Now that spring has sprung you’ve probably noticed that some succulents are beginning to bloom. It’s almost unbelievable just how magnificently some succulents flower in spring considering they are already stunning and beautifully textured all year round. But not all succulents are springtime bloomers, so we’ve put together a list of five blooming brilliant spring flowering succulents to amaze you.
Flowering Succulent Plants:
|Echeveria Doris Taylor||orange|
|Cotyledon Tormentosa||light yellow, orange, orange-red, or pink|
|Echeveria Porpusorum||red orange|
|Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi||reddish brown|
1. Echeveria “Doris Taylor” “Woolly Rose”
Echeveria is a gorgeous and petite succulent that grows up to 2 inches (5 cm) tall. This variety is a hybrid of Echeveria setosa and Echeveria pulvinata and is native to Mexico.
Echeveria’s pale-green fleshy leaves form eye-catching rosettes with red margins and are covered with small white hairs known as trichomes, producing a velvety or woolly appearance.
This beautiful echeveria succulent produces small bright orange flowers which look like candies and produce nectar.
2. Cotyledon Tormentosa “Bear Paws”
Cotyledon Tormentosa is a small densely branched succulent native to the Cape Province region in South Africa.
Cotyledon Tormentosa grows up to 20 inches (50 cm) tall with flat hairy leaves growing up to 1.5 inches (3.5 cm) long containing 3-10 neatly arranged teeth which are usually a reddish brown colour. These neatly arranged rows of teeth resemble the paws of a bear.
Cotyledon Tormentosa stems are either bright green with yellowish hairs or grey with whitish hairs.
The bell-shaped flowers of Cotyledon Tormentosa are coloured light yellow, orange, orange-red, or pink.
3. Echeveria purpusorum
Echeveria purpusorum is a small and slow-growing succulent with a very short stem native to Southern Mexico (Puebla and Oaxaca), reaching up to 3.1 inches (8 cm) tall and up to 3.1 inches (8cm) in diameter.
The succulent leaves of the Echeveria purpusorum grow up to 1.6 inches (4 cm) long and up to 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide. Echeveria purpusorum’s leaves are crowded and oval-shaped and come in deep olive-green, grey-green, or white-green colours with mottled and irregular reddish-brown spots.
Echeveria purpusorum grows 6-9 red-orange flowers which can grow up to 8 inches (20 cm) long.
4. Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi “Lavender Scallops”
Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi is a large perennial succulent native to Madagascar, growing up to 2 feet (60 cm) tall and up to 1 foot (30 cm) wide with green upright flowering stems and decumbent stems that grow outwards and curve upwards.
Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi’s bluish green coloured oblong-shaped leaves grow up to 2 inches (5 cm) long and are hairless, thick, and fleshy, with 2-8 large teeth around the edges.
Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi grows bell-shaped purple or reddish brown flowers that grow up to 1.8 inches (2 cm) long and hang from the succulent’s upright stems in loose clusters.
5. Sedum Clavatum
Sedum clavatum is native to only one region, the gorge of the Tiscalatengo River near Villa Guerrero in the southern part of Mexico.
Sedum clavatum only grows up to 4 inches (10 cm) tall but the small frosty green-blue coloured rosette-shaped stems form thick clumps that progressively spread outwards.
The thick and upwardly curved leaves of Sedum clavatum are a blue-green or milky bluish colour and have a powdery coating, with a hint of pink tinge on the tips.
Sedum clavatum grows small white flowers measuring half an inch (14 mm) in diameter shaped like stars with pink tips which will increasingly darken to a pinker hue with age.
These are just a small handful of succulent varieties that bloom in spring. What are your favourite blooming succulents?