5 Popular Flowering Succulents That You Can Grow at Home

One of the best ways to jazz up your homestead on a low budget is to introduce beautiful succulent plants. But if you want to get the best out of the succulents, consider planting the flowering variety. Although not all succulents bloom freely, quite a few species do. With the proper care and maintenance, some succulents will flourish repeatedly. Check out these 5 gorgeous succulent plants that flower freely.

Jade Plant (Crassula Ovata)

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The Jade plant is one of the famous flowering succulents. It displays clusters of small pink or white star-shaped florets yearly from November through February. You can boost its flowering in the fall by keeping the plant cool and avoiding watering it, especially at night.

Even though this plant can survive in bright and indirect light, it requires over four hours of direct sunlight. When this plant receives inadequate light, its leaves will turn dark green, and the stem will droop. The leaves should be shiny green with reddish coloration on the edges in normal conditions. You can propagate a jade plant from leaf or stem cuttings at any time of the year.   

Epiphyllum

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They are also known as the orchid or climbing cactus. This succulent tropical variety bears large and showy fragrant flowers generally in spring. It has a sort of flat foliage, and it requires regular watering during spring and summer, especially when they are flowering. However, during winter, they should be left cool and dry.

Epiphyllum thrives in warm and humid conditions. It can grow up to 2 feet high, and you can control this by shortening the stem. You can use the cut-off part of the stem as a cutting to introduce new plants.

Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana (Flaming Katie)

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It is one of the popular flowering succulents that can add a taste of beauty to your home. Flaming Katie has glossy leaves that are not thick as other succulents. The leaves will maintain a healthy appearance even when the plant is not flowering. During flowering, the leaves retreat backward and form a beautiful background for its lovely cluster of flowers. The flowers come in different white, orange, pink, and golden yellow shades.

You can plant kalanchoe from seeds or root individual leaves and later transfer them to a container. They require good lighting conditions to bloom.

Pincushion Cactus

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The pincushion cactus is known for its vibrant flowers and needle-like spines. With good watering practices, this succulent will bloom in spring. Its flowers form a crown and come in different colors; green, white, pink, yellow, and red.

You can propagate pincushion cactus in two ways; by planting seeds and from its offsets. You can water the seedling during their early days. When the plant starts to thrive, it can survive without water for short periods. It is ideal for watering it frequently during dry weather.

Easter Lily Cactus (Echinopsis sp.)

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This is a showy flowering succulent plant that can hide the cactus feature of this plant. The flowering starts as a fuzzy flower spike which later opens up to a large spectacular flower. When put in the right environment, its flowers can bloom continuously. The flowers wilt after a few days, and new ones crop out almost immediately.

Easter lily cactus love plenty of light and require watering once the soil has dried out during summer. Avoid watering during winter. You can propagate this species from the offsets of the mother plant in your garden or flower pots.

Conclusion

If you’re looking for beautiful flowering succulents, consider adding one of these varieties to your home. They make great indoor and outdoor houseplants and add color to your home decor. 

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