Nature is all about colors, and colors are all about the flamboyant succulent flower types you see in your landscape. Flowers add colors to life and gives soothing happiness to the mind with their aroma.
Well, you would agree with us on this being a true garden lover.
Additionally, gardeners spend most of the time in the green yard of their land, take good care of their plants like babies, and feel happy to see them growing.
Also, they are always looking forward to making the lawn more appealing by adding new plants like succulent flowers to the family, which are exceptional for garden décor.
So, let’s sweat out a bit for the soulful place of our home and grow succulents. In this article, we have combined some amazing types of succulents with an interesting gardening guide.
But, before, don’t you want to know what succulents are?
What are Succulent Flowers?
Summers are here, and flowers are about to bloom. Indeed, sweet, lush flowers are always welcoming for the gardens.
As it is said: “The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly.” - William Wordsworth
Here, lush and fragrant flowers mean the succulent plants that are engorged, thickened, and plumpy, and we usually grow them in the garden during the sunny season.
In botany, Succulent plants are also called Succulents.
The succulents sprout well in arid climate conditions and adequate soil conditions by retaining water.
Also, most of these flowers are often used as ornamental plants due to their color, smell, and compatibility factor with both indoor/outdoor places.
Interestingly, you can find them in many gardens as they thrive with minimum care.
Below, we will discuss various types of luscious flowers, and you would not help loving them and having them in your garden.
Succulent Flower Types For The Summer
Some of the famous yet colorful succulents are:
1. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a green-colored succulent plant with pointed leaves and originated from the family aloe. This is famous for its health and beauty benefits as it is profoundly used in skin care and hair care products.
Though, this is mostly grown in summers dry season and indeed give a unique look to your yard. However, the shaded rays of the sun are enough for the aloe plants, so you can also have them as an indoor plant near the window.
Common problems with your aloe vera leaves turning mushy and brown.
Important! Check the dormancy table before growing succulents in your garden, as some of the plants sleep deeply in summers while others in winter.
2. Cacti Plants
Cactus or cacti plants belong to the family of Cactaceae. They are loved for their prickly form and indefinite shapes.
For instance, you might have noticed some of them look like a person standing over the soil with his hands raised. Lol!
Some major examples of cacti plants are Christmas Cactus, Pincushion Cactus, Peanut Cactus, Carrion Cactus, Orchid Cactus, Moon Cactus, and many others.
These are succulents from the same family, but species can be different.
3. Hardy Ice plant
Hardy Ice Plant, botanical name “delosperma,” is also a succulent flower with a daisy-like look. Plus, the colors it is available in are eye-soothing, and the texture is luscious.
The ice plants sprout and flourish in USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9.
Indeed, it is a perfect add-on in your lawn for this summer because of the colorful bloom. The popular ice plant varieties are hardy yellow, hardy white, and cooper’s ice plant, etc.
Interesting Information: The ice plant growth is measured to be about 3 to 6 inches tall and 2 to 4 feet wide.
4. Stonecrop Succulents
The stonecrop is a succulent sedum that is a seamlessly outdoor plant and belongs to the family of Crassulaceae. It comes in different colors, such as bright green, silver, blue, and pink, for which they are admired widely.
Some stonecrop sedums usually bloom in rock gardens, rock walls, or on roofs. Some of the examples of sedum (stonecrop) plants are burro’s tail, Autumn Joy, Jade plant, Black prince, etc.
Note: There are over 600 types of stonecrop, some of them are 1 foot - 3 feet tall, while others hardly reach a few inches, and mostly remain hugging the ground.
5. Sweetheart Hoya Succulent
Belonging to the Hoya family, this succulent is also called valentine plant because of its heart-shaped leaves. Indeed, the Hoya Kerrii is a lovely valentine gift for garden lover partner.
Talking further about texture and length, well, the texture is thick, and the length of the mature plant reaches up to 13 feet tall.
Importantly, as these plants require bright yet shaded rays of the sun, so you can keep them indoor in east-facing windows or the slightly shaded areas of your garden or patio.
Pro-tip: Always have some handy tools for gardening while growing succulent plants in the lawn. By using them, you would get your tasks done in less time.
6. Hens and Chicks Sempervivum Succulents
These are a member of the Sempervivum group and sprout in both winters and summers. Hens And Chicks are famous for their rosette shape and can produce numerous babies.
The plants need rockery yet dry land to grow, and the positive thing is, they can manage their development even in unwelcoming conditions like poor soil.
7. Red Yuka
Red Yuka are the best-known summer succulent because they are extremely heat-tolerant. They come from the family of agave. These flowers are mostly used as an outdoor plant for showy purposes.
Moreover, if you have a window from where the good amount of sunlight is coming, then you can easily place this plant inside your house.
There are other very interesting blooming succulent plants that you can grow in the green land of your house, Ponytail Palm, Snake Plant, White Velvet, Butterwort, Silver Shamrock are some of them.
Now, let’s get a wing to some tips on how to start and take care of your exclusive succulent plants.
Find a healthy plant - make sure you look for one with a full shape, great color, and nice foliage. You do not want to get plants that look like they have been chewed on.
Pick the right dirt – they need dry soil that is well drained. You can find Espoma's Cactus Mix to be a great solution.
Select the container - these can be planted in almost anything if they have the right drainage. The container should have a drainage hole for the water to go through.
Give just enough water - The leaves that pucker on a succulent mean they are not getting enough water, but soggy leaves mean they are getting too much water. Get on a schedule for watering for the plants to take off.
Put in a sunny area - The succulents love the light. So you will want to put them in a place that they get four to six hours of sunlight.
Feed them - You will want to make sure you give the succulents a fertilizer that will help them out. You will find succulent plant food.
Keep the plants looking great - Do this by removing the dead or decaying leaves, which will make the plants not only look nice, but keeps the insects away.
How To Take Care Of Different Succulent Flower Types In Hot Weather
Succulent flowers, though, does well with minimum care, but they bloom when handled with proper care.
Find some important tips below:
How To Water Succulent Flowers
Succulent flowers don’t need a lot of water intake as they can thrive without it as well. The water requirement for lush plants is less-stringent.
Therefore, try to place your succulents in the no-wet areas. That’s why summer seasons are best for their long-length growth.
The tip for watering is that water the succulents to the point the top inch of soil feel dry and continue watering until water goes through the drainage hole. You will need to get rid of excess water.
Tip: Water your in-land succulents once every 10 days to 2 weeks, especially when the temperature surpasses the 80°F.
Succulent Flowers Soil Requirement
Avoid moisture in the pots. For this, the pots you use to grow succulent plants should have drainage holes in them because (you know) they don’t need the great amount of water to sprout.
Additionally, use succulent soil, or incorporate rocks, gravel, or sand to make drainage possible.
For pot decoration: Spread pebbles and gravel on the top of the soil.
Providing Enough Sunlight For Your Plant
Mostly succulent lush flowers need sunny days for longer hours, while others require the shaded warmth (from a half-day to a full-day, varies according to the plant’s property).
Fertilizing Succulent Flowers
As the succulents are less demanding plants, so they need minimal amounts of fertilizer. Plus, the whole month can go fine for succulents with well-balanced fertilization once in 30 days.
Lastly, you can now check amazing facts about succulents.
Fun Facts About Succulent Plants
- Almost 60 different families of plants contain succulents.
- Succulents are pests/insects resistant.
- You can find them in almost every color, and some plants come in the rainbow shade too.
- Succulents cutting can be used for further lush plant growth.
- Succulents get their name due to their sap-filled and pulpy texture.
- You can find succulent jewelry, and it grows even when you are wearing it.
- Succulents and cacti plants are often confused with each other.
Wrapping Up The Different Types Of Succulent Flowers To Grow This Summer
We hope you find this article as per your interest. We have demonstrated various succulent flower types for the lawn and guidelines accordingly.
Also, the tips and facts would help you decide what to grow and how to keep them in your garden for a longer time.
If you need any more help this a more comprehensive guide on how to plant succulents.
Have a Good Flowery Yard-day!
Author Bio: Hi, this is Liza Parker, a super amazing mother of super-naughty kids and a gardener, always busy in finding new things for her little front yard. Plus, cooking is her other favorite and taste lies in her genes. Check her amazing work Here!