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)“.

Super Interesting Fuzzy succulents You have to See
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.

Super Interesting Fuzzy succulents You have to See
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“.

Super Interesting Fuzzy succulents You have to See
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.

Super Interesting Fuzzy succulents You have to See
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.

Super Interesting Fuzzy succulents You have to See
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.

Super Interesting Fuzzy succulents You have to See
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.

Super Interesting Fuzzy succulents You have to See
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.

Super Interesting Fuzzy succulents You have to See
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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Watch Chain Succulent (Crassula Muscosa)

Think you’ve been blown away enough by what the succulent world has to offer? Think again. Each day brings a possibility of encountering another new (and fascinating) plant.

Today, our object of admiration is the Crassula muscosa, otherwise known by the common name watch chain. Maybe you’ve heard of it? Yes? No?

It doesn’t matter – This piece will give all you need. The watch chain succulent is an interesting ornamental plant. You might want to consider adding it to your collection.

But before you make this decision, dive in below to and learn all that there is about it.

Watch Chain Succulent (Crassula muscosa)
The Watch Chain succulent held by hand @evyesili

Description

Crassula muscosa isn’t much of an upward grower. It reaches just a height of about 12 inches (30cm). This lack in height is compensated by the numerous branches the stems put out. This gives the plant quite a wide frame, sometimes extending up to 8 inches (20 cm).

The stems are completely covered by close-cropped rows of narrow faint green interlocking leaves. The arrangement and size of the leaves give the stem a zipper-like appearance, which has earned it another common name – the zipper plant.

The plant has quite a bit of unconventional flowering – instead of throwing up blooms at the tips of stems, they (blooms) appear along the stem with the leaves. They are green-yellow and come out mainly during spring or summer. The blooms may also appear during other seasons after rains or watering.

This zipper-like beauty is a native of several (3) countries found in the southern part of Africa. That is Namibia, Lesotho, and South Africa.

Aside from the above two common names, it also goes by:

  • Rattail Crassula
  • Lizard’s tail succulent
  • Crassula princess pine
  • Clubmoss Crassula

Growing Conditions and Care

Being a succulent, you can guess the kind of conditions the watch chain will thrive in. They aren’t exactly conditions that will require your attentiveness.

Just a bit of attention, and you’ll have an amazing plant letting out lots of stems. Here are some pointers for you.

1. Cold hardiness

The bad news is that Cmuscosa isn’t a fan of extremely low temperatures. Leave it out during winter, and all you’ll have are tales of a zippy plant you had.

But that doesn’t mean you don’t have a chance of growing it outside. Well, that’s if your USDA hardiness zone falls between 9a and 10b – average minimum winter readings of 200 F (-6.70 C). If the minimum temperature in your area is below this, you can still set it up in a container and have it indoors during the cold season.

Check out “How to Care for Succulents in the Winter” to see more tips on taking care of your succulent during the cold season.

2. Watering requirements

Like most succulents, if you want a healthy watch chain plant, going easy on watering is a must. You know the drill when it comes to succulents, right?

Always let the soil completely dry out before you water again. This mimics the water availability in the natural habitat – occasional heavy downpours. The plant is adapted to this, so it will keep beaming with life.

You’ll find that you have to increase the watering frequency in summer if you’re raising this succulent outdoors.

Make sure to not underwater your succulent and check out “Dangers of an Underwatered Succulent” for more on leaving your succulent too dry.

3. Soil

We should mention: the zipper plant grows in rocky quartz fields that hold water only for a short period. They’re well-draining, that is.

So as the watering, make sure that whatever soil/medium you put your plant in is in line with this property of the natural habitat. And that means regular potting soil doesn’t cut it.

To be safe, use a cactus/succulent mix. Alternatively, you can enhance the drainage of regular potting soil by adding sand and perlite/pumice.

Well-draining soils complement the once-in-a-while watering routine. This way, the plant isn’t held in soggy soils for prolonged periods. The rot has no chance in such a case.

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4. Lighting

Full to partial sun is perfect for this cutie. How you meet this demand depends on whether you’re growing your plant indoors or outdoors.

Indoors, be sure to have the plant near the brightest window. On the other hand, if your baby is outdoors, have it in a spot that receives six hours of sunlight.

As much as the watch chain loves sunlight, things can get out of hand when exposed to the afternoon summer rays. They’re too intense and are sure to burn your plant. So keep this in mind if you decide to nurture this succulent outside.

Be sure to check out other succulents that like little to no light in “7 Best Succulents for Low Light Environments“.

5. Propagation

Crassula muscosa is pretty easy to propagate. Having such a heavy branching tendency, you’ll need to cut off a few of them (or many as you please).

Like the parent plant, you should plant the cuttings in a well-draining soil mix. Place the resultant set up in a bright location and water as soon as the soil has dried out. The watering shouldn’t start immediately, though. Let the cuttings be for a day or two.

Need more tips to propagate your succulents? Check out “5 Tips for Propagating Succulents” for our full guide.

6. Repotting

You may have to repot your succulent after some time, especially with its typical dense branching. Here are a few points to note when carrying out this process:

  • Don’t try to repot when the medium is still wet. Let it dry out completely.
  • Make it all fresh. Ensure you rid the roots of any previous soil.
  • See any sickly or damaged roots? Cut them off.
Watch Chain Succulent (Crassula muscosa)
A person holding a potted succulent @plantaloon

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5 Safest Fertilizers For Your Succulents

So, you’ve been bit by the succulent bug, and now you have one or five of your own. It might have been the unique shape that attracted you to it or the fact that these no-mess-no-fuss plants are great for those trying out their green thumbs. Either way, you are ready to watch your succulent grow.

We understand that succulents will thrive with the right amount of sunlight, water, air, and well-draining soil. However, occasionally, during horticulturist gatherings, you may stumble upon talk of fertilizer. Word on the succulent grapevine is that these chubby plants may or may not require some fertilizer, which leaves you confused as to whether they need it or not.

5 Safest Fertilizers For Your Succulents
A person adding fertilizer to a succulent planter @sucstu

What is Plant Fertilizer?

Fertilizer is the confidence boost that your succulent needs to assure the plant that it is in a safe place to grow. It provides nutritional support for your succulent, helping it grow the perfect forms, fully bloom, and even better respond to environmental stresses.

Do Succulents Need Fertilizer? 

It is not a rule set in stone, but every so often, it is advisable to fertilize your succulent. Depending on the type of fertilizer you have, you could either must mix it into the soil, place it on top of the soil, or have it in liquid form to water your plant.

A balanced blend of fertilizer should have nitrogen to promote overall growth (larger fuller leaves and bright colors), potassium to encourage flowering and fruit production and phosphorous to stimulate better disease resistance.

The right time to fertilize your succulents would be in late summer or early fall when the growing period starts.

Make sure you also check out our guide “7 Succulent Care Tips” for more tips on caring for your succulent.

Too Much or Too Little?

Deciding to give your succulent fertilizer should not be a difficult one. It is not about how often or how much fertilizer you give your plant, but more about doing it the right way.

Considering that succulents tend to hold on to a reasonable amount of dissolved nutrients, overfertilization can be a danger. The nutrient boost might cause the plant to grow too quickly, leading to stringy succulents with weak stems. Under-fertilization will leave your succulent vulnerable to nutrition deficiencies, meaning it may not develop or even produce flowers.

Identifying and being familiar with your succulent will help you decide the right amount of fertilizer it may need. Every succulent is different. What may be suitable for the Agave may not necessarily be good for the Echeveria.

Chemical Fertilizers and Succulents – Good or Bad?

Chemical fertilizers are also known as artificial or synthetic fertilizers and are made from unnatural elements and procedures. These fertilizers feed the plant directly with high concentrations of supplements and provide rapid nutrition for the plant. Because of this, chemical fertilizers can easily shock or overwhelm your succulent. They may burn the roots of the plant and can cause misshapen or scarred leaves.

Diluting the chemical fertilizers is important before giving to succulents. The dilution ratio will differ depending on the size of the plant and type of succulent, which makes using chemical fertilizers a little tricky. Most growers will agree that chemical fertilizers are often too harsh and too fast-acting for succulents.

5 Safest Fertilizers For Your Succulents
Water pouring in a watering can next to potted succulents @sucstu

Organic fertilizers – Your safest bet for succulents

1. Compost manure – As natural as mother nature gets

If you live on or near a farm and you have outdoor succulents, well-composted manure from grazing animals like cows, sheep, and chickens has been recognized as priceless, because it provides an array of minerals and micronutrients that are critical to the health of your plant. We emphasize on outdoor succulents because with the nutrients comes a rather strong scent that may not be very pleasant indoors.

Compost manure revitalizes the soil, increases soil aeration, and releases the carbon content making it easier for the plant to absorb nutrients.

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2. Worm castings – wiggly worms that feed plants and keep off pests

The worm castings are technically worm manure – the waste products of earthworms. Worm castings are rich in humus, which improves soil aeration, and they also can balance out high or low pH levels in the soil.

Worm castings are rich with over 60 micronutrients that are essential for healthy succulents. In addition to nitrogen, phosphate, and potash, worm castings are abundant in magnesium, calcium, carbon, potassium, iron, zinc, and copper. They also remedy heavy metals in soils, preventing your succulent from absorbing toxic amounts of these compounds.

A great advantage of using worm castings to fertilize your succulents is they are rich in enzyme chitinase. Chitinase breaks down chitin in an insect’s exoskeleton. When the chitinase is absorption happens in the succulents roots, distribution follows to the leaves and other sections of the plant. Mealybugs, aphids, and whiteflies can sense the chitinase in your succulent and will avoid feeding on your plant. Pests will walk away from their death!

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3. Tea bags – Succulents can have a cup of tea! 

When looking for organic manure but without the hassle of cow dung or rotting vegetables from a garden compost, look no further than the Authentic Haven Brand Manure Tea. The Authentic Haven Brand owners have created little manure tea bags that you can soak in water and feed your plants with.

The manure comes from organically raised cows that have been pasture-fed with no antibiotics or hormones and are packed in 100% biodegradable cotton bags. A tea bag should be soaked in about 5 gallons of water for 24 – 36 hours until the liquid turns a golden-brown color. This water can replace tap water when your succulent is dry and needs a drink.

The Authentic Haven Brand Manure Teabags can confidently take on two 36-hour soaks each and are available in a packet of three for $12.95 on their website.

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4. Spray it with Hello Succulents

When looking for the benefits and nutrients of organic fertilizer without the work of composting or preparing tea, you should invest in a bottle of Succulent Super Food from Hello Succulents.

This easy to use spray bottle contains liquid fertilizer made from all-natural worm casting tea and works well on both indoor and outdoor succulents. You can spray it straight on the soil around your succulents or directly onto the leaves to dissuade white flies or mealy bugs. It retails on Amazon for $24. 99. 

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5. Slow-release fertilizer for outdoor succulents

The GrowBetter Organic Cactus and Succulent Fertilizer have been acclaimed for being the ultimate fertilizer for outdoor succulents. This organic, slow-release fertilizer is made from composted chicken manure and can be pre-mixed into potting soil when planting or as a top dress. The plant should be watered after the fertilizer has been applied for the granules to dissolve.

This low odor fertilizer slowly releases the micronutrients into the soil, with each application lasting for up to two months. The GrowBetter Organic Cactus and Succulent Fertilizer are nutritious for both ornamental and edible succulents and cacti.

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Thank you for reading with us today on the safest fertilizers to use for your succulents. Be sure to check out similar content to keep your succulent knowledge growing like “Why Are My Succulent Leaves Falling Off?” or even “7 Mini Garden Hand Tools For Your Succulents“.

If you’d like this read you’re going to love our full in-depth ebooks! With so many of our succulent lovers asking for more, we listened and can’t wait to share it with you here! With our very detailed ebooks, you’ll get more information than these short articles, some ebooks are 30+ pages, perfect for a weekend read. 

Happy Planting! 🌵

14 Sedum Succulents You Need In Your Garden

In the extensive Crassulaceae family, the genus Sedum gives you, a succulent lover, probably more than you can ever ask for. And that is not just in terms of the available plant options – there are about 600 of them.

In all of these species, you’ll find varied growth habits – the creeping ones and shrubs. Aside from that, you won’t get just a single foliage color, shape, and size. There is green, red, gray, etc. for the colors. The shapes also vary – oval, round, or needle-like.

Add the diversity in flowers, and you’ll quickly rush out to grab a few Sedum succulents. But which options will you go for? There are tons to choose, and the following are an excellent starting point.

1. Golden Sedum (Sedum adolphii)

The golden sedum can attain a height of between 10 and 12 inches and spreads to about 24 inches. The good thing about this Sedum succulent?

It’s a rapid grower, and of course, it’s a beauty.

It has thick evergreen foliage that spots a tinge of yellow in normal light conditions. When exposed to bright sunlight, the leaves turn reddish around the tips. These color schemes are further spruced up by white to yellow star-shaped blooms that come out at the close of winter or early spring.

One thing to look for when growing this Sedum succulent is the frost. Any contact and your plant will be no more.

14 Sedum Succulents You Need in Your Garden
Sedum adolphii @toriawats

2. Giant Jelly Bean (Sedum lucidum)

The distinctive feature of the giant jelly bean is the super thick glossy leaves. The leaves are green, but just like the golden sedum above, they develop a red tint at the tips when exposed to bright light.

The plant grows to a height of approximately 20 cm and produces yellow-centered white flowers during winter.

14 Sedum Succulents You Need in Your Garden
Sedum lucidum @liveasucculentlife

3. Coastal Stonecrop (Sedum litoreum)

This is a bit smaller than those two mentioned above – it grows to a height of just 15 cm at most. It bears obovate leaves that are bright green.

The coastal stonecrop can either be simple or branched (usually at the base) and produces pale yellow star-shaped flowers.

Liking the picks so far? Be sure you check out “Succulent Leaves Changing Color? Find Out What That Means” to see what changing color on your succulent means.

14 Sedum Succulents You Need in Your Garden
Sedum litoreum @stephmerchak

4. Sedum mocinianum

If you were to take only one Sedum succulent from the whole of this list, then it should be Sedum mocinianum.

The leaves grow together in thick rosettes and are green. The whole of the plant is covered by numerous tiny hairs that make it appear bluish. As with most Sedums so far, Sedum mocinianum throws up blooms in winter. These flowers’ white color is broken by the dark red anthers.

Though majorly small, this jewel can grow to a length of 90 cm.

14 Sedum Succulents You Need in Your Garden
Sedum mocinianum @mai.bloom

5. Sedum confusum

This is the perfect Sedum for ground cover.

Sedum confusum grows rapidly to cover a length of 25 cm tops. The most pleasing aspects of this cupcake are the leaves. They are glossy, dark green, and grow dominantly near the tips of the long trailing branches. On top of this, they have an oval shape and develop traces of pink around the edges when exposed to full sun.

In summer, they put out adorable bunches of yellow-colored flowers in the shape of stars.

14 Sedum Succulents You Need in Your Garden
Sedum confusum @coastalcacti

6. Sedum allantoides

This is another awesome Sedum succulent with Mexico as its natural habitat. Being not so winter hardy, you’re better off excluding it from your garden if you leave outside of USDA hardiness zones 9b to 11b.

Sedum allantoides itself is shrubby and, just like the Salexanderi above, has the potential to attain a height of 12 inches. Its thick pale green leaves form rosettes and have a powdery look. Its green-white flowers add more pomp during the summer.

14 Sedum Succulents You Need in Your Garden
Sedum allantoides @barokahnursery

7. Sedum bulbiferum

This one is a bit more cold tolerant compared to Sedum allantoides above. You can grow it outside form USDA hardiness zone 5b through to 10b. This beauty has quite long stems – 2 feet is the approximate length of each.

The Sedum bulbiferum flowers in summer with the blooms being star-shaped and yellow.

Check out more from the succulent family with “16 Most Popular Succulent Species In The World“. Find new succulents for your garden.

14 Sedum Succulents You Need in Your Garden
Sedum bulbiferum @chappyandmikky

8. Sedum commixtum

Quite a notable entry on this list.

This succulent has unique leaves that vary in color as it grows. The fleshy leaves start as grayish-blue and turn into a tinge of purple-red. These leaves form rosettes on the nearly 30 cm mature stem. And as the others so far, the Sedum commixtum bears yellow star-shaped flowers sprouting in winter.

14 Sedum Succulents You Need in Your Garden
Sedum commixtum @potty_about_plants

9. Tasteless Stonecrop (Sedum sexangulare)

This little beauty has an adorable leaf arrangement. Its name – sexangulare – was inspired by the leaves. They are arranged in six spirals hence the species name, which translates to “six-angled.

With its small height of just 15 cm at maturity, the tasteless stonecrop blooms in mid-summer in June and July. The flowers have the signature color and shape of the Sedum succulent– yellow and star-shaped.

14 Sedum Succulents You Need in Your Garden
Sedum sexangulare @vistaverdearranjos

10. Blue Spruce Stonecrop (Sedum reflexum)

Other common names include prickmadam, crooked yellow stonecrop, jenny’s stonecrop, and stone orpine.

This succulent isn’t much of an upwards grower. The tallest it can grow is between six to eight inches. Its lack of height is compensated to a small extent by its spread – it can cover ground equal to as much as 2 feet wide.

Although leaves are blue-gray, light green, gray, and yellow are also other common colors. The leaves have a needle-like shape.

Interested in taking on a new adventure by gardening your succulents? Check out “7 Mini Garden Hand Tools For Your Succulents” for our full guide to tools you might need in your garden.

14 Sedum Succulents You Need in Your Garden
Sedum reflexum @toffeee300

11. Nevius Stonecrop (Sedum nevii)

This is such a flexible jewel in terms of all the areas you can grow it outside. It can tolerate low winter temperatures of up to -40o F. This implies it can ideally be grown in a garden in quite a number of places. Areas in USDA hardiness zones 3a to 10b.

The nevius stonecrop is such a dense-growing producing numerous stems lined with gray-green foliage at the tips. The leaves are also narrow and pointed.

12. Mexican Sedum (Sedum stahlii)

You can also call it the Coral Bells. It is the unique Sedum succulent so far with its fleshy egg-shaped deep red leaves. The plant itself can grow up to 10 inches (25 cm) tall and spreads across 12 inches (30 cm).

The flowers are yellow and star-shaped – as with the rest of the Sedums so far – and emerge between late spring and early summer. To grow the Mexican sedum outside, you have to be in the USDA hardiness zones 7b to 11b.

14 Sedum Succulents You Need in Your Garden
Sedum stahlii @solnechnyi_dvorik

13. Sedum treleasei

The leaves of this succulent are a sight to behold with their pale blue-green hue. As usual, they’re fleshy and are flat on top while being rounded below. The leaves don’t always maintain this color, though. Mature ones have traces of yellow or pink towards the tips 

Sedum treleasei can attain a maximum height of up to a foot (30cm). The plant is winter hardy in USDA hardiness zones 9a to 11b.

14 Sedum Succulents You Need in Your Garden
Sedum treleasei @hookedonsuccs

14. Sedum booleanum

This low growing beauty has a bushy habit rising to approximately 6 inches (15 cm) tall. The leaves are fleshy and bright blue-green and have an overlapping arrangement.

Unique to this Sedum succulent are the flowers with their red pigmentation.

14 Sedum Succulents You Need in Your Garden
Sedum booleanum @botanical.concepts

Thank you for reading with us today! Be sure to check out related articles from the Sedum family to extend your succulent picks like “Sedum Spurium ‘Roseum’ Plants— the Perfect Addition to Your Garden” or “Sedum Morganianum— the Burros Tail Succulent Plant“.

Enjoyed learning about these Sedum succulent picks? If so, you’ll really enjoy our ebook about “All the Types of Succulents for Indoor & Outdoor“. With this ebook, you’ll find yourself more detailed answers that’ll help your succulent grow even better! With thousands of succulent lovers enjoying our ebooks, you don’t want to miss out on what works the best to grow your succulents.

Happy Planting! 🌵

DIY Succulent Bouquet

A succulent bouquet is unconventional. It can be truly stunning and add incredible character to a range of flower arrangements. Creating a succulent bouquet does not mean that you put in succulents alone. You can combine them with a host of other flowers for surprising little features.

When creating the bouquet, you will quickly notice that flowers have something that succulents do not have, and that is long stems. So, a little modification to the succulent may be necessary.

DIY Succulent Bouquet
A succulent bouquet held by hand @succulentsforhire

Choosing the Right Flowers

Remember, succulents are not fans of water, so the bouquet that you prepare may not be suited to having in a vase at home. Instead, those that are used for the day, such as wedding bouquets may be more ideal. With this in mind, here are some of the flowers that you can use to create a DIY succulent bouquet.

1. White Roses

These provide height and colorful petals or blooms which add on to the overall beauty of the bouquet.

2. Alyssum

These are tiny filler flowers that can be used to cover up any gaps within the bouquets.

3. Echeveria Succulents

There are several variants to choose from, as well as sizes. With their rosette formations, the Echeveria can be at the center of the succulent bouquet.

4. Graptopetalum Bella (or similar flowering succulent)

This succulent features stunning bright pink flowers that add character to the bouquet.

Be sure to check out “9 Flowering Succulents for Indoors” for a list of more flowering succulents for your bouquet.

5. String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus) Succulents

These succulents add a focal point to the bouquet, giving it increased length while not interfering with the beauty of the flowers on the top.

Putting Together the Right Elements

Once you have chosen the flowers, you need to put them together into a bouquet. For this, there are some other items that you need. These include the following:

1. Satin ribbon

Get two different thicknesses, and you can also choose two colors. The colors can be based on the flowers in the bouquet, with this example needing pink and white ribbons.

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2. Floral wire

This is required to strengthen the stems of all the flowers within the bouquet. It also helps with keeping the flowers in place as they can be manipulated more easily.

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3. Floral tape

You will need these to create the stems for the succulents.

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4. Flower shears

These will be required to cut the stems to the preferred sizes within the bouquet.

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5. Pins

These are necessary for holding the ribbon in place once you are ready to place it around the stem.

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DIY Succulent Bouquet
A person holding a bouquet of succulents @goddessprovisions

Build Your Succulent Bouquets

Now that you have all the elements in place, you can begin creating your bouquet. Here are the steps that you need to follow.

1. Get the succulents

Remove your succulents from the pots and shake off the loose dirt around them. In some cases, you may also need to cut off their roots – you can use the flower shears to do so.

2. Make stems for the succulents

To do this, you need to carefully find the stem of the succulent and attach the wire through this stem. Do this very carefully so that the succulent does not break at the stem. Wrap the wire around the succulent stems.

3. Cover them with the floral tape

This should be done from the base of the leaves down to the end of the wire. It will thin out as you go lower down, and the short stem finishes. Where thin, you can wrap the tape around two or three times.

4. Prepare your roses

Take the stems and cut off the leaves at the bottom of the blooms. If you do need to retain any of the leaves, they should be within two inches of the flower.

5. Strengthen the stems

This can be done with the flower wire. Take the stems of the roses and wrap the wire from the base of the bloom to halfway down the stem.

6. Cover up the wiring for the roses

This can be done with the floral tape. Starting from the base of the bloom, pull out the roll of tape and secure the end at the base, and then twist the flower until you get to the end of the wire. This will also ensure that the wire does not uncoil.

7. Your flowers are ready. Arrange them into a bouquet

Remember to arrange the hanging succulents strategically. Put them together, and you will then have all the stems to hold in your hand. Around these stems, wrap the floral wire to keep everything in place.

8. Wrap the ribbon around the stems

This will ensure that the wire cannot be seen. Then, you can pin the ribbon in place. Make sure that the sharp parts of the pins are not poking out so that you do not cut yourself.

9. Trimming

The final piece of the puzzle, trim, whatever parts of the stem are poking out to your preferred length so that all is even. Use the flower shears for this.

DIY Succulent Bouquet
A succulent bouquet @westwindsucculents

You may have been wondering how to put your bouquet together before, and now, it has all been simplified. The beauty of putting together a bouquet is that you can use any flowers that are to your liking. As long as you have the fundamentals, you can let your imagination go wild.

Thank you for reading with us today! Enjoyed learning about doing your own succulent bouquet? If so, you’ll really enjoy our ebook about “Rare Succulents You Wish You Knew About“. With this ebook, you’ll find yourself more detailed answers that’ll help your succulent grow even better! With thousands of succulent lovers enjoying our ebooks, you don’t want to miss out on what works the best to grow your succulents.

Happy Planting! 🌵

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