We’re suckers for succulents! With their unique shapes, colors and sizes, you can’t go wrong adding a few to your shopping cart to take home. Did you know there are more than 500 types of succulents? While we offer a wide selection, the most popular kinds of succulents you’ll see in our stores are echeveria, haworthia and aloe vera. Welcome to your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about these succulents.

Echeveria

There are about 150 types of echeveria succulents, and most are known for their rosette-shaped leaves. One of the most common varieties is known as Echeveria runyonii, which grows long stems that sprout star-shaped flowers.

  • Size: Can reach 12 inches in height once fully mature.
  • Water: Water when soil feels dry.
  • Soil: Use a sandy potting soil that drains well.
  • Sunlight: Keep in indirect sunlight.

Purple echeveria succulent

Haworthia

Like echeveria, there are quite a few varieties of haworthia succulents sold in stores; in fact, there are more than 150 kinds. Many of them are known for their tall stems, especially the aloe haworthia.

  • Size: Some are smaller, reaching to around 2 inches in height, but some can reach 12 feet tall at their peak.
  • Water: Water when soil feels dry.
  • Soil: Use a sandy potting soil that drains well.
  • Sunlight: Keep in indirect sunlight.

spiky haworthia on white background

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is normally known for its medicinal properties, but it’s also part of the succulent family and is a nice addition to your succulent garden.

  • Size: Can reach 24 to 40 inches once fully grown.
  • Water: Water when soil feels dry.
  • Soil: Use a sandy potting soil that drains well.
  • Sunlight: Keep in partially shaded light.

aloe vera plant on white background

 

Grab a succulent in your local produce department next time you shop with us!

 

Jackie J.

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Jackie J. became a Publix associate in 2017 after deciding to take her love of food to the next level. She began working with the Social Media team at that time and she immediately fell in love with life at Publix. In her spare time, she bakes to relax and creates yummy morsels for friends and family to munch on. When she isn’t working, you can probably find her playing with her cat and dog (Nila and Oreo), at a theme park or watching a Harry Potter Movie Marathon.

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