At Joy Us garden, succulents really rock our world. We love telling you everything we know and have learned about these fascinating plants so it seems that this is a fine way to wrap up 2016. They’re fun to decorate with and we look for unusual ways to craft with them. It’s downright impossible to pick our favorite ones because they’re all oh so wonderful. We did our best and made a list of our current 15 favorites (who knows, that could change next week!) so that if you are new to them, you can start with one of these. If you already love and collect them you might find 1 or 2 new ones to keep your affair with succulents keepin’ on.
These are our current 15 favorite succulents:
STRING OF PEARLS
String Of Pearls leads the parade because it’s so darned playful & whimsical. It ‘s not the easiest or fastest growing succulent, but it’s worth the effort and time. If you want to propagate or grow it outdoors click here & as a houseplant here.
Step 1: PENCIL CACTUS
If you want to have a far out & fabulous succulent which grows into a small tree, than look no further – you’ve found it: it’s the Pencil Cactus!
Step 2: ALOE VERA
Aloe isn’t just another pretty succulent which makes a fine houseplant, it’s also one of the best known medicinal plants.
Step 3: FISHHOOKS SENECIO
Fishhook Senecio is a trailing succulent which grows like crazy & is super easy to care for. And, you’ll keep your friends well supplied with cuttings!
Step 4: COPPERTONE SEDUM
You can add a pop of orange zest to your garden if you plant this very vibrant sedum.
Step 5: JADE PLANT
Everyone seems to have an opinion on the Jade Plant. Some love it & others hate it. No matter how you feel about it, this is 1 of the easiest care plants both indoors & out. Plus, they comes in many sizes, forms and with different leaf patterning.
Step 6: HENS & CHICKS
Succulents are easy to propagate but Hens & Chicks does it for you, hence the common name. Just look at the picture & you’ll see tons of babies and larger rosettes just waiting to be cut out of the patch. These sempervivums are low maintenance (like all succulents!) & works well indoors too.
Step 7: SUNBURST AEONIUM
Looking at this award wining succulent is like a day full of sunshine – radiant, warm & good mood inducing. The huge & colorful rosettes always catch my attention & make me smile!
Step 8: KALANCHOE
This very floriferous plant is usually sold as a short term blooming houseplant & makes quite a splash of color. You can find it in white, pink, red, yellow & orange.
Step 9: CHRISTMAS CACTUS
This time of the year you’ll see the Christmas Cactus everywhere. The flowers are so appealing for the holidays & this one makes a fine houseplant to boot.
Step 10: PURPLE AEONIUM
I love the way this one grows into a small sub & develops patterned stems. The foliage runs the gamut from green to burgundy/purple to deep black/purple.
Step 11: NARROWLEAF CHALKSTICKS
This wacky succulent spreads & grows like crazy so make sure you have enough room for it in your garden. I planted mine from a 4″ pot & it twined up & through my ginormous rosemary – survival of the fittest!
Step 12: PADDLE PLANT
Paddle Plant has really become a favorite in the past 10 years. Its big flappy leaves are oh so appealing both in the garden & in the house.
Step 13: SPIDER AGAVE
This agave might be a bit harder for you to find but it’s worth the search. It grows in a twisted form & is tough as nails.
Step 14: BURRO’S TAIL SEDUM
If you want a hanging succulent, the Burro’s Tail is very handsome & well worth consideration. I’ve given away so many cuttings of this plant that it’s crazy – it just keeps on giving!
Do you love succulents too?
What are your favorites?