Keep reading for the top 10 most popular types of indoor succulents.
- Burro’s Tail (sedum morganianum) …
- Crown of Thorns (euphorbia milii) …
- Flaming Katy (kalanchoe blossfeldiana) …
- Aloe Vera (aloe vera) …
- Panda Plant (kalanchoe tomentosa) …
- Pincushion Cactus (mammillaria crinita) …
- Roseum (sedum spurium)
Moreover, how do I identify a succulent?
The best way to identify succulents is by their leaf shape and growth habit. Of course, fleshy leaves are what classifies succulents apart from other plants. Some succulent species have fleshy leaves that grow in a rosette shape, giving the plant a spiky look.
Consequently, what should I name my succulent plant?
Cute Succulent Names Based on Colour or Stress Colouring
- Jade (could be funny for jade plant, very literal; or ironic for a non-Jade succulent)
Do succulents need sunlight?
Succulents love light and need about six hours of sun per day, depending on the type of succulent. Newly planted succulents can scorch in direct sunlight, so you may need to gradually introduce them to full sun exposure or provide shade with a sheer curtain.
Kalanchoes are beautiful soft succulents, easy to propagate from cuttings, with showy flowers.
A great option for identification is an app put together by my friend Jacki at Drought Smart Plants called Succulent ID. You can look at different genera of succulents or search through photos based on characteristics of your succulent.
Most succulent plant blossoms have both male and female structures.
Blue Glow (Agave attenuata x Agave ocahui)
Agave plants are another type of succulent that come in a variety of blue colors. The agave blue glow has blue-green leaves with yellow and red edges. These elegant succulents are commonly found along walkways and decorative planters.
Here are six succulents that are easy to grow indoors year-round.
- 6 Succulents to Add to Your Home.
- Jade Plant. Native to South Africa, the jade plant has thick stems and glossy green leaves. …
- Aloe Vera. …
- Echeveria. …
- Zebra Plant. …
- Panda Plant. …
- Crown of Thorns. …
- Ready to start your own succulent collection?
Succulents and cacti naturally grow in sandy soils that drain quickly, and their roots should never be left in wet soil. Also, using rocks and pebbles on your soil can improve the aesthetic appeal of your succulents. … Succulent needs soil to survive, and they cannot survive on rocks and gravels alone.
Types of Succulents that Grow Tall
- Fishhook Barrel.
- Golden Barrel Cactus.
- Palmer’s Agave.
- Senita, Old Man Cactus or Whisker Cactus.
- Arizona Fish Hook Cactus.
There are a few punny monikers to choose from, as well as some that are just plain ironic (which makes them equally as funny).
- Bill (money plant)
- Christofern (fern plant)
- Fluffy (cactus)
- Lil Plant.
- Mr/Miss Plant.
- Mr. Prickles (cactus)
- Spike (cactus)
- Woody (indoor tree)
You can’t name a plant after yourself
For you, that means no “David Jr.” or “Linda the second.” You can, however, name your plant after someone or something you love, as botanists at Duke University did in 2012 when they named two new fern species after Lady Gaga (Gaga germanotta and Gaga monstraparva).
Aloe is a large group of succulent plants with rosettes of thick, juicy leaves and bloom spires topped with beautiful clusters of mostly red or yellow hummingbird-attracting flowers. Many popular Aloes tolerate frost or short freezes.