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6 blue succulents that you need in your garden

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6 blue succulents that you need in your garden

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Succulent comes in a tremendous number of shapes, sizes, and colors, but the most likely to make an impact are blue succulents. They create a perfect foil for other varieties and lend a cool aspect to a dish garden or outdoor space. If you want to bring in some blue succulents to your indoor or outdoor garden, here’s a list to consider.

Sedum Major


A very attractive frost-tolerant blue Sedum that will bring delight to your eyes, as it creates waves of pretty blue-green color to your garden. Its fat leaves can spread out, making it a beautiful ground cover. Plus, it makes a very wonderful spiller when grown in a planter, as it naturally spills out over its vessel.


Hardy:Zone 7a

Light Needs: Full sun to partial shade for at least 6 or more hours a day

Toxicity: This plant is non-toxic.


Blue Chalksticks


This lovely succulent is also called Blue Finger Succulent. It's visually appealing, making it perfect for mixed-succulent containers, where it pops against yellow succulents. Blue Chalksticks succulent can reach up to 8-inches tall and bloom small white flowers. It has thin and upright leaves, creating a spiky, fine-textured mass. An exceptional choice for windowsill gardens or for planting alongside fences and outdoor gardens.

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Hardiness: Zones 9-11

Light Needs:Full or partial light for at least 6 hours a day.

Toxicity:This plant is toxic to both animals and humans.


Blue Sky Echeveria


This attractive, fast-growing succulent has large rosettes, which can reach up to 10-inches in diameter but will stay smaller if left to cluster with its offset. It has powdery blue leaves with reddish-pink margins during fall and winter. Additionally, this echeveria often develops blue powder called “farina”, giving it a deep sky blue feature, just like its name.

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Hardiness:Zone 9b

Light Needs: Full sun

Toxicity: Non-toxic for pets


Subsessilis Succulent


A very attractive succulent with rosettes that can reach up to 6-inches in diameter, and has bluish-green leaves with a touch of soft pink along the margins. Its leaves are coated in thick farina, giving this plant a soft powdery look and allowing it to tolerate full sun.

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Hardiness: Zone 4

Light Needs:Dappled shade to full sun

Toxicity:Non-toxic to animals and humans


Blue Candle Cactus


Complete your blue succulent collection with Blue Candle. With its thick blue-green or blue-grey glaucous stems with multiple areolas and growth habit, this iconic plant is an excellent choice in adding visual interest to any landscapes. It can grow up to 13 to 16 feet tall and can spread up to 12 feet in its natural habitat.

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Hardiness: Zone 9a-10b

Light Needs: Full sun to Partial sun in the summer, Partial shade in the winter.

Toxicity: Non-toxic to animals and humans


Agave butterfly

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This magnificent, evergreen succulent that forms a perfect symmetrical rosette, making it a terrific addition to rock gardens or decorative containers. This plant can reach up to 12 to 15-inches in height and 18-inches wide and has thick, silver-blue to blue-green leaves with creamy white-toothed margins.


Hardiness: Zone 9b to 10

Light Needs: Partial shade to full sun

Toxicity: This plant contains poisonous sap, which can cause irritation to skin and gastrointestinal distress when ingested.

 

BOTTOM LINE

While blue succulents have a bit different needs when it comes to light exposure to maintain their intense blue color, taking care of them is as easy as for any succulents others.

 

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