Popular 25 types of succulents – succulent plants names with pictures

25 types of succulents

Succulents are one of the most attractive, decorative and pleasant home plants. succulents are easy to grow and can survive dry tropical or semi-tropical climates, like deserts and steppes. Succulents come in different variants, colors and sizes.

How many types of succulents are there?

There are many new succulents that are crossbred by nurseries worldwide resulting in a new variety of succulents. There are over 10,000 known succulent species around the world. There are approximately sixty different succulent families that contain succulents. 

Below are the top 25 types of succulents to have at home

Haworthiopsis fasciata (Haworthia fasciata)

Haworthia fasciata, is a small succulent that is great for your indoor succulent garden.

Haworthiopsis fasciata

Echeveria elegans ( Mexican gem or white Mexican rose )

Echeveria elegans is very attractive with light-green rosette.These are best suited for indoors. 

Echeveria elegans

Portulacaria afra

Portulacaria afra are simple to care for and make easy houseplants. They have green thick leaves with reddish stem.

Portulacaria afra

Burro’s tail

Burro’s tail is easy to care for, with fleshy blue-green leaves and terminal pink to red flowers. They are heat and drought tolerant plants. 

Burro’s tail

Haworthia Cooperi

Haworthia Cooperi are tiny fleshy leaves with light green color. Avoid direct sun light, these are mostly situated under the partial shade.

Haworthia Cooperi

Haworthia cymbiformis

Haworthia cymbiformis are small with thick pale green leaves. They are easy to maintaining of all the succulents and can grow in low-light conditions.

Haworthia cymbiformis

Rhipsalis cereuscula

Rhipsalis cereuscula are perfect for outdoor gardens and will grow in full sun. It also does well in container gardens and hanging baskets. 

Rhipsalis cereuscula

Impatiens walleriana

Impatiens walleriana is the most popular of the succulent family. They love and grow better in partial shade. 

Impatiens walleriana

Haworthiopsis limifolia

Haworthiopsis limifolia are charming, beautiful, compact succulent plants. The leaves are ridged with white and have pointed tips. 

Haworthiopsis limifolia

Peperomia Obtusifolia (Baby Rubber Plant)

The baby rubberplant or pepper face is a decorative indoor plant. These succulents prefer bright but indirect sunlight. 

Peperomia Obtusifolia

Euphorbia milii

Euphorbia milii is a succulent shrub with many woody, branched, and densely spiny stems. 

Euphorbia milii

Aloe humilis

Aloe humilis grow best in near a window that gets plenty of sun, but not direct sun light.

Aloe humilis

Tiger tooth aloe

Tiger tooth aloe have triangular green leaves with white spots  and are very tough and adapts easily to new environments. 

Tiger tooth aloe

Gymnocalycium mihanovichii (Moon Cactus)

Gymnocalycium mihanovichii ( Moon Cactus ), are tough succulents, they grow well indoors and are very easy to maintain and grow.

Gymnocalycium mihanovichii

Spiral aloe ( Aloe polyphylla )

Spiral aloe is one of the most difficult succulents to grow. They have fleshy, spiny, gray-green leaves. They look great in the indoors with light sun light.

Spiral aloe

Peperomia graveolens

Peperomia graveolens love shade and easy to grow indoors. They have thick, oblong, cupped leaves, with a slightly transparent green on top. 

Peperomia graveolens

Aloe brevifolia (Short-Leaf Aloe) 

Aloe brevifolia (Short-Leaf Aloe) is an attractive, tiny, compact, blue-green evergreen succulent. Aloe brevifolia’s leaves are so full of water that they don’t need frequent watering.

Aloe brevifolia

Austrocylindropuntia subulata (Eve’s Needle Cactus)

Austrocylindropuntia subulata (Eve’s Needle Cactus) has green yellow leaves and is popularly known as shrubby cactus. They need full sun to light shade and well-draining soil.

Austrocylindropuntia subulata

Haworthia Retusa (star cactus) 

Haworthia Retusa (star cactus)  isone of the popular succulent with fleshy, lime green, triangular, leaves. They need little to very less water and thrive in partial shade.

Haworthia Retusa

Bunny ears cactus (Opuntia microdasys)

Bunny ears cactus (Opuntia microdasys) has the appearance of a shrub and has thornless, flat, elliptical to circular pads. 

Bunny ears cactus

Fishbone Cactus ( Epiphyllum anguliger )

Fishbone cactus is fast-growing and easy to cultivate. They are commonly grown as an ornamental for its fragrant flowers in the fall.

Fishbone Cactus

Opuntia ficus-indica ( Barbary Fig )

Opuntia ficus-indica is the most widespread and most commercially important cactus. The flowers produce edible pear-shaped fleshy reddish-purple fruits (tunas) and taste like watermelons.

Opuntia ficus-indica

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