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15 Flowering Succulents Every Garden Needs

15 Flowering Succulents Every Garden Needs

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Succulents are gorgeous house and garden plants that require very little maintenance. They’re drought resistant and can handle plenty of sunlight. They’re perfect outdoor plants in warm climates.

And if you live in cooler regions, simply use them as houseplants!

But did you know that they’re not all leaves? Some of them produce stunning blossoms you won’t be able to resist.

Let’s check them out!

Types Of Succulents That Flower

All succulents produce blossoms, but not all of them do so when potted. And some of those that do need very careful tending.

But there are those that flower without problem, such as echeverias, jade plants, senecio, hens and chicks, etc.

When Do They Bloom?

Blooming times for succulents vary between species, cultivars, and even individual plants.

For instance, aloe plants usually blossom in summer, but there are those with fall and winter blooms.

Echeveria succulents mainly flower from late spring to early summer, but some will adorn your home and garden with blossoms in fall as well. Kalanchoe and jade plants usually flower in fall and winter.

There are also monocarpic succulents – those that bloom only once in their lifetime and die afterwards. Sempervivum (hens and chicks) and aeoniums fall under this category.

However, they do produce offsets or pups before they die, so you can use them for propagation.

Finally, many succulents will flower only 3-4 years into their life, so arm yourself with patience.

15 Flowering Succulent Plants

Here are some of the most beautiful flowering succulents you can get for your indoor and outdoor settings.

Also, there are many succulents with yellow flowers you can combine with those from the list below and enjoy your colorful garden.

1. Baby’s Necklace

The triangular or disc-shaped leaves are closely packed together, creating a tall necklace-like structure.

Puffy pale green leaves rimmed with pink or red edges can reveal stunning white, pink, or yellow flowers.

The plant can tolerate conditions in USDA zones 9-11, where you can grow it outdoors all year long.

2. Bear Paw

Tiny dark red claws crown the thick fuzzy leaves of this plant, hence the name. If you care for it well, it will produce gorgeous orange or red bell-shaped flowers.

The bear paw succulent is hardy in zones 9-11 and thrives in plenty of indirect sunlight.

3. Bunny Succulent

The new growth of this plant carries an uncanny resemblance to bunny ears in the early stages. Eventually, the leaves become fuzzy, red-to-green, and obtain a spaghetti-like shape

The bunny succulent produces white daisy-resembling blossoms in spring and is winter hardy in zones 10-11. 

4. Campfire Succulent

The thick, green foliage of the campfire succulent turns fiery red towards the tips if you expose it to plenty of sunlight.

This feature is more than enough to keep it gorgeous all year long, but there’s more. The campfire succulent produces clusters of tiny scented white flowers during summer.

And you can grow it outdoors all year long in zones 9-11.

5. Christmas Cactus

If you think a holiday cactus would round out your entire living room and make it perfect, consider the Christmas cactus.

Its fleshy stems trail from the pot and get adorned with gorgeous pink or white flowers in December.

However, it can also bloom between March and May and is hardy in zones 10-12.

P.S. If you want a late november or spring-flowering plant, consider a Thanksgiving or Easter cactus.

6. Cobweb Hens And Chicks

The cabbage-like rosettes of this succulent appear to have cobwebs all over their surface, which is how the plant got its name.

And the interesting thing about it is that it dies after it produces the tall stalk crowned with pink star-shaped flowers.

However, the cobweb hens and chicks produces more than enough pups (or should I say chicks) before it dies and continues to live on in its descendants.

It thrives in zones 5-8.

7. Echeveria

Echeveria is a large genus, numbering 150 flowering species. The members exhibit pink, red, yellow, pink-orange, and flaming red flowers.

Echeveria flowers appear on tall stalks, last for about 2 weeks, and the plants are hardy in zones 9-12.

8. Florist Kalanchoe

There are many different types of kalanchoe, but the florist kalanchoe definitely deserves a place on this list.

It carries an array of white, yellow, orange, red, magenta, and pink blossoms that crown the large oval leaves.

You can grow it outdoors all year long if you live in zones 10-12.

9. Heartleaf Ice Plant

The Heartleaf ice plant is a perfect ground cover for rock gardens. Its crammed, soft, and waxy bright-green leaves reveal stunning rose-red blossoms between May and September.

This succulent will attract many pollinators and can handle temperatures in zones 10-11.

10. Jade Plant

There are many different varieties of jade plants out there, and all you’ve got to do is find the right one for your home or garden.

This succulent flowers once it reaches maturity and produces gorgeous white starry flowers between June and August.

However, it is tricky to get it to flower indoors, so if you live in USDA zones 10-12, grow it outdoors and enjoy the blossoms.

11. Jelly Bean Plant

The plump green and pink leaves of the jelly bean plant resemble jelly beans, hence the name. And even though they’re gorgeous on their own, nature adorned this plant with another accessory – yellow star-like flowers.

The jelly bean plant can even propagate itself by letting go of its broken leaves. Once they fall to the ground, they root very easily. 

The jelly bean succulent tolerates cold in USDA zones 9-11.

12. Living Stone

Lithops or living stones look like just that, tiny stones in your pot. The two leaves are separated by a line which cracks even more as the plant begins to bloom.

The daisy-like flowers are usually white or yellow, sometimes orange.

Living stones can thrive outside in the American South and USDA zones 10-11.

13. String Of Tears

There are many types of senecio plants you can grow, such as string of pearls, hearts, turtles, coins, nickels, bananas, dolphins, etc. 

However, the string of tears has got to be one of my favorites with its creamy or yellow pom-pom-resembling flowers.

This plant looks stunning in hanging baskets and you can grow it outdoors all year long if you live in zones 9-11.

14. Yellow Ice Plant

Combine the yellow ice plant with other hardy succulents and create a unique ground cover for your rock garden. Its yellow daisy-like flowers work for any setting.

The yellow ice plant can tolerate temperatures in zones 5-9, where you can grow it outside all year long.

15. Zebra Plant

This succulent resembles an aloe, only it is a bit darker in shade and has white stripes all over its foliage.

It usually flowers every year and exhibits numerous white or pink tubular flowers carried on a tall stem.

The Zebra plant care guide is incredibly simple because the plant is drought-resistant and doesn’t require too much of your attention. You can keep it outdoors all year round in USDA zones 10-11.

A Couple Of Honorable Mentions

• Pink ice plant

• Crown of thorns

• Desert rose

• Aloe vera

• Ghost plant succulent

As you can see, there are many succulents that produce gorgeous blossoms – some of them even indoors.

And the best part about them is that they don’t require any special care in order to do so. Just remember not to overwater them, and they’ll reward you with gorgeous purely green, striped, edged, or fiery leaves and numerous flowers.

Display them in cute pots and see what they can do for your home decor or outdoor landscape.