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How many types of Echeveria Succulents are there?

By Lesley Wilson December 28, 2023

Echeveria succulents, they are so beautiful!

And how many types of Echeveria Succulents are there? There are quite a few, over 150, and each one has its own unique charm.

Let's have a look at some of the most popular, and wonderful, world of Echeveria succulents!


Echeveria Succulents

  1. Echeveria Agavoides (Lipstick Echeveria)

  2. Echeveria Agavoides Succulent Plant

    Known for its vibrant green, triangular leaves tipped with bright red, this one is stunning. The contrast in colors makes it a popular choice among succulent enthusiasts.

    They have a distinct red or pink coloration on the edges, which gives them a unique and interesting look. These succulents also produce beautiful flowers that bloom on tall stalks, adding to their overall charm and appeal.

  3. Echeveria Pulidonis (Pulido's Echeveria)

    Echeveria Pulidonis succulent plant

  4. A rosette-forming succulent with blue-green leaves, edged with reddish-pink tones. Its compact size and striking colors make it a favorite for both indoor and outdoor gardens and a delightful addition to any succulent collection.

  5. Its vibrant colors, manageable size, and relatively straightforward care requirements make it a fantastic choice for both beginners and seasoned succulent enthusiasts.

  6. Echeveria Imbricata (Blue Rose Echeveria)

    Blue Rose Echeveria succulent plant

  7. True to its name, this one resembles a beautiful blue rose. Its leaves are tightly packed in a rosette, creating a captivating spiral effect.

    This is a stunning succulent that has become a favorite among succulent enthusiasts for its rosette formation and striking blue-green foliage.  Its manageable size makes it a delightful choice for both beginners and seasoned succulent admirers. The beauty of this succulent decorates your indoor or outdoor space with its charming presence!

  8. Echeveria Runyonii (Topsy Turvy)

  9. Runyonii Echeveria - Topsy Turvy Succulent Plant

  10. Now, this one is a bit playful. What sets Topsy Turvy apart is its interesting leaf arrangement. The fleshy leaves are sort of spoon-shaped, appear upside-down and they have a silvery-blue hue, giving the plant an overall cool and enchanting appeal.

    The Echeveria Runyoni is a charming succulent that brings a touch of whimsy to any succulent collection. Its distinctive growth pattern and easy care make it a favorite among succulent enthusiasts. Enjoy the delightful and quirky presence of Topsy Turvy in your indoor or outdoor garden!

  11. Echeveria Perle Von Nurnberg

  12. Perle Von Nurnberg Echeveria Succulent Plant

  13. This Echeveria boasts stunning pastel hues, ranging from lavender to pink. Its leaves are often covered in a powdery coating, adding to its overall charm.

    Echeveria Perle Von Nurnberg is a hybrid succulent. This stunning beauty is well-known for its captivating color palette and graceful rosette formation. Its manageable size make it a delightful choice for both beginners and experienced succulent enthusiasts. And the beauty and grace benefits your indoor and outdoor space!

  14. Echeveria Derenbergii (Painted Lady)

    Painted Lady Echeveria Succulent plant


  1. Echeveria Derenbergii succulent is known for its exquisite features and elegant coloration. This delightful combination of colors creates a subtle effect, giving the plant a graceful and artistic look.

    Delicate and charming, this succulent has slender, pointed leaves that are pale green with pinkish-red edges. Echeveria Derenbergii is also know as an Afterglow.  The elegance of the Painted Lady will benefit both your indoor and outdoor space!

  2. Echeveria Gibbiflora (Ruffled Echeveria)

    Ruffled Echeveria Succulent Plant

  3. As the name suggests, the leaves of this variety have a ruffled or wavy appearance, which will add a touch of texture to your succulent collection.

    The leaves, that are arranged in a rosette shape, tend to vary in color. Ranging from green to bluish-green, some with a slight reddish tint, mostly towards the leaf edges. The Ruffled Echeveria, is a distinguishable succulent that adds interest to your succulent collection. With proper care, you can enjoy the unique beauty of this succulent in your indoor or outdoor space.

    Echeveria Agnes (Black Prince)

    Black Prince Echeveria Succulent Plant

  4. The Black Prince is recognized for its dark and dramatic aesthetic. So if you're into darker hues, the Black Prince is a go-to for you! Its deep burgundy, almost black, leaves create a striking contrast in any arrangement.

  5. It is a captivating succulent that adds a touch of mystery to any succulent collection. With its dark tones and compact growth habit, it's sure to be a standout in your indoor or outdoor space. There you can enjoy the enchanting beauty of the Black Prince!

  6. Echeveria Setosa (Mexican Firecracker)

    Mexican Firecracker Echeveria Succulent Plant

  7. Fuzzy and fabulous, this succulent has a unique appearance with its hairy leaves. The vibrant red tips give it a firecracker-like look.

    Echeveria Setosa is a lively succulent that brings a burst of color and texture to any succulent collection. With its fuzzy leaves and brisk tips, it's certain to be a focal point in your indoor or outdoor space. Enjoy the lively beauty of the Mexican Firecracker in your garden!

  8. Echeveria Purpusorum

    Echeveria Purpusorum Succulent Plant

  9. Compact and cute, the Purpusorum has small rosettes with pointy leaves. Its green color with reddish tips makes it an adorable addition to any succulent garden.

    Echeveria Purpusorum is a petite and charming succulent that brings elegance to any succulent collection. With its unique leaf patterns and small size, it's perfect for those looking to add a touch of beauty to small spaces. Enjoy the delightful presence of Echeveria Purpusorum in your indoor or outdoor space!

Echeveria Succulents are so vibrant and colorful. They're also relatively easy to care for.

Here's a basic care guide for these charming plants:

Light: Echeverias thrive in bright, indirect light. Place them in a location where they receive at least 6 hours of sunlight per day. If you're growing them indoors, a south or west-facing window is ideal. Outdoors, they do well in well-lit areas and do require some protection from intense afternoon sun, especially in hot climates.

Soil: Well-draining soil is crucial for Echeverias. Use a specialized cactus mix or create your own by combining potting soil with perlite or coarse sand. This prevents root rot by ensuring that water doesn't accumulate around the roots. 

Watering: Echeverias are drought-tolerant succulents, and overwatering is a common issue. Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering. When you water, do so thoroughly, ensuring water reaches the roots. Water less frequently during the dormant winter months. And remember to always empty saucers or trays under the pots to prevent water from pooling.

Temperature: Echeverias prefer warm temperatures and can tolerate mild frost. However, it's best to protect them from long exposure to extreme cold. Most Echeverias thrive in temperatures between 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C).

Humidity: Echeverias are adapted to low humidity environments. They generally do well in average indoor humidity levels. be sure to avoid placing them in overly humid conditions, as this can lead to fungal issues.

Fertilization: During the growing season (spring and summer), you can feed your Echeverias with a diluted, balanced, liquid fertilizer. Apply the fertilizer every 2-4 weeks. In the dormant season, generally in fall and winter, it's beneficial to withhold fertilization.

Pruning: Remove dead or damaged leaves at the base using clean, sharp scissors or pruning shears. This not only enhances the plant's appearance but also prevents possible issues.

Propagation: Echeverias can be propagated easily through offsets (baby plants that grow at the base of the main rosette) or leaf cuttings. Allow offsets to grow a bit before gently separating them. For leaf cuttings, let the cut ends dry and callus before planting them in well-draining soil.

How to grow succulents from leaves

Pests and Diseases: Keep an eye out for common pests like aphids and mealybugs. If you spot any, treat them promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Again, ensure good air circulation to prevent fungal issues. If your Echeveria shows signs of rot, reduce watering and improve drainage.

Container Gardening: If you have succulents growing in containers, make sure the pots have drainage holes. This helps excess water escape, preventing waterlogged soil. Use a well-draining potting mix and choose containers that allow for future growth.

By following these basic care guidelines, you can keep your Echeveria succulents healthy and thriving, whether they're part of an indoor display or an outdoor garden. Enjoy the beauty of these captivating plants!

Remember, these are just a handful of the Echeveria varieties out there.

The world of succulents is vast and filled with endless possibilities. Each type has its own personality, and the joy lies in discovering the one (or ones) that speak to you. Happy succulent exploring!

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