for your succulents, check out this article.
You should also keep your plant in a dark room. It sounds super weird, but this succulent needs about 12 to 14 hours of darkness to produce buds.
A Christmas Cactus that’s kept in a warm environment, above 50 or 55 degrees Fahrenheit, will need a few extra hours of darkness. If you don’t want to turn off your heater and freeze your butt off, just make sure that your plant gets around 15 or 16 hours of total darkness!
You’ll want to start cutting back on the water and sunlight in the middle of October. If you’re doing everything right, your plant should produce buds in six to eight weeks. Then you should place it next to a bright window and wait for the magic to happen! Here’s a suction-cup ledge to display your succulents on!
Flaming Katy Kalanchoe
They don’t call this succulent Flaming Katy for nothing! It has fiery red flowers that will bring a ton of color and life into your home. Out of all of these succulents with red flowers, it probably produces the most vibrant blooms!
This Kalanchoe is even beautiful when it’s not blooming. It has leaves that are similar to jade plants—they’re thick, waxy, and green, and they even have pretty scalloped edges!
Flaming Katy does bloom on its own. But after the first bloom, it blooms pretty inconsistently, so some growers like to put it in a dark room just like they do with the Christmas Cactus. For a few weeks in October, keep it in a dark room for around 14 hours to encourage flowering.
Crown of Thorns Euphorbia
This is one of the prettiest plants with red flowers that we’ve ever seen! We think this small and bright succulent with red flowers looks like cute little buttons, and we can’t get enough of them!
This plant is native to Madagascar, so if you like tropical plants with red flowers, this is the one for you! It thrives in warm temperatures, so it does well as an outdoor plant in hotter parts of the country and an indoor plant in colder parts.
If you want to see this plant bloom, make sure you give it plenty of sunlight! Put it near the brightest, sunniest window in your home to get the best blooms. But, if sunlight isn’t prominent in your home, check out this indoor grow light!
Did you know that Burro’s Tail bloom? It doesn’t happen often, but this plant does produce pink or red flowers every once in a while. The pink or red flowers appear at the end of this plant’s stems during the summertime.
You can encourage these rare red flowers to make an appearance by giving your plant plenty of sunlight. It blooms more readily when it gets full sun, so move your plant outdoors as soon as the temperatures start warming up if you want to experience its beautiful pinkish- red flowers.
Even if you can’t get this succulent with red flowers to bloom, it’s still gorgeous! It has long trailing stems in a beautiful pale green color. It looks great in hanging planters, like this one, because they show off its long, delicate tendrils.
Check out this article for more details about this amazing succulent.
If you’re looking for a succulent with red flowers that you can keep outdoors, this is it! The Barrel Cactus does best in warm climates—think California and Arizona. It can survive indoors if you give it plenty of light, but it prefers to be outdoors soaking up tons of sun!
This ribbed, cylindrical cactus looks like a big ball or globe. It produces beautiful red or yellow flowers in early summer as long as you take care of it!
Your Barrel Cactus should be planted in soil that drains well so that it doesn’t get waterlogged. It should be watered more frequently during the heat of the spring and summer—around once a week or less depending on how much rainfall there is. During the winter when it goes dormant, you may not need to water it at all if it gets some rainwater.
This type of cactus can live to be over 100 years old, so if you take care of it, you can enjoy its blooms for years to come!
Here’s 5 more succulents that will flourish outdoors!
Those were our five favorite succulents with red flowers. We love the Christmas Cactus because its blooms are so big and bright! Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.
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