Super Interesting Fuzzy Succulents You Have To See

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 select few succulents with fuzzy leaves.

In the wild, the fuzzy leaves are an adaptation for toning down the intense heat common in the deserts these succulents inhabit. But in homes? In addition to the aesthetic appeal of these cute members of the plant kingdom., which means 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 of the puffy succulent leaves has tiny teeth at the tip, giving them the impression of a paw. The teeth turn to 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 colder 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 “Super Cute Bear Paw Succulent (Cotyledon Tomentosa)“.

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Bear’s Paw (Cotyledon tomentosa) @cosas_de_crasas

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, then 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.

As with most succulents, be sure to 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 make sure 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 to also 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 diameter with numerous spoon-shaped leaves. The leaves are green and are covered with closely-cropped white hairs. Come spring, Echeveria setosa bears red flowers with yellow tips on 12-inch stalks.

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 easily 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

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 full 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

5. Panda Plant (Kalanchoe tomentosa)

The velvety green leaves of this 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 it will add a certain cheer to your indoors (or outdoors), you have to keep an eye out 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.

To grow the panda plant outdoors, check to make sure 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, make a point of allowing 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 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 right 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 of its invasive nature.

You can propagate Delosperma echinatum by division, cuttings, or seeds. You should make cuttings in fall, spring, or summer, while for division, spring will be your most ideal season to do it.

You may have some of these succulents indoor 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 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, be sure to rid 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

8. White Chenille Plant (Echeveria pulvinata Frosty)

The common here – white chenille plant – refers to the velvety silver cover of fine hairs (and that’s 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 at ago! These orange bell-shaped flowers come out in winter.

Despite the name “frosty” though, super low temperatures will mess it 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 it cobweb spiderwort, white gossamer plant, or hairy wondering Jew. These common names are a reference to the plant’s surface that 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 being gray-green, faded olive or purple.

If you have a liking for flowers (who doesn’t?) then summer is the best time with the 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. You should also 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 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) @that.botanical.life

11. Millot Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe millotii)

This last beauty has a shrubby habit and can grow to 30 cm (12 inches) tops. It has oval green leaves that have scalloped edges. The little 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.

You’re in luck 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.

Super Interesting Fuzzy succulents You have to See
Millot Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe millotii) @kyliesgarden

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

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