20 Flowering Succulent Plants that You Need to Own!

If you love succulents, it’s time to try out flowering succulent plants! There’s so much to love when it comes to succulents. They’re trendy, beautiful, and so easy to care for.

Did you know that some succulents even produce flowers? That’s right! These stunning plants that will captivate you with their beauty.

Let’s check out 20 popular flowering succulent plants and get to know them a little better.

20 Flowering Succulent Plants

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1. Jade Plant / Crassula ovata

Crassula Ovata

Starting off with one of the most popular succulents on this list, the jade plant is a beautiful succulent native to southern Africa.

This plant produces blooms in late winter or early spring when grown outdoors, and very seldom will bloom indoors. Their flowers are white and pink, and their petals resemble a star-shaped formation.

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2. Christmas Cactus / Schlumbergera x buckleyi 

christmas cactus

The Christmas cactus (or holiday cactus) is a peculiar hanging succulent that produces very vibrant red flowers. True to their name, the Christmas cactus’ flowers bloom right around Christmastime in the late fall to early winter.

While it might be a cactus, the Christmas cactus has origins in the Brazilian rainforest. Because of this, you’ll find yourself having to water this type of succulent more often than others.

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3. Crown of Thorns / Euphorbia milii

Euphorbia milii

While this prickly succulent gets its name from biblical origins, you’ll want to own this succulent for its beautiful flowers of biblical proportions! Originally native to Africa, the crown of thorns’ thick green leaves grow around the plant’s thorny stem.

The flowers of this succulent bloom year-round, and range in a variety of colors including red, yellow, pink, and white. The crown of thorns care is no different than a typical succulent.

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4. Florist Kalanchoe / Kalanchoe blossfeldiana

The Kalanchoe blossfeldiana is an evergreen succulent identifiable by its vibrant pink flowers and fleshy dark green leaves.

In order to encourage flowering, it is important to keep this plant root bound and give it plenty of sunlight. Just like many other succulents, this plant does not enjoy getting its feet wet, so avoid frequent watering.

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5. Peanut Cactus / Echinopsis chamaecereus

peanut cactus

Earning its name from their shape (which has an uncanny resemblance to a peanut shell), the South American peanut cactus is most notable for their breathtaking flowers.

These reddish-orange flowers bloom in early spring and summer. Like many cacti of its kind, the peanut cactus enjoys hot weather, droughty water conditions, and sandy soil.

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6. Rock Purslane / Calandrinia spectabilis

Rock Purslane / Calandrinia spectabilis

Native to Chile, the rock purslane’s beautiful pink blooms are dependent on mild weather. Their poppy-like flowers bloom in early spring through fall. Flowers will continue to bloom throughout that entire time period!

If you have issues with deer chowing down on plants in your garden, consider keeping a pot with rock purslane nearby; they are a deer deterrent and work great in your rock garden.

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7. String of Pearls / Curio rowleyanus

string of pearls

Even the most nubile of gardeners love the string of pearls for their easy care. While the string of pearls’ pea-shaped leaves are attractive enough on their own, these vines also produce beautiful fuzzy, white flowers.

Make sure to give these flowers a good sniff; they have a delectable sweet cinnamon scent! Native to Africa, the string of pearl succulents are simple to care for and don’t have any unique care requirements.

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8. Marble Buttons / Conophytum calculus

Conophytum calculus

The marble buttons succulent is native to Africa, but you’d probably think it came from outer space upon first glance! If the marble-shaped leaves aren’t enough to convince you to buy one of these succulents, maybe their vibrant orange yellow flowers will.

These flowers peculiarly fuse together to form a “dome” shape. Don’t be afraid to get up close to this succulent and smell the flower – they are noted for having a scent reminiscent of cloves.

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9. Pink Ice Plants / Oscularia deltoides

Oscularia deltoides

Originally native the South Africa, the pink ice plant not only has fascinating leaves, but fascinating flowers as well. Their blue-green fleshy leaves are triangular in shape with jagged edges, which greatly contrasts the vivid pink flowers that freely bloom all over the plant.

The pink ice plant love to grow big and spread out, which makes it ideal as a ground cover for a succulent garden.

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10. Baby’s Necklace / Crassula rupestris

baby necklace crassula
Photo via Soil and Seed Co

If the stacking, spiraling leaves doesn’t draw you into the baby’s necklace, then perhaps their gorgeous flowers will! Another native to South Africa, the baby’s necklace succulent is identifiable by their spiral leaves that are green with a maroon around the edges.

While the leaves of this succulent are already vibrant and beautiful, the clusters of flowers this plant also produces adds even more color to the mix.

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11. Echeveria “Peacockii”

peacockii

Image via Minablooms

The echeveria “peacockii” is certainly as beautiful and stunning as a peacock. The succulent itself has blue leaves with hints of pink and purple.

But the real head-turner is the flower. The bell-shaped flower grow on long stems and remain in bloom for months.

Similar to many other echeveria members, these succulents are very easy to care for and require little effort on your part. Beautiful and low maintenance!

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12. Echeveria “Afterglow”

Just like other members of the echeveria family, the “afterglow” variety also produces gorgeous blooms and vibrant colors. The afterglow succulent produces blooms that are reddish-pink in color.

Caring for this beauty is just as easy as caring for any other echeveria succulent. Make sure to give this plant plenty of full sun to help it retain that vivid color.

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13. Aeonium “Blushing Beauty”

This aeonium hybrid looks like something out of a sci-fi show when it blooms! Depending on the amount of light exposure, the leaves of the blushing beauty can range from lime green, to burgundy red.

The aeonium spreads and reproduces by producing offsets. Their pink/yellow flowers grow on a tall stalk. Unfortunately, flowering is a telltale sign that the mother plant will soon die off.

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14. Purple Flower Ice Plant / Delosperma cooperi

ice plant

The purple ice plant is notable in its own right for its long, finger-shaped leaves, but the flowers are where its at! The purple ice plant is a fast-spreader, which makes it excellent for a ground cover in an outdoor succulent garden.

Throughout summer and fall, you’ll be able to enjoy a purple daisy-like flower that this succulent produces! Care for these succulents as you would with any normal succulent of its kind, give it well-draining soil and a sunny location to thrive in.

*Find Ice Plant care tips on this post!

15. Emily Cobweb Houseleek / Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Emily’

Not only is this odd succulent a mouthful to say, but it’s visually all over the place! This small succulent forms small rosettes with its green and red spear-shaped leaves.

True to its name, the leaves are also adorned with a white material reminiscent of cobwebs. As if the leaves weren’t interesting enough, this succulent produces a star-shaped pink flower.

The Emily cobweb houseleek is a small succulent, so feel free to keep this little wonder just about anywhere in the house!

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16. Aloe

aloe plant

Aloe Vera plant has been a household staple for years for soothing burns, but did you know how beautiful aloe plants truly are? That’s right, even the aloe that we’ve known and love can produce some crazy flowers.

Aloe is an all-encompassing name for a specific genus of plants, though many of them produce gorgeous flowers. Use an aloe plant as the centerpiece for a succulent garden. Functional and beautiful!

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17. Lifesaver Cactus / Huernia zebrina

Huernia zebrina

The lifesaver cactus produces an out-of-this-world flower that you won’t be able to take your eyes off of. These cacti produce a star-shaped flower that is zebra-striped with a donut-shaped hole in the center.

Be warned, these cacti are prone to mealybug infestations, so be sure to monitor them carefully and treat with neem oil if you spot any bugs.

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18. Ruby Ball or Moon Cactus / Gymnocalycium mihanovichi

To me, the ruby ball is one of the most classic cacti out there. Also referred to as a “red cap cactus,” the ruby ball is best known for the spiny red flower that grows right on top of the cactus.

This cactus grows tiny, so it is perfect as an addition to your windowsill or even an office desk. Be on the lookout for other variants of this species with flowers that range from purple, to yellow, and white.

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19. Pincushion Cactus / Mammillaria crinita

Drought-tolerant and simple to care for, the pincushion cactus has earned its name. Be careful to keep curious pets and children away from this cacti, as its spikes are hooked and can cause quite the injury.

Nevertheless, this cactus produces a plethora of pretty pink flowers that adorn the entire plant. If you’re growing this as indoor plants, make sure to provide it with at least 4 hours of direct sunlight.

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20. Jelly Bean Succulent Plants / Sedum rubrotinctum

This succulent has a name that’s as fun as it looks! Native to New Mexico, this succulent is named after their plump jelly bean-like leaves. The beans are usually green in color, but can turn into a beautiful red hue when exposed to sun or cold weather.

In addition to their beautiful foliage, the jelly bean plant produces a yellow star-shaped flower that look like little bursts of sunlight!

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FAQ

What type of succulent has flowers?

There are many different types of sucuclents that have flowers. Some of the most common are Echevereia, Crassula and Opuntia.

How do you get succulents to flower?

Some succulents easily bloom while others are difficult. Having the proper temperatures, plenty of sunlight, regular watering and the right soil will increase your chances of seeing your succulent bloom.

Do flowering succulents need sunlight?

Yes, flowering succulents need adequate sunlight exposure.

These 20 succulents don’t even scratch the surface; there are many flowering succulents out there to choose from! With a wide variety of shapes, colors, and sizes, there’s a succulent for everyone.

Most of these succulents are all very easy to care for. For the most part, these succulents all have the same needs; well-draining soil, ample sunlight, warm temperatures, and a loving owner!

If you want more flowering succulents, check out these amazing pink succulent plants!

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