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We Love Succulents! 15 Of Our Current Favorites.


At Joy Us garden, succulents really rock our world. We love telling you everything we know and have learned about these fascinating plants so it seems that this is a fine way to wrap up 2016. They’re fun to decorate with and we look for unusual ways to craft with them.  It’s downright impossible to pick our favorite ones because they’re all oh so wonderful. We did our best and made a list of our current 15 favorites (who knows, that could change next week!) so that if you are new to them, you can start with one of these. If you already love and collect them you might find 1 or 2 new ones to keep your affair with succulents keepin’ on.

These are our current 15 favorite succulents:

STRING OF PEARLS

String Of Pearls leads the parade because it’s so darned playful & whimsical. It ‘s not the easiest or fastest growing succulent, but it’s worth the effort and time. If you want to propagate or grow it outdoors click here & as a houseplant here.

Favorite succulents

PENCIL CACTUS

If you want to have a far out & fabulous succulent which grows into a small tree, than look no further – you’ve found it: it’s the Pencil Cactus!

 

Favorite succulents

ALOE VERA

Aloe isn’t just another pretty succulent which makes a fine houseplant, it’s also one of the best known medicinal plants.

 

Favorite succulents

FISHHOOKS SENECIO

Fishhook Senecio is a trailing succulent which grows like crazy & is super easy to care for. And, you’ll keep your friends well supplied with cuttings!

 

Favorite succulents

COPPERTONE SEDUM 

You can add a pop of orange zest to your garden if you plant this very vibrant sedum.

 

Favorite succulents

JADE PLANT

Everyone seems to have an opinion on the Jade Plant.  Some love it & others hate it.  No matter how you feel about it, this is 1 of the easiest care plants both indoors & out. Plus, they comes in many sizes, forms and with different leaf patterning.

 

Favorite succulents

HENS & CHICKS

Succulents are easy to propagate but Hens & Chicks does it for you, hence the common name. Just look at the picture & you’ll see tons of babies and larger rosettes just waiting to be cut out of the patch.  These sempervivums are low maintenance (like all succulents!) & works well indoors too.

 

Favorite succulents

SUNBURST AEONIUM 

Looking at this award wining succulent is like a day full of sunshine – radiant, warm & good mood inducing. The huge & colorful rosettes always catch my attention & make me smile!

 

Favorite succulents

KALANCHOE 

This very floriferous plant is usually sold as a short term blooming houseplant & makes quite a splash of color. You can find it in white, pink, red, yellow & orange.

 

Favorite succulents

CHRISTMAS CACTUS

This time of the year you’ll see the Christmas Cactus everywhere. The flowers are so appealing for the holidays & this one makes a fine houseplant to boot.

 

Favorite succulents

PURPLE AEONIUM

I love the way this one grows into a small sub & develops patterned stems. The foliage runs the gamut from green to  burgundy/purple to deep black/purple.
Favorite succulents

NARROWLEAF CHALKSTICKS

This wacky succulent spreads & grows like crazy so make sure you have enough room for it in your garden. I planted mine from a 4″ pot & it twined up & through my ginormous rosemary – survival of the fittest!

 

Favorite succulents

PADDLE PLANT

Paddle Plant  has really become a favorite in the past 10 years. Its big flappy leaves are oh so appealing both in the garden & in the house.

 

Favorite succulents

 SPIDER  AGAVE

This agave might be a bit harder for you to find but it’s worth the search. It grows in a twisted form & is tough as nails.

 

Favorite succulents

BURRO’S TAIL SEDUM 

If you want a hanging succulent, the Burro’s Tail is very handsome & well worth consideration. I’ve given away so many cuttings of this plant that it’s crazy – it just keeps on giving!

 

Favorite succulents

POINSETTIAS

It’s December – we just had to include these Poinsettias!

p1320786_new Do you love succulents too?

What are your favorites?

Happy gardening,

Nell & Lucy


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2 comments:

  1. HappyNew Year Nell and Lucy!
    Thank you for this wonderful email! I love string of pearls, but have only tried to have one once. You have inspired me to try again. Hen and chicks are another fave of mine. I don’t recall ever seeing them before moving up here.
    I hope you girls know how much we all appreciate your informative and fun videos!
    Love and peace,
    Doreen

  2. Happy New Year to you Doreen, & thank you so much! Lucy is here visiting me in Tucson & we’re busy working away. I’m glad you enjoyed this post because we enjoyed putting it together. Big hugs to you, Nell & Lucy xxoo

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