I love landscaping with succulents! They’re surprisingly hardy, and depending on the variety chosen, you might find that they require very little care. Of course, there are the succulent varieties out there that are known for dying rather rapidly, instead of wasting your time with those, check out these 10 varieties of succulents that can survive seriously anything.
Paddle plant succulents are one of the most popular varieties out there. It has flat leaves, and a deep color that lasts well into the winter months. Paddle plant succulents should be grown in an area of “bright shade.” It should be mentioned that the paddle plant only lasts a season before it loses a lot of it’s beauty. Propagate plant shootings to keep things alive.
These pretty succulents can grow to be at least 2 feet long, and they also require an area of bright shade. This variety of succulent hates the heat, so be sure to take note of your grow zone!
You’ve probably seen one of these succulents as part of a centerpiece somewhere. These succulents can literally survive ANY kind of condition. It thrives in heat, cold, or places where drought is common. It’s impossible to kill this beauty!
Plant your crassula in well-draining soil for a plant that stands the test of time. Water is stored in their leaves, so they need very little watering. Water once weekly!
Hens & Chicks
Like most succulents, this plant loves well-draining soil. These plants don’t need to be fertilized and are very accustomed to receiving very much water. They are called “hens & chicks” because the “chicks” can be removed from the “hen” for propagation.
Put this unique succulent in a sunny window and forget about it. This plant should not be watered too frequently, or you might find that it will die off due to root rot.
Aloe Vera plants are part of the succulent family, and it’s easy to see why! Aloe is terrific for sunburns, and it seriously impossible to kill when grown inside. I definitely can confirm that this is true, I had an aloe plant above my kitchen sink that I had disregarded for months. After some tending, it sprang back to life!
Known for it’s interesting dark green and white color scheme, the Zebra Haworthia loves a sunny window! The plant is relatively slow growing, but is known to produce colorful flowers over time.
String of Pearls
Similar to Donkey’s Tail, the String of Pearl plant is a great addition for hanging containers. All this plant needs is great drainage to survive, and doesn’t need much else. Test the soil with your finger if you feel that your plant might need a watering!
There isn’t another succulent out there quite like the Hawthoria. With crystal clear leaves, the Hawthoria plant will make a serious statement in any bouquet or arrangement, The Hawthoria will require a light fertilization in the Spring and the Fall. Visit Gardening Know How for more information on growing this gorgeous succulent.