4 beautiful and easy to care succulent with yellow flowers to have

Having succulents that bloom can seem challenging, but here's a list of 4 of them that are really easy to take care of and will bloom beautiful yellow flowers.

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Jimena Bolívar

April 19, 2021


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Introduction

Yellow is one of the happiest colors on earth and if you love it as much as I do and would love to have more of it in your life, you can just by having the succulents on this list. They are really easy to take care of and will bloom the prettiest succulent yellow flowers you’ll find!

1. Aloe Vera

Aloe will bloom when it’s mature – not before 4 years and under perfect conditions such as full sun, draining soil, perfect watering, a pot that’s not too small and not too big. Since it requires all these conditions combined, aloe is more likely to bloom when it’s an outdoor plant.

If you’re a proud parent of an indoor aloe, you also can get it to bloom with a little work on the position and watering.

Aloe needs full sun for 2 or 3 hours a day, which means a south or west window will probably be the best choice. To make sure all the plant is getting enough sun exposure you can also rotate it every 6 months.

The ideal temperature to aloe is between 70-80 F (or 21 - 29 C) during the day and never below 60 F (15 C) during the night.

aloe vera with yellow flowers

Another important factor to having aloe’s flowers is the soil, it has to be a draining soil that will allow the water to drain properly. It doesn’t need to be fertilized, but if you feel that you need to you can add a fertilizer without high amounts of phosphorus or superphosphate.

Watering too much will also damage your aloe, as a rule of thumb, you can water it once a week in the summer and then once every other week in the winter. Always wait until the soil is completely drained before watering again.

The roots should be a little tight in order to grow healthy and its density is even more important if you’d like your aloe to bloom. Under normal conditions, you shouldn’t worry about re-pot it before 2 years.

If you’ve done everything right you’ll see your flower blooming from a stake that rises up above the aloe plant probably from late winter to spring and, if it’s an outdoor plant, will have a lot of hummingbirds to make your garden even more beautiful.

2. Echeveria

Echeveria flower blooms from a stalk above the plant and is triggered by the light they receive and the temperature they’re in, but other factors such as soil and watering are also determining. They like dry and hot conditions.

Sunlight is really important to have a great Echeveria, it’ll take from 4 to 5 hours of bright and direct sun to them to be happy. Even though they like sunlight, avoid the afternoon sun since it can cause sunburns. The temperature they like the most is around 70 F and when it has variations from day to night, like in the desert.

When choosing the soil keep in mind that Echeveria likes to seat on dry soil. So a cactus mix will be enough to have them happy.

echeveria with yellow flowers

One of the biggest challenges is watering. To increase the chances of getting it right give moderate water in the hot, dry season and make sure the soil is completely dry before watering again.

You probably won’t need to re-pot it before two years.

When it comes to fertilizing the soil, it’s not necessary but if you’d like to make it when the plant is actively growing and never when they are really pretty. Make sure the fertilizer is nothing above 5% nitrogen.

The flower will bloom from a stalk and from bottom to top, as one dies other blooms. Echeveria flowers are known as one of the most beautiful flowers in the world of succulents.

3. Sedum

Is a perennial flowering succulent that is easy to take care of and that has the flowers distributed over a stem. To get nice stems the right amount of water and nutrition is needed.

The best time to plant Sedum is in summer and spring because it’s when they’re actively growing.

Sedum likes direct sun, in order for it to bloom, it’ll need 6 to 8 hours of direct sun every day. If you place them in the shade, they won’t die but won’t bloom as well. Since they need so much sun, you’ll probably rather growing them outdoors if you don’t live in warm weather.

sedum with yellow flowers

Watering Sedum is not over-complicated, make sure you water it when it’s dry and it’ll be fine. Don’t be too afraid of underwatering it, because it likes drought environments. If it happens that you over-watered it, just replant it on drier soil.

As a rule of Thumb to watering, water it every time the top 2 inches of soil are dry till the soil is soaked.

The soil you’ll choose to plant your Sedum is a regular cactus mix, no need to be fertilized. Well-drained soil is the best option to grow Sedum but growing it on poorly drained soil will also work.

However, you should avoid soils that remain wet for too long since being too long in the water could cause root rot.

It’s an easy-to-care plant, but it has to have its needs fulfilled in order for it to bloom. If you fulfill it, you’ll have your flowers blooming from June to August.

4. Aeonium

Native from the Canary Islands, these succulents are different from most of the others. They don’t like hot and dry conditions, under which they are dormant. Aeonium grows in regular soil and likes more water than most succulents.

Growing Aeoniums are a completely different experience than being a parent of any other succulent. It’s planted on regular soil. And the water needs are also completely different.

Unlike other succulents, don’t let the soil dry completely before watering it again. It likes to sit upon moist soil, somewhere between dry and wet.

aeonium with yellow flowers

Aeonium’s light needs are also different, they’ll like full sun to partial shade, unless the weather is too hot, in this case always light shade. If you’re growing yours indoors just give them bright indirect light.

Even though it doesn’t like hot temperatures, it’ll also die in extreme cold. This means you should move it indoors during the winter.

The Aeonium will grow in winter and spring and bloom in spring and summer. They are slow-growing plants and may take up to 5 years to bloom, and even if they bloom, they die after it. In the meantime, re-potting them each 2 to 3 years will be enough.

It can grow as high as 3 feet and produce panicles of yellow flowers. They outstand from the other succulents on this list also because when they bloom, they die.

Wrapping up

Each plant is different, but on this list are the easiest ones if you’d like to have yellow flowers bringing joy to your life.

I rated the easiness to take care of each of them on a scale from 1 (hard) to 5 (easy).

  Aloe vera Echeveria Sedum Aeonium
Poisonous No No No No
Easiness 4 4 5 3
Light Full sun Bright & direct sun Direct sun Full sun to partial shade

Taking care of them the right way and being patient will pay off since all of them (but Aeonium) are perennial, which means they will bloom regularly and be with you for a long time and will bloom regularly.

Once you see your succulent’s flower the first time you’ll get addicted to it. They are just pretty and will bring you the feeling that you’ve done a good job.

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By Jimena Bolívar

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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