Ravishing Red Succulents: Adding Passion and Color to Your Garden

Are you looking to add a pop of color and passion to your garden? Look no further than red succulents. Red is a color often associated with love and passion, and these vibrant plants are the perfect way to showcase your love for succulents.

A Radiant Touch for Any Landscape

Red succulents are versatile and complement any color palette. Whether you’re looking to create stunning centerpieces, liven up your living walls, or add whimsy to your fairy gardens, these radiant red plants are sure to make a statement.

Collage of ravishing red succulents

Sempervivum Heuffelii ‘Chocolate Sundae’

This vibrant succulent features leaves that are bright red at the tips and lime green at the center. The rosettes can reach three to four inches in diameter, making it a stunning addition to any garden.

Echeveria agavoides ‘Romeo’

With its radiant rosette, Romeo is a showstopper. The plant itself can grow up to six inches tall and twelve inches in diameter. Its petite flowers, which bloom in spring and early summer, match the vibrant hues of the plant itself.

Crassula capitella ‘Red Pagoda’

Native to South Africa, this eye-catching succulent boasts long stems covered in stacked, triangular leaves. In full sun, Red Pagoda’s red hue deepens to a brilliant burgundy, making it a striking addition to any landscape.

Sempervivum ‘Red Lion’

Featuring rich red rosettes with hints of green and yellow, Red Lion is a frost-hardy succulent that thrives in both partial and full sun. Its clumping growth habit and nontoxic nature make it a perfect choice for outdoor gardens or landscaping projects.

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Aloe ‘Christmas Sleigh’

This unique Aloe boasts deep green leaves with vibrant red spines, making it a striking addition to any garden. In fall, it produces bright reddish-pink flowers, adding even more color to your landscape.

Sedum rubrotinctum ‘Aurora’

Native to Mexico, this ravishing red succulent features long stems covered in fleshy, round leaves ranging in color from pink to deep red. The more sunlight it receives, the deeper the color of the leaves.

Sedum rubrotinctum close-up

Euphorbia trigona ‘Royal Red’

This interesting cactus has long spine-covered stems ranging in color from variegated green and yellow to deep burgundy. It can grow up to six feet tall and works well as a centerpiece in your garden.

Mammillaria spinosissima ‘Red-Headed Irishman’

This uniquely-named cactus has a deep blue-green stem covered in orangey-red spines, giving it its distinctive appearance. Despite its name, it is native to Mexico and requires proper drainage and full sunlight.

Tillansia ionantha ‘Air Plant’

This petite plant has long, fuzzy leaves that are typically less than three inches long. While not actually a succulent, air plants are incredibly easy to care for and add a pop of color to any decor.

Peperomia Gravolens – Ruby Glow Peperomia

If you’re looking for an intriguing plant, the Ruby Glow Peperomia is the one for you. It features deep green leaves with a brilliant red underleaf, adding a touch of mystery to your garden.

Crassula Capitella Red Campfire

If you’re looking for a bright red addition to your garden, the Red Campfire is the perfect choice. Its leaves start off lighter green and turn darker red with more sun exposure. It can cover quite a solid amount of space, making a big impact in your landscape.

Sedum album – Red Ice

With small bead-like leaves, the Red Ice Sedum is a dramatic addition to any yard. It is an easy-to-propagate ground cover that creates a beautiful red carpet or accents brighter sedum species.

Graptosedum California Sunset

While the California Sunset tends to be more orange than red, it is a stunning addition to any garden. Its light oranges make it almost a peachy red, with tips that appear to be dusted with ruby powder.

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Crassula radicans platyphylla

This succulent changes with the seasons, starting with beautiful deep red leaves in spring, transitioning to green in the summer, and turning red again in the fall. It adds texture and color to your garden throughout the year.

Kalanchoe sexangularis – Six-Angled Kalanchoe

The Six-Angled Kalanchoe has gorgeous leaves with round toothed edges and an elliptical shape. The base of the leaves is a more yellow-orange color, transitioning to a bright red. Its bright yellow flowers are an added bonus.

Graptosedum ‘Vera Higgins’ Alpen Glow

With its fiery undertones, the Alpen Glow is a standout succulent. In the morning and evening sun, it glows bright red, adding a touch of drama to your garden.

Sedum Letizia – Lety’s Sedeveria

A combination of Sedum cuspidatum and Echeveria setosa var. ciliate, Lety’s Sedeveria is a stunning succulent with compact leaves and red agate edges. It adds intrigue and beauty to both indoor and outdoor gardens.

Echeveria Suyon

This charmer has larger leaves that form a loose rosette. Its dusty rose edges blend beautifully with a softly hued succulent garden. It adds a touch of romance to any landscape.

Faucaria Tigrina – Tiger’s Jaws

With its plump, spiky leaves, Tiger’s Jaws resembles a jawbone. Its leaves range in color from green to deep red, and it boasts bright yellow flowers with delicate petals.

Adromischus marianiae v. herrei

This succulent looks like it could be straight out of an episode of Stranger Things. Its thick leaves are shaped like partially deflated balloons, and they bunch together to form an attractive centerpiece when exposed to direct sunlight.

Lenophyllum guttatum – Sharpleaf Lenophyllum

This triangular-shaped succulent looks like it has blood splattered along its leaves, creating a dramatic and eye-catching effect. Its red hue intensifies with more variegation, making it a standout addition to your garden.

Sedum rupestre Sunsparkler wildfire

Known for its vibrant colors, Sunsparkler Wildfire features teardrop-shaped leaves that alternate, creating a full-looking ground cover. It thrives in drought-tolerant conditions and adds a splash of color to any garden.

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Aeonium ‘Phoenix Flame’

With its barn door red mature leaves and electric new green leaves, Phoenix Flame is a stunning contrast of colors. Its rosettes are more widespread and wider than other sempervivium varieties.

Othonna Capensis— “Ruby Necklace”

For those who prefer a unique style, the Ruby Necklace string succulent is the perfect choice. Its large, plump leaves are either round or teardrop-shaped, and the two-foot-long string turns a purple-red hue when exposed to sunlight or slight cold.

Greenovia Rose Succulent – ‘Blood Cherry’

With its perfect rosette shape, Greenovia Rose Succulent resembles a mountain rose. The Blood Cherry variety features outer leaves that are a deep bing cherry red, protecting the lime green leaves in the center.

Crassula pubescens ssp. Radicans – Red Carpet Stonecrop

This stonecrop succulent is incredibly varied, with variations in leaf size, shape, and color. The Red Carpet variety retains a red strip at the end of each leaf when exposed to sunlight, resembling a red carpet in your garden.

Sedum ochroleucum ‘Red Wiggle’

Known for its bright red color and resemblance to mini red pine trees, Red Wiggle adds joy and wonder to any garden. It stays short and is an excellent ground cover.

From scarlet to burgundy to merlot, there is a red succulent for every taste. Whether you prefer the striking beauty of cacti or the delicate charm of air plants, these ravishing red succulents are sure to enhance any garden. Add a touch of passion and color with these vibrant plants and create a garden that truly stands out.

Red Succulent FAQs

While you may already have a red succulent in mind, here are some commonly asked questions that can help you on your succulent-growing journey.

And that concludes our journey through the world of ravishing red succulents. From breathtaking hues to unique shapes, these vibrant plants are sure to captivate and inspire. So go ahead and add a touch of passion to your garden with these stunning red succulents.

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