Succulent Varieties to Grow in Your Home

This short video shows several succulent varieties that are great houseplants.  There are hundreds of various succulents.  It is fun to find just the right succulent plant for your home.  They are easy to start growing and maintaining. Even children love to grow succulents because they will still survive neglect.

We’ve seen a huge increase in the general public’s interest in cactus and succulents as house plants, particularly succulents.

Succulent Varieties that Make Beautiful Houseplants

Anything from Echeveria like this one, or here’s one with a fuzzy leaf, a pubescent leaf if we want the scientific term.  But it looks like it has white hairs all over it provides a soft or very different texture than these two very different plants here.  Well we get nice variation that way.  But many people of course start with smaller plants like this Burrow’s Tail or Donkey’s Tail.  It’s a very kind of neat thing; it hangs over.   You can see it here with multiple plants as a hanging basket, so either way in a pot, small pot, or like this in there.

And then if we look at some of the other popular plants we’ve also always known the Jade Plant.  And this of course can get quite large does very well indoors as a succulent.  Here’s another in that same Crassula family called Pagoda Plant and notice it’s very different the way the leaves are born on the stem.  It’s an entirely different plant but they’re both in the same family.  And we can go from that to some much more unique ones.  This is like living stones.  It’s called Lithops and if you can see they’re just two small looking things.  Or here, some people call it Basketball Plant or Medusa Plant.  It’s another Euphorbia.  It’s very interesting.  It’s spineless and it’s smooth but it’s quite unique and if we look here at this combination pot let me move this all the way in here we can see one of those here in this nice combination of assorted plants.

For more information, visit your local Extension Office or visit our website at Kansas Green Yards dot org.

Our Summary:  According to Better Home and Gardens magazine, “Succulent plants are trendy for a reason. With juicy leaves, stems, or roots, succulents form a vast and diverse group of plants, offering easy-care choices for your home. Plus, they look stunning planted alone or as companions.

The color variation of succulents seems almost endless: blue-green, chartreuse, pink, red, yellow, white, burgundy, almost black, variegated, and more. The leaves may be rounded, needlelike, berrylike, ruffled, or spiky. Many have an enticing “touch-me” quality — even cacti.”

That same article lists lists their top ten favorite succulents for the home as noted below.

Top Ten Succulent Houseplants

  • Burro’s Tail (Sedum morganianum)
  • Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera x buckleyi)
  • Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii)
  • Hens-and-Chicks (Sempervivum tectorum or Echeveria elegans)
  • Jade Plant (Crassula ovata)
  • Medicine Plant (Aloe vera)
  • Panda Plant (Kalanchoe tomentosa)
  • Pincussion Cactus (Mammillaria)
  • Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata)
  • Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)

There are many other succulent varieties that will adapt to almost any growing environment making them ideal for growing them indoors.  Don’t be afraid to experiment.  Take a chance.  Many people have found that even after failing with every other type of plant – they achieve great success growing succulents.

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