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6 of the Most Beautiful Flowering Succulents

Who said succulents are all about thorns, unruly texture, and flossy inflated foliage? They are much more and make for a beautiful sight in a spring garden. Blooming succulents are growing popular as houseplants for all the right reasons. Low-maintenance, drought-tolerant, surreal geometric shapes, and unique colors make them a wonderfully-practical addition to any space.  

A surprise to many, succulents produce some of the most gorgeous flowers. Whether you place them in a warm temperature or dry atmosphere, they thrive in every environment. Flowering succulents are a perfect pick for new plant parents and experienced garden enthusiasts alike. If you wish to adopt some beautiful blooming succulents, here is a list of eye-catching favorites. 

Christmas Cactus 

Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera) in pot on the windowsill
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A great gift for the holiday season, the Christmas cactus (not to be confused with the Thanksgiving cactus) is also widely known as the holiday cactus. Its leaves are scalloped shaped, and flowers bloom in beautiful shades of pink and red. What truly makes this succulent special is that it blooms several times during the year. The lovely sight of large flowers during Christmas is a great reason to nurture this one.  

The secret to growing a healthy Christmas cactus lies with the right light and temperature. Place the succulent in a cool, dark room for up to 14 hours in order to see their blooms. Water the soil whenever it is dry, but do not place the plant near hot or cold air drafts.  

The Christmas cactus is non-toxic. Thus, you do not have to be worried about it being harmful to your pets or kids.  

Peanut Cactus  

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A slender cactus plant that is popularly found across homes, the peanut cactus (Echinopsis chamaecereus) sports erect green stems. They are adorned in soft white bristles that add to the dramatic full view of the succulent.

It blooms during the early periods of summer and late spring to flaunt a crown of orange-shaded flowers. The bloom is usually abundant when you place the succulent in well-drained soil with balanced fertilizer application two or three times in their growing season.

Peanut cactus enjoys full sun and demands modest hydration for healthy growth. It is drought tolerant, so do not overwater. Overwatering can lead to fungal diseases.

Lastly, the cactus is low-growing and perfectly complements table-top pots.

Painted Lady Echeveria

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Resembling a densely-formed rosette, painted lady echeveria is an endearing succulent. It is known for its silvery-green leaves and delicate beauty. This Mexico-native plant welcomes spring with pretty yellow-pink flowers. The pastel hues offer a lovely sense of the bright season’s arrival.

Painted lady echeverias must receive at least six hours of direct sunlight. Water the plant when the soil is dry and allow good air circulation. It is also wise to move your succulent outdoors during the blissful period of the summer holidays.


Kalanchoe blossfeldiana. Kalanchoe plant with orange flowers.
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Also known as florist kalanchoe, it is a pretty houseplant native to Madagascar. It features thick green leaves and blooms during late winter or early spring. The pleasant wild cluster of flowers in shades of red and magenta makes this potted plant a perfect eye-catcher.  

Kalanchoe plants prefer a well-lit space and may dwindle in low-light conditions. Water sparingly as excessive water can damage the succulent. Simply allow the water to dry out between watering schedules. Cool night time temperatures of 45 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit will help you enjoy your plant a little longer.

Donkey’s Tail  

Bottom view. Rabo de Burro or Donkey, Sedum Morganianum Hybrid (Sedum burrito Girl finger). Closeup on pink flower. Succulent plant hanging.
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You are bound to be surprised at the unusual ornamental sight of the donkey’s tail. Also known as the lamb’s or burro tail, it derives its name owing to the stems that resemble an animal’s tail. 

The distinctive blue-green leaves grow erect at first and then turn pendulous because of the water weight. During summer, the plant pleases you with small red blossoms that appear in attractive clusters and the ends of their trailing stems.  

The braided-appearing succulent prefers full sunlight and minimal watering. Just as with the kalanchoe, let it dry out before feeding it more. The donkey tail’s stems are usually brittle, so do not place them in areas where they may get knocked off.  

Ruby Necklace

Othonna capensis 'Ruby Necklace', succulent plant
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Ruby necklace or othonna capensis is the perfect hanging succulent if you love danglers. The trailing succulent is easy to grow and a delight to watch. Native to South Africa, the ruby necklace hosts leaves in the alluring colors of purple and burgundy. The daisy-like flowers grow on the red stems to beautifully surround the foliage.  

Give the plant good growing conditions and you won’t have to worry too much! Place the pot in a spot that receives indirect light. Good lighting has a great role to play in bringing the necklace a vibrant bright shade.

This plant is specific with temperatures and won’t tolerate anything below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The bean-shaped leaves retain moisture and thus, you must never overwater.  

Prick your Own SUC-CUTE-LENT 

Don’t let the idea of succulents being boring prick you again. Flowering succulents are a great way to add a dash of green and brightness to your home. The low-maintenance factor is the selling point here! They typically need very little care and water from time to time. Offer these beautiful succulents some space in your home, and be surprised by the enthralling sight of blooms.  

How many blooming succulents are you going to add to your plant family? Share your views and ideas in the comments below.