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Best Succulents for Small to Large Spaces

If you're looking for the perfect plant to suit your small, medium, or large space, look no further than succulents! Succulents come in various shapes and sizes, making them ideal for any area of your home or garden.

 

In this blog post, we will cover the best succulents for small spaces, medium spaces, and large spaces.

Succulents For Small Spaces

If you're tight on space, don't worry - there are plenty of great succulents that will fit perfectly into your small space! Here are some excellent choices for any area in the home:

Ric Rac Cactus

The Ric Rac Cactus is native to Mexico and gets its name from its zig-zag shaped stem. This little cactus is perfect for small spaces! It grows only about 12 inches tall and wide, making it great for shelves, windowsills, or even desks.

 

It can be grown in either full sun or partial shade and does not need much water. To water, simply soak the potting mix thoroughly and allow it to dry out completely before watering again.

Fairy Castle Cactus

The Fairy Castle Cactus is a small, slow-growing cactus that originates from Mexico. It gets its name from its stacked, castle-like shape. The Fairy Castle Cactus is perfect for small spaces as it is a slow grower but will eventually hit 6 feet when fully mature.

 

The cactus likes bright light but can tolerate some indirect sunlight. When the plant is young, water it more frequently, about once a week.

Zebra Haworthia

The Zebra Haworthia is a small succulent that originates from South Africa. It gets its name from its striped, zebra-like leaves. The Zebra Haworthia is a low-maintenance plant that is perfect for small spaces.

 

It requires little watering and can tolerate low light levels, making it an ideal choice for apartments or office buildings.

Succulents For Medium Spaces

If you have more space to work with, there are plenty of great succulents for medium spaces too! Here is a small collection for you to consider:

Euphorbia Cactus

The Euphorbia Cactus is a medium, columnar cactus that can grow up to 9 feet tall! It is native to Mexico and gets its name from the Euphorbia genus of plants to which it belongs. The Euphorbia Cactus is perfect for medium spaces, providing a dramatic, architectural look.

 

Its ribs are lined with spines, and its flowers are a beautiful yellow-green color. When in bloom, the Euphorbia Cactus is truly a sight to behold!

African Milk Tree

The African Milk Tree is a beautiful and versatile plant that can add a touch of exoticism to any home. Despite its name, the sap of the African Milk Tree is not actually milky-white; it is more of a transparent or pale yellow color.

 

They are relatively fast-growing plants, and in ideal conditions, they can reach heights of 20 feet or more. However, grown in a pot, they will usually only reach 10 feet tall.

Snake Plant

The Snake Plant is a perennial favorite among gardeners due to its low maintenance and striking appearance. Originally from Africa, the Snake Plant gets its name from its unique leaves, which resemble snakeskin.

 

The plant is easy to care for, requires little watering, and can tolerate low light levels. The Snake Plant is excellent for busy gardeners or those new to plant care.

Succulents for Large Spaces

There are plenty of great large succulents to choose from for those with plenty of room to work with! Here are some large plants options:

Yucca Cane

The Yucca Cane is a fast-growing succulent that can reach heights of 30 feet. It is native to the southeastern United States, often growing in open fields or along roadsides.

 

The plant's thick, sturdy trunk is covered with sharp spines, and its leaves are long and narrow, ending in a point. The Yucca Cane blooms in late summer, producing clusters of white flowers that attract bees and other pollinators.

Peruvian Apple Cactus

The Peruvian Apple Cactus is a large cactus that can reach heights of 20 feet. It is native to the Andes Mountains in Peru and grows in dry, rocky soil.

 

The Peruvian Apple Cactus is a slow-growing plant that can eventually reach a very large size. It requires little water and can tolerate long periods of drought.

White Bird of Paradise

The White Bird of Paradise is a fast-growing plant that can reach up to 12 feet tall. It gets its name from its beautiful, white flowers resembling a bird's tail plumes. The White Bird of Paradise is a succulent that originates from South Africa.

 

It is a large-sized plant that does best in well-drained soil and full sun. Once established, the White Bird of Paradise is drought tolerant and requires little maintenance.

 

With so many different succulents, it can be hard to know which one is right for you. Hopefully, this article has given you a good overview of the different types of succulents and their ideal growing conditions.

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