Variety Specifics

  • Which succulent variety should I get?

    With over 700 species and cultivars in our collection, it can be hard to pick out the perfect succulents. You can make things easy on yourself by picking varieties that grow easily in the particular conditions of your home or climate. For Outdoors Use our Cold Hardiness filter to find varieties...
  • What’s the difference between “soft” and “hardy” succulents?

    We divide all of our succulents into two groups, "soft" and "hardy", depending on whether or not they can tolerate freezing temperatures. Soft Succulents Also known as “tender succulents” Can grow indoors or out as long as they are protected from freezing temperatures Most will keep color year-...
  • What are succulent growth forms?

    Succulents can display a wide range of shapes and growth habits. We use the following categories to help you find the plant forms you want. Rosette (https://mountaincrestgardens.com/explore-all/?_bc_fsnf=1&Growth+Habit+/+Shape=Rosette) Many succulents have very short stems with leaves arra...
  • Are any succulents toxic?

    Most types of succulents are completely harmless, but the few that are will cause temporary digestive distress if they are ingested. To find non-toxic varieties, use the Pet-Safe (https://mountaincrestgardens.com/search.php?search_query=succulents&section=product&_bc_fsnf=1&sort=bests...
  • Which succulents are safe for pets?

    Most succulents are completely harmless to animals, and it's not often that a pet tries to eat one. To be on the safe side, use our Pet Safe (https://mountaincrestgardens.com/search.php?search_query=succulents&section=product&_bc_fsnf=1&sort=bestselling&in_stock=1&Special+Char...
  • Best succulent varieties for indoors / low light

    There are plenty of succulent varieties that can grow in low-light without showing signs of stretching or fading. For rooms that do not have a sunny window, try Haworthia (https://mountaincrestgardens.com/haworthia/), Crassula (Jade Plants) (https://mountaincrestgardens.com/crassula-jade/), or Ti...
  • Best succulent varieties for wet / humid conditions

    As resilient as succulents are, too much water can be a huge challenge to their growth. There are a number of strategies to improve drainage and protect your succulents from rot for you to consider before planting. You can find them listed below, along with the varieties can survive humid conditi...
  • Best succulent varieties for dry / sunny conditions

    Succulents are a perfect option for gardeners in hot, dry climates who want to create a lush landscape. You can get many varieties to grow if you use water and shade cloth to protect them from overheating and sunburn. The varieties listed below, however, can tolerate heat and extended drought wit...
  • How do I plant Opuntia cactus pads?

    Opuntia (Prickly Pear) Cactus are a wonderful frost hardy option for low-water landscapes. They arrive as unrooted pads or paddles, ready to plant and grow roots. Remember to always use tongs to handle Opuntia as its barbed glochids can pierce skin and leather gloves. Each order of Opuntia comes ...
  • Sempervivum blooms: what you should know

    Sempervivum (Hens & Chicks), like some Agave and Tillandsia (Air Plants), are monocarpic, meaning that each plant can only bloom once in its lifetime. Fortunately, a Semp rosette will grow for many years and produce lots offsets (chicks) before blooming out, and the chicks will live on. You ...
  • Aeonium Info

    Browse all Aeonium here. (https://mountaincrestgardens.com/search-results?q=aeonium) Aeonium (a-OH-nee-um) are a wild and whimsical group of succulents from the subtropical Canary Islands. With pinwheel rosettes perched atop long, undulating stems they make a striking subshrub in Mediterranean c...
  • Agave Info

    Browse all Agave Here. (https://mountaincrestgardens.com/agave/) Agave (uh-GAH-vey) are spiny rosettes of fibrous leaves that can grow into large focal points in a landscape. They come in a wide variety of colors, shapes, and sizes and make dramatic statement plants in pots and rock gardens. AP...
  • Aloe Info

    Browse all Aloe here. (https://mountaincrestgardens.com/aloe/) Aloe (AH-loh) are loose rosettes of long, slender leaves lined with gentle teeth. They make fantastic living sculptures for hot, dry landscapes or miniature marvels for indoor growing. Look to Aloe for impressive bloom stalks and a w...
  • Cotyledon Info

    Browse all available Cotyledon here (https://mountaincrestgardens.com/cotyledon/) Cotyledon (kah-tuh-LEE-dun) is a variable group of succulents, and most make excellent indoor plants. They tend to be white and powdery or green and fuzzy, with red accents appearing when grown in bright sun. This ...
  • Crassula and Jade Info

    Browse all available Crassula here. (https://mountaincrestgardens.com/crassula-jade/) Crassula (KRAS-ew-la), including Jade Plants, are popular tender succulents with a great diversity of forms and colors. A truly no-fuss plant, Crassula can grow well indoors and require minimal water. They are ...
  • Echeveria Info

    Browse all available Echeveria here. (https://mountaincrestgardens.com/echeveria/) Echeveria (ek-uh-VAIR-ee-uh) are popular rosette-shaped soft succulents with a remarkable pastel color palette. Some varieties can grow to the size of a dinner plate and their pearlescent tones make them stunning ...
  • Euphorbia Info

    Browse all available Euphorbia here (https://mountaincrestgardens.com/euphorbia/) Euphorbia (yoo-FOR-bee-uh) is a diverse group that includes a variety of fierce and exotic looking succulents. These oddballs are easy to grow and make quite a statement when potted solo or in arrangements. Use cau...
  • Gasteria Info

    Browse all available Gasteria here (https://mountaincrestgardens.com/gasteria/) Gasteria (gas-TAIR-ee-uh) is the best succulent variety for indoor growing and an easy-to-grow oddity, even for plant novices. These slow-growers have an eye-catching look and can survive even in dark rooms. When it ...
  • Haworthia Info

    Browse all available Haworthia here. (https://mountaincrestgardens.com/haworthia/) Haworthia (ha-WORTH-ee-uh) make excellent indoor succulents thanks to low light and water requirements. They have an exotic appearance; some varieties have rigid, bumpy leaves, others have soft, fleshy leaves with...
  • Kalanchoe Info

    Browse all available Kalanchoe here. (https://mountaincrestgardens.com/kalanchoe/) Kalanchoe (kal-un-KO-ee) is a group of exotic succulents prized for their unusual foliage and flowers. They are reliably easy to grow and can be almost alien in appearance. Look for large, embellished leaves that ...
  • Mangave Info

    Browse all available Mangave here. (https://mountaincrestgardens.com/mangave) Mangave (man-GAH-vey) is a relatively recent cross of Manfreda and Agave and the results are truly the best of both worlds. This unique group of plants is shaped like a traditional Agave, but it bears red to purple spo...
  • Opuntia (Prickly Pear) Cactus Info

    Browse all available Opuntia here. (https://mountaincrestgardens.com/waterwise-botanicals-opuntia-cactus/) Opuntia (oh-PUN-tee-uh) (Prickly Pear Cactus) are known for bright red fruits and abundant, showy blooms. They are easy to grow and maintain, even in regions too cold and wet for other cact...
  • Portulacaria Info

    Browse all available Portulacaria here (https://mountaincrestgardens.com/portulacaria/) Portulacaria (por-tew-luh-KAR-ee-uh) have a distinct look from most other succulents and they are an easy-to-grow option for those new to houseplants. These colorfully stemmed plants can serve as "thrillers" ...
  • Rosularia & Prometheum Info

    Browse all available Rosularia & Prometheum here. (https://mountaincrestgardens.com/rosularia-prometheum/) Rosularia (ros-uh-LAIR-ee-uh) & Prometheum (pro-MEE-thee-uhm) are mat-forming, cold hardy succulents that are difficult to find in most collections. They have the classic rosette sh...
  • Sedum (Stonecrop) Info

    Browse all available Sedum here. (https://mountaincrestgardens.com/sedum-stonecrop/) Sedum (SEE-dum) (Stonecrop) are a staple of hardy succulent groundcover. They will withstand drought, deep freezes, poor soil, full sun, and high temperatures and still reward with stunning colors and blooms. Pl...
  • Sempervivum (Hens and Chicks) Info

    Browse All Sempervivum Here (https://mountaincrestgardens.com/sempervivum-hens-and-chicks/) Video Guide to Sempervivum Here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB02RPAKtJ4) Sempervivum (sem-per-VEEV-um) (Hens & Chicks, Semps, Houseleeks) are beautiful outdoor succulents prized for their charmin...
  • Sempervivum heuffelii Info

    Browse all Sempervivum heuffelii here (https://mountaincrestgardens.com/sempervivum-heuffelii/) Heuffelii (hew-FEL-ee-eye) are a remarkable species of Sempervivum that encompass a wide diversity of year-round colors. They have superior resilience against cold, heat, drought, and rain, and even h...
  • Senecio Info

    Browse all available Senecio here. (https://mountaincrestgardens.com/senecio/) Senecio (se-NEE-see-oh) succulents are prized for their unique foliage which can resemble pearls, chalk sticks, and even bananas. There are many different forms to explore in this group, including low-growing, ground ...
  • Tender Cactus Info

    Browse all available Cactus here. (https://mountaincrestgardens.com/cactus/) Cactus (KAK-tus) (Cacti) will steal your heart with their charming, prickly forms and showy flowers. They require some caution when handling, but these super low maintenance plants can thrive indoors with bright sun, li...
  • Tender Sedum Info

    Browse all available tender Sedum here. (https://mountaincrestgardens.com/tender-sedum/) Tender Sedum (SEE-dum) are colorful, sun-loving beauties that can form dense mats of ground cover, cascade profusely from hanging pots, or make sweet additions to a container arrangement. Unlike Hardy Sedum ...
  • Tillandsia (Air Plant ) Info

    Browse all Air Plants here. (https://mountaincrestgardens.com/air-plants-tillandsia/) Air Plants or Tillandsia (till-LAND-zee-uh) grow without soil and make for incredible living sculptures in any medium to bright light indoor space. These unique epiphytes from tropical rain forests are the perf...