11 Types of Black Succulents You Should Know About

Transform your green space with these exotic Types of Black Succulents. They are enough to make a bold statement in any space!

With their deep, dark tones, these types of black succulents are great for making a striking contrast in any space. They are easy to care for, thus perfect for both pro gardeners and beginners.

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Types of Black Succulents

Keep in mind that these black-hued succulents are not really black, but they are dark purple, maroon, or burgundy with a hint of black.

1. Jet Beads Stonecrop

Sedeveria 'Jet Beads'

Botanical Name: Sedeveria ‘Jet Beads’

Jet beads stonecrop features fleshy dark copper, burgundy, and green leaves that turn to jet-black in cooler climates. This drought-tolerant succulent is hardy to 9b to 11b USDA zones.

2. Long-Spined Prickly Pear

Botanical Name: Opuntia macrocentra

This long-spined prickly pear is a showstopper with dark reddish-purple fleshy pads and long dark spines. It’s endemic to the Southwest U.S. and Northwest Mexico.

3. Echeveria Black Knight

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Botanical Name: Echeveria affinis ‘Black Knight’

Echeveria Black Knight is famous among gardening enthusiasts for its black plump leaves and urn to bell-shaped blooms. Make sure to protect the succulent from afternoon sunlight in summer.

4. Mexican Hens and Chicks


Botanical Name: Echeveria ‘Black Prince’

Adorned with dark green to nearly black leaves and bright scarlet-red flowers, this succulent is a sight to behold. Keep this plant indoors during winter because this plant can’t tolerate cold.

5. Black Haworthia

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Botanical Name: Haworthiopsis nigra

Haworthia nigra boasts dark green to almost black fleshy leaves and tiny white flowers. Provide this succulent partial sunlight, but avoid overwatering at all costs.

6. Black Tree Aeonium


Botanical Name: Aeonium arboreum ‘Zwarktop’

The black tree aeonium is a beautiful succulent with black, fleshy rosettes and small star-shaped yellow flowers. This succulent is the recipient of the ‘Award of the Garden Merit’ of the ‘Royal Horticultural Society.’

7. Black Hens and Chicks

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Botanical Name: Sempervivum ‘Black’

Add drama and interest to your monotonous garden with the dark purple-brown rosettes of black hens and chicks in winter. This succulent can grow up to 4-6 inches tall and 6-8 inches wide.

8. Chinese Jade

Botanical Name: Sinocrassula yunnanensis

Make your garden stand out with the dark-purple to dark-green fleshy leaves of Chinese jade succulent. Water this succulent only when the top soil is dry to the touch.

9. Haworthia Marxii

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Botanical Name: Haworthia marxii

This eye-grabbing succulent beautifies landscapes with its dark purple-green foliage that looks almost black. This plant does best in a well-draining potting medium or a cactus mix.

10. Gymnocalycium mihanovichii

Botanical Name: Gymnocalycium mihanovichii

A dwarf cactus with a solitary spherical stem and geometric ribs, Gymnocalycium mihanovichii, has a dark, almost black-hued stem. It thrives in bright sunlight and well-draining soil.

11. Dark Moon EcheveriaBlack Succulents 11

Botanical Name: Echeveria ‘Dark Moon’

‘Dark Moon’ produces dark violet-black rosettes and red bell-shaped flowers that attract hummingbirds and other pollinators.

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