Welcome to the succulent club! Succulents are super cute and versatile, not to mention they’re pretty resilient! These plants have quickly become very popular and it’s no surprise why. They’re easy to maintain AND they come in all the shapes, colors, and sizes you can imagine! Keep reading to learn more about the 5 best succulents for beginners.
Don’t have a green thumb?
Not to worry. These plants are pretty hard to kill. That’s why I chose the 5 succulents because they’re the best for beginners. The key to these plants is using a container that has a drainage hole at the bottom, watering ONLY when the soil is dry, and using the right soil. Check out this post for your go-to guide for growing and maintaining succulents.
Let’s get started!
Let’s get your succulent obsession started TODAY! I recommend these plants below because they are the easiest to maintain, as long as you follow the basic rules. Please refer to the link above! Even if you’re not a beginner, these plants are all still great options for your collection. Here are the 5 best succulents for beginners.
Agave is primarily known for its succulent species. The leaves of most agave species have sharp teeth, an extremely sharp spine, and are very fibrous inside. These are often mistaken for aloe plants, but the sharp teeth will prove to you otherwise. Due to this, it’s best to keep this away from high traffic areas and out of reach of children.
The crassula is a genus containing about 200 species, including the most popular jade plant. There are many members of this family and they are native to many parts of the globe, but most commonly in South Africa. These plants have a will to survive.
The echeveria genus is my favorite by far. These plants feature flowers on short stalks that arise from the fleshy, often brightly colored leaves. These plants are drought-resistant, although they do better with watering and fertilizing. Most of them will tolerate shade and some frost, but most will lose their lower leaves int eh winter.
The Faucaria is a genus of around 33 species. The name comes from the Latin word facues (“animal mouth”) because of the appearance of the leaves. These small plants are about 8cm in diameter with thick, triangular leaves. There are upright teeth in opposite pairs on the edges of the leaves, and they can become bushy. These plants love a pot with well draining soil, and if possible, high sun exposure.
The Haworthia are small plants forming rosettes of leaves ranging from 3cm to 30cm in diameter, depending on the species. These are usually stemless but some species stems can reach up to 50cm. Many species have firm, tough, fleshy leaves and are usually dark green in color. These are often mistaken for aloe, but the most notable difference is the size. Haworthia tend to stay quite small, but aloe can grow much larger.
And there we have it, the 5 best succulents for beginners. Let me know in the comments below if you have any other favorites or recommendations. Don’t forget to share this post on Pinterest!