23 Types of Fuzzy Succulents (With Pictures)
Succulents are beautiful, low-maintenance plants that are ideal for novice gardeners. Also, these plants take up very little space and are thus ideal for people living in apartments or those with very limited space. There are tons of different succulents available to choose from that vary widely in size and appearance.
If you want to add some unique plants to your succulent garden, fuzzy succulents are a great addition. In this article, we’ll look at 23 different options.
The 23 Types of Fuzzy Succulents
1. Jersey Pigmyweed
|Botanical name:||Crassula Pubescens|
|Native origin:||South Africa|
The Jersey Pigmyweed is a small succulent with shrubby branches that spread upward. It blooms through winter and spring, and sometimes beautiful white flowers will bloom on the tops of the leaves. This plant’s signature look is the hairy green leaves that turn into bright red when exposed to the sun. The plant can become up to 15 inches tall and is pretty easy to grow since it doesn’t require much maintenance. Too much watering can lead to root rotting, so make sure not to water it that often.
2. Hairy Cushion Crassula
|Botanical name:||Crassula setulosa|
|Native origin:||South Africa, Malawi, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe|
The Hairy Cushion Crassula is a beautiful specimen of succulent. It grows small green leaves with tiny hairs on the surface. The leaves of this plant can vary a lot in size, appearance, and hairiness, although this specimen may also appear without hair on the leaves.
It usually grows in the form of a dense mat, forming a cushion-like shape, and it may grow up to only 4 inches tall. The Hairy Cushion Crassula can produce small, white leaves in spring. The flowers are usually in the shape of a cup and sometimes with rich and intense red on the very ends of the leaf.
3. Lizard Skin Crassula
|Botanical name:||Crassula tecta|
|Native origin:||South Africa|
The Lizard Skin Crassula is a unique-looking small species of succulent. it has short, fleshy branches, and the green-grayish leaves are covered with white scales, which is how it got its interesting nickname. The scales’ purpose is to protect this crassula from direct sunlight, prevent dewatering, and provide excellent camouflage when it grows near rocks.
Like other succulents, this species also carries a risk of overwatering, so it is better to keep them dry than overdoing it with watering. This plant can grow very beautiful if adequately maintained, especially when kept indoors, planted in a pot. This succulent is usually 4 inches tall.
4. Bearded Leaved Crassula
|Botanical name:||Crassula barbata|
|Native origin:||Karoo, South Africa|
The Crassula Barbata, also known as the Bearded Leaved Crassula, is recognized primarily by its green stem and leaves, with long and dense white hairs or cilia. The plant usually grows in the form of a single rosette, from which a flower would bloom in spring.
The white and pink flower can grow up to 1 foot tall sometimes! The rosette of the Bearded Leaved Crassula will, after flowering, die off, which is not the end of this impressive plant’s life. The dying rosette will produce a couple of smaller rosettes around its base, which later detach and continue the same cycle. This very short succulent usually grows up to 1.2 inches.
5. Bunny Ears
|Botanical name:||Tylecodon leucothrix|
|Native origin:||South Africa, Western and Eastern Cape, Little Karoo|
Tylecodon leucothrix received its interesting and cute nickname by the shape of its leaves; they are shaped like bunny ears, but this succulent has more than one nickname. Other than the common name Bunny Ears, in South Africa it is also called ”doubossie”, which directly translates to Little Dew Bush; because morning dew tends to collect on this succulent’s hairs.
This succulent is a small shrub with branches thinly growing from the thick stem. It can grow to almost 12 inches tall. The leaves are usually green or pale yellow covered with white hairs. This succulent herb can stay healthy even through its driest times and with a lot of sun exposure and if the plant is maintained correctly, beautiful yellow tubular flowers will bloom.
6. Smith’s Giant Houseleek
|Botanical name:||Aeonium smithii|
|Native origin:||Canary Islands (Tenerife)|
The Aeonium smithii is a smaller species of succulents. It has branches with white hair that tend to fall off on older plants. The spoon-shaped leaves are glossy on their surface with tiny white hairs. The leaves are usually green but have a purple, reddish shade on their corners or the back of the leaves. What is unique about this succulent are the thick, brownish dashes on the leaves that store water. This succulent grows to 2 feet tall if properly maintained.
7. Pickle Plant
|Botanical name:||Delosperma echinatum|
|Native origin:||South Africa, Eastern Cape|
The Pickle Plant is a low-growing succulent that has a shrub-like appearance. Its leaves are covered with white thorn-like hair that is soft to the touch but resembles those of a cactus or a pickle. During spring, white flowers similar to daisies will bloom. The Pickle Plant is very easy to maintain; the only essential thing it needs is a lot of sun exposure and a little water. This species, like other succulents, can live happily without water for extended periods and grow to up to 18 inches tall.
8. Bear’s Paw
|Botanical name:||Cotyledon tomentosa|
|Native origin:||South Africa|
This unique-looking succulent got its name from the leaves’ charming resemblance to bear paws. The leaves are thick, green, and covered with tiny white hair. The ends of the leaves are red or purple with smaller tooths covering the edge. It blooms with orange bell-shaped flowers during spring. Although this succulent herb is very easy to maintain, the leaves are still very delicate and gentle, so you must handle them with care. The Bear’s Paw can reach a height of 20 inches.
9. Plush Plant
|Botanical name:||Echeveria harmsii|
|Native origin:||Mexico (Hidalgo, Oaxaca)|
The Plush Plant is very recognizable by its narrow and long hairy leaves, which turn an intense purple color on the edges. The name comes from the beautiful dense hairs covering the entire leaf, giving this plant a plush and fuzzy appearance. This succulent blooms with beautiful bright red to yellow flowers shaped like bells.
The Plush Plant can grow to about 12 inches tall. To have a beautiful Echeveria, you have to know how to maintain it properly, watering the plant just enough. It is best for this species of succulents to water the soil a lot, but not that often, and then let it dry and repeat the cycle.
10. Red Echeveria
|Botanical name:||Echeveria coccinea|
Echeveria coccinea is a shrubby-branched succulent with groups of rosettes that grow out from the stem in green and blue colors. They are large and have an intense red or orange color growing from yellow stems, which is how they got their name. The flowers on this plant will appear during late winter and the beginning of spring. This succulent will grow up to 2 feet tall.
11. Mexican Firecracker
|Botanical name:||Echeveria setosa|
|Native origin:||Semi-desert areas of Mexico|
The Mexican Firecracker got its name from its explosive red and yellow flowers, shaped like bells, which bloom in late spring. These flowers attract hummingbirds, making them a great addition to a pollinator-friendly garden. It grows a rose-shaped rosette with beautiful fuzzy leaves covered in short, white hairs. The Mexican Firecracker can grow and spread up to one foot if maintained in the right environment.
12. White Chenille Plant
|Botanical name:||Echeveria pulvinata|
|Native origin:||Central and southwest Mexico|
The Echeveria pulvinata gets its name from the charming white-silver hairs that densely grow on top of the green leaves and give it a fuzzy look. These tiny hairs help the plant conserve water and prevent water loss to stay healthy even during dry times. The leaves are usually bright green, with intense purple shades on the very edges of the leaves. This attractive shrubby succulent blooms in late winter or spring and grows beautiful orange bell-shaped flowers. This plant grows up to 12 inches tall.
13. Woolly Rose
|Botanical name:||Echeveria ‘Doris Taylor’|
The Woolly Rose is a beautiful succulent with spoon-like greenish leaves. Interestingly, when happily stressed, the leaves will get a purple color on the edges. The entire succulent is covered with tiny white hairs, with a silver glow covering even the flowers. The flowers will bloom from spring to fall and are covered in shades changing from yellow to red.
The Woolly Rose will drop its bottom leaves and grow new ones on the top, so make sure to clean the decaying leaves often as they can spread diseases to the entire plant if they rot in the soil. This plant, being tiny, grows to only 5 inches tall.
Related Read: 15 Types of Echeveria Succulents (With Pictures)
14. White Velvet or Cobweb Spiderwort
|Botanical name:||Tradescantia sillamontana|
|Native origin:||Southern Canada, Argentina, West Indies|
This succulent is a low-growing plant that is native to dry regions of Mexico. It grows green leaves that are shaped in precise geometric forms. The oval leaves are covered with silver silky hairs that resemble a cobweb, which is how this plant got its unique name. The flower has three petals and is in a beautiful shade of magenta, with soft white stripes. The flowers on this attractive succulent will bloom in the summer, and it grows to about 18 inches tall.
15. Copper Spoons
|Botanical name:||Kalanchoe orgyalis|
|Native origin:||Southwestern Madagascar|
This beautiful succulent got its name from its leaves, which have a unique color pattern. The underside of the leaves is gray with shades of bronze, while the top side has cinnamon-colored hairs. During winter, it blooms beautiful yellow flowers. The leaves of this plant tend to burn if placed in direct sunlight, so to watch over for any signs of water distress keep an eye on the color of the leaves. This succulent can grow up to 6 feet tall.
16. Millot Kalanchoe
|Botanical name:||Kalanchoe millotii|
|Native origin:||South-central and southeastern Madagascar|
The Millot Kalanchoe is a small shrubby succulent. It has big, ovate leaves with hazy green shades covered in tiny but dense hairs that give it a fuzzy appearance. This plant blooms during summer, with flowers in various long-lasting colors, usually in a greenish-yellow shade. This succulent can grow up to 12 inches tall. This plant requires minimal maintenance, but direct sun exposure can burn the leaves, so keep it underneath natural shade areas or partial sunlight.
17. Panda Plant
|Botanical name:||Kalanchoe tomentosa|
The Panda Plant has a very recognizable and unique appearance. This beautiful succulent has fleshy green leaves with brown freckles on the very ends and tips. This succulent can grow very healthy and up to 3.3 feet tall in the right conditions. Put the Panda Plant in medium light and water it rarely, letting the soil dry before the next watering. This plant is mainly grown in indoor conditions, so the average moisture of the room will be enough for the Panda Plant to thrive. Flowers will grow in summer, with small green, yellow, brown, and purple shades.
18. Stonecrop or Sedum mocinianum
|Botanical name:||Sedum mocinianum Pérez-Calix|
|Native origin:||Northern Mexico|
The Sedum mocinianum is one of the more attractive succulents and sedums. The leaves of this succulent are arranged in a perfect rosette on the base of the plant and are completely covered with silver silky hairs. The plant’s height reaches about 32 inches tall. In winter, you can see this plant grow small, white flowers with five petals that tend to have an unpleasant odor. Their common name comes from the idea that only rocks need less maintenance than these succulents—a feature that many gardeners and botanists joke about!
19. Tree of Love
|Botanical name:||Aichryson laxum|
|Native origin:||Canary Islands, Portugal|
This attractive plant, the Tree of Love, got its interesting name by the heart shape of the leaves. The leaves are green, with shades of red, covered in fuzzy white hair, and on the very top of the stems they are arranged in a rosette. This succulent can grow to be 20 inches tall.
There are certain beliefs based on the blooming of this succulent, which is another reason for its name. It is believed that this plant will only bloom in a place full of love and peace. If the flowers don’t bloom, or the plant is not growing well, some people believe that is a sign of unhealthy relationships.
20. Gouty Houseleek
|Botanical name:||Aichryson tortuosum|
|Native origin:||Canary Islands, Spain|
The Gouty Houseleek is a shrubby, ornamental succulent that grows very small and short, up to only 8 inches tall. The plant’s hairy leaves are usually seen in varying shades of green with a tint of purple or red. The flowers will bloom in a yellow shade during winter, with typically seven to eight petals on one flower. These plants prefer a shaded area with moist water, and if you meet these conditions, this plant can grow to be very healthy, even indoors, and spread very fast.
21. Cobweb Hen and Chick
|Botanical name:||Sempervivum arachnoideum|
|Native origin:||Europe Pyrenees, Alps, Apennines, Carpathians|
The Cobweb Hen and Chick is a low-growing succulent with rosettes of leaves that are covered in hairs that resemble a web. The scientific name Sempervivum arachnoideum translates literally to ”always alive spiderweb” because of the white, long hairs that cover the entire body of this plant. This succulent usually grows in the form of a mat and has fleshy green leaves with tints of red. Each new rosette grows independently from the mother rosette and eventually grows its roots.
22. Teneriffe Houseleek
|Botanical name:||Sempervivum ciliosum|
|Native origin:||Southeastern Europe|
The Teneriffe Houseleek is a cute, small-growing succulent that grows about 4 inches tall. It produces dome-shaped rosettes of small, pointed, and fleshy leaves. The leaves are green with maroon tips and are entirely covered in tiny white hairs. During the summer, the matured rosettes grow greenish-yellow flowers. After blooming, the rosette will die off, so remove it as soon as possible so that no rot will spread through the soil. These plants got their interesting name because they sometimes spread roots on the roofs of houses.
23. Cocoon Plant
|Botanical name:||Senecio Haworthii|
|Native origin:||South Africa|
The Cocoon Plant is a fascinating specimen of succulent. It is growing in a woody stem into a small shrub. The plant can grow as tall as 1 foot. The specific name of this succulent originates from the pure white hairs densely covering the entire body of the pointed leaf, which makes the leaf resemble a cocoon. This incredible succulent herb is drought resistant, requiring minimal watering even during summer. It will bloom beautiful yellow flowers on the top of the rosette.
We’ve listed 23 succulents with a beautiful and unique look. These succulents have hairy and fuzzy leaves that give them their remarkable charm and make them irresistible to most plant lovers.
There are a few essential things to consider if you want to own these fascinating plants. The most important feature that makes these succulents special is their low-maintenance habits. These plants will thrive in sunlight, and they will need minimum watering, so they are great for even beginner gardeners.
Succulents are great plants for when you don’t have that much time to devote to gardening but still want to grow your indoor paradise. Make sure to read this count down to the most famous fuzzy succulents, so you can decide which one is your favorite. We guarantee you’ll fall in love with all of them!
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