Succulents are plants that can withhold harsh desert-like conditions. They often come in a range of different shapes and sizes. Round succulents, in particular, attract plant lovers from every corner.
Some of these include the Baseball plant, Echeveria elegans, String of pearls, Lithops, Peyote, Graptoveria, Astrophytum asterias, Parodia and Crassula barbata.
|Name of Succulent||Scientific name|
|Baseball plant||Euphorbia obesa|
|Mexican snowball||Echeveria elegans|
|String of pearls||Senecio rowleyanus|
|Sand Dollar cactus||Astrophytum asterias|
|Ball cactus||Parodia magnifica|
|Bearded-leaved crassula||Crassula barbata|
|Little jewel||Pachyphytum compactum|
|Living pebbles||Conophytum subglobosum|
|Blue rose echeveria||Echeveria x imbricata|
|Mexican fire cracker||Echeveria setosa|
|Woolly rose||Echeveria ‘Doris Taylor’|
|Cooper’s aloe||Haworthia cooperi|
|Ghost echeveria||Echeveria lilacina|
|Molded wax agave||Echeveria agavoides|
|Hedgehog cactus||Echinopsis eyriesii|
|Pincushion cactus||Mammillaria crinita|
|Tree aeonium||Aeonium arboreum|
|Saucer plant||Aeonium tabuliforme|
|Canary aeonium||Aeonium canariense|
Euphorbia obesa, commonly known as the Baseball plant, has a distinct round appearance just like a baseball, hence the name. You might be interested to know that this plant is the perfect companion for people who travel a lot.
It doesn’t require much care. You just need to keep an eye out for heat, light and a well-drained pot.
Echeveria elegans, commonly known as the Mexican snowball, is one of the most popular succulents out there. It has thick fleshy leaves that retain water in drought like conditions.
It requires to be watered once a week.
Check the soil for overwatering
String of pearls, commonly known as Senecio rowleyanus, belongs to the Asteraceae family. This succulent thrives in shady areas. Its leaves resemble small peas.
The String of pearls plant develops pea-like leaves to adapt to its native environment. This type of plant does not require much care and can be grown both indoors and outdoors.
Lithops, commonly known as living stones, belong to the Aizoaceae family. These plants require sunlight for at least 4 hours. They thrive in partial shade for the rest of the day.
Lithops usually need to be watered only twice a week.
To improve soil drainage, add sand and pebbles to the soil mix
Lophophora williamsii, commonly known as Peyote, is a small round cactus that belongs to the Cactaceae family. This plant thrives in indirect sunlight.
It needs to be watered once a week outdoors during the summer. This cactus cannot tolerate the cold and needs to be kept at temperatures above 3ºC.
Graptoveria is a hybrid cross between Echeveria and Graptopetalum. It develops bright colors such as pink when exposed to direct sunlight.
It requires a few hours of the morning sun and needs shade in the afternoon. They don’t require to be watered frequently during the winter.
Astrophytum asterias, commonly known as the Sand Dollar cactus, belongs to the Cactaceae family. The Sand Dollar cactus has a unique flat and round form. Large yellow flowers bloom during the summer.
It grows close to the ground and develops into a spherical shape.
Parodia magnifica, commonly known as the Ball cactus, belongs to the Cactaceae family. The ball cactus thrives in a well-drained soil mix. It needs to be watered every two weeks.
It needs to be dry during the winter to survive. A few hours of direct sunlight are essential for healthy growth.
Crassula barbata, commonly known as the Bearded-leaved Crassula, belongs to the Stonecrop family. Distinct white hairs surround the stem of this round succulent.
Pink flowers bloom during the spring. This type of plant can be propagated easily through leaf cuttings.
Pachyphytum compactum, commonly known as Little jewel, belongs to the Stonecrop family. This round succulent forms tight rosettes of thick fleshy leaves.
You will need to arrange a container with a well-draining soil mix for this succulent.
Avoid overwatering to prevent root rot
Conophytum subglobosum, commonly known as Living pebbles, belongs to the Aizoaceae family. It is a small round succulent that grows in dry climates.
The leaves of this succulent regenerate every year. It grows over a period of 5 months and needs to be placed in shaded areas during the summer.
Echeveria x Imbricata, commonly known as the Blue rose Echeveria, belongs to the Crassulaceae family. This hybrid succulent develops tight rosettes of blue-green thick fleshy leaves.
It can be grown in both direct sunlight and partial shade. It doesn’t require to be watered frequently.
Echeveria setosa, commonly known as the Mexican firecracker, belongs to the Crassulaceae family. This succulent is covered in white hairs which give it a fuzzy appearance.
These plants need to be dried out fully before you water them. They require full sun and partial shade to survive.
Echeveria ‘Doris Taylor’, commonly known as Woolly rose, belongs to the Crassulaceae family. These succulents need to be kept in the shade during the summer.
The plant does not need to be watered frequently. These plants do not like humidity and any change in humidity levels can cause root rot.
Haworthia cooperi, commonly known as Cooper’s aloe, belongs to the Asphodelaceae family. It is a small succulent that forms tight rosettes of blue-green fleshy leaves.
They need to be watered only once the soil dries out. The leaves of this plant can become completely transparent.
Echeveria lilacina, commonly known as Ghost echeveria and Mexican hens and chicks, belongs to the Crassulaceae family. This round succulent forms rosettes of silver-grey thick fleshy leaves.
Proper care needs to be taken while watering this succulent. It is important that the rosette is not exposed to water.
x Pachyveria, is a hybrid cross resulting from the species, Pachyphytum and Echeveria. It is a small round succulent that forms rosettes of pale blue leaves.
This type of succulent requires a few hours of strong sunlight. Yellow flowers bloom during the summer and spring.
Echeveria agavoides, commonly known as Molded wax agave, belongs to the Crassulaceae family. This small round succulent grows rosettes of pointed thick fleshy leaves.
This plant prefers bright indoor lighting. Orange, pink and yellow flowers bloom during the summer.
Echinopsis eyriesii, commonly known as the Hedgehog cactus, belongs to the Cactaceae family. This cactus has a distinct spherical stem.
It is a popular cactus because of its large nocturnal white flowers.
Mammillaria crinita, commonly known as Pincushion cactus, belongs to the Cactaceae family. This cactus has distinct tubercles for water storage.
This plant can be placed on a window-sill where it will receive a few hours of indirect sunlight. Exposure to the sun this way will be beneficial for its healthy growth.
Aeonium arboreum, commonly known as Tree aeonium, belongs to the Crassulaceae family. This round succulent forms tight rosettes of shiny green leaves.
The tree aeonium prefers a well-drained soil mix with a few hours of full to partial sunlight.
Aeonium tabuliforme, commonly known as the Saucer plant, belongs to the Crassulaceae family. This round succulent forms flat rosettes of fleshy green leaves.
This succulent prefers outdoors where it can tolerate the sun. However, it requires protection from frost.
Aeonium canariense, commonly known as Canary aeonium, belongs to the Crassulaceae family. The leaves of this round succulent become red when exposed to sunlight.
These plants prefer well-drained soil and do not need to be watered frequently during the summer.
Water your aeonium only when the soil is completely dry
Are you looking for places to buy round succulents? Look no further!
We have looked at the 23 best round succulents and places where you can buy them. Some of these succulents included the Baseball plant, Echeveria elegans, String of pearls, Peyote, and Canary aeonium.
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