5 most popular types of succulents to grow in your garden

For some people, gardening is a hobby, while some do it to relax themselves and get up-close with nature. No matter what your reason be but gardening is undoubtedly one of the most relaxing and calmest things to practice. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, choosing amongst plants can get a little difficult as there are endless options available in the market. Every plant has different needs and requirements, and depending on how good you are at taking care of plants; you can pick the ones that are easy to manage. While you can have a whole lot of variety to choose from but succulents are one of the best kinds that help in adding colors, textures, and a striking appeal to the garden. Speaking of the variants, they are available in many different exotic shapes and forms. They are very low-maintenance and can easily help in creating a statement with their bold appearance. No wonder why they are such a popular choice amongst the buyers. Succulents can be used both indoors and outdoors. However, we have gathered a list of succulents that can be propagated outside in the garden. Keep on reading to know about them.

Hen and chicks 

Hen and chicks succulents, commonly known as houseleeks plants, are known to grow well both indoor and outdoor. Due to their ability to produce multiple offsprings, known as ‘chicks’, they make for an excellent choice for those that have a penchant towards plants that can propagate very quickly. They are available in more than 1000 of species and also come in an array of colors and appearances. You can pick the ones that match the theme of your garden. If properly looked after, they can also produce beautiful red flowers that together form the shape of a crown.

Crassula

Crassula succulents are native to South Africa and are known to be a large genus of succulent plants. They contain a lot of species that are extensively used in gardening, such as jade plants, which is the most well known and popular amongst users. These succulents are available in diverse forms. While some plants feature a branching system, others are low growing plants with dense foliage that can be used to cover the grounds. These succulents contain fleshy leaves that are arranged in a variety of patterns.

Dudleya

Dudleya is another great succulent plant to grow in your garden. They are native to California and come in a variety of species. Much like other succulents, they also come in an array of colors, ranging from green, red, purple, grey, and sometimes a mix of all the colors as well. They are rosette-shaped plants that contain fleshy leaves and are really easy to take care of. However, you need to be extra careful while watering them as the leaves of this plant don’t like to be watered. Growing them on slopes would be a great option.

Haworthia

Much like crassula, haworthia plants are also native to South Africa. They are a very popular choice when it comes to growing them in a container or the garden. They are sometimes confused with other species due to their strong resemblance with aloes, not only in terms of appearance but also the gel that gets produced from the fleshy leaves. They also vary in colors and sizes, and that totally depends on the type of succulent you are rooting for. Much like many other succulents, they are also not water-loving and prefer staying away from excess water and moisture.

Aloe

These are the most common and popular types of succulents that can be found in almost every household. They are not only known for their fleshy and pointed leaves but are also widely popular for its health and beauty benefits. They feature some really beautiful flowers that can bloom to a great height. Some flowers are solid colored such as orange, red, and yellow, while some are bicolored. The height of the aloes can vary from species to species; some are of really short height while some can be as tall as a tree.

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