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10 Rare Succulents (and Where to Buy Them)

Succulents…there are just so many. So you’ve got a collection of echeverias, jades and maybe even some lithops, but have you collected or even seen these 10 rare succulents?

Growing and collecting succulents has become an increasingly popular hobby globally.

Succulents are a little bit like pokemon in their different types, colours, shapes and difficulty to obtain them. Click any of these image links to find your next rare succulent purchase to show off your succulent elitist status.

What awesome new succulent are you going to collect next?

1. Moonstones

To begin with, moonstones are a wonderful succulent characterised by their pastel pink colour and chubby, pebble-like leaves. They look powdery and are highly sought after because of their adorable look.

Generally, moonstones produce dark pink flowers that are bell-shaped and will bloom in winter to early spring.

Moonstones are fragile, so make sure to take good care of your rare new friend.

2. Karoo Rose

The Karoo Rose has two to four pairs of leaves and features a pale green colour in addition to a gradient purple base.

Their perfect geometrical appearance and pale colour, therefore, makes them an appealing succulent for aspiring collectors.

Make sure to get your hands on this awesome find, it is a truly unique shape and colour of succulent.

3. Graptopetalum Pachyphyllum

This plant is a miniature succulent with a distinct clumping of small rosettes. They feature a silvery-blue colour with dark purple tips.

Their wonderful colour and corally appearance make them look like a mermaid’s succulent. Their mild colour and intricate tight clumped rosette will make a perfect addition to your budding collection. What’s not to love about this beauty?

4. Variegated String of Pearls

So we’ve all heard of the String of Pearls and by now most of us have one (or a few). But how do you become better than those basic string of pearls owners? By getting a variegated string of pearls of course.

Their white striped appearance gives them a look of baby watermelons and will definitely impress your less experienced plant moms.

For this reason, what more is there to say? In that case, a variegated string of pearls is a must-have!

5. Crested Frosty

This Frosty echeveria features pale white-green leaves in the formation of rosettes thickly covered in fine white hairs.

Overall it is a tender soft succulent with a velvety texture.

Because of their pleasing look and touch, this Frosty echeveria is a great addition to your growing collection for its mild colour and textural quality.

6. Variegated String of Hearts

The String of Hearts is another extremely popular houseplant. With their growing popularity they are becoming more and more basic…almost to the point of a monstera. But you love the look of String of Hearts, so how do you spice it up? By getting a variegated String of Hearts!

Their pastel pink colour and pale green centre really sell the look of a heart, therefore, making it a great plant to make friends with by sharing cuttings.

7. Variegated Aloe Plant

Compared to regular aloe veras, variegated aloe veras have creamy white and green stripes and sword-shaped toothed leaves.

Aloe veras are a sprawling succulent that can grow as large as 3 metres!

In addition to their large growing capabilities, they flower deep orange or red flora.

If that doesn’t sell you on a variegated aloe vera, I don’t know what will.

8. Frizzle Sizzle

Besides this succulent’s wacky thick, curled leaves and stringy appearance, the Fizzle Sizzle is actually a bulb.

The Fizzle Sizzle flowers in spring on spikes that sport 10 to 20 blooms each.

Importantly, the Fizzle Sizzle needs full sun and well-drained soil in order to thrive.

A unique thing about the Fizzle Sizzle is that it is a summer-dormant plant meaning that it may lose foliage and grow less during warmer months.

9. Crested Topsy Turvy

Getting bored of regular echeverias? Then this Topsy Turvy is a new one for you. Compared to more common echeverias, the Topsy Turvy has tubular leaves with widened tips and sports an icy silver colour.

They’ll add a new look and refreshing colour to your succulent collection.

10. Variegated Corn Cob Cactus

The variegated corn cob cactus is fast growing and has thick stems that are ribbed and chalky green. They can transform colours and turn into a rosy pink under light stress conditions such as colder weather.

They grow 8 to 10 inches in height with pink spines that are thick and pointy and additionally can produce small red and orange flowers in late winter to early summer.

That concludes our list of a wonderful 10 rare succulents. Now, we’ve told you where to get them but that doesn’t mean that they are easy to get! These rare succulents are sold out most of the time, so if you see it available make sure to snap it up before it’s gone!