In recent years, succulents have grown from simple houseplants to stylish home decorations. In addition to their easy-care properties and attractive emerald-like color, water storage plants are also favored by plant lovers for their variety of shapes. The succulents we’ve seen in the past look like burrowing rabbits and leaping dolphins. Now we’ve found some delicate looks that magically mimic a freshly bloomed rose!

Originally known as Greenovia dodrentalis, this “succulent rose” has round petals layered in a symmetrical pattern reminiscent of a blooming flower. They usually grow in clumps, reaching only 15 cm in height when mature. However, don’t let their small stature fool you. The rose-shaped succulent is a hearty and delightful little plant that blooms frequently and enjoys a sunny climate that rivals its native Canary Islands.

Although it looks more like a flower than a succulent, Greenovia dodrentalis is just an ordinary succulent. Its petals are a beautiful green color and have the characteristic thin spines of desert plants. Plus, unlike roses, they require very little water and thrive indoors, making them the perfect plant for flower lovers with limited garden space!

Check out the pictures of gorgeous rose succulents below.

Greenovia dodrentalis





The two succulents actually share the name “hens and chicks” and are closely related, but look slightly different. Both produce “chicks” — small, identical plants that are slightly offset from the mother (hen). Echeveria elegans  forms flat, flower-shaped rosettes with rounded edges and produces cup-shaped, bell-shaped blooms each year. Sempervivum also forms rosettes, but each leaf tends to be flatter and more pointed. It has tiny star-shaped flowers. Both of these succulents come in a variety of varieties and interesting colors, making collecting them fun.

Echeveria and Sempervivum have similar needs when grown as houseplants. Both should be slightly dry between waterings, as constant wetness can cause their stems and roots to rot. They do best in bright light near a window. You can easily propagate these succulents by taking out the chicks and placing them in their own containers. Just make sure you use a sandy potting soil suitable for cacti and succulents so your plants have the drainage they need.