The 45 Most Beautiful
(& Other) Green Succulents!

Nature offers many green succulents that can gracefully beautify your home with their presence. Read ahead to learn which ones deserve your attention!

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Jimena Bolívar

June 14, 2021


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Introduction

Homeowners around the world adore succulents. These plants are elegant, classy, and aesthetically pleasing. While they are available in various colors, green manages to hold a special place in the hearts of plant enthusiasts.

The most common green succulents include Jade Plant, Aloe vera, Spider Plant, Snake Plant, Hens and Chicks Plant, Christmas cactus, String of Hearts, String of Pearls, Burros Tail, Bunny Ear Cactus, Panda Plant, Plush Plant, Begonia Maculata, Radiator Plant, Propeller Plant, Devil Ivy Plant, and Desert Rose.

1. The Aloe Vera Plant

The Aloe Vera Plant is a succulent that has earned respect for its beneficial nature and benign presence!

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  • Scientific name: Aloe vera
  • Botanical name: Aloe barbadensis miller
  • Native to: North Africa and Southern Europe
  • Named by: Carl Linnaeus
  • Family: Asphodelaceae
  • Genus: Aloe
  • Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 7.0 to 8.5
  • Hardiness: USDA Zones 9 to 11
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The aloe vera plant is a unique succulent that is adored by people all over the world. No wonder it is one of the most common green succulents out there. It has medicinal properties that make it a popular ingredient in a range of products. It is used in cosmetics, herbal remedies, and even food because of its beneficial nature.

The plant is highly beneficial as it is a potent antioxidant with powerful antibacterial and antiseptic properties. The plant is stemless but flaunts triangular leaves, which are fleshy in nature. It typically grows up to 24 to 39 inches tall.

2. The Snake Plant

The Snake Plant is one of the best choices for your home if you want to purify the air!

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  • Scientific name: Dracaena trifasciata
  • Other names: Saint George’s Sword, Mother-in-law’s tongue and Viper’s Bowstring hemp
  • Named by: Vincenzo Petagna
  • Native: Western Africa
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • Genus: Dracaena
  • Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6 to 6.5
  • Hardiness: USDA Zones 10 to 12
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The Snake plant has green foliage with yellow edges that look spectacular. The strappy leaves are stunning and manage to make their greenness more prominent! This impressive succulent is perfect for placing indoors as it is low-maintenance and doesn’t need lots of sunlight to prosper.

If you’re looking for a gorgeous tolerant houseplant for your home, the snake plant may be perfect. After all, it has low needs but rewards you more with its presence. Did you know that this plant is known to purify the air? What could be better than having a succulent that enhances the beauty and the healthiness of a room?

3. The Burro’s Tail Plant

The Burro's Tail Plant is a delicate succulent that has a unique appearance that many find charming!

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  • Botanical name: Sedum morganianum
  • Named by: Eric Walther
  • Other names: Burro’s tail, donkey’s tail, horse’s tail, monkey’s tail and lamb’s tail.
  • Native to: Mexico and North America
  • Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrop)
  • Genus: Sedum
  • Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: Ideally 6.0
  • Hardiness: USDA Zones 9 to 11
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The Burro’s Tail Plant boasts a thick stem that is laced with gorgeous spherical green leaves. The plant resembles the shape of a tail which earns it the amusing name. The plant tends not to bloom indoors, but the foliage is so attractive on its own that you will never regret placing it within your home.

The thick, soft, and fleshy leaves of the plant are incredibly delicate, so you need to deal with them gently. They don’t grow too much in height and can reach a maximum of 1 to 4 feet tall. I reckon this is an ideal plant to place indoors because of these reasons.

4. The Spider Plant

The Spider Plant is another fine choice to place indoors as it improves the indoor air quality!

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  • Scientific name: Chlorophytum comosum
  • Other Names: Spider Ivy, Ribbon Plant and Hen and Chickens
  • Native to: Southern Africa and Australia
  • Named by: Carl Peter Thunberg
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • Genus: Chlorophytum
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6.0 to 7.0
  • Hardiness: USDA Zones 9 to 11
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The Spider Plant is a lovely succulent that has luscious striped leaves. The unique green foliage and the plant’s ability to purify the air make it a brilliant choice for your home. It has a fleshy root and can enhance the aesthetics of any room effortlessly.

If you have any pets at home, whether it be dogs, cats, or birds, this plant is no threat. It is non-toxic, making it a safe option that you can always fall back on. A growing body of research even speaks positively about Spider Plants and clean air. If you find it to be a good choice, don’t waste any time and get it.

5. The Zebra Plant

The Zebra plant is a gorgeous succulent that flaunts its stunning white stripes which set it apart from other plants!

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  • Scientific name: Haworthiopsis attenuata
  • Named by: Dr. Masahiko Hayashi
  • Other Name: Zebra Haworthia
  • Native to: Eastern Cape Province and South Africa.
  • Family: Asphodelaceae
  • Genus: Haworthiopsis
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.5
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 11
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The Zebra plant is a trendy succulent with feisty green foliage that has white stripes. It is so beautiful to set your sight upon. The leaves grow in a rosette formation with a 6 to 12-centimeter diameter. The dark green color with white tubercles makes it an aesthetically pleasing plant.

The plant is low-maintenance and only needs generous amounts of water during the summer. Since it is a succulent, it only needs more hydration when the topmost surface of the soil is no longer moist. The beautiful and luscious green succulent is perfect for placing indoors!

6. The Panda Plant

The panda plant is a unique succulent that has attractive green foliage with prominent red edges!

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  • Scientific Name: Kalanchoe Tomentosa
  • Native to: Madagascar
  • Other Name: Pussy Ears and Cat Ears plant
  • Family: Crassulaceae
  • Genus: Kalanchoe
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6.1 to 6.5
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 9a
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The Panda Plant has a woolly green texture that makes it look quite unique. The plant is versatile and doesn’t grow too tall. At most, they reach a length of 1.5 feet. It is an eccentric fuzzy choice that can do wonders for the look of your home.

While plants can add different levels of value to the décor, the panda plant indeed adds high value. It is just so elegant and classy that you will never regret placing it within your home. The grayish-green color it flaunts can add soberness to the space like no other plant possibly can.

7. The Monstera Plant

The Monstera plant has distinctive foliage with fascinating holes which makes it stand out amongst succulents.

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  • Scientific name: Monstera deliciosa
  • Native to: Central America
  • Other Name: Swiss Cheese Plant
  • Family: Araceae
  • Genus: Monstera
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 5.5 to 6.5
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 10 to 11
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The Monstera plant has unique foliage with holes in it that can intrigue onlookers. It is a very tolerant plant that can make a bold statement piece. Whenever I look at the plant, I feel mesmerized by the gorgeous green leaves. They are spectacular to look at and even more fun to add some spice to the home.

The plant has the capacity to grow up to 7 to 10 feet tall, depending on the size of the container you place it within. The lobed fenestrate leaves demand respect with grace. If you want the plant to stand out in the room, you can consider getting a Monstera plant. While the name may have monster in it, the plant itself will never scare you with its forgiving nature!

8. The Jade Plant

The Jade Plant is one of the finest succulents in the market with waxy green leaves that are just beautiful!

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  • Botanical name: Crassula ovata
  • Named by: George Druce
  • Other Names: Lucky Plant, Money Plant and Money Tree
  • Native to: South Africa and Mozambique
  • Family: Crassulaceae
  • Genus: Crassula
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6.1 to 6.5
  • Hardiness: USDA Zones 10 to 11
  • Where to buy: Amazon

Any list with common green succulents is incomplete without the Jade plant. The foliage is distinctive, with a waxy texture that looks classy. Their thick woody stems and gorgeous oval-shaped foliage almost give the illusion of a tree.

If you’re a basic gardener who has just begun their succulent adventures, the jade plant offers the perfect opportunity. It is a low-maintenance plant that can grow between 3 feet and 6 feet. However, it is a slow-growing plant which means you won’t have any issues managing it at home. The plant is liked worldwide, which is why it is often given as a housewarming gift to wish others good fortune.

9. The Crown of Thorns Plant

The Crown of Thorns succulent is a beautiful flowering succulent that has pretty green foliage!

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  • Scientific name: Euphorbia milii
  • Named by: Carl Linnaeus
  • Other Name: Christ Thorn
  • Native to: Madagascar
  • Family: Euphorbiaceae
  • Genus: Euphorbia
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.0
  • Hardiness: USDA Zones 9 to 12
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The impressive green foliage and distinctive flowers make the succulent a terrific choice for any home. The plant can grow up to 1.8 meters tall with its spiny stems and egg-shaped leaves. However, the most adorable thing about the plant indeed has to be the red flowers that it boasts.

According to traditions, Jesus Christ wore the crown of thorns during his crucifixion, so the plant also has the name ‘Christ Thorn’. Putting the interesting history of this plant aside, it is still incredibly attractive to own. After all, it doesn’t trouble others by being too needy and is also pretty drought-resistant.

10. The Agave Plant

The agave plant is a perfect choice to grow outdoors, it has a terrific green foliage that you will adore!

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  • Scientific name: Agave attenuata
  • Other Names: Foxtail, Lion’s tail and Swan’s Neck Agave
  • Native to: Mexico, and Central America
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • Genus: Agave
  • Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.0
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 10-12
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The foliage of this evergreen succulent is gorgeous and unique with its pale green leaves that erupt in rosette formations. The plant can grow up to 4 feet tall and 4 feet wide. Usually, people confuse the plant as a flower because of its elegant foliage. However, this makes the plant an interesting pick as it can be used as a conversation starter whenever a new guest comes over to your house.

If you’re looking for a succulent that has a strong presence and can be the focal point of any arrangement it is placed in; the foxtail agave will never disappoint you. The best thing about this tolerant plant is that it is virtually disease-free.

11. The Bunny Ear Cactus

The Bunny Ear Cactus is a cute succulent that is a wonderful choice to place indoors if you want to make a good impression!

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  • Scientific name: Opuntia albispina
  • Other Names: Angel Wing Cactus and Polka-dot Cactus
  • Native to: Mexico
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • Genus: Opuntia
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6.0 to 7.50
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 8b to 11b
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The Bunny Ear Cactus or the Angel Wing Cactus is one of the most adorable green succulents on this list. The clean oval-shaped pads of this plant are often thought to resemble angel wings or bunny ears which earn it these interesting names. If you’re looking for a cactus species that radiates positivity, then this succulent is a perfect choice.

The thick pads and short bristles of this plant add a unique dimension to the plant, especially when yellow flowers appear. It is an elegant cactus with a soothing presence that will do no harm if placed indoors.

12. The Christmas Cactus

The Christmas Cactus with its gorgeous pink flowers and stunning foliage will never disappoint you!

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  • Scientific name: Schlumbergera bridgesii
  • Other names: Thanksgiving cactus, Holiday cactus and Crab cactus
  • Native to: Brazil
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • Genus: Schlumbergera
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6.0 to 8.0
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 10 to 12
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The Christmas cactus is a trendy green succulent that is a heartwarmingly beautiful plant that makes its mark. The plant blooms generously, which helps the foliage look more appealing. The dark green stems of the plant are exactly where the symmetrical fuchsia and white flowers will erupt from.

This remarkable plant is alluring and is known by a variety of names revolving around holidays. The easy-going nature of the plant and its beautiful aesthetics make the plant worth celebrating. If you decide to get this alluring houseplant for your home, I wouldn’t be surprised.

13. The Hens and Chicks Plant

The Hens and Chicks plant has attractive green foliage in rosette formations that look absolutely stunning!

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  • Scientific name: Sempervivum tectorum
  • Named by: Linnaeus
  • Native to: Mexico and Northern South America
  • Family: Crassulaceae
  • Genus: Sempervivum
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 5.6 to 6.0
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 5 to 10
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The Hens and Chicks plant is a memorable plant with distinctive foliage clustered in rosette formations. The big rosette is known as hens which have multiple leaves on it, and each leaf has the potential to trigger the growth of a baby plantlet. The baby plantlets are known as chicks which earn the plant the rather curious name of Hens and Chicks.

When the plant finally blooms, it flaunts cute little pink flowers, making it an attractive choice for your home. The hardy and resilient nature of these plants will surely justify purchasing the plant. Whatever choice you make, there is no denying that the plant is breathtakingly beautiful.

14. The String of Dolphins Plant

If you're looking for a green succulent which is the culmination of elegance and class, the string of dolphins is perfect for you!

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  • Scientific name: Senecio ‘Hippogriff’, Senecio peregrinus and Curio × peregrinus
  • Named by: Grisebach
  • Other names: String of dolphins, dolphin plant, flying dolphin and the dolphin necklace.
  • Native Country: Southwest Africa
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Genus: Senecio
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 9b to 11b
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The moment I first set my eyes on the string of dolphins plant, I was bedazzled by it. The elegance and class of the green succulent are unignorable. The pleasant presence of this trailing succulent makes it perfect to use in a hanging basket.

The foliage is pretty memorable with its dolphin-like shape. No wonder that this plant made it to the list of most common succulents. It is a trendy and sophisticated houseplant that never fail to amaze you.

15. The String of Hearts Plant

The String of Hearts plant is a wonderful trailing succulent with green heart-shaped leaves!

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  • Scientific name: Ceropegia woodii
  • Named by: John Medley Wood
  • Other Names: Rosary vine, Bushman’s pipevine, Lantern flower, Necklace Vine and Parachute flower.
  • Native to: Southern Africa
  • Family: Apocynaceae
  • Genus: Ceropegia
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6.0 to 7.5
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 11
  • Where to buy: Amazon

If you love hearts as much as I do, you will find it easy to love the string of hearts plant. This trailing succulent is another elegant pick that has a rather romantic presence with its heartwarming foliage. The plant is eccentric while each leaf grows about 1 to 2 cm wide and long.

I’d say you will love having this plant around in your home. If you’re wondering whether this is a good idea or not and you are looking for confirmation, this is it. I believe you should purchase this low-maintenance succulent which stores water in the roots to survive. After all, it will enhance the look of the room with its presence effortlessly.

16. The String of Pearl Plant

The String of Pearl plant is another classy and gorgeous green succulent with pea-like foliage that is incredibly unique!

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  • Scientific name: Senecio rowleyanus
  • Named by: Gordon Douglas Rowley
  • Native to: South Africa
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Genus: Senecio
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.5
  • Hardiness: USDA Zones 9 to 11
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The string of pearls plant has one of the most quirky and elegant foliage ever. When I first saw the plant, I thought the leaves resemble grapes; I was shocked to figure out that they are just leaves. Anyhow, I find the plant to be beautiful and enjoy placing it within the confines of my home.

The plant only asks for well-drained soil, bright indirect light, and a perfectly sized pot. It is nothing that you can’t handle. If you think about it, the plant offers you an exquisite presence in return for a little care. The deal is worth all it takes for you to enhance the plant’s health!

17. The Mother of Thousands Plant

The Mother of Thousands Plant is an easy-to-propagate green succulent that features cute rosette formations!

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  • Scientific name: Kalanchoe Daigremontiana
  • Named by: Raymond-Hamet and Perrier de la Bâthie
  • Other names: Devil’s Backbone, Mexican plant, and Alligator plant.
  • Native to: Africa
  • Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrop)
  • Genus: Kalanchoe
  • Plant Type: Perennials
  • Plant Type: 6.5 to 7.5
  • Hardiness: USDA Zones 9 to 11
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The mother of thousands plant has distinctive green foliage and attractive lavender flowers. The plant can’t produce seeds, but it can reproduce wildly just through its plantlets. Each leaf can grow multiple plantlets earning the plant its fascinating name as Mother of Thousands plant!

One word of caution: if you have a pet at home, getting this plant is not a great idea. The plant is classified as toxic. I am confident that you shouldn’t get the green succulent if you’re trying to protect your pets. Otherwise, the plant itself is tolerant and thrives on little care, making it appealing to own.

18. The Kiwi Aeonium Plant

The Kiwi Aeonium plant is another outstanding green succulent that will take your breath away!

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  • Scientific name: Aeonium haworthii
  • Other Names: Haworth’s Aeonium and Pinwheel
  • Native to: Canary Islands and Northern Africa
  • Family: Crassulaceae
  • Genus: Aeonium
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.0
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 9 to 11
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The green variegated pointy foliage of the Aeonium “Kiwi” is memorable, to say the least. It has an incredible presence that can make any space look more pleasant. Did you know the plant surprises onlookers with bell-shaped flowers in winter?

The plant is technically a hybrid. In other words, it is no wonder why the plant is so colorful and vibrant in the first place. The tricolor leaves leave a lasting impression that is impossible to forget. I wouldn’t be surprised if you try to place one of these plants within your home.

19. The Calathea Orbifolia Plant

The Calathea Orbifolia or the prayer plant has large luscious leaves with stripes that look stunning!

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  • Scientific name: Calathea Orbifolia or Goeppertia Orbifolia
  • Native to: Bolivia, Central, and South America
  • Other Name: Prayer Plant
  • Family: Marantaceae
  • Genus: Calathea
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 5.5 to 7.0
  • Hardiness: USDA Zones 9b to 11
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The Calathea Orbifolia has stunning two-toned leaves that are just so relaxing to view. The plant also goes by the name prayer plant, explaining why it has such peaceful and spiritual vibes. The plant is an absolute showstopper and will easily become the statement succulent wherever it is placed.

If you’re fascinated enough by this gorgeous green succulent, feel free to purchase it. It is worth every single penny.

20. The Begonia Maculata Plant

The Begonia Maculata has bright green leaves with silver dots on it which make it look eccentric and fun!

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  • Scientific name: Begonia Maculata
  • Named by: Giuseppe Raddi
  • Other Names: Polka Dot Begonia and Spotted Begonia
  • Native to: Brazil
  • Family: Begoniaceae
  • Genus: Begonia
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.2
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 10b and USDA Zone 11
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The Begonia Maculata is also known as the Spotted Begonia and the Polka Dot Begonia. It is easily identified with its dark green foliage, which is decorated with silvery spots. The plant has an eccentric presence which makes it an interesting choice to place within your home.

This stunning plant has gorgeous asymmetrical leaves that will please you with their beauty effortlessly. The unique plant doesn’t demand too much care but hangs around for you as no other plant would!

21. The Ponytail Palm Tree

The ponytail palm tree is a succulent worth purchasing, it has an interesting foliage that will turn heads with no difficulty!

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  • Scientific name: Beaucarnea recurvata
  • Other Names: Elephant’s Foot
  • Native to: Eastern Mexico and Veracruz
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • Genus: Beaucarnea
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.5
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 9 to 11
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The ponytail palm tree is a plant with thin long green leaves that look pretty unique in their own right. These long-living succulents have a domed stump that extends into a thinner stem through which rosettes with long thin leaves develop. The plant tends to reach a height of up to 3 feet when placed indoors and 6 feet when placed outdoors.

If you’re looking for a plant that looks wonderful within the living room, I’d say this plant is your best bet. It has a way of enhancing the beauty of the room that is indescribable.

22. The Desert Rose Plant

The desert rose plant is a succulent that has gorgeous pink flowers and heartwarming green leaves!

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  • Scientific name: Adenium obesum
  • Other names: Sabi Star, Kudu, Mock Azalea and Impala Lily
  • Native to: Mauritania, Senegal, Sudan and African countries
  • Family: Apocynaceae
  • Genus: Adenium
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6.0 to 7.0
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 11 and USDA Zone 12
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The Desert Rose is an incredibly delicate yet lovely green succulent that flaunts symmetrical white and fuchsia flowers. The plant is low-maintenance, which makes it a perfect choice to place indoors. The plant has crooked branches and broad leaves, which are a sight to behold.

You will never regret getting this great plant that will captivate you with its green foliage and attractive flowers.

23. The Portulacaria Afra Plant

The Portulacaria afra plant has foliage with a fine texture and beautiful green color!

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  • Scientific name: Portulacaria Afra
  • Other names: Elephant bush, Miniature Jade, Dward Jade Plant, Porkbush and Spekboom
  • Native to: South Africa
  • Family: Purslanes
  • Genus: Didiereaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial shrub
  • Ideal Soil pH: 5.5 to 6.5
  • Hardiness: USDA Zones 10 to 11
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The Portulacaria afra is one of the most popular small-leaved bonsai houseplants that has fabulous green foliage. It has multiple stems which are reddish in color, and can potentially grow up to 2 to 5 meters in height. However, it usually tends to grow up to 2 meters when planted in the garden.

The plant is a source of nectar that attracts birds and insects alike, making it an excellent choice for outdoor situations. However, the plant is such that it will even blend in with the décor of your home. The carefree succulent is a great choice.

24. The Flaming Katy Plant

The Flaming Katy has stunning red flowers and even more beautiful green leaves that will put you in a trance.

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  • Scientific name: Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
  • Named by: Robert Blossfeld
  • Other Names: Christmas Kalanchoe, Florist Kalanchoe and Madagascar Widow’s thrill
  • Native to: Madagascar
  • Family: Crassulaceae
  • Genus: Kalanchoe
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Soil pH: 5.8 to 6.3
  • Hardiness: USDA Zones 7 to 11
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The flaming katy is a feisty succulent that boasts green foliage contrasted with red flowers. It has a presence and can easily take center stage of any garden. If you’re looking for a pop of color with bright green leaves, this is undeniably the best choice for you.

The dense foliage of the plant is thick and waxy in nature. While you usually visualize the flower of this succulent to be red, they can also be yellow, orange, or even pink

25. The Ball Cactus

The ball cactus is a simple succulent that can enhance the aesthetics of a room with its green presence!

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  • Scientific name: Parodia magnifica
  • Other Names: Balloon cactus, the blue ball cactus and the green ball cactus
  • Native to: South America
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • Genus: Parodia
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.0
  • Hardiness: USDA Zones 9b to 11b
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The ball cactus is an elegant houseplant that will look great on the side of your desk or near the windowsill. This cactus has a rounded stem with spines protruding out of it. It usually appears either bright green or bluish-green in color, making it a wonderful succulent to own.

If you’re looking for a low-maintenance plant with a personality of its own, you can confidently opt for the ball cactus.

26. The Beavertail Cactus

The beavertail is a spectacular succulent that often blooms with gorgeous pink flowers that complement its green color well!

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  • Scientific name: Opuntia basilaris
  • Native to: Northwest Mexico
  • Other name: Beavertail Pricklypear
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • Genus: Opuntia
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Soil pH: 6.1 to 7.8
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 8a to 10b
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The beavertail cactus is another fine specimen from the cacti family that is worth admiring. It can grow up to a height of 16 inches tall. It is a spineless plant with barbed bristles that can hurt you if you’re not too careful. The plant blooms every Spring and presents you with magenta to fuchsia gradient flowers.

The plant is low-maintenance like other cacti and is hence a suitable green succulent worth your consideration and respect.

27. The Crinkle-Leaf Plant

The Crinkle Leaf Plant has stunning green foliage that will mesmerize onlookers effortlessly.

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  • Scientific name: Adromischus cristatus
  • Other Name: Key Lime Pie
  • Native to: South Africa
  • Family: Crassulaceae
  • Genus: Adromischus
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.0
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 9 to 11
  • Where to buy: Amazon

If you’re looking for a green succulent with foliage that stands out, the crinkle leaf plant can be the answer to your search. The triangular leaves of this plant grow out of the center and form a distinct pattern. The foliage is often described as crinkled by onlookers, which gives it its name.

When the plant matures, it can reach up to a height of 6 inches. The plant is a brilliant addition to the décor of any home and can even brighten up any garden gracefully.

28. The Radiator Plant

The radiator plant belonging to the peperomia genus has green leaves that will enchant you!

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  • Scientific name: Peperomia spp.
  • Other Names: Radiator plant, baby rubber plant, shining bush plant, pepper elder and emerald ripper pepper.
  • Native to: Concentrated in Central America and Northern South America.
  • Family: Piperaceae
  • Genus: Peperomia
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6.0 to 7.0
  • Plant Type: Perennial Epiphytes
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 8 to 11
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The peperomia plant is a genus that is also referred to as the radiator plants. It gets the name because it can flourish in the presence of both warm air and sunlight. There are more than 1500 plants in the genus itself, and most of the plants have waxy foliage available in an array of shapes.

The plant is a delightful choice to place indoors as it is a low-maintenance sweetheart that will always please you with its growth.

29. The Succulent Bush Senecio

The Succulent Bush Senecio has a unique sort of green foliage that sets it apart from other succulents!

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  • Scientific name: Senecio Barbertonicus
  • Native to: South Africa
  • Named after: A South-African town called Barberton
  • Other Names: Finger-leaved Senecio, Lemon Bean Bush and Barberton Groundsel
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Genus: Senecio
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6.0 to 7.0
  • Hardiness: USDA Zones 9b to 11b
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The succulent bush ‘senecio’ is a unique-looking houseplant that will look great in any space. This evergreen plant can magnificently add texture to any plant arrangement. The foliage often grows so heavy that it begins to flop on the side. The plant itself is gorgeous and looks quite different from typical succulents.

The green succulent is a refreshing plant to look at when comparing it with others in the nursery.

30. The Lucky Bamboo Plant

The Lucky Bamboo plant has green bamboo-like stems that can look wonderful in any space!

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  • Scientific name: Dracaena sanderiana
  • Other names: Curly bamboo, Ribbon plant and Chinese water bamboo
  • Native Country: Central Africa
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • Genus: Dracaena
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6.0-6.5
  • Hardiness: USDA 10-11
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The lucky bamboo plant is a fast-growing plant that resembles bamboo but is actually a type of dracaena plant. It is believed to bring good fortune over the owner in Asia, making it a popular houseplant. The plant has intricate thin stems and gorgeous green leaves that can stun anyone.

I’d say you should get this houseplant if you’re looking for a succulent that is positive, sophisticated, and low-maintenance. The green foliage and the thin stems are breathtakingly beautiful, after all.

31. The Frizzle Sizzle Plant

The Frizzle Sizzle is another eccentric succulent with curly green foliage that resembles the shape of a corkscrew!

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  • Scientific name: Albuca spiralis
  • Other names: Corkscrew Albuca, Spiral Albuca and Frizzle Sizzle Plant.
  • Native Country: Western and Northern Cape Provinces and South Africa
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • Genus: Albuca
  • Plant Type: Perennial geophyte
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6.0 to 7.0
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 8 to 10
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The Frizzle Sizzle plant is one of the most eccentric succulents on this list. The foliage is shaped like a corkscrew or is curly in nature which earns it the name Spiral albuca. It is a great plant that stands out among the crowd effortlessly.

The thin stems and tightly curled foliage of the frizzle sizzle plant make it a desirable green succulent. I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re amused and fascinated by it.

32. The Fairy Castle Cactus

The fairy castle cactus is a bright plant which grows with cactus clusters that sport a gorgeous green color!

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  • Scientific name: Acanthocereus tetragonus
  • Native to: Florida, Texas, and Mexico.
  • Named by: Pieter Wagenaar Hummelinck
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • Genus: Acanthocereus
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6.0 to 7.5
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 10 to 11
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The fairy castle cactus has multiple vertical stems that erupt in different sizes and sometimes curve a bit. The green stems are lined with bristles that can hurt you if you are not careful. Be mindful that it is a beginner-level succulent that is easy to grow and tend towards.

Are you curious to know why the plant has such an intriguing name? The various stems resemble the towers a castle would have, which is why it gets the dreamy name. The plant itself is usually a bright green that can beautify any space rather wonderfully!

33. Rat Tail Cactus

The rat tail cactus is another impressive cactus with thin green stems that can give the room some oomph!

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  • Scientific name: Aporocactus flagelliformis
  • Native to: Mexico and Central America
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • Genus: Aporocactus
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Soil pH: 7.5 to 8.5
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 10a to 11
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The rat tail cactus is an admirable green succulent with the most luscious crimson-violet flowers that can turn heads in no time. The thin stems grow quite long and droop down like a rat’s tail, which is why it has the name rat tail cactus. However, the plant itself has nothing to do with a rat and is rather interesting to observe.

The plant doesn’t grow too tall and is adorned with gorgeous flowers making it perfect for indoor placement.

34. The Cooper’s Ice Plant

The Cooper's Ice plant flaunts lovely purple flowers that make the green leaves look even more attractive!

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  • Scientific name: Delosperma cooperi
  • Native to: South Africa
  • Named by: gardener Thomas Cooper
  • Family: Aizoaceae
  • Genus: Delosperma
  • Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6.1 to 7.8
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 6 to 10
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The Coopers Hardy Ice Plant flaunts green foliage and magenta flowers that steal the show. The unique thing about this succulent is how it appears to shimmer as if it is covered with snow crystals. The illusion that it is covered with ice gives it the name Ice plant.

The evergreen foliage and the luscious flowers make it a stunning package. The plant doesn’t grow too tall at about 6 inches at most. It is a charming choice that looks extraordinary in whatever space it is placed in.

35. The Bears Paw Plant

The bears paw plant is a unique green succulent with red edges that can add a bit of excitement to any room!

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  • Scientific name: Cotyledon tomentosa
  • Named by: Selmar Schonland
  • Native to: South Africa
  • Family: Crassulaceae
  • Genus: Cotyledon
  • Plant Type: Perennial shrub
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6.0 to 7.0
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 9b to 11b
  • Where to buy: Amazon

Are you looking for a cute yet eccentric green succulent? The bear paw plant gets its named because the wooly foliage resembles a bear’s paws. At the top of the foliage, small red spikes add a unique touch to the plant, making it look even more attractive.

The thick green leaves don’t grow too high, and the plant only reaches a height of 30cm at most. You might find it fascinating to know that this delicate plant blooms with orange flowers. Select this plant for your home if you’re looking for a plant you can use as décor.

36. The Propeller Plant

The Propeller plant has a fascinating gray-green foliage that resembles the shape of a propeller!

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  • Scientific name: Crassula falcata (now Crassula perfoliata var. minor)
  • Named by: Carl Linnaeus
  • Other Names: Sickle-leaf Red Crassula and Eastern Cape Red Crassula
  • Native to: South Africa
  • Family: Crassulaceae
  • Genus: Crassula
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 5.5 to 7.0
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 9b to 11b
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The propeller plant is another noteworthy green succulent in this list. The foliage is in an interesting arrangement that earns the plant its fascinating name. If you’re looking for contrast among the variety of plants you’ve used to decorate your garden, this is the perfect succulent.

The outstanding plant has a bright green presence that will never disappoint you!

37. The Watch Chain Plant

The watch chain plant has gorgeous thin interlocking leaves that are amusing to watch and amazing to own!

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  • Scientific name: Crassula muscosa
  • Other names: Rattail Crassula, Lizard’s tail, Zipper Plant and Princess Pines
  • Native to: South Africa and Namibia
  • Family: Crassulaceae
  • Genus: Crassula
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6.0 to 7.0
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 9a to 10b
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The watch chain plant has interlocking leaves that resemble the links you would see in a chain. No wonder the plant has such an intriguing name. It is a unique and refreshing plant with the name ‘Zipper plant’ due to its resemblance with zippers.

This low-maintenance plant has tiny yellowish-green flowers which appear in Spring. If you have a rock garden or a hanging basket, this is the perfect succulent to be placed there.

38. The Echeveria’ Doris Taylor’ Plant

This echeveria hybrid 'Doris Taylor' has a very pleasant foliage in rosette formations that will stun onlookers!

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  • Scientific name: Echeveria’ Doris Taylor’
  • Named by: Dr. W. Taylor
  • Other name: Woolly Rose
  • Family: Crassulaceae
  • Genus: Echeveria
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 5.5 to 7.5
  • Minimum Hardiness: USDA Zone 9a
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The Echeveria Doris Taylor Plant is a gorgeous hybrid succulent that has stunning foliage in a rosette formation. The succulent is covered with tiny white hairs, which give it a fuzzy appearance. The plant itself is spectacular, to say the least, with its brilliant pale green appearance.

This succulent is unique and has its own personality, which demands attention.

39. The Graptoveria ‘Silver Star’ Plant

The Graptoveria' Silver Star' hybrid is a wondrous succulent that boasts a pretty green color!

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  • Scientific name: Graptoveria ‘Silver Star’
  • Family: Crassulaceae
  • Genus: x Graptoveria
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 5.0 to 7.0
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 10a to 11b

The Graptoveria’ Silver Star’ Plant is another gorgeous succulent worth your care and attention. It is arranged in a rosette formation with spiky leaves that have red edges. If you didn’t know what the plant was actually called, you would probably call it a green spiky lotus.

This hybrid succulent is worth admiring. If you wish, you can place it within your garden confidently!

40. The Aluminum Plant

The aluminum plant has wide majestic green leafs with white strikes that look marvelous!

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  • Scientific name: Pilea Cadierei
  • Named by: P. Cadière
  • Other Names: Watermelon Pilea and Watermelon Plant
  • Native to: Vietnam
  • Family: Urticaceae
  • Genus: Pilea
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6.0 to 7.0
  • Hardiness: USDA Zones 10a to 11
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The aluminum plant is a gorgeous, easy-going green succulent with foliage that branches out like an umbrella. The waxy leaves are dark green but have light silvery green patches on them, making them look outstanding. If you want a breathtakingly beautiful houseplant, opt for this plant and be pleased.

I’d say you should consider getting the plant if fantastic foliage is essential to you.

41. The ‘Corn Plant’ Dracaena fragrans

The 'Corn Plant' or the Dracaena fragrans is a slender succulent with long two-toned green leaves which look impressive!

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  • Scientific name: Dracaena fragrans
  • Native to: Tropical Africa
  • Other names: Cornstalk Plant, Dragon Tree, Janet Craig Plant, Ribbon Plant, Striped Dracaena, Striped Dragon Palm and Warneckii
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • Genus: Dracaena
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6.1 to 7.0
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 10 to 12
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The corn plant or Dracaena fragrans has solid green leaves with a thick brown stem. The plant itself is easy to grow and is hence a very trendy plant to place within the confines of your home.

If you want to own a plant that requires minimal care to thrive but remains healthy all the same, choose this one! You’ll love it.

42. The Peace Lily Plant

The peace lily plant is the ultimate succulent for an elegant and classy home. It has lovely leaves and an even more attractive white flower!

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  • Scientific name: Spathiphyllum wallisii
  • Other name: Peace Lily, Closet plants
  • Family: Araceae
  • Genus: Monocotyledonous
  • Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
  • Native Country: Southeastern Asia and Americas (In tropical rainforests)
  • Ideal pH: Acidic, 5.8 to 6.5
  • Hardiness: USDA Zones 10 and 11
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The Peace lily is a gorgeous plant that can brighten up the room with its fresh and beautiful presence. It has lovely dark green broad leaves. The supposed white leaves that accompany the plant are just specialized leaf bracts.

The plant is stunning nevertheless and would be a perfect choice for your home.

43. The Weeping Fig

The weeping fig is a marvelous succulent which has a long stem and rich waxy foliage!

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  • Scientific name: Ficus benjamina
  • Other Names: Benjamin Fig and Ficus Tree
  • Native to: Asia and Australia
  • Family: Moraceae
  • Genus: Ficus
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6.0 to 6.5
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 10 to 11
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The Weeping Fig is a simple succulent with a brown stem, slender sprawling branches, and tiny green leaves. The plant is elegant and has dense foliage that demands respect. It is one of the classiest choices to place within the home.

If you’re looking for a simple succulent to win your heart, take the weeping fig. The best thing about the plant is that it improves the air quality too. What better could a plant be?

44. The Plush Plant

The plush plant is a unique succulent with woolly green foliage in rosette formation with red edges!

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  • Scientific name: Echeveria harmsii
  • Native to: Mexico
  • Other name: Red Echeveria
  • Family: Crassulaceae
  • Genus: Echeveria
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.5
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 10a to 11b
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The Plush plant or Echeveria harmsii is an interesting succulent that is predominantly green but can have pink edges and undersides. It has a rosette formation but still holds its own individuality with some randomness here and there. The plant will surprise you with orange flowers every Spring and will instantly win your affection.

The plant is suitable for your home if you have rock gardens or wreathes. I think you will adore the plant because it doesn’t demand too much care but still prospers!

45. The Devil’s Ivy Plant

The Devil's Ivy plant has big green leaves with yellow strikes on them that make it a gorgeous succulent!

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  • Scientific name: Epipremnum aureum
  • Native to: French Polynesia
  • Other Names: Pothos, Golden Pothos, Ceylon Creeper, Money plant, Devil’s vine and Hunter’s Robe
  • Family: Araceae
  • Genus: Epipremnum
  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Ideal Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.0
  • Hardiness: USDA Zone 10 to 12
  • Where to buy: Amazon

The devil’s ivy plant is a green succulent that also goes by the name pothos. It has bright green foliage with yellow spots splotched all over it. It is essentially a vine and would work best when installed beside a wall or on a hanging basket.

The plant can grow up to 39 inches long when reaching maturity. You will enjoy owning this incredible succulent because it is easy to take care of and is also extremely accessible.

Conclusion

The succulent world is full of gorgeous green succulents. To name a few I would list: jade plant, aloe vera, spider plant, snake plant, hens and chicks plant, christmas cactus, string of hearts, string of pearls, burros tail, bunny ear cactus, panda plant, plush plant, begonia maculata, radiator plant, propeller plant, devil ivy plant and desert rose.

If you’re interested in learning more about succulents, I recommend you head over to our ultimate guide that talks about various types of cacti!

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Easy Succulents Founder

My name is Jimena and I'm the the founder of Easy Succulents! I'm fascinated by this wonderful plants and I want to share with the world everything I know about them!

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My name is Jimena and I'm the the founder of Easy Succulents! I'm fascinated by this wonderful plants and I want to share with the world everything I know about them!

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