Adorable succulents – oh what joy it is to have them in your garden! I grew to love these guys way too much and am not ashamed of using every opportunity I can get to go on and on about how gorgeous and undemanding they are. Let’s see if I can get some of you to fall in love with these cute, adorable succulents, too – shall we? Check out these great succulent plants below and, if you still don’t like them… well, you can’t say I didn’t try, can you?
1 Limestone Houseleek
Gorgeous, deep red-tipped green leaves, tightly packed rosettes, amazing star-shaped flowers – Limestone houseleek, a.k.a Sempervivum calcareum, is one of the most adorable succulents I ever had a chance to grow. They grow like crazy, don’t mind the bright, hot sun some of my other succulents do not tolerate very well and, according to my mom’s neighbor (who gave these to me and knows quite a bit about Sempervivums) can be used to treat cuts and burns, too.
Limestone Houseleek, also known as Sempervivum calcareum, is an incredibly adorable succulent with unique characteristics. It has gorgeous, deep red-tipped green leaves that are tightly packed in rosettes, and it produces amazing star-shaped flowers. It is one of the most popular succulents for gardeners because it grows quickly and can tolerate bright, hot sun better than many other succulents.
Limestone Houseleek is a perennial plant, meaning it will come back year after year. It is native to Europe, and it is often found in rocky and mountainous areas. It is very drought tolerant, so it can survive in areas with little rainfall. It is also very cold hardy and can tolerate temperatures down to -15 degrees Celsius.
Limestone Houseleek is a great choice for succulent gardens, rock gardens, and container gardens. It is also a great choice for terrariums and fairy gardens. The plants can be propagated by division or by taking cuttings.
Very similar to Sempervivums and available in a lot of super amazing pastel shades such as pink, pale blue and even ghostly grey, Echeveria plants will prove to be a perfect addition to your rock garden. They bloom too and their lovely, bell-shaped flowers aren’t only super-pretty but something to look forward too because, unlike Sempervivums, they do not indicate that the plant is ready to die. They are amazingly easy to propagate as well, so it won’t be long before you have a lot more to show off and use for your arrangements.
3 Paddle Plant
But let’s not forget the Paddle plant or Kalanchoe thyrsiflora! Now there is one seriously adorable succulent for all of you fans of whimsical plants to consider. Its leaves are flat and totally eye-catching, it can grow large or be kept small and it will definitely prove to be a piece of cake in terms of care. Check it out – it’s sometimes called a dessert cabbage, too and boy, oh boy, if all cabbages were this pretty, I bet we would have never thought of eating it!
4 Crassula Ovata
Popularly known as Money/Friendship Tree, Crassula Ovata is said to bring good luck to its owner and, as such, is definitely worth considering. I mean, come on, we could all use a bit of luck these days! It’s magical ability to bring financial luck aside, I think it’s a beautiful, not to mention very hardy plant to have around. Pinch the bottom leaves should you wish for a more bonsai-ish look or prune and replant the cuttings if a shrubby look is what you’re going for.
5 Sansevieria Trifasciata
Also known as Snake plant and incredibly light-friendly, this interesting green and yellow leaved plant is just the thing for a negligent gardener. It will grow better if you remember to water it now and then, of course, but dehydration won’t kill it either and you can definitely pack up and enjoy your long holiday without having to worry about it.
6 Sedum Morganianum
Going by the super funny name of Donkey’s tail, this great succulent plant definitely looks much better than it sounds! Its drooping, vine-like leaves are too drop dead gorgeous to even describe, combining shades of green, light blue, pastel pink and soft yellow, all blending into each other in a way that proves that Mother Nature may be a great deal of things, but colorblind is definitely not one of them.
7 Aloe Humilis
Much cuter and less prickly than its big brother, this small Aloe succulent is perfect for both indoors, outdoors, growing in a single pot or in a rock garden. I actually have a few and, honestly, I had no idea that they bloom! One more thing to look forward to, I guess, because the flowers are gorgeous, too!
Aren’t they lovely? See, I told you I have some great succulent plants to show you! And now comes the fun part – pick a favorite and let me know which plant you choose.
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