Many people out there are having a fondness for succulents – house plants that are used as adornment purposes.
If you have started feeling fascinated by the peculiarity of these plants lately, you are welcome to the amazing world of succulents.
You can find these decorative plants in astonishing shapes that will make you feel as if they have come from some fantasy world.
While some succulents are weird looking, others are cute. Some succulents can be found in a wide range of colours, others happen to be appalling. But you cannot deny the fact that succulents are one of the finest creations by Mother Nature. There are hundreds of succulents you can choose from.
Listed below are ten types of unusual succulent plants that would grab your attention with the way they look.
Burro’s Tail (sedum morganianum).
Burro’s Tail, which is also known as the ‘donkey tail plant, is one of the most amazing plants that will not give you a hard time when it comes to propagating and caring for. The name “Burro’s Tail” was given to this plant because of its capability that it can easily grow up to four inches with a shape that bears a resemblance to the tail.
This species of succulents happens to be a cactus and not every succulent is cacti, albeit all cacti are succulent plants. One of the best things about this succulent is that it can cultivate best indoors when planted in a well-drained container, where its long stems wrap down off of the edges of the spot.
The Jade Plant (Crassula ovata)
Known to sanctify the house in which it dwells, the Jade Plant surpasses cultures and language barriers to become one of the most popular succulents. Usually associated with financial success, friendship, and good luck, people have a high regard for this plant and is considered appropriate for any occasion.
This popular succulent plant is native to the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal provinces, and Mozambique in South Africa. This commemorated plant is also known by the names Money Plant, Friendship Tree, Money Tree, Lucky Plant, and Silver Dollar.
Crown of Thorns Plant (euphorbia milii).
The crown of thorns is an amazing houseplant because it can effortlessly adjust to any dry indoor environment as well as room temperature. If best care and results are what you are looking for, make sure plant this succulent near a window where it can get sunlight for about 3 to 4 hours every day. This incredible succulent plant is light when it comes to missed watering. However, you need to ensure that you water the plant when its soil is completely parched. In Thailand, legend has it that the number of blooms that come into bud on this succulent foresees of the plant-keeper. So, be careful when taking its care!
The Zebra Plant (Zebra haworthia).
Native to South Africa, this flawless succulent is known by the name of Zebra Plant. It fortifies any space in an appealing pot. This succulent displays sturdy, dark jade leaves with horizontal white stripes, like a zebra pattern. The leaves grow in the form of a rosette and can proliferate between 4 and 8 inches tall.
Panda Plant (kalanchoe tomentosa).
The Panda Plant is one of the most interesting types of succulent plants suitable for indoors with mall and misty leaves. These plants can live for several years indoors and even though this type of succulent can blossom in the right conditions, it seldom does. It looks amazing in kid’s room or in hanging planters owing to the small size of the panda plant.
Roseum (sedum spurium).
The roseum succulent plant is a low-growing plant that gets to be around 4 to 6 inches tall. In fact, it works best in pots or planters on a window ledge. In the summertime, the roseum builds bunches of light-pink star flowers that add a pop of colour to your home décor. Roseum favours full sun to partial sunlight. So, it is recommendable that you place it near your windowsill so it can get a reasonable amount of sunlight.
Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum).
Ever heard of the succulent that blooms impeccably on the rooftop of a building? The Hens and Chicks succulent plant can easily be spotted on the roofs of old Europe cottages. It is deliberately planted so that roof slates can be kept in place to keep the building protected from fire and lightning.
Zwartkop (aeonium arboreum).
Also known as the “black rose”, the zwartkop refers to the dark burgundy colour of its rosette-forming leaves. In the winter season, this succulent produces yellow flowers that produce a stunningly beautiful and unanticipated distinction to its dark foliage. This plant admires full sun. That is the reason why it grows best in outdoor gardens. Also, they’re usually placed in borders or flower beds and like to propagate in clusters.
Sunburst (aeonium davidbramwellii).
The sunburst succulent plant is also known as ‘copper pinwheel’ because of the yellow leaves that cultivate in a circle around its centre. It is deemed a “tri-coloured plant” because of its yellow, white, and variegated green. Indigenous to the Canary Islands and can seashore, this succulent can grow up to two feet high.
Whale’s Tongue Agave (agave ovatifolia).
This succulent was originally cultivated in Mexico on mountains with altitudes of 3,700 to 7,000 feet. Its flat, wide, and light green leaves bear a resemblance to a whale’s tongue. Their massive size makes them suitable for outdoors.
Succulents are exceptionally good at surviving in parched climates and just about every cactus is a succulent but not all succulents are cacti. These plants have become extremely popular among the individuals that understand what it is like having one at home or work. Chances are that if you happen to drop by any office, you will have a close encounter with at least one of them.
These varieties of perpetual plants are stunning for all those who are testing green thumbs for the first time. That’s because these house plants don’t call for much care and maintenance. 4 to 6 hours of sunshine and some water from time to time will keep them blooming for years to come.