One of the main reasons I like succulents is the fact that they are very forgiving, easy to care for and can be propagated from leaves and cuttings… so I can rearrange and make new plants whenever I wish.
And of course they look gorgeous, too.
Crassula ovata – also known as jade plant, money plant or jade tree and crawling Crassula marnieriana – jade necklace or Chinese pagoda
Crassula perforata – also called giant string of buttons or necklace vine
Crassula perforata (stacked Crassula) – giant string of buttons or necklace vine
Crassula ovata – jade plant, money plant (leaves turned here red from exposure to the sun during summer months)
Cotyledon tomentosa – also called bear’s paws because of fuzzy, bear paw shaped leaves
bears’ paws flowers are orange or yellow and have delicate sweet scent
blooming Crassula marnieriana – the flowers look pretty but their scent is pretty unpleasant, we usually cut them off as soon as they appear
Senecio radicans – creeping succulent also called string of beans
Senecio radicans in a DIY tall planter
Crassula marnieriana – jade necklace
Haworthia attenuata – it is plant from the same family as Aloe vera plants, it is also called zebra cactus or zebra plant
blooming Haworthia attenuata / zebra cactus with close up of the blossom (once the flowers are dead the entire stalk can be snipped off close to the base)
baby Haworthia attenuata and aquarium gravel
Adromischus cristatus or Cotyledon cristata also known as crinkle leaf plant or key lime pie (after shape of the leaves)
Echeveria – purple pearl
miniature succulent garden with Crassula marnieriana, Haworthia attenuata and red pebbles
Crassula muscosa – also known as princess pine, watch chain, shoelaces or clubmoss Crassula or rat tail Crassula
Crassula muscosa (close up)
three different shades of Sedum (stonecrop) – Sedum morganianum (burrito leaf, burro’s tail, donkey tail), Sedum rubrotinctum (aurora, pink stonecrop, pink jelly beans) and possibly baby Sedum dasyphyllum (Corsican stonecrop, blue tears Sedum, love & tangles, love and tangle)
baby Echeveria agavoides
adult Echeveria agavoides also called lipstick, ebony wax agave and ebony Echeveria (red colour on the leaves depends on amount of exposure to the sun)
Lithops also known as pebble plants, split rocks or living stones come in many varieties and colours and produce beautiful blossoms once in a while
Lithop / pebble plant (close up)
Crassula ovata “gollum” also known as trumpet jade, ET’s fingers, hobbit Crassula or Shrek’s ears
More interesting articles on succulents: Propagating Succulents from Leaves and Cuttings, Tealight Plant Trio from On The Same Page, A Succulent Table Garden from Encore or Next Level Succulent Pots! from Miss Renaissance.
If you are looking for more planting & gardening ideas take a look here.
Ahhh nice ones! We’re so ‘otsp’ on the succulents ;) I like the vibrant pebbles, very fiesta like!
I love the zebra aloes! one of my favorites…
Thank you :)
Thank you for sharing. I love succulents! The only thing is, I dont know where to get beautiful rare species. What I see in our home depot here are the common ones.
My succulent came from very different sources Lynne. I often take a leaf or two from someone and propagate them myself. Some came also from supermarkets. The purple echeveria is originally from Ikea, the first plant… since then we propagated dozens of them from the leaves.
These are so beautiful and healthy. I usually can grow most anything but I kill these every time. Do you use a special soil? How often do you water them? I have a birdcage I wanted to plant with them. I am not sure where to start. Thanks for your help.
Thank you. Cacti soil is usually best for succulents but if you can’t get it you can mix all purpose soil with some sand to make it less rich. Hope it helps.
I simply love all succulents and reading everyone’s stories.So far I have had no luck with breaking the leaves off and propagating.I do have a fuzzy one that Is propagating very well and I am tickled prnk!! Thanks so much for all your information😀👏👏