We are sure everyone is dreaming and drooling over these aesthetic-looking plants.
But the thought of keeping them alive makes most people nervous. Luckily, we have curated a list of easy-growing rose succulents that will elevate your work desk, patio, and garden within a few days.
Novice plant lovers and succulent enthusiasts rejoice! These plump-looking succulents are all from the Crassulaceae family, which later gets bifurcated into Aeonium, Echeveria, Sedum genus.
Each little succulent on this list is either rose-shaped or resembles the succulent rose species. The name rose succulents from their perfectly rounded petals layered in a symmetrical pattern making these plants look like a rose.
Let’s read to find out more about these succulents.
- 1 1. Sedeveria Green Rose
- 2 2. Chalk dudleya
- 3 3. Aeonium Black Rose Zwartkop
- 4 4. Pink Mountain Rose
- 5 5. Blue Rose
- 6 6. Green Rose Buds
- 7 7. Echeveria laui
- 8 8. Common houseleek
- 9 9. Echeveria gibbiflora
- 10 10. Echeveria Chroma
- 11 11. Rosularia platyphylla
- 12 12. Aeonium arboreum
- 13 13. Echeveria Black Knight
- 14 14. Echeveria nodulosa
- 15 Bonus Tips!
- 16 Wrapping Up
1. Sedeveria Green Rose
This gorgeous succulent has green rosettes that are symmetrical throughout the plant. This eye-pleasing Green rose is a hybrid of Sedum and Echeveria.
Once adequately established, these succulents are drought tolerant. Green rose is a perfect plant for rock gardens as it thrives in those environmental conditions.
Try to remove the base leaves in winter to avoid fungus growth. The plant is a little frost hardy- 32֯ C and loves light sunlight and free draining.
2. Chalk dudleya
As the name suggests, this succulent lives long and has a fine chalky white powder covering the entire plant. The plant grows in sandy soil with adequate moisture. These plants are perfect for containers or Mediterranean gardens.
They are incredibly hardy and tend to survive even the hottest summers without water. You can propagate Chalk Liveforever by seed when the plant is ripe; propagation through leaf cutting is possible in spring.
3. Aeonium Black Rose Zwartkop
These succulents have a deep purple hue. Black Rose is extremely easy to take care of. They will require plenty of sunlight to maintain their deep color.
These are mainly outdoor plants because of the sunlight requirement, but you can keep them indoors if your windows pass strong sunlight. Consider watering once every week if you live in a dry zone.
Black Rose can tolerate mild frost and freezing temperatures. Stem cutting will guarantee the best propagation results for this plant.
4. Pink Mountain Rose
This pink mountain rose succulent resembles and looks exactly like a rose when bloomed.
The dusky pink color keeps changing according to the house temperature and seasons. They are perfect houseplants and survive with a bit of maintenance.
They are not hardy, so try to protect the plant from winter frost and extreme heat. Consider potting them over porous soil with free drainage—Water the succulent when the soil turns dry. Keep the succulent in a well-ventilated place.
5. Blue Rose
This popular succulent has flat blue leaves covered in white powder to protect the plant from the sun. We recommend following the soak and dry method when handling this plant.
Blue rose is not winter hardy but thrives well in partial shade to partial sun. As the Blue Rose is an extremely slow grower, it is advised that you propagate through leaves and offset. This plant is dormant in winter.
6. Green Rose Buds
These green succulents look like a rosebud when stuck together in a tight ball. They tend to close up in summers and flush out during winters.
These plants are dormant in summer, so they do not grow during the summer. Winters are months where the plant starts to grow and thrive. You should avoid feeding the plants during summer.
We recommend potting these lovely rosebuds in a loamy standard potting mix than a regular succulent sand mix. If you are growing them in containers, consider repotting them with new soil every two years.
7. Echeveria laui
Echeveria laui is a plant from the Crassulaceae family. This succulent doesn’t have a common name because of the extensive hybridization. These plants are native to Mexico.
This succulent is unbranched, and its rosettes grow up to 5″ in diameter. This plant flowers a few times a year, but the flowering process eats up the succulent’s energy.
We recommend that you cut the flower stalk from the weakest spot to help the plant stay healthy. The plant is not hardy and requires warm sunlight to function and grow. Avoid keeping the succulent soil soaking wet at all times.
8. Common houseleek
This mat-forming succulent variety appears as a cluster of rosettes. The succulent leaves are mostly copper, blue, gold, and green.
As the plant has so many colors, these succulents are widely popular within the gardening communities. Hens and chicks are hardy and can tolerate winters without damaging the plant leaves.
They require a minimum of 6 hours of sunlight to retain their color and produce offsprings. To propagate, split the chicks from the hen (parent plant) and pot in a different location.
9. Echeveria gibbiflora
This beautiful rose succulent arrives from the Crassulaceae family and has a stunning lilac purple shade with pink highlights. This pastel succulent produces bell-shaped yellow and red flowers.
You should avoid overwatering the plant and letting it sit in the water as that might rot the plant. Less water is appreciated while watering the succulent.
As these little deluxe succulents need strong sunlight, we recommend keeping them outdoors in the garden. You can propagate Gibbiflora by seeds, leaves, or cuttings.
10. Echeveria Chroma
Echeveria Chroma is the tiniest succulent available in the rose family. The small size makes it an ideal plant for a desk.
Many people love to gift Chroma because of its size; they are perfect return gifts during bridal showers and weddings. This succulent foliage is a shiny maroon to a deep rose color. These plants are cold hardy- 20 to 30֯ F.
They hold water in their thick fleshy leaves so avoid overwatering. Mealybugs thrive on Chroma’s dead leaves; therefore, consider removing those parts before the bugs arrive.
11. Rosularia platyphylla
One thing that sets this succulent from the rest is the hairy coating on each leaf. The fuzzy layer traps water and moisture and feeds the plant for days.
This plant is extremely hardy and can also tolerate droughts. They are easy to plant and low maintenance. They will survive even the most robust weather. Plant these succulents in coarse sand, perlite, or pumice to avoid rotting.
They are a perfect plant for living walls and roofs. Avoid overwatering and propagate by cutting off a rosette and planting it in a pot.
12. Aeonium arboreum
This tiny rose succulent has a small tree-like appearance. The leaves of Irish rose are fragile and ultra-glossy than standard succulents.
The leaves tend to grow longer than 2″ and vary from one rosette to another. These succulents are perfect for outdoor gardening or keeping as a houseplant.
Irish rose requires full sun for remarkable growth. It can tolerate cool temperatures but is not highly hardy.
13. Echeveria Black Knight
As the name suggests, black knight is a complete deep purple to black colored succulent. The rich deep black color instantly catches your eye when planted between other plants. This plant has rosettes of thick, pointy leaves that are symmetrical.
These stunning dark succulents are not hardy as they are native to Mexico and Central America. These plants thrive in hot weather conditions. If you live in colder places, we recommend keeping this plant indoor to increase their survival chances.
Give them ample light by keeping them on window sills. These rose succulents love poor to average soil mix but make sure to keep a free-flowing drainage system for constant growth.
14. Echeveria nodulosa
The painted lady is an evergreen succulent that has a distinct look separating this plant from the rest of the succulent family.
The plant has a bright green rosette with deep wine red markings throughout the leaf. Each plant has a different ratio of red and green. The rosettes bear pale yellow flowers that look very attractive.
This plant thrives in the sun and partial shade, so you can set it indoors without any hassle. Sandy soil with little moisture is a preferred mix for optimum growth of painted lady.
- If you plan to bring home succulents that cannot tolerate excess water like Gibbiflora, we recommend using unglazed clay pots to avoid rotting of the succulents. These clay pots will evaporate the water better than a standard glazed clay pot.
- Buying succulent seeds is risky because all the seeds are pretty much featureless. Avoid getting scammed by purchasing plants instead. Buy from verified sellers or visit your local nursery for trustful buying.
- Consider fertilizing your succulents during spring and summer for healthy growth. Avoid fertilizing dormant summer plants and try to fertilize them during winter.
- Constantly water them according to the seasons. Succulents during winters do not require much water as the moisture level in the environment satiates their water needs.
- Succulents naturally stay cheek by jowl, but overcrowding will invite unwanted insects and flies. They will even compete for water and space, which will stunt their growth.
- Always drill holes under the pots to let the water flow. These holes will increase your succulent’s life.
The plants mentioned above are perfect for new gardeners or people who wish to grow their green sanctuary even more.
If you are landscaping, try to pot and arrange different species together for an attractive sight. Happy gardening!