Succulents and Sunshine Spring Standoff
Let's celebrate spring with a fun competition to see what succulents are the most popular when pit against each other. This race will be tough (we even had a hard time making the bracket), but exciting to see the results!
How to Participate
Come vote for your favorite succulents in each "Round" of the Spring Standoff bracket. We'll be giving away a $25 Snappy Pots gift card to one lucky participant in each round of voting.
Voting for Round 1 is now open (see the featured succulents below) and will end on March 20 at Noon MDT. Take a look at the schedule below to see when the results will be posted and which succulents will move on to Round 2!
Click here to see the live results of the vote (this will change over the next few days as more votes are placed).
Deadlines and Voting Schedule
- March 18 at 1:00 AM MDT - Voting begins for the first round
- March 20 at Noon MDT - Voting ENDS for the first round
- March 21 at Noon MDT - First round succulent winners posted
- March 21 at Noon MDT - Voting begins for the second round
- March 23 at Noon MDT - Voting ENDS for the second round
- March 24 at Noon MDT - Second round succulent winners posted
- March 24 at Noon MDT - Voting begins for the third round
- March 26 at Noon MDT - Voting ENDS for the third round
- March 27 at Noon MDT - Third round succulent winners posted
- March 27 at Noon MDT - Voting begins for the fourth round
- March 29 at Noon MDT - Voting ENDS for the fourth round
- March 30 at Noon MDT - Fourth round succulent winners posted
- March 30 at Noon MDT - Voting begins for the final round
- April 2 at 11:00 PM MDT - Voting ENDS for the final round
- April 3 at Noon MDT - Final succulent winner posted
- April 6th at Noon MDT - Bracket winner notified and posted
Below you'll find each of the succulents included in the bracket -- top to bottom (then left to right). You can click on each plant to learn more about or find links to purchase.
Haworthiopsis fasciata "Zebra Plant"
This succulent is great for your indoor succulent garden. It has thick, dark green leaves with white horizontal stripes on the outside of the leaves. The inside of the leaves are smooth.
Crassula ovata 'Gollum'
This beautiful Crassula has green tubed leaves with bright red tips. It does well planted in containers. Very sensitive to over-watering, so err on the side of under-watering this species.
Aristaloe aristata "Lace Aloe"
This frost-hardy Aloe has leaves that mimic a Haworthia. Unlike some Aloes, this one is particularly fast growing. The dark green leaves have white bumps on them, are wide at the bottom and taper into a sharper point at the top. It has pink flowers that attract bees and hummingbirds.
Gasteria 'Little Warty'
Don’t let the name of this succulent scare you off! This adorable plant is great for beginners, and does well indoors. Small bumps run across thick green leaves, giving it the appearance of warts.
Crassula arborescens undulatifolia "Ripple Jade"
This succulent is a variation of a traditional Jade plant and has thin wavy leaves. It’s fantastic for filling in space between other succulents in an arrangement.
Sansevieria trifasciata "Snake Plant"
“Snake Plant” is a very common succulent, and one that is perfect for beginners! It thrives on neglect, doing well in low-light, making it perfect for growing indoors. It is a favorite among beginners and enthusiasts alike. “Snake Plant” has wide leaves that grow straight up, tapering to a point at the top.
Aloe juvenna "Tiger Tooth Aloe"
Aloe juvenna “Tiger Tooth Aloe” is a beautiful Aloe with white spots. The spiked leaves stack and form a rosette. When “happily stressed,” green leaves turn reddish-brown.
Senecio rowleyanus "String of Pearls"
This beautiful trailing succulent is easily propagated. It’s perfect for hanging baskets, and can be grown indoors if given proper sunlight. Be careful not to over-water.
Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’
This is one of the most beautiful and easy to find succulents. It has a really nice purple-ish color along the edges. It grows well outside in container gardens.
Kalanchoe luciae "Flapjack"
Kalanchoe luciae has smooth flat leaves that blush a beautiful red with the right amount of sunlight. It is monocarpic, but easily propagates from offsets.
Sedum rubrotinctum "Pork and Beans"
This fun succulent has bright green leaves whose tips turn a deep red when in full sun. It has a woody stem and displays yellow flowers in the Spring.
Aeonium arboreum ‘Zwartkop’
This tall dark red and green succulent turns almost black when grown in full sun. It branches off in clumps, becoming bushy when allowed to grow and spread outside. It provides excellent contrast to lighter colored succulents in arrangements.
Sedum nussbaumerianum "Coppertone Sedum"
This Sedum is an evergreen perennial. It shows off its beautiful copper color when it’s “stressed” in full sun. It’s perfect for use as a ground cover or in a rock garden.
Echeveria ‘Black Prince’
The rosette of this succulent has a deep green to brown color. It is able to be grown indoors, although it will lose its color if it does not receive enough light. Watch for a red flower in fall or early winter.
Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Sticks on Fire’
This shrubby succulent has bright red, pink, orange or yellow stems. It adds thriller to succulent arrangements. It grows well in container gardens, but due to its toxicity, should not be planted where there is a lot of foot traffic.
Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi "Lavender Scallops"
This small succulent shrub grows tall and spreads out as it grows. The edges of the scalloped-shaped leaves turn pink when stressed. Although this succulent is monocarpic, it takes several years before it blooms. Watch for red flowers in the spring.
Mammillaria elongata "Ladyfinger Cactus"
This cactus is perfect for the beginner's succulent garden. Its tubes form dense green and orange clusters, with light yellow or pink flowers in the spring.
Gymnocalycium mihanovichii "Moon Cactus"
This cute “mutant” cactus is actually a combination of two cacti, typically Gymnocalycium (the sicon) and a rootstock cactus, such as Hylocereus. The term “moon cactus” typically refers to the yellow and orange varieties, however red varieties can be included.
Mammillaria gracilis fragilis "Thimble Cactus"
This beautiful, small cactus has a cylindrical green body covered in interwoven white spines. “Thimble Cactus” grows in clusters, and propagates very easily. You can expect to see tiny cream-colored flowers in cooler months.
Cotyledon tomentosa "Bear's Paw"
It’s easy to see where this shrubby succulent gets its name! The thick, fuzzy leaves have 3 to 10 “teeth” at the end, similar to the paws of a bear. When “happily stressed,” the leaf tips turn a deep red.
Rhipsalis cereuscula "Coral Cactus"
This shrubby cactus is perfect for indoor-growers! Its bright green stems are not pokey, but grow long and thin, spilling out over the edge of container gardens. The tips will turn reddish when touched with cold.
Kalanchoe orgyalis "Copper Spoons"
This slow-growing succulent has oval-shaped leaves. The top of the leaf is bronze colored and covered in small “hairs”, while the underside of the leaf is a silvery-gray color. Watch for yellow flowers in the spring.
Senecio serpens "Blue Chalksticks"
This succulent is perfect for container gardens. If you live in an area that doesn’t experience freezing temperatures, this makes a great ground cover. When exposed to lots of sun and heat, the tips of this plant turn purple.
Echeveria runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’
This succulent has grey-green, long leaves that grow outward and then curl back towards the stemless rosette. It grows very quickly, and is easy to propagate. Watch for orange and yellow flowers in the fall.
Crassula muscosa "Watch Chain"
This succulent has leaves that are compacted tightly around the stem. The stems of the “Watch Chain” plant grow into a small bush. It has tiny yellow-green flowers.
Portulacaria afra "Elephant Bush"
Portulacaria afra “Elephant Bush” is a large, bushing succulent with woody stems that can grow to incredible heights when given the proper time, nutrients, and growing conditions. It can also be used in hanging baskets to add “spiller.”
Graptopetalum paraguayense "Ghost Plant"
This Graptopetalum has beautiful trailing rosettes, perfect for a hanging pot. When grown in full sun, these Graptopetalums will turn yellow-pink, however in shade it will be bluish-grey.
Kalanchoe tomentosa "Panda Plant"
Kalanchoe tomentosa “Panda Plant” is a velvety, green succulent with brown spots on the tips of the leaves. It does very well indoors, and is great for beginners.
This beautiful succulent has green and yellow rosettes, with pink around the edges. It has yellow blossoms in the summer.
Crassula ‘Tom Thumb’
This tiny succulent adds excellent “filler” and “spiller” in succulent arrangements. It can also be added to living succulent wreaths! ‘Tom Thumb’ grows quickly, with its bright green, triangle-shaped leaves stacking on top of each other. The edges of the leaves turn red when stressed.
‘Lola’ is a favorite succulent for a lot of people! She’s a really pretty light purple color and has a perfectly shaped rosette. Displays beautiful yellow, bell-shaped flowers in the Spring.
Corpuscularia lehmannii "Ice Plant"
This compact, fast-growing succulent has a deceptive name. Although the green-leaved plant is known as “Ice Plant,” it is not cold hardy. It does well indoors and is great for beginners. The thick blue-green leaves stack opposite each other as they grow up the stem. It has yellow flowers that look similar to daisies that bloom in the spring.