9 Outstanding Orange Succulents
If you’re dreaming of a succulent collection that includes every color in the rainbow, don’t forget about the color orange. These eye-catching orange succulents are perfect for adding a splash of vibrant color to your garden. Whether you’re interested in cacti or succulents, you’re sure to find the sunset-hued plant of your dreams on this list.
The Sanyatwe is an interesting little succulent with thick, peachy-orange leaves arranged in a rosette pattern. The rosettes can grow up to six inches in diameter and the entire plant can reach up to eight inches in height. The Sanyatwe is a great way to add a splash of color to any succulent garden.
Like most varieties of Echeveria, Sanyatwe are easy to care for. They prefer partial sunlight and properly draining soil. They are not frost tolerant, but they can handle draught. They are known to have rather fragile leaves, so take care when handling them.
Graptosedum ‘California Sunset’
This adorable hybrid succulent is a cross between Graptopetalum paraguayense and Sedum adolphi. Its vibrant leaves are orange with a slightly pink hue. Interestingly, new growth will appear to be greyish-green and will develop its distinctive orange hue over time.
California Sunsets are easy to care for and propagate. They prefer partial sun, well-draining soil, and proper watering techniques. They can be propagated from seeds, cuttings, or offsets. They are an excellent plant for experienced and inexperienced gardeners alike.
Mammillaria elongata cristata ‘Copper King’
The Copper King is a cactus native to central Mexico that grows in tight, dense clumps. It’s perfect for ground cover but it does grow rather slowly. Its bright green stems, which can grow up to eight inches tall, are covered in the coppery-orange spines that give the plant its nickname. It blooms in the Spring and produces pale yellow or white flowers.
The Copper King thrives in full sun with properly draining soil. It prefers only occasional watering from Spring to Fall, with little to no water during the winter. It’s quite sensitive to frost and must be protected during particularly cold weather.
Opuntia rufida minima ‘Mini Cinnamon Cactus’
This petite Prickly Pear Cactus only grows up to about ten inches in height. It’s native to Texas and gets the nickname Cinnamon Cactus from the brownish-orange spines covering its pads. In the Spring, this cactus produces flowers of varying shades of yellow.
The Mini Cinnamon Cactus does best with plenty of sunlight and adequate drainage. It’s easy to propagate, either from seeds or from pad cuttings. This cactus is not frost tolerant and is prone to root rot, so water it sparingly and protect it from colder temperatures.
Sedum adolphii ‘Golden Sedum’
Golden Sedum is a trailing succulent that is ideal as ground cover or in hanging containers. At maturity, it can reach up to ten inches in height. When grown in partial sunlight, the oblong leaves take on a yellowish-green hue. However, the leaves become a brighter and more vibrant shade of orange with more sunlight.
This spectacular succulent will do well in either partial or full sun, but it will not develop the stunning orange color it’s known for with only partial sunlight. As with most succulents, Golden Sedum prefer well-draining soil and watering only when the soil is dry.
Lithops karasmontana ‘Orange Ice’
This tiny succulent only measures about two inches tall at maturity. However, it grows in dense clumps which spread as the plant produces more offsets. Its chunky, nearly stemless leaves always appear in pairs and have a deep orange center. In the fall, the Lithops produces white flowers that can be nearly as big as the plant itself.
Orange Ice is a particularly slow growing succulent, so you will only need to repot it every few years. It prefers little to no water during the winter months and only infrequent watering during the rest of the year. Well-draining soil is essential to this plant’s survival. Here’s our guide to Lithops care.
Graptoveria ‘Fred Ives’
A cross between Graptopetalum and Echeveria, this hybrid succulent boasts colorful leaves that range from vibrant orange to deep red and bright green. The leaves are arranged in a rosette, which can reach up to 12 inches in diameter. In ideal conditions, the plant itself can reach eight inches in height. In the summer, the plant produces a flower stalk with tiny yellow blossoms.
The Fred Ives variety of Graptoveria is an excellent plant for inexperienced gardeners. It’s easy to care for, easy to propagate, and produces new offsets quickly. It’s also non-toxic to pets, so you won’t have to worry about your furry friends.
Echeveria ‘Orange Monroe’
The Orange Monroe boasts adorable rosettes in varying shades of green and orange. The more sun the plant receives, the brighter the orange coloring will be. The colorful leaves are arranged in a tight rosette, which can reach up to six inches in diameter.
As with other varieties of Echeveria, the Orange Monroe is easy to care for and thrives in partial sun with well-draining soil. It’s easy to propagate with leaf cuttings or offsets. In frost-free climates, the Orange Monroe makes a gorgeous addition to outdoor succulent gardens.
This is a fairly rare succulent, but you can sometimes find it on Etsy. Check it out.
Sedum nussbaumerianum ‘Coppertone Stonecrop’
Coppertone Stonecrops are an easy to care for succulent with bright orange and green leaves. Like many other orange succulents, the more sun this plant receives, the more vibrant its colors will be. In summer, round clusters of tiny, white flowers can be seen.
This beautiful succulent is best propagated through stem cuttings, which can be taken if the plant gets too leggy as it grows. It prefers full sunlight and adequately draining soil. Coppertone Stonecrop are also pet-safe, making them an excellent choice for animal lovers.
There’s nothing wrong with a garden full of green succulents, but if you’re looking to add a little panache to your collection, these orange succulents are just what you’ve been searching for. From pastel peach to vibrant sunset, there’s an orange succulent for every occasion. These gorgeous plants will make a statement anywhere you choose to plant them.