Colorful Succulents That Are Incredibly Beautiful

by Sadabahar Greens Pvt. Ltd.

1. Sticks on Fire

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Botanical Name: Euphorbia tirucalli

Color: Yellow to Red

Popularly known as “Pencil Cactus,” the sap of this Euphorbia family plant is toxic. For the best color, grow it in full to part sun.

2. California Sunset

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Botanical Name: Graptosedum ‘California Sunset’

Color: Pink-Orange

This succulent has Echeveria-like rosettes, the main attraction is orange-pink color. To make it look best, don’t grow it in the shade.

3. Santa Rita Prickly Pear

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Botanical Name: Opuntia “Santa Rita”

Color: Violet, Pinkish-Red

This upright succulent plant has very attractive fleshy pads. This architectural plant grows best in hot climates (USDA Zones 9-12).

4. Blue Glow “Agave”

Botanical Name: Agave attenuata x Agave ocahui

Color: Blue

It’s a cross between Agave Attenuata and Agave Ocahui. It can grow up to 2 feet tall and wide similarly and tolerate cold temperature down to 20 F (-6 C).

5. Campfire Plant

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Botanical Name: Crassula capitella

Color: Apple Green to Red

Grow it in ample sunlight, and it will show you why it’s known as “Campfire Plant.” It’s not cold tolerant and you’ll need to keep it indoors in winters, in a cool climate.

6. Echeveria ‘Wine Red’

Botanical Name: Echeveria agavoides cv. Wine Red

Color: Bright Red

Not just the tips, but the whole plant can turn into this beautiful red wine color. It’s a rare variety! If you want one of the best Colorful Succulents, this is it!

7. Paddle Plant

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Botanical Name: Kalanchoe luciae

Color: Pinkish Red

When grown in full sunlight and put into slight stress, the paddle plant flushes with beautiful rosy color.

8. Red Aloe

Botanical Name: Aloe cameronii Hemsl.

Color: Copper Red

This dramatic aloe species turn to outstanding copper red in the summer heat. It’s native to Zimbabwe and Malawi.

 9. Blue Chalksticks

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Botanical Name: Senecio serpens

Color: Blue

The bluish-green foliage is easy to care for and grows upright to about a foot long. Being a drought-tolerant plant, you’ll only need to water it once in 3-4 weeks once established.

10. Golden Barrel Cactus

Botanical Name: Echinocactus grusonii

Color: Golden

It is covered with showy pointy spines that look like a web from a distance. It’s a perfect choice in your succulent collection but keep it out of the reach of kids and pets.

11. Purple Beauty

Botanical Name: Sempervivum tectorum var. Purple beauty

Color: Purple

The rosette of purple leaves makes this very plant incomparable when placed in the bright sun outdoors. Overwintering is easy as they are incredibly frost-hardy.

12. Baby’s Necklace

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Botanical Name: Crassula ‘Baby’s Necklace’

Color: Rose Blush

Not only the name but its shape is also unique, with red-edged leaves stacked like beads on a baby’s necklace. Protect it from fungal diseases by never letting it sit in water.

13. Golden-Toothed Aloe

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Botanical Name: Aloe x nobilis

Color: Golden, Orange-Red

It’s a rosette-forming succulent that multiplies very quickly and creates a glorious show of red-tinted leaves. The most distinctive feature is its golden tooth.

14. Sunset Jade

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Botanical Name: Crassula ovata ‘Sunset’

Color: Yellow

Also known as Golden Jade Tree, this variety turns golden yellow with red margins in full sun. The thick, woody, succulent branches make it a natural bonsai specimen.

15. Dragon’s Blood

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Botanical Name: Phedimus spurius ‘Dragon’s Blood’

Color: Red

This cold-tolerant stonecrop is grown as a ground cover. Leaves turn to outstanding bronze-red in late summer and then red in the fall. You can also grow in hanging baskets.

16. Coppertone Stonecrop

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Botanical Name: Sedum nussbaumerianum

Color: Gold

Like all sedums, this one too thrives on neglect and drought and heat tolerance, once established. In full sun, leaves are copper-gold, whereas they show a yellow-green tint in the partial shade.

17. Morning Light Echeveria

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Botanical Name: Echeveria ‘Morning Light’

Color: Dark Pink, Bluish Lavender

It’s a beautiful hybrid variety with short stems and a rosette that spans six inches in diameter. Orange-red flowers and their bluish-lavender leaves with pink edges make it an eye-pleasing succulent.

18. Black Beauty

Botanical Name: Aeonium arboreum ‘Zwartkop’

Color: Dark Brown or Burgundy, Black

When grown in full sun, the burgundy and green leaves of this exotic succulent turn almost black. It can grow up to 4-5 feet tall.

19. Black Knight

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Botanical Name: Echeveria affinis ‘Black Knight’

Color: Black

There aren’t many succulents that have such dark shaded foliage. It fits perfectly well in small containers and doesn’t do well in cold and frost.

20. Chroma

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Botanical Name: Echeveria ‘Chroma’

Color: Dark Pink, Maroon

The foliage is shiny and fleshy and ranges from deep red to maroon in color. It’s an attractive addition to any home decor setting and looks even more pleasant in winters.

21. Wooly Senecio

Botanical Name: Senecio haworthii

Color: White

The distinctive feature is the snow-white leaves that set it apart from other succulents. Hard to find but worth having!

22. Bronze Graptosedum

Botanical Name: Graptosedum ‘Bronze’

Color: Brown

Although the yellow flowers are inconspicuous, its lovely reddish-bronze shaded foliage steals the show. Any leaf falling off the plant can easily be used to propagate a new plant.

23. Moon Cactus

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Botanical Name: Gymnocalycium mihanovichii

Color: Pink

It is one of the best cacti you can grow in small pots—a great plant to keep on coffee tables and desks. The plant is surely one of the best Colorful Succulents!

24. Living Stones

Botanical Name: Lithops

Color: Marbled

It’s a stemless succulent with leaves fused together and resemble a polished grey or beige marble splashed with shades of green, yellow, lilac, and blue. Large yellowish flowers contrast the leaves.

25. Houseleek

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Botanical Name: Sempervivum tectorum

Color: Green, Purple-Red Shade on Leaves

Also known as hens and chicks, it has a beautiful green rosette of leaves with purple tips. Some varieties have shades of red over green leaves.

26. Queen Victoria Agave

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Botanical Name: Agave victoriae-reginae

Color: Deep Green

Sculptured geometrical leaves with streaks of white make it an unrivaled architectural plant. It’s also known as a Royal Agave.

27. Blue Beaked Yucca

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Botanical Name: Yucca Rostrata

Color: Blue

Commonly grown as an ornamental landscape plant, it’s quite enormous. The thin and long leaves are mounted on the trunk and bring a tropical feel to any space.

28. Lavender Scallops

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Botanical Name: Bryophyllum Fedtschenkoi

Color: Lavender, Pink

Also known as Kalanchoe Stonecrop, its stems take root wherever they touch the ground. Go for the flowering varieties if you fancy long-lasting and colorful flowers.

29. Mangave ‘Macho Mocha’

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Botanical Name: Mangave ‘Macho Mocha’

Color: Purple

When mature, it grows as wide as six feet and looks glorious with the thick fleshy purple-gray-green leaves. It has purple spots all over it and on the end of the leaves, the spots are so dense that foliage appears to be purple.

30. Sunburst Aeonium

Botanical Name: Aeonium ‘Sunburst’

Color: Variegated

It’s a branching succulent that grows on stalks that can reach a height of 15-20 inches. Rosette of variegated leaves in green and yellow looks charming and does well in bright shade to full sun.

31. Purple Heart

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Botanical Name: Tradescantia pallida ‘Purpurea’

Color: Purple

If purple is your go-to color, then you’ll surely love this succulent. Even the flowers are purple and grow on vigorously growing stems.

32. Red Edge Echeveria

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Botanical Name: Echeveria subrigida ‘Fire and Ice’

Color: Red

Four to six hours of direct sun each day and you’ll have the best possible show of colors. Perfect to have as a focal point in the small succulent container garden.

33. Zebra Plant

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Botanical Name: Haworthiopsis attenuata

Color: Green and White

This stemless pocket-size succulent is known for beautiful white zebra-like stripes on deep green leaves. Growing it is easy!

34. Red Pagoda

Botanical Name: Crassula capitella “Red Pagoda”

Color: Light Green, Crimson

Crassula genus has some excellent colorful succulents and one of them is this eye-catchy beauty. It thrives well in full sun but doesn’t mind some shade.

35. Cheyenne

Botanical Name: Echeveria ‘Cheyenne’

Color: Blue, Gray

The blue-grey rosette of this succulent looks amazing in small, light-colored pots. To ensure it gets the best color, keep it where it gets full sun.

36. Briar Rose Echeveria

Botanical Name: Echeveria ‘Briar Rose’

Color: Orange, Red, Green

‘Briar Rose’ is a beautiful succulent with short stems and forms compact rosettes of pastel green leaves with pink edges. It turns more colorful during the winter months.

37. Silveron Red Echeveria

Botanical Name: Echeveria ‘Silveron Red’

Color: Dark Red, Maroon

‘Silveron Red’ is a lovely succulent that forms a rosette of plumped, undulated leaves in the shades of deep red with bright red margins.  Its leaves have a silvery coating.

38. Giant Red Aeonium

Botanical Name: Aeonium ‘Voodoo’

Color: Bronze, Red, Deep Maroon

This colorful succulent shows off rosettes of dark red-bronze leaves on 4-5 feet tall stems. You can propagate Aeonium by stem cuttings easily too!

39. Happy Plant

Botanical Name: Sedeveria ‘Blue Elf’

Color: Light Purple, Pink, Red

This colorful succulent forms beautiful rosettes of blue-green leaves with a thick cover of powdery dust. The leaf tips develop a blush pink to burgundy hue when placed under direct sun.

40. Pink Champagne

Botanical Name: Echeveria ‘Pink Champagne’

Color: Light Pink

This slow-growing rosette-forming succulent is appreciated for its striking light pink leaves. It is best for contrasting small pots.

41. Blue Carpet Sedum

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Botanical Name: Sedum hispanicum ‘Blue Carpet’

Color: Blue

The blue-green leaves of this succulent are tightly clumped, which makes it a stunning addition in pots. It also looks great in hanging baskets.

42. Black Knight Echeveria

Botanical Name: Echeveria affinis ‘Black Knight’

Color: Deep Green, Black

‘Black Knight’ features dark-purple fleshy leaves that almost appear black. The plant also produces coral-red flowers when grown in full sunlight.

43. Ruby’s Necklace

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Botanical Name: Othonna capensis ‘Ruby’s Necklace’

Color: Purple, Green

‘Ruby’s Necklace’ is a pretty trailing succulent with long, bean-like, narrow purple to green and burgundy leaves on purple stems.

44. Pink Moonstone

Botanical Name: Pachyphytum oviferum ‘Pink Moonstone’

Color: Baby Pink

‘Pink Moonstone’ shows off a rosette of pink leaves that have a blue-lavender hue too. The fleshy leaves have a coating of powdery white or silver fine hairs.

45. Job’s Beard

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Botanical Name: Sempervivum heuffelii

Color: Red, Purple, Green

This gorgeous sempervivum showcases a rosette of round, grey to green pointed leaves with a deep purple hue. For the best color, place the plant where it receives maximum sun.

46. Jelly Bean Sedum

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Botanical Name: Sedum rubrotinctum ‘Aurora’

Color: Green, Red, Pink

This colorful evergreen succulent has jellybean-shaped pink leaves that fade into white or pale green tones. Intensify the pink shade by placing the plant in bright light.

47. Purple Giant

Botanical Name: Anacampseros retusa

Color: Green, Purple

This perennial succulent forms beautiful rosettes of dark purple-green leaves. It flowers in white to purple colored blooms.

48. Tricolor Sedum

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Botanical Name: Sedum spurium ‘Tricolor’

Color: Red, Green, White, Pink

The beautiful variegation of 4 colors makes this sedum stand out! It does best in direct sunlight and looks awesome while cascading down the hanging baskets.

49. Variegated Jade Plant

Botanical Name: Crassula ovata ‘Tricolor’

Color: Yellow and Green

Also popular as lemon and lime, it displays a bright shade of yellow and green in its foliage. The plant also grows start-shaped white flowers with a pink hue.

50. Variegated Strings of Heart

Botanical Name: Ceropegia woodii var

Color: Green, Pink, Yellow

The trailing stems of Strings of Heart catch the attention of everyone with their heart-shaped leaves. This one stands out with its stunning variegation of multiple colors.


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