12 MOST BEAUTIFUL FLOWERING SUCCULENTS
Blooming succulents are the best highlights of your spring garden, offering various shapes, colors and sizes. We admire succulents for their surreal geometric shapes and unique colors but little did we know those desert plants produce some of the most gorgeous flowers as well.
That being said, here is our list of the top 12 most beautiful blooming succulents.
Christmas Cactus is one of the few succulents that bloom several times per year. Given proper conditions and care, they can produce flowers from October to March. The flowers come in different colors: red, white, and occasionally yellow; which make them a favorite gift item for your loved ones.
If optimum sunlight and water needs are met, you may be rewarded with charming pink flowers on your Pincushion cactus in spring. To increase the chance of blooming, hold off watering until several weeks into spring. Certain types of fertilizer can be applied to increase the success rate.
Also scientifically known as Graptopetalum Superbum, this succulent is one of the easiest plants to take care of. Superbum tends to bloom in spring, producing mostly white or yellow star-like flowers with red stamens. The contrast of the pale purple leaves and the yellow hue of the blooms make it stands out in your landscape as an exotic groundcover.
The primary blooming period for Crassula Spring Time is between late winter and early spring. This little succulent welcomes spring with delicate clusters of pink flowers with sweet scent that attracts butterflies and bees.
This succulent amazes us not only with fuzzy rosette but also with its one-of-a-kind flowers. During spring, you might find those showy bright oranges or yellow flowers appear on the contented specimen along a long flower stalk.
ECHEVERIA BLACK KNIGHT
Most of us are intrigued by the deep black hue of Echeveria Black Knight. However, their blooms are a great highlight of nature’s beauty as well. Often blooming around late summer or fall, Black Knight produces deep burgundy red star-like flowers wrapped inside black sepal.
Pink Ice Plant, aka Corpuscularia lehmannii is a popular succulent with thick leaves layering on each other in opposing pairs like a tower. When Spring comes, you can see their vibrant yellow, daisy-like flowers growing at the top of the tower.
Peanut Cactus is a small low-growing cactus originating from mountainous areas in Argentina. The common name “peanut cactus” comes from their long stems that resemble a pile of fuzzy peanuts. In early summer, they produce large reddish-orange star-like flowers that cover much of the cactus clump.
Those succulents are known for their delicate beauty : silvery blue and green leaves densely form a compact rosette. In Spring, they develop a long stalk full of yellow-pink flowers. The pastel combination between the leaves and flowers adds an exotic visual to any garden, signaling the arrival of Spring.
Donkey tail sedum is an easy-to-grow succulent. The fleshy teardrop-shaped leaves and up to 60-cm long trailing stems make it the top item in many gardeners' wish list. In the summer, you might find clusters of tiny red flowers hidden under its bulbous leaves. The blooming only happens in mature Donkey Tail plants and might takes up to 4-6 years of growth.
Othonna capensis 'Ruby Necklace' is a fast growing, trailing succulent with bean-like foliage that grows along a long stem. Normally, their leaves have green color but can turn into ruby red under high sun exposure. They bloom all year round, producing these vibrant yellow flowers.
STRING OF PEARLS
Senecio Rowleanus is a lovely succulent that is often grown in hanging baskets. They have long trailing stems and pearl like green leaves, earning them the name “string of pearls”. This plant blooming cycle starts around early summer, producing tiny white flowers with strong cinnamon fragrance.