Unique & Rare Succulents Worth Exploring Today

Unique & Rare Succulents

If you’re a fan of succulents and are looking for rare succulents that are really unique and beautiful, then you’ve come to the right place!

You are personally acquainted with the fat-plant block. You’re familiar with ghost plants, Lithops, jades, and a few different species of Echeveria.

You’d be surprised how frequently a Euphorbia is confused with a Cactus.

You are dubbed the cactus connoisseur by your peers. Expert in Kalanchoe and Pachphytum. However, your thirst for discovering unusual succulents is far from satisfied.

Unlike the jade plant tucked away in the office corner, there are uncommon succulents. These succulents exhibit distinct colors and anatomical adaptations that give them the appearance of another planet.

Not only are these succulents challenging to care for, but they are also difficult to find commercially. That is why they are considered to be rare succulents.

Maintaining a successful garden or nursery of rare succulents can be challenging, as many are difficult to grow or do not root readily. Or perhaps they cannot produce seeds or even propagate due to the few offsets they produce.

Finding rare succulents is becoming a reality thanks to tissue culture.

Take a look at these rare succulents plants.
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    Pachyphytum Compactum— "Little Jewel"

    This lovely succulent has a short stem and a neatly set rosette near the crown. Grey-white leaves with prominent white veins and purple tips define this plant.

    The flowers are pale yellow and clustered in the center of the plant, while the remainder of the flower is pinkish-orange.

    Pachyphytum can withstand intense sunlight and high temperatures but will perish below -6°C due to its inability to tolerate frost. (Discuss your fear of the cold.)

    This succulent is unconcerned about poor soil conditions if drainage is adequate, and it thrives in full or partial sunlight.

    We highly recommend Bonsai Jack’s soil mix. It is one of the most delicate soil mixtures available. It does not require mixing with other soils; it aids in root rot prevention, is perfectly pH balanced, and is pathogen-free (i.e., will not kill your plants). This is the soil that our office plants prefer. Purchase the 7 Gallon Bag if you are a plant nerd like us. Click here to purchase some of our favorite soil: 

    Bonsai Jack Succulent Soil.

    Care must be taken when watering a plant. It is more likely for Pachyphytum to die from over-or under-watering. Allow the soil to dry out before watering the plant thoroughly.

    Little Jewel Desert Rose

    Ariocarpus trigonus— "Living Rock."

    It is a rosette-forming geophytic cactus that grows slightly above the ground. It has a rounded top and a globose stem, and its color is yellowish-green. They have lovely yellowish-white flowers with reddish midribs.

    Ariocarpus trigonus is primarily a low-growing succulent that grows to a height of 10 inches and a width of 12 inches.

    Ariocarpus requires cactus-specific soil. By utilizing generic soil mixes, drainage and aeration will be harmed.

    These succulents require a great deal of sunlight to thrive. Due to their habitats being dry and hot, they are susceptible to death from excessive sunlight.

    Shade cloth or even simply relocating the plants away from the sun during the hottest hours of the day would be beneficial in these instances.

     Ariocarpus will thrive in conditions of low humidity and room temperature. Water the Ariocarpus only when it becomes scorched. It is critical to wait for the soil to dry completely before watering it again. Winter watering is discouraged.

    Living Rock

    Haworthia Truncata v. Maughanii

    This is a plant that that looks like a snowflake at the top. They look like fan-shaped leaves with rough, warty surfaces and blunt tips. It has medium-sized rosettes without stems, which are slow to grow.

    Haworthia is very easy to grow, and it doesn’t need much work. However, it takes a long time to grow, and it may be a couple of years before it has a head that looks good.

    Sand-gritty soil is ideal for this plant, and it must be well-drained because it can quickly succumb to root decay. It’s essential to water the plants often during the dry season.

    You should keep the plant out of direct sunlight during the summer.

    Haworthia Truncata v. Maughanii

    Echeveria x Imbricata

    It is one of the most desirable, attractive, and adaptable rosette-forming succulents. As a rule, it takes a long time to grow. The rosettes on this plant are 15-20 cm wide. Because it is so stable and robust, it is straightforward to grow. It has blue-green leaves and prolific offsets.

    This hybrid succulent results from a cross between Echeveria gibbiflora and Echeveria glauca in the early 1870s.

    It likes well-drained sandy soils, some shade, or the sun.

    Blue Rose Echeveria

    Haworthia cuspidata Variegata

    Haworthia cuspidata Variegata take on two-tone is one of the most beautiful we’ve seen.

    On this variegated Haworthia, the cream color is breathtaking. Take a look at that! I suppose it’s similar to a bowl of ice cream or something similar to that?

    It’s worth searching the internet for a way to combine ice cream and succulents.

    cuspidata Variegata

    Othonna Capensis— "Ruby Necklace"

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    When it is not yet purple/red, it is referred to as “Little Pickles,” and when it has purple stems, it is referred to as “Ruby Necklace.” It originated in Africa, specifically South Africa, and Africans refer to it as “Bobbejaankool.”

    Othona is an aggressively spreading, trailing succulent herb. Its leaves are shaped like cucumber prickles and are gray-green—the other succulent trails downward after reaching a height of about 2 inches (5 cm).

    Green or purple beans range in color from purple to bright red. Around the year, small yellow daisy-like flowers on red stems appear.

    The capensis plant requires little maintenance and thrives in any soil with adequate drainage. The daisy-like flowers and fleshy leaves of Othona make them an excellent choice for use in desert gardens, as houseplants, or even as specimens in greenhouses.

    However, standard small planters such as these may not be the best option; be sure to conduct proper research on the best planters for these rare succulents.

    Ceramic Wooden Pattern Pot

    As with most succulents, these water-conscious plants benefit from occasional deep watering.

    Between waterings, the soil should completely dry. Water the plants regularly throughout the growing season, ceasing during the dormant period.

    If you’re unsure how or when to water your succulents, check out our comprehensive article on the subject, which has benefited over 2000 succulent enthusiasts.

    The othona plant thrives in full sun to partial shade.

    Othonna Capensis— “Ruby Necklace”

    Conophytum Subglobosum

    Consider these to be Lithops. You have been pardoned. However, there are numerous ways in which they resemble them. Conophytum is a stemless, slow-growing succulent plant with small spidery flowers.

    This succulent is perennial and grows in enormous mounds of pea-shaped heads. They require little water and are best grown in full sun or partial shade.

    Additionally, they are referred to as “living pebbles.”

    Live Exotic Lithops

    Tephracactus Articulatus— "Paper Spine Cactus"

    This is a bushy, segmented succulent that grows slowly to a height of 30 cm. Due to their loose attachment, the segments are prone to fall.

    Segments are flat, papery spines that give the plant an attractive appearance.

    Tephracactus flowers are bell-shaped and white with a yellow center.

    Tephracactus, like all cacti, requires little water and plenty of sun and light. These plants can be left outside in hot and arid regions like the American Southwest. To repot your succulents, read this guide. You don’t need to replant only rare succulents. You need to read this guide to repot your succulents.

    Paper Spine Cactus

    Adromischus Maculatus— "Calico Hearts."

    Also known as “Chocolate drops,”: This little gem comes from South Africa. You can’t find this kind of succulent anywhere else. It has oval-shaped, wedge-shaped leaves that are marked with dark chocolate color. It has a very short and primarily woody stem with fibrous roots that are very strong.

    The tubular flowers of Adromischus are a pale yellowish-green color. It doesn’t mind if it’s kept away from water during the winter.

    It takes a long time to grow and likes soil that drains well.

    This plant is often out of stock. It’s here, so try your luck!

    Calico Hearts.

    Gymnocalycium Mihanovichii, Purple Moon Cactus

    Purple cactus… that is brilliant. Why hadn’t I considered that? We appreciate your support, Leaf and Clay!

    To be transparent, these vibrant colors, like those of most succulents and cacti, require plenty of sun. However, when you do… whoo, boy! What a magnificent hue!

    This particular cactus appeals to me because it’s something that so few people have, yet there’s always an abundance of it. You can purchase them on various websites if you know where to look!

    Purple Cacti

    Fluffy Cactus


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