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27 Types of Flowering Succulents

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Succulents can be a gorgeous addition to your indoor and outdoor spaces at home. They come in a captivating diversity of sizes, shapes, colors and textures.

Succulents store water in their leaves, hold moisture and last a long time.

They habituate to a dry environment and purify the air inside your home so they are perfect as an indoor plant.

Rectangular box of different colourful succulents on light background

With their unique and fascinating textures, succulents also produce lovely and enchanting flowers.

They need the right amount of sunlight and water in order to nurture, thrive and bloom to produce the full potential of their beauty.

However not all succulent plants flower, and they bloom at different periods depending on their species.

There are numerous species of succulents that bloom and produce different forms and colors of beautiful flowers.

Here is a list of different types of succulents that flower and bloom.

1. Christmas Cactus

Blooming Pink Christmas Cactus schlumbergera in a pot on white background

Botanical Name: Schlumbergera x buckleyi

You may have guessed from the name that this succulent plant blooms during the holiday season.

It comes in the colors of red, white and sometimes yellow.

This festive flower brightens up the indoors and is a lovely gift for any occasion.

2. Pincushion Cactus

Blooming succulent plant Pincushion Cactus (mammillaria crinita) cactus with pink flowers on wooden table

Botanical Name: Mammillaria crinita

Given proper sunlight, water, and care, the pincushion cactus blooms gorgeous little pink flowers with a ball-shaped appearance.

They are drought tolerant and native to eastern central Mexico.

3. Beautiful Graptopetalum

Beautiful and healthy graptopetalum paraguayense in bloom in green pot

Botanical Name: Graptopetalum superbum

Beautiful Graptopetalum has a thick and fleshy cluster of rosettes in a pale lavender color.

These succulents bloom in late winter to early spring and produce yellow star-like flowers with hints of red color on the tips.

They are an attractive plant to display in hanging baskets, containers or over the walls.

4. Springtime Crassula

Flowering succulent plant Crassula Springtime on light blurry background

Botanical Name: Crassula ‘Springtime’

These are slow growing flowering succulents, they also bloom in late winter to early spring.

Their greyish green leaves are thick and fleshy. They tolerate warm temperatures and can frosts for a short period of time.

During flowering season, they produce small clusters of light pink flowers.

5. Woolly Rose

Echeveria ‘Doris Taylor' woolly rose succulent plant on stone ground

Botanical Name: Echeveria ‘Doris Taylor’

The woolly rose sports a perfect array of rosettes of fleshy leaves covered in a small white hair-like substance.

The genus echeverias are native to semi-desert areas of Central America.

Bright orange and yellow hues appear when it flowers in spring to fall and become a source of nectar for hummingbirds.

6. Black Echeveria

Black Echevaria prince succulent on rustic wooden background shot from overhead

Botanical Name: Echeveria affinis

With its dark colored pointed leaves that form in a rosette appearance, these fascinating succulents produce red flowers when in bloom.

The striking and bold looks of these plants make it perfect to have for a dramatic flair.

Black echeverias often flower by late summer or fall.

7. Painted Lady

Echeveria Derenbergii succulent and its yellow flower

Botanical Name: Echeveria derenbergii

This type of echeveria has light green colored pointed leaves.

They are clumped together to form a tight rosette that gives off a geometrical pattern.

This beauty when in bloom emanates a yellow and pink flower which compliments the pale green color of the leaves. 

8. Afterglow

Echeveria afterglow on a hand and other succulent on the background

Botanical Name: Echeveria ‘Afterglow’

Stunning large rosettes, Afterglow leaves are lavender with a hint of light pink hues.

The combination of colors are gorgeous and small orange-red flowers appear from below when in bloom.

It flowers usually during summer and can grow up to two feet tall. Keep it in full sun to maximize its gorgeous colors.

9. Purple Ice Plant

Delosperma cooperi desert succulent with pink flowers

Botanical Name: Delosperma cooperi

A popular kind of succulent, with its thick needle-like leaves, it blooms and grows into daisy looking flowers during the summer and fall.

Some common names of this succulent are Hardy Ice Plant, Pink Carpet and Cooper’s Ice Plant.

10. Peanut Cactus

Blooming Echinopsis chamaecereus also known as peanut cactus with orange flowers

Botanical Name: Echinopsis chamaecereus

Peanut Cactus succulents have a branched cactus with long stems that resemble peanut shells.

These originate from the mountain areas of Argentina. During the blooming season, it produces large white, orange, and red flowers.

11. Donkey’s Tail

Sedum morganianum also known as donley tail succulent in a pot

Botanical Name: Sedum morganianum

Also called Burro’s Tail, these types of succulents have thick, round and teardrop-like shaped leaves.

They grow in long trailing stems and take years of growth to bloom. But once they do, purplish-pink to red-purple flowers appear.

12. Ruby Necklace

Botanical Name: Othonna capensis

Ruby Necklace succulents bloom all year round and are fast growing.

They are perfect to place in hanging baskets or rock gardens. During their blooming season, they give rise to vibrant yellow flowers on a long reddish stalk.

The leaves of this succulent are normally green but when it gets a lot of light exposure, it becomes red thus giving a perception of a ruby necklace.

13. String of Pearls

Closeup of Curio rowleyanus also known as string of pearls growing in a hanging flower pot

Botanical Name: Curio rowleyanus

With their lengthy trailing stems and pearl like leaves, they are usually grown in hanging baskets.

Both the stems and leaves are a standard shade of green. String of Pearls succulents produce white tiny flowers in season, which is around early summer.

14. Crown of Thorns

Blooming Crown of thorns plant flowers

Botanical Name: Euphorbia milii

These succulents are good as houseplants but can also be grown outdoors in a frost-free environment.

They require little attention and care and bloom all year round if in the proper light.

Bright red petals with a smooth appearance appear during the blooming season.

15. Rock Purslane

Rock Purslane ( Calandrinia grandiflora ) flowers blooming in the garden

Botanical Name: Calandrinia spectabilis

The flowers grow above the foliage on tall stems, giving bright magenta to purple, poppy-shaped flowers.

The rock purslane blooms in spring and continues right through to fall.

Native to Chile, these are low in maintenance, require minimal water and have a sweet fragrance.

16. Marble Buttons

Botanical Name: Conophytum calculus

These are unique looking succulents with round shaped, marble-like leaves and smooth texture.

Small and stemless succulents, Marble Buttons produce yellow to orange colored flowers when they bloom in fall.

Other common names of this type of plant are Button Plants, Dumplings and Living Pebbles.

17. Flaming Katy

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana in plant nursery

Botanical Name: Kalanchoe blossfeldiana

Also known as Florist Kalanchoe, Christmas Kalanchoe or Madagascar Widow’s Thrill, these plants are good for indoors.

The leaves of Flaming Katy succulents have a deep green color and flowers with a variety of flaming colors.

Colors can range from red, pink, purple orange, white and yellow. This plant effortlessly grows and retains its flowers for weeks.

18. Jade Plant

Houseplant Crassula ovata, jade plant in white pot on white table

Botanical Name: Crassula ovata

Native to South Africa, the leaves are glossy, dark green and oval in shape.

Although they don’t bloom every year, they produce star-shaped flowers white to pink in color. They bloom in late winter or early spring.

They are commonly known as Lucky Plant, Money Plant or Money Tree because they are believed to attract wealth in Feng Shui practices.

19.  Red Yucca

Tiny flowers and buds on red yucca stalks

Botanical Name: Hesperaloe parviflora

A low maintenance succulent plant that has a gorgeous array of reddish pink flowers.

It is heat and drought tolerant and grows well in hot environments. It continues to bloom all summer and is a hummingbird’s favorite.

A wonderful plant for a rock garden.

20. Emily Cobweb Houseleek

Sempervivum arachnoideum succulent with white webbing

Botanical Name: Sempervivum arachnoideum

Another name for this is Spider Web Hens and Chicks.

These succulents have intriguing features and texture. The leaves are of red and green colors that form in a tight rosette.

In blooming season, which is during summer time, clusters of reddish pink star-shaped flowers take shape.

21. Desert Rose

Blooming red desert rose flower ( Adenium obesum ) in natural green background

Botanical Name: Adenium obesum

Desert Rose blooms in spring and summer in a cold environment and all year round in warmer climates.

It can grow to be a very tall three feet and sometimes spreads over rocks.

The flowers are tubular with five petals and have a variety of colors like red, white and pink in full sun.

22. Lifesaver Cactus

blooming flower "Huernia zebrina hybrid" under afternoon light

Botanical Name: Huernia zebrina

Lifesaver Cactus gives an enchanting look when it blooms.

Its unique features are the zebra-like stripes, 5-pointed star shaped form and a circular hole in the middle of the flower.

These plants are easy to grow and require minimal space. They thrive in bright light or partial shade.

23. Ruby Ball

Small cactus plant with beautiful yellow and red flower blossom on its tree of Ruby Ball grafted cactus

Botanical Name: Gymnocalycium mihanovichii

A big, radiant flower on top of the plant with colors ranging from red and orange to purple or white.

Ruby Ball loves being exposed to sunlight but needs to avoid direct light.

Place it in an area with partial shade to get the best outcome.

24. Prickly Pear Cactus

Prickly pear cactus with fruits

Botanical Name: Opuntia sulphurea

These plants flower during late spring or early summer. They can grow and thrive anywhere in good conditions.

The flowers range in colors of yellow, orange and pink.

Prickly Pear Cactus has a spiky flat stem which produces edible fruits which you can harvest and eat.

25. Upright Myrtle Spurge

Closeup of Euphorbia rigida, gopher spurge flowering plant

Botanical Name: Euphorbia rigida

This succulent is also called Silver Spurge or Gopher Spurge. It is a small shrub that has bluish-green pointed leaves when matured.

These plants grow well with a lot of sunlight exposure. They bloom late winter to early spring and produce small bright yellow to green colored flowers.

26. October Daphne

October Daphne

otanical Name: Hylotelephium sieboldii

These are beautiful low-growing succulents with greenish-blue leaves.

Their flowers grow into round clusters of small pinkish rose colored star-shaped flowers.

They grow tall with arching stems and attract butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.

27. Chihuahua Flowers

Botanical Name: Tacitus bellus

purple flower of Graptopetalum bellum succulent plant

A small succulent in a compacted rosette, its leaves have a dull-greyish color.

Its flowers are dark pink or reddish with hints of pale red and white hue at the center.

Chihuahua Flowers usually last up to several weeks and blooms from late spring to early summer.

Final Thoughts

Succulents are lovely and magical plants with a plethora of varieties of species.

With proper care and the right environment, these succulents bloom and flower into breathtaking and brilliant colors.

They provide a beautiful sight to see and you can enjoy and appreciate their beauty equally indoors and out.

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