11 Types Of Echeveria You Should Consider For Your Succulent Garden

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The family of succulents, echeveria, are best known for their rose floral shape. They come in a wide variety of colors and sizes and are super popular among succulent lovers for their beauty and interesting appearance. Like other succulents, echeveria is easy to care for, requiring little water. Though, they do prefer an area where they receive four to five hours of sunlight each day. 

This lovely little plant originates from the desert areas of Central America and Mexico, but you can find them at most garden stores. Planted together, this family of succulents creates a gorgeous container garden. Let’s take a look at some favorites below.

Miniature succulent plants in the garden, 11 Types Of Echeveria You Should Consider For Your Succulent Garden

1. Echeveria Elegans

Close up image of Echeveria Elegans cactus

The echeveria Elegans is a beautiful light sage green color and has the classic rose-shaped feature to its petals. Also known as a Mexican Snowball or Hen and Chicks -this round green plant is an easy propagator. Simply pull up one of its babies to replant in another container or in your rock garden. This little echeveria will need about six hours of sunlight per day, and it won’t tolerate cold weather below 20 degrees. So if you live in an area of cold winters, you’ll want this plant in a container to move indoors during chilly months.

You can buy this cute potted echeveria elegans here on Amazon.

2. Echeveria Agavoides

Succulent Echeveria agavoides pot plant isolated on white background

Echeveria Agavoides is also known as Lipstick Echeveria. This succulent will get a red tinge to the outer edges of its petals when it’s been perfectly stressed. Its name also comes from the pointy shape of its leaves which look similar to agave. Just like other succulents, it likes for its roots to dry out completely before rewatering. It also propagates easily and looks super in rock gardens where the winters don’t get below 20 degrees.

This cute two-inch succulent clearly shows the red tips that give this type of echeveria, its common name. Buy one of these types of echeveria here on Amazon.

3. Echeveria Runyonii

Echeveria runyonii green rosette plant

Echeveria Runyonii is also known by the common name, Topsy Turvy. This award-winning succulent is notable for its silvery green leaves, with a distinct upward curl toward the center of the plant’s rosette. This echeveria will shoot eight-inch tall stalks upward in the summer and fall that bear beautiful star-shaped yellow and orange flowers. This particular succulent gets quite large, growing as wide as eight to 12 inches width. It is deer-resistant and pretty much disease free. A beautiful addition to any succulent planter or rock garden.

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4. Echeveria Perle Von Nurnberg

Echeveria Perle Von Nurnberg succulent

Here’s a pretty little succulent. Echeveria Perle Von Nurnberg has beautiful purple-ish leaves that will add a spot of color to your succulent garden. It’s relatively small, with plants growing up to about six inches in height and about five inches in width. Like all succulents, it’s drought-resistant, sun-loving, and cold weather hating.  This particular type is not greatly suited for indoor growing. It prefers to grow naturally out of doors but won’t tolerate temperatures below 30 degrees F. 

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5. Echeveria Pulidonis

Echeveria Pulidonis green cactus in a garden

This slow-growing evergreen succulent is a beautiful green. But it can grow red tips much like the Lipstick Echeveria. However, the shape of their leaves is quite different, with this plant being more rounded than pointed. In spring, it will get yellow flowers, and given enough time, will eventually form a decent-sized clump in the rock garden. This one is perfect for containers because of its clump-like, spilling tendencies. 

You can buy a single gorgeous rosette in a four-inch pot if you’d like to collect this type of echeveria. Click here to buy this one on Amazon.

6. Echeveria Secunda

Echeveria secunda on red rocks floor

Echeveria Secunda has leaves that are blue-green to pale blue-green. The way they grow out and around gives it a distinctive look. When it flowers in the spring, the blooms are red which is a gorgeous contrast to the foliage color.  This Echeveria gets about six inches tall and equally as wide. Add it in with other greener echeverias for cool color contrast. Occasionally these succulents can get a light pink or red tinge to the edges of the petals in the late fall or winter.

7. Echeveria Gibbiflora

High angle macro of a green succulent with pink, ruffled edges

Echeveria Gibbiflora is best known for the crinkled edges on its leaves. This cute succulent boasts grey-green leaves that bear a slight tinge of rosy pink on the curled ends. The more water it has, the less pink the leaves will be. This succulent does well as a potting plant which is great because it doesn’t deal with frost well at all. It propagates easily, will get about 3-5″ in height and around 5-6″ in width. Like the other plants in this family, it’s pet safe and non-toxic if ingested by accident.

8. Echeveria Harmsii

Closeup of a succulent plant Echeveria Harmsii with white villi

This type of echeveria is also known by its common name, Push Plant. The leaves of this plant are covered with silvery velvet hairs making it a favorite in the garden because of its furry appearance. During the heat of summer, the tips of the leaves tend to grow red. As it grows up, this one actually resembles the shape of a small shrub, making it unique from many of the other styles of echeveria. It also attracts hummingbirds when it flowers. It has similar characteristics to all of the other succulents, making it easy to grow in dry climates and not as easy to grow in winter climates.

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9. Echeveria Laui

Echeveria laui growing in pot as houseplant, beautiful drought resistant succulent plant

Echeveria Laui is a slow-growing succulent native to the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico. It will eventually reach a height of about six inches and the rosettes will spread to about five inches in diameter. It’s distinctive with its whitish-pink color and peachy-colored blooms that appear mid-summer.  It has similar characteristics to other echeverias, being non-toxic, drought-resistant, and easy to propagate.

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10. Echeveria Cante

Top view of a Echeveria cante rosette on scree background

This stunning echeveria forms a solitary rosette of bluish-green leaves tinged with red at the tips. It grows as tall as 18 inches and will bear yellow or orange flowers in the summer. This particular variety is native to Mexico. It’s important not to let this beautiful echeveria sit for too long in water as it can cause fungus and rot, which would be a shame for such a beautiful plant. Their name translates to White Cloud, which refers to the sometimes silvery-white powdery coating on the blueish leaves.

11. Echeveria Derenbergii

Echeveria Derenbergii, painted lady, flowering succulent plant

Echeveria Derenbergii is also known as Painted Lady. This colorful echeveria forms small dense cylinder-shaped plants. It has stems that bear cup-shaped flowers in yellow, and the leaves are painted with red tips from late winter to summer. Like other varieties, the painted lady is not complicated to take care of. It can handle being thirsty. It loves the sun. And as long as you don’t let it get way below freezing, it will survive in an outdoor succulent garden. It will also do well in containers if that’s your thing.

The pink tips may not always be showing, so be sure to read what variety you’re buying to be sure you get what you want from a succulent. Click here for this one on Amazon.

Putting Varieties of Echeveria Together

Echeverias come in a huge variety of colors, heights, sizes. Most bloom and some cascade. They all propagate easily, and all are great in sunny areas. This is why it can be fun to buy a whole host of different varieties to plant together for maximum effect.

Miniature succulent plants in garden

Choosing a variety of leaf sizes, colors, and overall shape then planting together in a container will give you something amazing. We adore how these plants are when planted in mass. The yellow greens, silvery greens, pinks, reds, and yellows remind us of tiny glistening candies.

Miniature succulent garden plants

They are a natural fit for areas where you may have rocks as they will spill over the edges. Here, a number of different colors and varieties are planted around a piece of stone, and they look simply gorgeous.

You can buy a grouping like this one to get a start on your own succulent rock garden area. Notice how the colors work well together, yet there is still variety in the mix. Click here for this set on Amazon.

Echeverias Are So Varied, It’s Wonderful

Each member of the echeveria family is unique and special. When picking out the ones you want, consider leaf shape, color, and size for your planned planting area. This is but a small selection of the number of members of this family of plants that are available, so do a bit of digging and see if there are even more varieties that you love. But this list is a great place to start.

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