Succulents have been on my mind lately. I never seem to get enough of them! Here is a collaborative post on 5 rare succulents and where you can find them.
If you think you’ve seen every succulent, think again! These five rare succulents probably aren’t on your radar, but they should be. They’re beautiful, unique, and easy to care for… the only downside is that they’re hard to find!
If you’ve exhausted all of the options at your local garden store, keep reading to learn all about our favorite uncommon succulents!
Sansevieria Kirkii ‘Coppertone’
You probably already own a green Sansevieria, but have you ever seen a copper one? This rare cultivar has large coppery patches all over its dark green leaves. They really catch the light and make this succulent look metallic. When we first saw it, we wondered if someone had covered a regular, dark green Sansevieria in copper spray paint!
The leaves also have green banding and wavy margins, which ups their aesthetic appeal even more.
This plant loves sunshine, but it does well in partial shade too. Like most succulents, it doesn’t need much water, so it’s pretty low maintenance and easy to care for.
This succulent might be hard to track down, but we think you should try—just look at how gorgeous it is!
This succulent is native to South Africa and has big, fleshy, oval leaves that help it store lots of water. The leaves grow in a big mound that looks like a dome. We think that this growth pattern is super cool and unlike any other succulent!
This Crassula grows best in partial shade, so it makes a great houseplant. It’s susceptible to mealy bugs, though, so make sure that you don’t overwater it! Excess moisture can cause its roots to rot and attract bugs.
This beautiful Aloe plant comes from the mountains of Africa. As it matures, its leaves form an amazing spiral pattern, but they don’t start off that way.
The leaves of young Aloe Polyphylla plants all grow in the same direction, so they form a big, round globe—not tight spirals. But over time, the leaves twist, turn, and tighten enough to develop the distinct spiral pattern that this plant is known for.
This plant doesn’t bloom often, but when it does, it’s quite the sight to see! It’s prized for its bright pink flowers. They grow on tall stems in round clusters that remind us of pom poms.
This Aloe is the perfect addition to any garden. It can tolerate full sun and partial shade, so it’ll thrive in a sunny corner or shady patio. It’s an incredibly versatile plant that doesn’t need much water or maintenance, so try to track one down!
Aloe ‘Christmas Sleigh’
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This green and red succulent will make it feel like Christmas all year round. It has pointy green leaves with contrasting red spines and an overall shape that reminds us of stars.
This succulent isn’t cold hardy, so you’ll have to keep it inside during the holiday season and use it as an indoor decoration. It needs warm temperatures and plenty of bright sunlight to thrive. If you put it near a sunny window and water it sparingly, it will last for many, many Christmases!
This South African succulent has a columnar shape and big purple spines. Is it just us, or do the spines coming out of this succulent remind you of those spiky hairstyles that were popular in the 90s?
Anyways, we love how the purple color of the spines contrasts with the green body of this plant!
We also love how versatile this succulent is. You can keep it indoors or outdoors because it can handle full sun to partial shade. It’s super low maintenance too because it doesn’t need to be watered often.
If you’re looking for a unique, spiky fat plant to add to your collection, this is the one!
Which one was your favorite? We’re really digging the coppery Sansevieria!