Succulents are generally easy-to-grow plants and yet, if you don’t provide them with the appropriate conditions, they may die.
Luckily, there is a group of succulents that grows like a weed so even a beginner in gardening will be able to establish the kinds and enjoy their beauty.
Let’s have a look at 12 of the Most Beautiful Succulents That Grow Like A Weed!
1. Mother of Thousands
It is an attractive and very invasive succulent that propagates by the plantlets from its leaves. It can reach up to 1 meter in height with long and wide leaves.
Its leaves are what distinguishes this kind from others in the Kalanchoe family featuring bands or spots at the back side of the leaves.
It likes dry and sunny places so the rock garden is a great way to grow it. Forget about cold, though, it can be damaging to it.
2. Elephant Bush
Portulacaria Afra, also known as Elephant bush, is a great plant for beginners in houseplant care. Probably you have seen this succulent in many places but you have never known its name.
It can be easily distinguished from other succulents with its oval foliage. With the proper care and growing conditions, the Elephant bush can reach incredible heights of up to 4,5 meters, so basically it is not a bush but a small tree.
3. Chandelier Plant
This plant is native to Madagascar but nowadays it is mainly grown as a houseplant. It is one of the most invasive succulents because of its ability to reproduce through fallen and rotten leaves.
In addition to its slender shape, the Chandelier plant will cheer you on winter days with its cluster of tubular flowers at the top of the stems.
Agave americana, Agave attenuata and Agave tequilana are the most popular kinds in the agave family. The first one is also called century plant and American aloe.
It can be easily grown directly in the ground or as a potted plant. If you like its sharp teeth and its rosettes appearing every summer, you can easily propagate it by the offsets from the base of the stem.
5. Pink Mother of Millions
This is one of the most unique succulents because of its color. The lack of chlorophyll gives it bright pink pigmentation on the small plantlets at the edges of the leaves, hence its name Kalanchoe “Pink Butterflies”.
Its beauty unfortunately makes it a little bit more difficult to care for. The butterflies are fragile but once you learn how to maintain them, you will enjoy their attractive and unusual look.
Once the plant is established, the care is minimal. The perennial plant grows quickly and produces star-shaped flowers formed in clusters.
It is great as a ground cover plant and is a favorite not only for gardeners but also for pollinators.
There are two types of sedums. The first one is low-growing blooming with yellow flowers. The second type is upright and fascinates with magenta clusters.
7. Ice Plant
Ice plant is a drought-tolerant succulent and creates a dome of purple flowers which contrast with the deep green stems and leaves. The texture of the petals reminds shimmering metal that reflects the sun rays.
You can enjoy this fast-growing succulent in a rock garden, as an edging plant or in a container on the porch. The blooming phase is in June and is very long-until fall!
8. Donkey Ear Plant
Its name comes from the shape and position of the leaves, resembling donkey ears. It is a fast-growing succulent reaching 45 cm in height. The flowers are distinctive and attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and other pollinators.
The Donkey Ear Plant is not only beautiful but also healing. Its leaves are used in traditional medicine for the healing of headaches, flu symptoms, skin cuts, and burns.
This Kalanchoe kind is easy to grow and looks amazing when it blooms, usually in fall.
9. Devil’s Backbone
Euphorbia tithymaloides is famous with many names. Among them are redbird flower, devil’s-backbone, cimora misha, Christmas candle.
People like it as a garden plant because of its quick growth, large size and unpretentious character.
The shrub can grow up to 2,4 meters in height and pleases the eye with flowers every spring.
10. Carrion Flower
This plant is part of the big succulent family. It is quite impressive with its large flower but definitely not of the pleasant ones when it comes to smell.
It attracts flies that pollinate the plants and extracts carrion odor which has defined its name.
11. Ghost Plant
This resistant succulent fascinates with its leafy rosettes which change their color based on the shade conditions. In dry and sunny spots, they turn pinkish-yellow.
When they are planted in partial shade the rosettes turn blue-grey. The Ghost plant is easy to grow and maintain and is perfect for a rock garden or planted in a pot together with blooming flowers or other succulents.
12. Lizard’s Tail Succulent
This creeping succulent is also known as Watch Chain. It branches quickly and that makes it suitable for hanging baskets. Its height doesn’t reach more than 30 cm but its foliage is very lush.
Leaves are small and light green and are spread tight along the stems. Flowers appear in early spring and long until mid-summer. They are small and yellowish in color.