Succulent Varieties

A gallery of exotic succulent varieties and design ideas.

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Super Succulent

Succulent plants have thick, fleshy leaves or stems that are adapted to store water.

Mexican Succulent

Plush plant (Echeveria pulvinata) is a Mexican succulent forming rosettes of fleshy, slightly hairy, green-gray leaves with red tips.

Black 'Zwartkop'

The Aeonium 'Zwartkop' is a multi-branching succulent that adds a dramatic note with its near-black rosettes.

Carpet Echeveria

Echeveria agavoides is a clump-forming succulent with tight rosettes of narrow, tapering leaves with red tips.

Succulent Containers

A sunny patio at the Atlanta Botanical Garden is the setting for this display of varying-sized containers with an assortment of succulents that include Dyckia 'Black Gold' (clockwise from foreground), Yucca 'Color Guard', Euphorbia 'Sticks on Fire', Echeveria runyonii, and Kalanchoe 'Flapjacks'.

Succulent Grouping Makes Striking Display

Group succulents together on a table or patio for an eye-catching display.

Path With Low-Growing Sedum

Low-growing sedum makes an interesting pattern among coarse gravel. Soft surfacing for garden paths consists of natural materials that include combinations of stone, wood and shell.

Striking Combination

The golden color of Euphorbia 'Sticks on Fire' stands out against the soft colors of Echeveria runyonii.

Tender Succulents Create Mediterranean Feel

Tender succulents, such as cacti, palms and citrus trees can be moved outside in warmer weather, adding a Mediterranean feel to patios and decks. Or, add them to flower beds for an exotic touch.

Alpines and Succulents Paired Together in Pot

Mix together alpines and succulents with varied appearances, shapes and foliage to create an eye-catching summer display.

Succulents in Mixed Pots

Group together several types of succulents in mixed pots to create a unique look.

Succulents Fill Small Planters

Small containers of succulents are grouped together on a wood tray for a very natural look.

Succulents for the Patio

Succulents make the perfect patio plant in warm areas like Atlanta that can experience long stretches without rain. This arrangement at the Atlanta Botanical Garden uses the soft edges of Kalanchoe 'Flapjacks' to contrast with the spike-like appearance of Yucca 'Color Guard'.

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