Succulent Identification and Care Cards


Understand the individual needs of your succulents

Each succulent has slightly different care needs — some like a lot of light, others less… some like a lot of water, some hardly any. With the Types of Succulents ID Cards you'll be able to find out the name of your succulent and quickly see important details about it including:

  • Ideal Light
  • Water
  • Minimum Temperature
  • Dormancy
  • Mature Size
  • Propagation Methods
  • Toxicity

All in an easy-to-download format that can be saved to your phone (or computer) for quick reference.

The set of downloadable cards currently features over 160 varieties with more added periodically. Any additional cards we add are included in your purchase.

For just $19.99 USD

Please note: this is a digital product sent via email. You will NOT receive anything in the mail.

topsy turvy succulent care card

Do your succulents keep dying?

Mine did… until I FINALLY did something about it.

Hey there! I'm Cassidy, and THIS is my succulent garden...

cassidy tuttle author succulents and sunshine

8 years ago, I would have accidentally killed ALL OF THEM…

Even though I was trying my hardest to keep them alive.

This big, pretty garden would NEVER have made it through the first 6 months…

Even though I was following most of the advice I read online.

That was before I learned the truth:

Specific kinds of succulents need specific care.

What works for one succulent may kill another.

Unless you know for sure what they need…

You’ll end up in a vicious cycle.

You’ll buy new succulents to grow your collection and make your house look beautiful.

The succulents may do well for a while… but end up dying.

You’ll end up wondering what went wrong…

And may even be embarrassed when your husband asks if yet another succulent has made its permanent residence in the trash!

Not to mention all the wasted money…

And time…

And the burnout of trying to figure it out one succulent at a time!

Here’s the problem:

So many people will tell you to simply “neglect your succulents” and they’ll look amazing.

Or worse:

“Just give them a little water here and there and they’ll be so happy!”

That’s what everyone told me.

But wouldn’t you know it…

It didn’t work.

Nothing worked for me…

Until I found out that what works for one succulent will 100% kill another.

Once I figured that out…

And I learned which succulents need which type of care…

Things “clicked.”

graptosedum ghosty purple pot

And so over the past 8 years or so…

I have actually taught thousands of succulent growers (including myself) how to keep their succulents looking amazing…

Even in heat, humidity, snow, low light indoors… you name it.

And it worked!

I started getting these kinds of messages back:

On behalf of all of us newbies out here, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Patty Bickel

I love how you tell the NEEDED info. Plain and simple. Easy to get it, without a headache. Thanks!

Nean Romano

So, like I said, I’ve spent the last 8 years trying to figure this “succulent growing thing” out for myself and make it work.

And now, I have a colorful, thriving indoor succulent garden that my family and I enjoy seeing in our kitchen daily.

But there was a time that I was SO BAD at caring for my succulents…

My husband told me not to buy any more succulents unless I was “actually going to keep them alive.”

Yup… it was bad.

I was s-t-r-u-g-g-l-i-n-g.

It was super confusing because some of my succulents were THRIVING…

But others were a disaster…

And I couldn’t figure out why.

lots of succulents under grow lights inside

I was caring for them the way I was “supposed to”.

But… what works for one, can kill another.

Until finally… through much trial and error…

I found the REASON what works for one succulent will actually kill another.

It’s something I call the Genus Divergence.

Most succulents are different at the “genus” level which means they differ only slightly in appearance…

Like this Echeveria and Sempervivum:

But the way they appear actually makes a HUGE difference in the way we take care of them.

For example…

If you don’t water a succulent with thin leaves enough… it’ll die.

But if you water a succulent with thick leaves too much… it’ll die.

And there are thousands of different types of succulents out there…

All with tiny, Genus-level differences…

That’s why green colored succulents can’t tolerate the same amount of light as their non-green cousins.

And why specific varieties can’t handle freezing temperature, while others will survive under ice and snow all winter long.

You’ve probably already experienced this, unknowingly, from a few succulents of your own that took an untimely trip to the trash.

But, now that I’ve adjusted my care to the needs of specific varieties, my succulents are thriving.

Originally, I was keeping track of all these important details and differences in my head.

But it got really messy trying to remember all the information I needed for dozens of varieties.

I ended up spending hours doing Google searches, trying to find reputable websites and consistent information.

It was so much effort just to keep my plants alive.

And then I’d have friends ask me:

“How do you know that Zebra plants grow well indoors and don't like a lot of heat?”

So I’d type up a response for them based on my hours of research.

Or I’d just tell them…

But then they’d come back and ask me the same question again.

haworthiopsis fascitata cluster

So I created a few digital cards to easily reference the important information for my plants — which I knew was accurate based on my research.

Not only was it a time saver for me, but I could quickly share these with others who wanted to know the same things.

Eventually they wanted cards for each type of succulent they owned.

So I started building a collection of cards…

And now we have over 180 of the more commonly found succulent varieties (plus a few fun rare ones, just for fun).

They’re so easy to pull up on my phone and computer.

It’s easy to keep all the information organized.

Once my friends started using them, their succulents started growing better and more and more succulents have stayed not only alive, but healthy and thriving.

aloe brevifolia card scrolling

They knew how much sun to give the succulents, how much water they needed relative to their other succulents, and even started propagating them!

So once I saw the results they were having…

I figured others are probably having issues as well.

And so I decided to release all my research and notes in these cards to anyone who wants them for

Just $19.99 USD

Please note: this is a digital product sent via email. You will NOT receive anything in the mail.

I love my ID cards. They have been a great tool for a newbie like me to learn about each type of succulent and how to best care for them. Worth every penny!

Ambar Alfaro

I am a complete novice and these ID cards have given me a great deal of information on how to choose and care for my new succulents.

Pam Sharp

I love the cards, I have them saved to my computer so when I get a new plant I reference the cards and it is so convenient. Definitely worth getting.


The ID cards are amazing! Not only do I just like to look at them, as they’re beautifully presented, they’ve helped me to know how the various succulents I have in my birdbath planter need to be cared for when winter comes.

Barbara Alt

I am delighted with my Types of Succulents cards. I am beginning to feel like a real pro. My daughter and I are identifying our beloved collections, and gaining so much more knowledge on the different types, and the care they require. This, along with images of some “that we just can’t live without” has turned us from loving the collections we have, into a total obsession. Thank you so much.

Judy Hurley

These cards are so helpful to ID my succulents and to search for new ones. The care instructions are spot on and she adds to the collection for free. Well worth the money to buy! Thank you, Cassidy for this great tool.

Dawn Morrison

These downloadable cards include photos and names of over 160 different succulent varieties.

Simply scroll through the images until you see one that looks like your succulent.

Then look at the companion card to which provides information on:

  • Lighting requirements — how much they need to prevent stretching (too little) or burning to a crisp (too much)
  • Winter Hardiness — can they survive snow and ice in the winter, or will they literally freeze to death?
  • Propagation methods — how to get more succulents for free 🙂
  • Water needs — so you don’t “kill them with kindness” from too much
  • Fun details about what makes it different than its succulent cousins

All of this information is put together in an easy-to-view setup and is the result of hours of research to ensure the information is accurate and all together in one place…

Meaning you don’t have to spend hours piecing together information from multiple websites to find what you need to know.

phone with card and plant new card style

Instead, you can quickly go through your ID cards on your phone (especially convenient when you’re at Home Depot picking out a new baby to take home) and figure out what it needs.

A new succulent might cost you anywhere from $3-5. Maybe more if you’re getting a more rare variety.

And if you add up all the ones that have died…

or may potentially die…

because you weren’t sure what they needed…

Well, for me, (I’m embarrassed to admit) that was hundreds of dollars…

I absolutely do not want you to waste the money, time and succulents that I did.

Just $19.99 USD

Please note: this is a digital product sent via email. You will NOT receive anything in the mail.

Crassula falcata card

Here’s some ways our customers are using their cards (feel free to be creative):

  • Download all the cards and store the PDF on your phone so you can scroll through and make a wish list for succulents to get next.
  • Download only the cards for succulents you own. Pull them up on your phone when you’re making arrangements so you know which can be paired together (those with similar light/water requirements).
  • Download the cards to your computer and read through all to learn the care needs for specific plants.
  • Print out all the succulents you have in your collection and keep them in a small photo album by your plants so you can reference them when needed.
  • Download or print out cards for the succulents you’d like to purchase (so you can show your local nursery)

These cards are a great reference in identifying succulents you own, succulents you see around town, or succulents you see online. You can quickly find out where a particular plant should be grown — full sun, partial shade, full shade, or indoors.

While the cards are designed to be use digitally...

If you do want to hold something in your hand… the digital cards are sized so they can easily be printed 4×6″. Upload them to your favorite photo store or print them on your home computer and they’ll fit into a traditional photo album.

succulent cards phone mockup

I've shown a few images of the cards above, but since you’ve made it this far, I want to give you one of the most popular cards, completely free, to see what they’re like! Click here to download the Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’ card.

I’ve saved the cards and downloaded them to my iPad for quick reference. Each card has a large, clear image that helps me with identification. I live in the upper southeast US and we have four very distinct seasons, so I especially rely on the cards to give me information about light and temperature requirements. The information on propagation is also very handy.

John G.

The ID cards have helped me understand why some plants were thriving and some were dying. They have also helped me plan what plants to put together. I print out each card and have created a binder for access to all the cards. Thank you Cassidy!

Rose Eshe

I had killed so many of my succulents before I started getting my ID cards. Now I know how much sunlight they need plus how much water. There is a down side. Every time I get a new card I want to run out and try and find one. I tried to pick my favorite Succulent but I love them all. Thanks so much for my new hobby and love.

Charlene Evans

The cards have helped me so much. When I don’t know how to take care of a succulent I get my cards out. Thank You!


The cards have hugely helped me identify succulents I pick up here and there and understand how to best care for them. The photos are helpful for identification and the care notes are clear and easy to follow.

Janet Gibbs

I love that I can access them from my phone when I’m plant shopping.


You might still have a couple questions… and I have some answers.

How long will it take to ship these to me?

These are a digital download so you won’t get anything in the mail. And that’s great news!

You can download them immediately after purchasing and enjoy the cards right away. Plus, you can conveniently store the cards on your phone and reference them when you’re out shopping for new plants.

Do you add new cards? And do I have to pay for the new ones?

We do add new cards from time to time and you get access to any additional cards we release at no extra cost. We’ll email you when a new card comes out.

What if I don’t like the cards or they don’t help me?

While we’re confident you’ll find the cards helpful, we understand they may not be for everyone. If at any time you’re not satisfied with the cards, simply send an email to [email protected] and we’ll issue a full refund.

Euphorbia polygona card

Be sure to grab the cards right now for

Just $19.99 USD

Please note: this is a digital product sent via email. You will NOT receive anything in the mail.

And if you have any questions about the cards that didn't get answered here, feel free to email me:

[email protected]