You may have noticed that many succulents, such Ice Plant, Poinsettia and Kalanchoe, are readily available in a variety of attractive colors. However, there are additional plant varieties that produce vibrant red, yellow and pink succulent flowers. We have listed below a few types you may add to your garden by specific flower color. If you are planning a specific color theme to your garden the red, yellow and pink flowers may be just the succulents you are looking for.
Red Succulent Flowers
Red Torch, Trichocereus
Red Torch is a clumping cactus that may grow from 1 to 3 feet. As the name implies the flowers are a vibrant red.
Bloom Time: Open during the evening and may last 2 – 3 days.
Christmas Cactus, Schlumbergera
This graceful, multi-stemmed succulent is a beautiful plant for indoors or out. The flower colors vary, but the deep red color is most common. The flowers are extremely dramatic in appearance and have been described as looking like a flower within a flower.
Bloom Time: Each blossom lasts for several days and the blooming season usually lasts several weeks. Blooming time is usually in December.
Crown of Thorns, Euphorbia
The Crown of Thorns is a popular succulent because of the lush green leaves of the plant, and its ability to produce abundant flowers throughout the year.
Bloom Time: If the growing conditions for this plant are optimal, you may have continuous flowers year round.
Yellow Succulent Flowers
Senecio Barberton is a lush, bush succulent with light green leaves. It can reach a height of from 3 to 5 feet. The tips of the branches produce clusters of sweetly scented yellow flowers. They are nice if you want to attract butterflies to your garden.
Bloom Time: July through September
Rocky Point Ice Plant, Maleflora Luteal
The Rocky Point Ice Plant has bright green leaves and produces small yellow daisy-like flowers. It can bloom periodically throughout the year.
Blooming Time: All year
The Coryphantha Erecta reaches a height of 12 inches and 3 inches diameter. The pale yellow flowers appear from midsummer to early fall.
Bloom Time: Midsummer to early fall
Pink Succulent Flowers
Pink Hedgehog, Echinocereus engelmannii
Pink Hedgehog is a shrub or stem cactus that usually grows in clusters. It may grow up to 2 feet high and 4 feet in width. The deep magenta flowers appear in early spring.
Bloom Time: Early spring
Beavertail or Prickly Pear Cactus
The Beavertail or Prickly Pear cactus itself is attractive with flat, oval-shaped pads protruding from a central point and may grow to 7 feet tall. It produces some of the lushest flowers in the succulent/cactus world. Each flower is 2 to 3 inches across with profusion of deep pink petals.
Bloom Time: blooms open in midmorning, close at night and do not reopen; from March to June
Zig Zag Cactus, Selenicereus Anthonyanus
Zig Zag Cactus is a very unusual succulent with thick stems. The stem edges have large leaf-like teeth that range from over 3 feet long and 6 inches wide. When grown in a hanging pot it has the appearance of a lush, thick stemmed fern. The color ranges from green to yellowish green. The pink flowers are stunning!
Bloom Time: Night blooming
There are also some very popular succulents with purple flowers and succulents with white flowers.
To ensure that your succulents bloom it is essential they receive the right amount of light and good growing conditions for the particular succulent. Patience is essential. Plants usually do not bloom until the succulent is mature and many succulents are slow growing. That being said, the wait is worth it regardless of how long it takes!