10 Succulents That Will Thrive at Home
Succulents have become super popular over the last few years, and for good reason. There are hundreds of unique varieties and just about anyone can grow them, beginners included. Their special water-storing tissues allow them to survive in environments that are too dry for most other plants, so they'll hang in there even if you forget to water them for a while. Succulents also thrive in dry air and warm temperatures, which most homes already have, so you don't have to change a thing to grow one in your living room. If you're a new plant parent, here are a few of the best indoor succulents to buy as you start your collection. They adapt well to life on the inside and are easy to find at garden centers and nurseries.
1. Echeveria Rainbow
Echeveria Rainbow is an attractive, variegated form of Echeveria 'Perle Von Nürnberg'. It is a colorful, rosette forming succulent, changing in color as the season change. The plant has beautiful looking leaves that are yellow on the outside and purple to brownish in the middle.
Buy It: Echeveria Rainbow ($6.99, Succulent Zone)
2. Myrtillocactus geometrizans
Myrtillocactus geometrizans is a species of cactus in the genus Myrtillocactus, native to central and northern Mexico. The stems are like the shape of a women's breast. These cactus are easy to root and care for, and grow fast when given ideal conditions.
Buy It: Myrtillocactus geometrizans ($6.99, Succulent Zone)
3. Greenovia aurea ex El Hierro ('Pink Mountain Rose')
Greenovia aurea ex El Hierro ('Pink Mountain Rose') has succulent leaves with a rose-pink hue. While they're all gorgeous, it's the pink variety that's really stunning—and just might trick you into forgetting they're succulents in the first place.
Buy It: Greenovia aurea ex El Hierro ('Pink Mountain Rose') ($6.99, Succulent Zone)
4. Graptopetalum amethystinum (Rose) Walther
This succulent plant has plump, rounded leaves in lovely shades of lavender, pink, and green. The shades of rose and lavender are strongest among the new leaves, while the older leaves become greenish.
Buy It: Graptopetalum amethystinum (Rose) Walther ($6.99, Succulent Zone)
5. Haworthia Truncata f. variegata
Haworthia Truncata f. variegata is a small succulent with variegated leaves arranged in 2 opposite rows. Leaves are nearly rectangular in crosssection, creamy-white or yellow with green stripes and even distinct shades of brownish-green. The leaves look as if they have been roughly cut off at the tops and they are arranged like a fan, not a rosette.
Buy It: Haworthia Truncata f. variegata ($9.99, Succulent Zone)
6. Haworthia Limifolia Variegated
Haworthia Limifolia Variegated is a charming succulent with rosettes that grow up to 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter. Leaves are variegated in cream or yellow and green, triangular to ovate-lanceolate, spreading, very broad at the base, up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) long, and up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide. It obtained its name “limifolia” (File Leafed) from the distinctive, dark brownish-green leaves with yellow Variegation , with transverse ridges of raised, horny, tubercles which resemble those of a coarse file and give it such a distinctive appearance.
Buy It: Haworthia Limifolia Variegated ($9.99, Succulent Zone)
7. Sedeveria pink ruby
Sedeveria pink ruby starts out as purple with hints of green. Then, it eventually turns bright pink when exposed to sunlight. It turns out that most succulents also have this color-changing feature. Apparently, it’s their way of responding to stress and other external conditions. These include weather and temperature changes, as well as moisture and nutrient content in the soil. Normally, this change in color is not particularly noticeable among most succulents.
Buy It: Sedeveria pink ruby ($6.99, Succulent Zone)
8. Sedum spurium cv. 'Dragon's Blood
Green leaves with red margins turn a brilliant red with cool autumn temperatures. Deep red flowers contrast with the green leaves in warm weather. Leaves become outlined in burgundy, and the colors fill in during the summer to become a deep burgundy by autumn.
Buy It: Sedum spurium cv. 'Dragon's Blood ($6.99, Succulent Zone)
9. Echeveria 'Dark Ice'
Echeveria 'Dark Ice' is a compact rosettes succulent which has spoon-shaped leaves. The greyish blue leaves can turn to reddish and deep purple when stressed, which is very charming.
Buy It: Echeveria 'Dark Ice' ($6.99, Succulent Zone)
10. Echeveria agavoides Romeo Rubin
Stunningly in red, the Echeveria Agavoides Romeo Rubin is one of the most beautiful echeverias with its Bright rosettes. The plant's most notable feature are the red leaves that are almost shiny. When the succulent flowers you can expect it to produce red flowers that have yellow tips from spring to early summer.
Buy It: Echeveria agavoides Romeo Rubin ($6.99, Succulent Zone)