LOOK! Rose-Forming Succulents As Unique Alternative to Cut Flowers

LOOK! Rose-Forming Succulents As Unique Alternative to Cut Flowers

There’s no arguing the unfathomable joy fresh flower arrangements bring to anyone, especially on special occasions that come but once a year, say, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, anniversaries, or sometimes just because.

However, as we discover more about succulents and their adorable varieties and hybrids that look so much like our favorite flowers, you can’t help but put them on your wish list or drop hints about wanting to receive them.

Why not? Succulents make awesome presents, too.

  • Succulent arrangements are often unique and more creative because of the diversity in color and texture of the succulent plants.
  • They cost the same as flower arrangements, sometimes way cheaper.
  • Succulent arrangements can last as long as a year. No more sepanx with such beauty.

Plus, if you’re into serious gardening or if you want to expand your succulent collection, you can propagate succulents just from mere leaves and cuttings. It’ll be a gift that keeps on giving.

If you’re a die-hard flower person, you’ll be obsessed with these rose-forming succulents.

Green Rose Buds (Aeonium aureum)


This rosette-forming succulent is otherwise known as Sempervivum aureum (basionym), Greenovia aurea, Greenovia ferrea, Greenovia polypharmica, and Greenovia rupifraga. A member of the Crassulaceae plant family, there are more or less 35 species of this succulent plant, which is a native of the Canary Islands.

Aptly named, the Green Rose Buds succulent has refreshing apple green leaves that can be as big as 10 inches. These verdant leaves form perfectly shaped rosebuds in clusters that bloom up to 16 inches in diameter.

Hens-and-Chicks (Sempervivum tectorum)

 Sempervivum tectorum

Sometimes called S. tectorum or hens-and-chickens, these stunning succulent evergreen perennials are popular among succulent lovers because they’re mat-forming succulents, the amazing capability to bloom clumps of rosettes effortlessly.

Growing no taller than four inches in height, hens-and-chicks can cover up to two feet in width in a matter of time. As an added boon, these rose-looking succulents can also produce flowers if you’re lucky. Aside from emerald green, hens-and-chicks also come in red, blue, gold, and copper-colored varieties.

Blue Rose, White Rose Echeveria


Echeveria varieties and hybrids are perhaps one of, if not, the most well-known rosette-forming succulents of all. Two of our favorite floral-named hybrids from this succulent genus are the Blue Rose and White Rose, which can both produce flowers once matured and grow up to eight inches tall and four inches tall respectively.

Equally gorgeous and green, these succulents plants are frequently used succulent arrangements and flower arrangements, too.

Zwartkop (Aeonium arboreum)

This captivating succulent more endearingly referred to as the “black rose” captures the heart with a deep, dark, and dazzling mix of black, purple, burgundy hue. A member of the Aeonium succulent genus, Zwartkop can grow up to three feet in height and diameter. Perhaps due to its one-of-a-kind beauty, the Zwartkop succulent holds the prestigious Award of Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.

Sempervivum ‘Royal Ruby’


A Sempervivum hybrid, this sturdy succulent plants looks absolutely ravishing with its fiery red foliage, which becomes more intense and produces hints of purple during winter. Sempervivum is reportedly fairly easy to propagate both in indoor and outdoor settings. In fact, its funny nickname is “houseleek” because it can even grow on the roof of houses.


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