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Clear Succulents: A Fascinating New Trendy Plant

Succulents are a must-have plant due to their low maintenance care and a vast array of shapes, colours and textures. Clear succulents are undoubtedly a great way to level up your plant collection.

Clear or see-through succulents are Haworthia succulents which are native to South Africa. They are classified as a rare succulent and grow in clusters with fleshy leaves which are translucent. They are an unusual succulent that comes in an unexpected lack of colour, making them a prized plant in many’s collections.

In addition, like the majority of succulents, Haworthias are low maintenance. The biggest killer of succulents is overwatering.

In short, there are a variety of haworthias which you can purchase from the links provided to get succulents delivered to your door!

1. Window Haworthia Succulent

Window Haworthia Succulent

Firstly is the Window Haworthia.

Characteristics: Also known as the Cathedral Window Haworthia, this succulent is drought-tolerant and evergreen. It has rosettes up to 3 inches in diameter and 4 inches in height. The Window Haworthia has fleshy tender leaves with dark stripes and translucent tips.

Flowers: This succulent produces white or light pink flowers that grow on stems 8 inches in length.

Care: Ensure that your succulent has bright indirect light, sufficient pot and soil drainage and water sparingly when dry.

2. Haworthia Cooperi Succulent

Haworthia Cooperi Succulent

Secondly, and most notably, the Haworthia Cooperi.

Characteristics: The Haworthia Cooperi has small rosette clumps of fleshy, light-green leaves.

Flowers: It flowers in spring and summer, producing white flowers.

Care: Ensure that your succulent has bright indirect light, sufficient pot and soil drainage and water sparingly when dry.

3. Haworthia Cuspidata Succulent

Haworthia Cuspidata

Thirdly, the Cuspidata which is a more popular Haworthia.

Characteristics: The Haworthia Cuspidata is characterised by its star-like shaped rosettes that grow to 4 inches in diameter with dark green leaves and translucent tips.

Flowers: This succulent produces small white flowers on top of long, thin stems during spring.

Care: Ensure that your succulent has bright indirect light, sufficient pot and soil drainage and water sparingly when dry.

4. Haworthia Cymbiformis Var. Obtusa

Haworthia Cymbiformis Var. Obtusa, Clear Succulents

Characteristics: The Haworthia Cymbiformis Var Obtusa has denser rosettes that grow to 6 inches in diameter and form large round clumps. They have neon green leaves that are soft and translucent.

Flowers: This succulent produces white or pink flowers on long stems.

Care: Ensure that your succulent has bright indirect light, sufficient pot and soil drainage and water sparingly when dry.

5. Haworthia Batesiana Succulent

Haworthia Batesiana Succulent,  Clear Succulents

Characteristics: Haworthia Batesiana has translucent, bright-green leaves with white spines that form dense clumps.

Care: Ensure that your succulent has bright indirect light, sufficient pot and soil drainage and water sparingly when dry.

6. Silver Haworthia Succulents

Silver Haworthia Succulents, Clear Succulents

Characteristics: The Silver Haworthia has pale foliage that is patterned with white and grey. It forms clumps and vary in appearance depending on light conditions.

Care: Ensure that your succulent has bright indirect light, sufficient pot and soil drainage and water sparingly when dry.

Additionally, we have a bunch more articles for you to explore on succulents and other plants. Here are a few of our favourites:
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Finally, the best part? You can purchase any of the plants you love in these articles by clicking the links provided.

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Types of Succulents

There are plenty of different succulent varieties but here, we have grouped them into 9 types of succulents to help you classify your succulents with ease.

9 common types of succulents classified into genera.


Echeveria in a potted plant. Classified by thick-leaved rosettes that are fleshy and have a waxy appearance.

Echeverias have thick-leaved rosettes and are most often the succulent you’re used to seeing. The leaves are fleshy and have a waxy appearance. You’ll find that they are often coloured and firm to the touch. Echeverias are generally slow-growing and stay around the 30-centimetre mark.


Purple Aeonium which has a rosette formation and leaves that are flat, round and thin.

Aeoniums also have a rosette formation, but its leaves are less round and fleshy and instead are thin, like a flower’s petals. Aeoniums are arguably more colourful than echeverias and can grow to a much larger 150 centimetres. A lot of avid succulent growers graft different succulents onto their aeonium stems because it creates a more decorative look to their woody stems.


Senecio Serpens aka Blue Chalksticks being used as a ground cover.

Succulents from the Senecio genus bloom daisy-like flowers. Their leaf has a more grass-like shape, extending in long plump blades that point upward. They come in a variety of blue, green and white shades. Blue Chalksticks or Senecio Serpens is a landscape designer’s staple because they make a great landscaping option to use as a ground cover.


Different types of cacti in varying sizes of terracotta pots.

Cacti, often found in the desert, have spines and reduced branches to hold water. They have a shallow root system and grow relatively slowly compared to other succulent types. Cacti can range in size from a few centimetres tall like the Arizona snowcap cactus, or a few metres tall like the Saguaro cactus.


Crassula Ovata which has flat, round leaves that create a lush foliage cover.

Crassulas have flat, round leaves that create a lush head of foliage. The most common Crassula is the Jade Plant or Crassula Ovata, because you can grow them both indoors and outdoors. They can grow to 150 centimetres in height. You can easily propagate by trimming a branch with sharp scissors and sticking the end into moist soil. Check out our succulent propagation article on other ways to propagate your succulents.


Sempervivum with a purple gradient.

Sempervivums also have a rosette shape and leaves with pointed edges. The tips of its leaves can turn a different colour like purple or pink under light stress that will give it a gradient leaf colour. Sempervivums’ pointed leaf rosettes give the succulent the appearance of a flower so try using Sempervivums as part of your indoor succulent arrangement. It will give your home a nice flowery pop that lasts all year round.


A variegated Kalanchoe with pink, white and blue markings.

Kalanchoes are native to Madagascar but are now often seen in florist shops or garden centres. They are loved for their thick leaves and a wonderful display of brightly coloured flowers.


Haworthia Cooperi being illuminated by the light thorough its translucent leaves.

Haworthias look like jelly or bubbles as the tips of their leaves are semi-translucent, allowing light to penetrate the leaf’s surface. Haworthias are commonly only found in shades of green and vary in their cluster sizes.


Sedum 'AutumnJoy' covered in a head of vibrant, pink flowers.

Sedum contains more than 400 species of succulents, making it one of the largest succulent genera. They commonly have flat, jagged, fleshy leaves and brightly coloured flowers.

That concludes our 9 types of succulents categorised into genera. Check out our other recent posts!

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How to Propagate Succulents

Succulents are one of my favourites. Succulents come in all shapes, colours and sizes, are easy to grow and care for. They thrive on neglect and somehow manage to look beautiful in spite of tough conditions. It is easy to propagate succulents, so they could be practically free if your neighbours and friends would spare you a few leaves from theirs!

Here are some step-by-step instructions on how you can propagate succulents:

1. Remove a leaf from a plant and leave it on a bed of moist soil.

To help it to form roots, you may dip the  calloused end of the leaf into rooting hormone. This is optional as succulents generally do not need rooting hormone, but it will help ensure success and speed up the process.

A leaf of a succulent removed and placed on a moist potting mix.

2. Wait for roots or emerging plant to grow.

During this process, ensure that the soil is moist but not soaking wet as succulents do not like being too wet. Leave the container of leaf cuttings by a warm window with indirect sunlight. If necessary, mist them everyday, but usually, this is not necessary as they have sufficient water stored in their fleshy leaves to get them going.

Succulents beginning to produce roots and small rosettes while the propagated leaf is still attached.

3. Plant into soil and watch it take off!

Once the leaves and roots have grown, you may break off the original leaf and plant just the new leaves and roots into soil.

Did that seem too easy? Have a go and let us know how you go!

We won’t be surprised if you manage to grow a diverse succulent garden in a short period of time.

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