We have a winner!!!
After a close race the winner of the Succulents and Sunshine Spring Standoff is....
This beautiful succulent has green and yellow rosettes, with pink around the edges. It has yellow blossoms in the summer.
We've also notified the winners of the bracket competition (we had a tie) and each of the gift card winners from the 5 rounds of voting.
As a way of saying thank you for participating in all the fun, we also want to give YOU a $10 gift card to Snappy Pots!
Simply add whatever products you'd like to you order (no minimum required) and use code springstandoff23 at checkout to apply the gift card.
Other succulents featured in the Spring Standoff
These are amazing succulents though they didn't make the final cut. Still feel free to click on the picture or text to read more about them!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.