Hardy and small succulents

  Plante grasse Frontignan

 These hardy succulents can live outdoor and have a good cold hardiness, -4C (25F) or lower. They don't need a lot of watering. They can be cultivated in a full sun or part sun location. They are very easy to grow and are not a target for pest or diseases.

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Adromischus: This genus belongs to the Crassulaceae family. These small succulents are native from South Africa.

Adromischus cooperi:
Adromischus cooperi is a small succulent with fat and purple spotted leaves. Very decorative.Learn more...

Adromischus cooperi care:

Adromischus cooperi exposure: full sun or part sun; Adromischus cooperi hardiness: -4C (25F); moderate watering; Adromischus cooperi propagation: by stem cutting or leaf cutting.

Adromischus cooperi


Adromischus cristatus var. cristatus
Adromischus cristatus var. cristatus is a small succulent with fleshy leaves. This plants creates a small 15 cm hight bush.

Adromischus cristatus var. cristatus care:

Full sun exposure; moderate watering; frost hardiness: -4C (25F); propagation by leaf cuttings

Adromischus cristatus
Adromischus cristatus var. cristatus flower
Adromischus cristatus flower


Adromischus filicaulis ssp marlothii:
Adromischus filicaulis ssp marlothii is a smaill trailing succulent. It creates some roots on the stem when it is growing. This plant is perfect in cactus garden.

Adromischus filicaulis ssp marlothii care:

Full sun exposure, frost hardiness: -4C (25F); moderate watering for plants in containers; propagation by leaf or stem cuttings

Adromischus filicaulis ssp marlothii
Adromischus filicaulis ssp marlothii purple flower
Adromischus filicaulis ssp marlothii


Cotyledon: genus native from South Africa. These succulents can be mixed with other plants.


Cotyledon elisae:
Cotyledon elisae is a small succulent of 20 cm. The leaves are green and fat. They are red margined. The stem looks like wood. It is 5 mm in diameter.

Cotyledon elisae care:

Full or part sun exposure; Cotyledon elisae hardiness: -4C (25F); moderate watering; Cotyledon elisae propagation by stem cuttings.

Cotyledon elisae


Cotyledon orbiculata var oblonga 'Octopus':

Cotyledon orbiculata 'Octopus' is so named because of the shape of its leaves that recall an octopus. In container, its growth is fast, but it needs a regular watering. Leaves pale green, red at the end.Learn more...

Cotyledon 'Octopus' care

Exposure: full sun or part sun. Cotyledon 'Octopus' cold hardiness: -4C (25 F). Possible pests: aphids at flowering. Moderate watering in spring, summer, autumn. Cotyledon 'Octopus' propagation: by stem cuttings.

Cotyledon orbiculata Octopus

 
Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga:

Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga accepts full sun and has its place in rock gardens. It loses its leaves as and when it grows, which allows it to "marry" with lower succulents. Leaves to the curb regular and red are covered with a gray-white bloom. Beautiful red - orange flowers.Learn more...

Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga care:

Sunlight exposure. Cotyledon orbiculata cold hardiness: -4 C. Moderate watering in autumn, spring. Possible pest: cochineal. Cotyledon orbiculata propagation: by stem cuttings.

cotyledon orbiculata var oblonga


Cotyledon orbiculata  'Macrantha':

Cotyledon orbiculata 'Macrantha' is a fast growing grass plant. Quickly form a shrub 1 meter high and can act as a ground cover if it is in the ground . The Cotyledon orbiculata'Macrantha' blooms in early winter. The leaves are green with a red edge.Learn more...

Cotyledon orbiculata 'Macrantha' care:

Exposure: full sun. Cotyledon orbiculata 'Macrantha' cold hardiness: -4 C (25 F). Moderate watering in spring, autumn. Possible pest: aphid. Cotyledon 'Macrantha' propagation: by stem cuttings.

Cotyledon orbiculata Macrantha


Cotyledon orbiculata 'Mucronata'
  ('Undulata' is now an invalid name):

Cotyledon orbiculata 'Mucronata' is 60 cm high and can grow full sun. Learn more...

Cotyledon orbiculata 'Mucronata' care:

Sunlight exposure. Cotyledon orbiculata 'Mucronata' cold hardiness: -6C. Moderate watering in autumn, spring. Cotyledon  orbiculata 'Mucronata' propagation: by stem cuttings.

Cotyledon orbiculata Mucronata


Cotyledon orbiculata 'Rose':

Cotyledon orbiculata 'Rose' is adapted, like the other Cotyledons to the Mediterranean coast. The leaves of this succulents are thick. The border of the leaves is pink to purple and frilled.Learn more...

Cotyledon orbiculata 'Rose' care:

Cotyledon 'Rose' exposure: full sun or part sun; Cotyledon 'Rose' hardiness: -4C without protection or -8C (18F. Moderate watering in autumn, spring. Possible pest: cochineal; Cotyledon 'Rose' propagation: by stem cuttings.

Cotyledon orbiculata Rose


Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga 'Takbok':

Cotyledon 'Takbok' is a succulent easy to grow near the mediterranean countries. It can reach 30 cm. Learn more...

Cotyledon orbiculata 'Takbok' care:

Exposure: full sun or part sun; Cotyledon orbiculata 'Takbok' hardiness: -4C (25F). Cotyledon orbiculata 'Takbok' propagation: by stem cuttings.

Cotyledon Takbok


xCremneria:  hybrid genus between Cremnophila and Echeveria


xCremneria 'Ariadne':
Cremneria 'Ariadne' is a 15 cm in diameter succulent. The leaves are fat (like a Pachyphytum). They are brown - grey, with sometimes, red veined. The stem is short. The Cremneria 'Ariadne' creates a lot of offsets.Learn more...

Cremneria 'Ariadne' care:

Full or part sun exposure, frost hardiness: -2C (28F). Moderate watering.

Cremneria Ariadne


xCremneria 'Chubbs'

Cremneria 'Chubbs' is a medium succulent with short hairy and fat leaves.Learn more...

Cremneria 'Chubbs' care:

Full sun or part sun; cold hardiness: -4C (25F); moderate watering; propagtion by bracts cuttings

Cremneria Chubbs


xCremneria 'Seerose:

Cremneria 'Seerose' is a 15 cm in diameter succulent. It creates a lot of offsets. The leaves are short, slim and green. Growing this plant is very easy!Learn more...

Cremneria 'Seerose' care:

Full sun or part sun exposure; moderate watering, Cremneria 'Seerose' hardiness: -4C (25F). Propagation by stem cuttings.

Cremneria Seerose


Cremnophila is a small genus including two species native from Mexico: linguifolia and nutans


Cremnophila nutans:

Cremnophila nutans is a succulent with fleshy and rigid leaves.Learn more...

Cremnophila nutans care:

Full sun or part sun exposure; moderate watering; Cremnophila nutans hardiness: -2C (28F), but it seems to be lower.

Cremnophila nutans


xCremnosedum: hybrid succulent with Cremnophilia and Sedum:


xCremnosedum 'First Foundling':

Chance hybrid with Sedum Sandra Mottram x Cremnophila linguifolia. Succulent with green and fat leaves.

Cremnosedum 'First Foundling' care:

Exposure of the cremnosedum 'First Foundling': full sun or part sun. Cremnosedum 'First Foundling' hardiness: -4C (25F). Moderate watering. Pest: none. Cremnosedum 'First Foundling' propagation: by stem cuttings or leaf cuttings.

Cremnosedum First Foundling


Cremnosedum 'Penn Ar Ru':

Cremnosedum Penn Ar Ru' is a plant which forms a little bush. The stem creates a lot of offsets which are standing up when they are juvenile. The golden leaves (in summer) become brown and dark green in winter.Learn more...

Cremnosedum 'Penn Ar Ru' care:

Full sun or part sun exposure, moderate watering; Cremnosedum 'Penn Ar Ru' hardiness: -4C (25F) without protection. Propagation by leaf or stem cuttings.

cremnosedum Penn Ar Ru

Graptopetalum is a genus of hardy succulents native from Mexico. The curved back stamins are the signature of the Graptopetalum and their hybrids (xGraptosedum, xGraptoveria, etc...)

Graptopetalum 'Claret'

Graptopetalum 'Claret' is a succulent which can reach 7 cm in diameter. The sun gives to the plant a pink colour. The leaves falls easily from the stem at the first shock. The graptopetalum 'Claret' is a hardy succulent, like the other Graptopetalum of this Genus.Learn more...

Graptopetalum 'Claret 'care:

Graptopetalum 'Claret' exposure: full sun; Graptopetalum 'Claret' hardiness: -6C (21F); moderate watering, Graptopetalum 'Claret' propagation: by leaf cuttings or stem cuttings.

Graptopetalum Claret


Graptopetalum 'Crepusculo':

Graptopetalum 'Crepusculo' is a hardy plant. Its parentage is Graptopetalum paragayense x Graptopetalum Sp.This succulent can grow outside, in container or full ground.

Graptopetalum 'Crepusculo' care:

Full sun, part sun; moderate watering; frost hardiness: -6C (21F); propagation by leaf cuttings.

Graptopetalum Crepusculo


Graptopetalum mendozae:


Graptopetalum mendozae is a small treelike succulent with fleshy leaves. Learn more...

Graptopetalum mendozae care:

full sun or part sun; moderate watering; cold hardiness: -2C (28F): propagation by leaf or stem cuttings
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Graptopetalum mendozae


Graptopetalum 'Mirinae':

The Graptopetalum 'Mirinae' is a small succulent which reachs 3 cm in diameter. This plant can be used like a ground cover. Hardy succulent.Learn more...

Graptopetalum 'Mirinae' care:

Graptopetalum 'Mirinae' exposure: full sun; part sun; Graptopetalum 'Mirinae' hardiness: -4C (25F); moderate watering; Graptopetalum 'Mirinae' propagation: by stem cuttings or leaf cuttings.

Graptopetalum mirinae


Graptopetalum paraguayense
ssp paraguayense :

Graptopetalum paraguayense is a very hardy succulent. Outdoor, it can grow without watering. The flowering of Graptopetalum paraguayense happens at the end of winter. The grey and fat leaves fall from the stem at the first shock.Learn more...

Graptopetalum paraguayense care:

Graptopetalum paraguayense exposure: full sun, part sun and shadow (anywhere). Graptopetalum paraguayense cold hardiness: -8 C (18 F). Pest: Aphids at flowering. Graptopetalum paraguayense propagation: by stem cutting or leaf cuttings.


Graptopetalum paraguayense


Graptopetalum superbum:

Graptopetalum superbum is a succulent with glabrous and purple leaves. This succulent can reach  20 cm in diameter. The Graptopetalum superbum doesn't grow very fast. Hardy plant.Learn more...

Graptopetalum superbum care:

Graptopetalum superbum exposure: full sun or part sun; Graptopetalum superbum hardiness: -6C (21F), moderate watering; Graptopetalum superbum propagation: by stem cuttings (be patient!).

Graptopetalum superbum


Graptopetalum 'Victor Kane'

Graptopetalum 'Victor Kane' grows rapidly in any season. Very well in a Mexican landscape. Very hardy succulent. Flowering in early spring. This succulent looks like the Graptopetalum paraguayense but the leaves are purple (even if the succulent is part sun). Outdoor, it can grow without watering. Learn more...

Graptopetalum 'Victor Kane' care:

Exposure: full sun, part sun and shadow. Graptopetalum 'Victor Kane' hardiness: -8 C (18 F). Pest: Aphids at flowering; Graptopetalum 'Victor Kane' propagation: by leaf or stem cuttings.
Graptopetalum Victor Kane

xGraptosedum: hybrid genus between Graptopetalum x Sedum. These are hardy succulents!
 
xGraptosedum 'Bronze':

Graptosedum 'Bronze' is a small and hardy succulent (8 cm). The Graptosedum 'Bronze' forms stems looking to take root. Its leaves, color bronze, are short, very fragile and can fall very easily if they are touched. They can tend to green with shade exposure.

xGraptosedum 'Bronze' care:

Graptosedum 'Bronze' exposure: full sun or part sun. Graptosedum 'Bronze' hardiness: -8 C(18 F) . Outdoor, it can grow without watering. Graptosedum 'Bronze' propagation: by stem cuttings or leaf cuttings

Graptosedum Bronze


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Graptosedum 'Francesco Baldi':

Graptosedum 'Francesco Baldi' is a very hardy succulent! The leaves of this succulent are flat and glabrous, they are 5cm maxi. The Graptosedum 'Francesco Baldi' reachs 15 cm in diameter. Learn more...

xGraptosedum 'Francesco Baldi' cares:

Exposure: full sun, part sun and shadow. Graptosedum 'Francesco Baldi' cold hardiness: -8 C (18 F). Pest: Aphids at flowering; moderate watering; Graptosedum 'Francesco Baldi' propagation: by stem cuttings


Graptosedum Francesco Baldi


xGraptosedum 'Gaelle-Aline'

Graptosedum 'Gaelle-Aline' is a hardy plant able to live in mediterranean landscape. It forms a green tuft. Learn more...

Graptosedum 'Gaelle-Aline' care:

Full sun or part sun; cold hardiness:-6C (21F); moderate watering (in pot) or no watering (landscape); propagation by stem cuttings.

Graptosedum Gaelle Aline


xGraptosedum 'Merlin':

The parentage of Graptosedum 'Merlin' is Graptopetalum paraguyense + Sedum allantoides 'Goldii'. So, this is a really hardy succulent.Learn more...

Graptosedum 'Merlin' care:

Full sun, part sun, part shade exposure; unecessary watering if the succulent is outdoor; frost hardiness: -6C (21F); propagation by leaf cuttings or stem cuttings

Graptosedum Merlin


xGraptosedum 'Ninou':

Exclusive! Chance seedling in the PlantegrasseFrontignan 's cactus garden! It's a very hardy succulent. The parentage is probably Graptopetalum paraguyense x Sedum palmeri. The leaves are green and glabrous. The rosette of this succulent is 12 cm in diameter maxi. Learn more...

xGraptosedum 'Ninou' care:

Graptosedum 'Ninou' exposure: full sun, part sun and shadow. Graptosedum 'Ninou' Cold hardiness: -8 C (18 F). Graptosedum 'Ninou' propagation: by stem cuttings or leaf cuttings
Graptosedum Ninou


xGraptosedum Sp - PGF12:

This Graptosedum Sp is a small but very hardy succulent. The short and fleshy leaves are 3 cm long. The rosette is very dense.Learn more...

Graptosedum Sp (PGF2) care:

Full sun, part sun, part shade exposure, moderate watering, frost hardiness:-6C (21F) without protestion, propagation by leaf cuttings

Graptosedum


Sempervivum: Genus of succulent maily native from the cold European countries. These frost tolerant succulents are able to live outdoors in the continental landscapes.


Sempervivum Sp - PGF32


Sempervivum PGF32 is a 7 cm in diameter succulent. The rigid leaves turns from red (part shade) to dark green and black in summer.

Sempervivum PGF32 care:

Full sun, part sun, part shade; Cold hardiness: -15C (5F) and may be lower; propagation by offsets

Sempervivum PGF32
Sempervivum PGF32 in an outdoor pot
Sempervivum PGF32

Senecio: a very waste genus growing everywhere in the world!


Senecio angulatus:

Senecio angulatus is a wide succulent because it climbs everywhere! This succulent produces yellow flower in december or january. Its leaves are thick and soft to the touch. Do not plant near sensitive plants. This succulent can live in an apartment (potted, of course).

Senecio angulatus care:

Senecio angulatus exposure: full sun or part sun. Senecio angulatus hardiness: -4 C (25 F). Yellow flowers in winter. No watering in the ground. Senecio angulatus propagation: by stem cuttings or layering.

Senecio angulatus


Senecio crassissimus:

Succulent with flat and blue leaves. The stem and the border of the leaves are purple. The Senecio crassissimus doesn't like full and hot sun. Yellow flowering in winter.

Senecio crassissimus care:

Senecio crassissimus exposure: part sun. Senecio crassissimus hardiness: -2 C (28 F). Moderate watering.

Senecio crassissimus
Senecio crassissimus yellow flower
Senecio crassissimus


Senecio jacobsenii:

Senecio jacobsenii is a trailing succulent. It forms a long stem, on which grow the leaves. These leaves will create, later, a next stem. The leaves are small but fat and rigid. It is also know like: "Weeping jade", "Trailing jade", "Vining jade".Learn more...

Senecio jacobsenii care:

Full sun exposure: Senecio jacobsenii hardiness: -6C (21F); moderate watering. Senecio jacobsenii propagation: by stem cuttings.

Senecio jacobsenii


Senecio kleiniiformis:

Senecio kleiniiformis is a medium succulent. It can reach 50 cm hight. The blue leaves look like a heart (or like an arrow). Learn more...

Senecio kleiniiformis care:

Full sun or part sun exposure, Senecio keiniformis hardiness: -6C (21F), moderate watering; propagation by stem cuttings

Senecio kleiniiformis

Senecio medley-woodii:

Senecio medley-woodii forms a more than one meter hight bush. This plant can grow outside in a cactus landscape. The leaves seem to be made with wool.

Senecio medley-woodii care:

Full sun place; cold hardiness: -4C (25F); moderate watering (unecessary in a landscape; propagation by stem cuttings or seeds.

Senecio medley woodii


Senecio rowleyanus ("string of pearls'"):

Senecio rowleyanus has pendant stem of 40 cm tall, with unusual bright green and round leaves. The stem seem to be a string of pearl or peas. This easy growing succulent is a good plant for hanging baskets. The flowers are perfumed!Learn more...

Senecio rowleyanus care:

Senecio rowleyanus exposure: full sun or part sun; Senecio rowleyanus hardiness: -2C (28F), moderate watering. Think to cut the too long stems. possible pest: aphids when flowering. Senecio rowleyanus propagation: stem cuttings

Senecio rowleyanus

 
Senecio serpens:

Senecio serpens can grow in mid shade (but needs sun!) and reaches about a foot high. The flowering of Senecio serpens (white flowers on top of a thin rod) happens during the summer months.Learn more...

Senecio serpens care:

Senecio serpens exposure: part sun or full sun. Senecio serpens hardiness: -6C (21F) and lower. Unnecessary watering in the ground. Senecio serpens propagation: by stem cuttings or offsets.

Senecio serpens


Umbilicus: this genus belongs to the Crassulaceae family. These plants are growing in the south of Europe, and around the mediterranean sea.


Umbilicus rupestris ("Nombril de Venus" = "Venus Navel"):

Umbilicus rupestris is a hardy and no perenial succulent plant growing in the South of Europe. Its green circular leaves are fleshy and rigid. The form which looks like a navel had given its nickname. This plant belongs to the Crassulaceae family. Umbilicus rupestris dies after flowering (in summer) and grows again at the end of september. Learn more...

Umbilicus rupestris care:

full sun, part sun, part shade or shade, moderate watering (no watering in a rocky landscape); frost hardiness: -12C (10F) and lower  trusted; propagation by auto-seeding.

Umbilicus rupestris