What is fuzzy succulent? That is the first question that comes to my mind when I hear the name fuzzy. So I did a little search about them. So I found that fuzzy succulents mean succulents with white hair in their leaves. They are easy to identify and this white hair is very important to the survival of the succulents.
With that hair they try to indicate that they do not prefer where you have placed them. It is a survival mechanism to avoid extreme amounts of light. Also it is important to remember, all the succulents are not fuzzy.
So let’s get to know some adorable fuzzy succulents I found during my fuzzy succulent search.
Adromischus cristatus/ Crinkle Leaf Plant
Adromischus cristatus’s common names are crinkle leaf plant and key lime pie plant. They stay small as they grow and they are relatively slow growers too.
These fuzzy succulent leaves are gray green in color and triangular in shape. They are fleshy and tend to grow in an upward manner from the stem. At the top of the plant, you could spot their leaves in a crinkled nature.
Further little hairs will be covering their leaves. That makes them look fuzzy. In spring it blossoms with red white flowers. This is a native plant in South Africa.
They are hardy plants. Ensure that you water them constantly in spring and in fall. You could also fertilize during summer and in spring. Provide adequate light and heat too.
Sempervivum smithii is another name which we could use to call this plant. It is a perennial fuzzy succulent which could be 60 cm in height once it is grown.
They will form their leaves only on the underside. Those leaves look like a spoon in shape . Further there will be soft hairs made in the plant too. They make flowers of yellow color. They will carry about 10-12 petals too.
This is a semi succulent. Tree of life is another name which you could use to call them. It could be 15-40 cm in height. They are gentle plants and mostly spotted as weedy.
This plant will have gentle hairs. Leaves would be green in color and it could be red if we give them intense lighting. Leaves will form in rosette types. They bloom in yellow.
Gouty Houseleek is the common name of Aichryson tortuosum plant. This is a tiny plant which we could use to make ornaments.
this fuzzy succulent will be 10-15 cm high when they grow. It usually contains leaves formed in rosettes. Leaves will be fleshy. They will flower in yellow and there will be about 8 petals.
These plant’s common names are bear’s paw or kitten paw. This is native in Africa. They will be 30-70 cm high when they grow. Their leaves will be the size of a thumb. When you try to touch the leaves , you feel like they will be very gentle. They produce orange flowers during spring time. They will be larger and will be in the shape of a bell.
You could call this earded Leaved Crassula in general and could be mostly found in Africa. They produce rosettes.They form leaves in a spiral way on these rosettes. Leaves will carry white hairs. They blossom in spring with tiny white or pink flowers. When the flowering takes place, rosettes will perish. However, dying rosettes will make several basal rosettes.
These plants’ common name is campfire crassula. Their foliage will be gentle and oval in shape and resembles little beans. Leaves come up with a wax layer. In late spring or in early summer, they will bloom with white flowers. They will look like stars in shape and carry a fragrance too. It could be about 4 feet tall or chances are that it could be even taller when grown in shady areas.
Crassula lanuginosa var. pachystemon ‘David’
This plant’s common name is Crassula David in. Their leaves will be green in color. Their color could get dark with colder temperature and with too much exposure for the sun too. This is a plant which anyone would love to own as they could be grown indoors as well as in gardens or even in patio terrariums. This is a tropical plant and an endemic plant in South Africa.
Crassula mesembryanthemoides ‘Tenelli’
Crassula mesembryanthemoides ‘Tenelli’ usually comprises slender , long leaves. Further those leaves will have a velvety look as well. Their overall look will be silver due to the hairs it has. When they bloom, they produce red flowers. This will be one great addition if somebody wishes to add some texture to their succulent garden.
This is a succulent plant which originates from south Africa. It usually consists of green leaves along with soft hairs. Their stems could be about one foot in length and they could even turn woody too. They are summer dormant plants. This will be a perfect fit for a container garden as it makes those more graceful.
You could call Crassula namaquensis as namaque crassula commonly. This is a dwarf type of succulent and it could be about 4inches tall when it is matured. Their leaves will form in clusters and those leaves would arrange in a spiral way. They contain hair as well. During spring, they bloom with white tiny flowers.
This is a shrub type of a succulent. They will be about 70 cm in height once they mature. Their stems are very gentle and they will have pubescent leaves. Crassula pubescens flowering could take place in winter as well as in spring too. They will produce white flowers. Those flowers contain a scent too.
They are famous as grass succulents. They have red stems and further they will comprise with club shaped leaves too. Those leaves will have a layer of hairs. Hence they will get a velvet look due to that and will have an unique texture. They could be green once they are grown in a shady place. They produce yellow flowers in summer and in autumn.
Crassula sericea is a native plant in South Africa. This could grow up to 20 cm in height. They will come up with many hairy leaves. And They are soft and could be different in shape and in the sizes too. when these plants get older, they could go leafless and could even become woody as well. They produce tiny white flowers.
This is an endemic plant in South Africa. Hairy cushion crassula is the common name which you could use to call Crassula setulosa. This is a perennial succulent plant which forms leaves in rosettes. You could spot their leaves with hair on those surfaces. It could be 4 inches tall when it matures. They blossom with white or red flowers during summer. They form in sort of capsules.
Lizard skin crassula is the common name of this plant. It is relatively a slow growing plant but you could easily grow it. their mature height would be 2 inches. You could spot their Leaves in gray green. This is endemic to South Africa. They blossom with flowers in white during spring time. This prefers full sunlight and you could grow them outdoors.
This plant is native to South Africa. Crassula tomentosa’s common name is woolly crassula. This is a perennial succulent which could come up with leaves formed in rosette type. They will be 2 feet in height once they flower. They will be grayish green in color. There could be varying sizes, shapes of the leaves. Hairiness could also vary among them. They bloom only once during their lifespan.
This is also native plant in South Africa. This is a shrub type succulent which will rise to 15 cm. stems are shorter and their leaves will have a velvet appearance and they will look like coins in shape. Further they will be flat too. They produce white flowers in late winter and in spring season.
This is a plant native in northern Somalia. You could call it pussy ears, fuzzy ears, furry kittens in general. They usually contain leaves in bright green which are grown on the stem. Their mature height would be 45 cm. They bloom with purple flowers. It is a plant which grows well in hot and dry conditions.
Teddy Bear Vine is the common name of Cyanotis kewensis. It is famous as a fancy house plant due to its trailing stems. Their leaves will be tear dropped shaped whilst in color they will be chocolate brown. Best is to plant them in hanging baskets. Teddy Bear Vine is a plant which has a slow growth rate.
Delosperma echinatum’s common name is pickle plant. It is an endemic plant in South Africa. They will also have white hairs. They will bloom with yellow flowers towards the end of winter season. Though they would tend to grow horizontally, chances are that there could be plants of 18 inches tall. They would prefer to have well draining soil and full sunlight or even partial sunlight.
Echeveria Doris Taylor
Echeveria Doris Taylor’s common name is woolly rose. This hybrid is a combination of Echeveria setosa and Echeveria pulvinata ‘Ruby’. It is a tiny succulent as it could be just 5 cm tall when it is fully grown. Leaves would be pale color generally. They blossom with multi colored flowers during fall and in spring. They are dormant during the winter season.
Echeveria coccine’s common name are Red Echeveria, Scarlet Pussy, or Conchita Escarlata. This is a shrubby succulent. They will be 2 feet in height when they are fully grown. Red Echeveria’s leaves also form in rosette types. Their leaves will be blue green and will have silver hairs too. They produce reddish orange flowers during late winter and in spring.
Echeveria coccinea / Recurvata’
Echeveria coccinea Recurvata’ is native to Mexico. Leaves of Recurvata’ would be fluffy and curved in shape. They would require full sunlight to partial sunlight. They bloom with attractive orange flowers. You could spot them in shrubs. They could be several feet wide as well. Thorough watering along with regular fertilizers would make them more attractive.
Red Velvet or Red Velvet Plush Plant are some other names which you commonly use to call for Echeveria Pulvinata. The most significant characteristic of Echeveria Pulvinata plants is their leaves which look like cushions. They usually compose with gentle stems along with leaves which are chubby. This is hailing from Mexico. Red Velvet is a hybrid plant.
Echeveria Pulvinata Ruby
You could call Echeveria pulvinata Ruby as ‘ Red Velvet Plush, Chenille Plant, ‘Ruby’ Chenille Plant, Ruby Blush, Ruby Slippers in general. It prefers bright sunlight. This is an endemic plant in Mexico. It usually carries a velvet coat to protect them from extreme heated conditions. They blossom with orange flowers in winter and they will be bell shaped. They are a rosette type succulent.
Echeveria pulvinata Ruby Blush
This is a Mexico native plant and could be 8 cm in height when it’s fully grown. They bloom with red flowers in spring. The leaves could be green in color and red tipped when they get intense warm conditions etc. it would prefer to have full sunlight.
Echeveria pulvinata ‘Frosty’
Echeveria pulvinata ‘Frosty’s common name is White Chenille Plant. Their leaves will be hairy and will be very pale green in color. It almost looks white too. This is native to Mexico. The hairy condition safeguards them from extreme hated conditions. They produce flowers in winter and the flowers will be orange. Further they will be bell shaped. There could be about 20 flowers form at one time.
Echeveria ‘Pulv-Oliver’s common name is Red Echeveria. It is a hybrid form of Echeveria pulvinata and Echeveria harmsii. Their leaves will be green in color and they will have tips in red in too much sunlight. Leaves will form in rosettes. They generally bloom with orange and yellow flowers. They will be relatively larger flowers and it could take place in late spring or in summer.
Push plant is the common name of Echeveria harmsii. This is an endemic plant in Mexico. Leaves of this plant are green along with pinkish tips.
The highlight of this plant is the spread of the hairs of this plant. it will provide a velvety look for the push plant. They produce flowers in orange and they could be urn shaped. Flowering would be in spring time.
Echeveria harmsii/ ‘Ruby Slippers’
Ruby Slippers is another fuzzy succulent which could carry unusual colors once the plant is in stress due to growing conditions. Leaves of ruby slippers are blue green and further you could spot them with reddish, pinkish or even purplish shades in the tips of the leaves. An yearly pruning is necessary for Ruby slippers.
Common name of this plant is The Mexican firecracker. This will be an amazing fuzzy succulent to own as it is an award recipient. They also tend to grow in rosettes.
Their leaves will look like the shape of a spoon. This plant does not contain any stem. Leaves will be green and will further consist of white hairs. During springtime, Mexican firecrackers produce flowers in red along with yellow tips.
Echeveria setosa/ ‘Arrow’
You could call this echeveria red velvet in general. This plant has slender long velvety leaves. When they get bright sunlight they also tend to grow with red tips at the edges of their leaves just like with many other fuzzy succulent.
This can withstand the drought conditions and would prefer to have full sunlight to partial sunlight. They usually blossom with red flowers.
Echeveria setosa ‘Rundelli’
Mexican hens and chicks is the common name of Echeveria setosa/ ‘Rundelli’. They comprise fleshy leaves and they could look like oval in shape. Further they are a rosette type succulent and come up with white hairs as well.
This fuzzy succulent could be very handy in using for flower beds and for succulent arrangements as well. They will be very attractive when they bloom with orange to red flowers during spring time.
Echeveria setosa var. Deminuta
Echeveria setosa var. Deminuta’s common name is Firecracker Plant. It is an evergreen fuzzy succulent plant. You could spot their leaves in sky blue green color. They will be club shaped too. Further you could spot tuts on the edge of the leaves. It would be a perfect choice for containers, rock gardens as well as for window sills. They blossom with red and yellow flowers.
Echeveria setosa /’Rose & Purpus’
You could call this as Mexican firecracker or Rose J & A . t.in general. It is native to Mexico. Leaves look like spoon in shape and they produce orange-red flowers in spring or in summer.
Jacobaea maritima/ “Silver Ragwort”
Silver ragwort or dusty miller are two other names which you could use to call this plant commonly. Senecio cineraria was the former name of dusty miller. This fuzzy succulent is an endemic plant found in Mediterranean region. They contain white wooly foliage and hence why many people tend to grow this as an ornamental plant. It could rise to 1.5 – 3.5 feet high. They bloom with yellow flowers.
This is a slow growing succulent. It is a native plant in Madagascar. Elephant’s ears, Kalanchoe, Velvet Leaf plant, and Felt Bush are some other names which you could use to call Kalanchoe beharensis in general . They would thrive in full sunlight to partial sunlight. It could rise to 12-20’ in height if we give them proper growing conditions. This fuzzy succulent produce showy flowers.
Kalanchoe beharensis ‘Fang’
Kalanchoe beharensis’s common names are Felt Plant, Felt Bush, Stalactite Plant ‘Fang’ Velvet Leaf Kalanchoe generally. It is a slow growing fuzzy succulent. It is an endemic plant in Madagascar.
They get an attractive texture as they grow and due to that many people tend to add them to succulent arrangements. Also, They could rise to 2-3 feet in height. They will bloom with red, – orange or green-yellow flowers.
blue kalanchoe, Felt plant, snow white panda plant. Are the common names of this plant. Kalanchoe eriophylla is an endemic plant in Madagascar in general. Their stems could be thin and will contain chubby fleshy leaves. They could be about 4 inches tall when they fully grow. Those leaves will also have a cover of white hairs, which will give it a wool look.
Kalanchoe orgyalis /Copper Spoons
You could call this Leather Plant, Cinnamon Bear, and Shoe Leather Kalanchoe in general. They will prefer to stay small though they can rise to 1.8m. Leaves of them would look like spoons in shape. Colors of the leaves will be different on both upper and lower sides. Both upper and the lower sides would be hairy. They would love to have partial sunlight.
Kalanchoe hildebrandtii/ “Silver Teaspoons”
This is an endemic plant in Madagascar . The common name of this is silver tea spoons. They are fast growing succulents. Leaves will be silver white color and will carry an unique texture. They will be perfect to include for a succulent arrangement due to that. They would love full sunlight and partial sunlight. We need to protect them from frost. They bloom with white and pale colored flowers.
The panda plant is the common name of this plant. It is a type of Kalanchoe plant which you could spot frequently. This is a native plant in Madagascar. This has fuzzy , gray green colored, velvety leaves. If you grow this as a houseplant, its maximum height would be two feet. They are slow growers. Place them in bright sunlight ideally by a window. This fuzzy succulent is toxic for both humans and for pets as well.
Kalanchoe tomentosa – /Chocolate Soldierff
Panda plant white lady, velvet leaf kalanchoe, or plush plant are some other names which you could use to call chocolate sliders in general . This is a native plant in Madagascar. Their leaves will be oval and will tend to form in rosettes. Their leaves would be either red or silvery green. They bloom in spring with maroon and copper color flowers.
Mammillaria elongata Cristata
This is a Mexico native plant. Mammillaria elongata Cristata’s common name is Brian cactus. You could easily grow this . When they flower , they form attractive small flowers. This would be a great choice for an indoor house garden or even for an outdoor garden given that it is in hot conditions. They could be about 12 inches wide spread when fully grown.
Senecio Hawarthii /Woolly senecio
Senecio Hawarthii’s common names are Cocoon Plant, Wooly Senecio. l. You cannot easily find this succulent , , however they would be a perfect fit for a succulent arrangement. Their leaves will be white in color and will be cylindrical in shape. There will be white hairs covering the surface of the leaves. Their leaves will form from the stems and they will form as tiny shrubs. They are great choices for container gardens.
This is an endemic plant originating from Africa, leaves of Senecio medley-woodii would be white in color and could be oval shovel shaped. This carries a silvery look due to the white wool it has. It would love to have full sunlight to partial sunlight. We need to protect this plant from frost. Their matured size would be 15-18 inches. You may watch them bloom yellow flowers during winter.
This is an endemic plant in Mexico. Their stems could be about 80 cm in length. This plant will also comprise densely gathered white hairs apart from the interior parts of the flowers. They bloom with tiny white flowers during winter time. However in Mexico, they will bloom in the month of April.
This is an attractive succulent of the sedum plants. Their stems and leaves have a dense cover of white hairs. It is a slow growing plant. They will be about 8 inches in height when fully grown. Leaves form in rosette types. Leaves will be small and look like an egg in shape. They produce flowers in white during winter time.
Sempervivum arachnoideum ssp.tomentosum
We could easily grow Sempervivum arachnoideum ssp. Tomentosum. . Hen and chicks is another common name which you could use to call them. We can leave them ignored for some time and they could still thrive. We can plant them in rock gardens or even in container gardens. They have got so many varieties available from this. their leaves will be fleshy. Generally the mother rosette perishes to provide room for the new chicks.
The common name of Stachys byzantine is Lamb’s year. They are famous as the plants which contain the gentlest leaves worldwide. These plants carry a thick foliage but in a wrinkled manner. Both sides of the foliage contain hairs. hairs could be either gray or silver white. During late spring or in early summer, you may watch them blooming with tiny gentle purple colored flowers.
Cobweb Spiderwort, White Gossamer Plant, or Hairy Wandering Jew are some other names which you could use to call white velvet plants. The leaves of this plant comprise with a full layer of white hairs. leaves color could be different among them. It could be either gray-green, faded olive or purple. They produce purple flowers in summer. They are very attractive plants once given all the proper growing conditions.
Bunny ears is another common name which you could use to call Tylecodon leucothrix, doubossie. Further People call it little dew bush in Africa. This is a succulent shrub type of which the stem would be 20-30 cm in height from the caudex. Leaves are usually seen with white hairs. Those will be fallen during summer though. They blossom with flowers in summer. They could be either pink or white.
General care tips for fuzzy succulents
Make sure that you water these fuzzy plants only with tempered water. You could use rainwater for this since it doesn’t have any minerals. Ensure that soil is dry enough before you water it. You may use a dry brush if you wish to clean these succulents’ leaves.