There are so many reasons why you should buy and care for blue succulents types. Some of them have healing properties, while others have air cleaning properties. If that is not enough for you then you’re in luck because there are succulents out there that have such unique colors that it should be a must owning one. In this article, you are going to find several different blue succulents most of them are plants that I currently own or have owned for the past three years. I hope that they bring you the same joy as they did for me.
1) Aloe ‘Blue Sky’
A hybrid aloe, this is striking blue-green in color with distinctive orange spikes on the leaves. It flowers through all spring, summer, and fall, making it a beautiful addition to a rockery or desert garden. This succulent is one of the hardier aloe plants, although it does not like standing water or very clay-heavy soil conditions. This beauty can also be grown in pots and kept indoors or outside in a warm and sunny spot. Larger plants may be divided by splitting the root ball. It grows to a height of around 1ft/12” and prefers a more alkaline soil. It will attract bees and hummingbirds with its showy display.
2) Echeveria ‘Blue Prince’
Blue prince makes a great blue succulents for in or outdoors. As comfortable in a pot on a sunny windowsill as it is in a hot, dry garden, Blue Prince has a bold summer display of stemmed yellow flowers. It grows in clusters, with rosette-shaped leaves which are blue-green early in the season, before turning to bronze in fall. Like most succulents, it prefers drier soil and likes plenty of light. During flowering, it has deep red flowers.
3) Senecio Mandraliscae ‘Blue Chalksticks’
Originating from South Africa, this spreading succulent is characterized by long, narrow leaves, reminiscent of plump beans or mange tout. One of the larger blue succulents, Blue Chalksticks’ grows up to 3ft high and are a blue-gray color, with dainty white flowers. It makes perfect groundcover and can spread to widths of 2-3 feet. Unusually, this grows during the winter and is dormant during the summer months. It makes a great container plant, as well as working well in rockeries.
4) Echeveria ‘Blue Bird’
Looking not dissimilar to Blue Prince,’ Blue Bird’ is the most striking shade of deep blue gray, with fuchsia tipped leaves. Easy to grow and liking plenty of light and dry conditions, this flowers with orange/pink blossoms in summer.
5) Stonecrop ‘Blue Spruce’
One of the more peculiar blue succulents, this is a medium-to-low growing perennial, with unusual leaves which look like the fir tree or rosemary leaves. It makes a good trailing plant as well as ground cover, and has pretty yellow flowers in summer. It is fast-growing and is extremely easy to grow, requiring even less attention than many of the other easy-care succulents.
6) Echeveria ‘Blue Waves’
Also known as Desert Queen,’ this is a succulent with unique, cabbage shaped leaves of green-blue color, and purple edges to the wide, frilled leaves. Each rosette grows up to 30cm in diameter and boasts bright and tall red/orange flowers during summer.
7) Ferocactus Glaucescens ‘Blue Barrel Cactus’
Also knows as Glaucus Barrel Cactus,’ this is what many of us think about when we picture a cactus. One of the smaller varieties, often seen in pots or indoor gardens, these fat, round cacti are a deep green/blue in color. They have pale yellow spikes and glower with squat yellow flowers. An evergreen, these grow alone, but are mostly seen in clumps and are low-maintenance. They may be prone to mealybugs but are otherwise very hardy.
8) Pachyveria ‘Jeweled Crown’
Also known as Pachyveria Clavifolia, these blue succulents grow up to 15cm tall and has very distinctive fat leaves, which grow in rosettes and are a blue green color which fade into blush pink at the tips. As they mature through the summer the tight rosette shape gently blooms into a wider display. They can grow up to 60cm tall and produce pretty orange star-shaped flowers through the summer. They are one of the more delicate succulents, who are very sensitive to frosts. This is another succulent who actively grows during winter, not summer.
9) Agave Potatorum ‘Butterfly Agave’
A beautiful, dramatic blue succulent, this is a small variety agave, which grows in a chrysanthemum shape pant, with large, white light blue/green leaves. It is notable for its size and shape, growing up to 60cm tall and 90cm wide and having a long flower spike, with small yellow and green flowers. They can be an irritant to pets and humans, thanks to their irritating sap and are sharp spiked, so care must be taken when choosing this for your garden or conservatory. This is a set it and forget it’ succulent – it does not like being disturbed once in place and requires little by way of specialized care.
10) Aloe ‘Blue Elf’
One of the taller aloes, this grows up to 45cm tall and is an interesting variety of succulent. It has long, thin leaves that curve upwards in a rosette and is a deep green-blue color. It flowers through late winter and early spring producing tall red/orange flowers on long stems.
11) Agave Tequilana ‘Blue Agave’
Like its name may suggest, this is the infamous agave of tequila production. Tall and fast-growing, this can reach up to 5 feet in both height and width. It has a flowering stem that grows even taller, with bright yellow flowers. However, the blue agave only flowers at the end of its life, so be aware that when yours does, it will need to be replaced. (Most plants last at least six years though). It is the heart of the plant that is harvested for its nectar which is then used to make tequila. It likes a dry and arid climate and is very easy to grow and care for. Like other agaves, care must be taken not to overwater. It is extremely spiky and has sap which is an irritant, so care must be taken when planting and handling.