9 rare succulents to welcome spring

Succulents are one of the easiest plants to care for and also offer such a diverse range of shapes, colors, and sizes that there is something for everyone. They are characterized by their low maintenance, as they store water in their leaves, stems, or even roots, making them resistant to even the most forgetful person.

But, in addition, there are some rare succulents that stand out for their unique beauty. How about if we talk about some of them? Pay attention because you will love them and you could have them both outside your home, on terraces, balconies, etc., and inside in areas with plenty of light and some direct sun (especially variegated ones). Shall we begin?

Haworthia cooperi var. truncata

Starting with a succulent native to South Africa and characterized by its triangular and translucent leaves. Yes, they are almost transparent. They all come together in a rosette with geometric aspects that give it a unique appearance.

It is a gem for collectors and plant lovers. Also, in spring is when it blooms, with small white flowers that perfectly complement the intense green (or different shades of green) of its leaves.

Fenestraria rhopalophylla. The Baby Toes succulents

You may not recognize it by this name, but it is sold under the nickname “baby toes”. Like the previous one, it is from South Africa and has cylindrical green leaves that grow in clusters.

In spring, if everything goes well and the plant is well cared for, you will see it produce flowers that can be white or yellow. This, combined with its green leaves, will give a very curious touch to your garden or the pot where you have it.

Conophytum calculus

This is one of the rarest succulents you will find. Mostly because what you will have is a green ball in the pot, several if you have more plants like this. It is similar to other stone plants, but in this case it has a rounded shape.

In spring, from the center of that ball, a flower will usually emerge, normally yellow, not too large but appropriate to the size of the ball. The rest of the year it will remain a chubby and curious ball, suitable for decorative use at home.

Adromischus cristatus

This succulent is characterized by having elongated, chubby leaves with wavy edges. It grows in clusters in such a way that it seems to form rosettes.

Like all the others, it blooms in spring with small flowers that can be of various colors, giving a unique touch to the plant.

Aloe polyphylla (Spiral Aloe)

If you like aloe, did you know that there are several different succulents of this kind? One of them is the spiral aloe, which, as you may have guessed, grows with its leaves spiraling around a center, creating an impressive visual effect.

In spring, it will produce clusters of bell-shaped red flowers. However, be careful because it tends to attract bees. Also, hummingbirds but these birds are not seen in Spain.

Astrophytum asterias

No, we haven’t made a mistake. We know that a cactus is not a succulent. But this one, which has a spherical shape and also lacks spines, resembles a succulent more.

In spring, this cactus will produce white or yellow flowers and will attract attention because it contrasts quite a bit with the spotted green of its shape. Additionally, there is a variegated version where the color changes radically.

Tylecodon paniculatus

Can you imagine a succulent with the shape of a tree? Well, this is one of those succulents (because there are actually more). It has a bush shape and its leaves are fleshy and gray-green.

In spring, it will produce clusters of pale pink flowers that are very attractive to butterflies and bees.

Huernia zebrina

Known for its distinctive zigzag pattern of stripes, it is one of the rare succulents you could have at home. Initially, its “leaves” are green, and beyond that zigzag pattern, they don’t seem to have anything else striking.

But when it blooms in spring, the flowers it produces are star-shaped. However, be careful because it is said to have a scent of rotting flesh, so if you don’t like that, it’s better not to buy it.

Echeveria Rainbow

Within the Echeverias, we could talk about hundreds of them, each more beautiful than the last. But we wanted to choose the Echeveria Rainbow because it is said to be one of the most beautiful in the world. It is characterized by having multicolored leaves, which is why it is called rainbow. In reality, it is the variegated form of the Echeveria Perle von Nürnberg.

In spring, it will delight your eyes even more with coral pink flowers.

As you can see, there are many rare succulents. And we have left out many more. If you have a house where you can enjoy the sun, whether in a zone, in the garden, etc., go for them. You will hardly have to take care of them and when you notice them, you will see that they are quite a spectacle. Do you recommend any that you know?

Source: MiMub in Spanish

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