Yellow is a cheering color. It is something that immediately makes you excited and glad to see it. It is the color of positivity and taking charge. If you are looking to bring some yellow into your life using succulents, this post is for you. Because in this post, I list and describe all succulents with the best yellow floral displays.
By purchasing and having any or several of these succulents in your office, your kitchen, your garden or your bathroom, you will always have a little smile on your face when you see them.
Without further ado, below are 10 of the best succulents with yellow flowers on them.
The 10 Best Succulents With Yellow Flowers
1. Aloe vera
Aloe vera is one of the most important succulents in the world! This is because it is not only an ornamental plant but also a medicinal one. It has many medical benefits and this is the reason why it is found in many skincare and cosmetic products.
The plant itself has some of the prettiest flowers you will see on a succulent. They are bright yellow in color and have a unique cone-like shape. Aloe vera flowers grow on top of tall stems that push them above the plant’s foliage. This makes them look terrific.
As mentioned above, the Aloe vera plant has plenty of medical benefits. Its sap is used to treat various skin conditions and wounds. The plant is also full of important minerals and vitamins and these can be consumed from Aloe juice. However, before you start using your own aloe as medicine or a supplement, you should consult with a registered medical professional.
Echeveria Pulidonis and Echeveria Dondo are among the many species of Echeveria that produce yellow flowers. These two species produce flowers during the spring season and when they do they look absolutely brilliant.
Echeveria Dondo, for instance, produces yellow flowers with a terrific orange tint, while Echeveria Pulidonis produces floral displays that are bright yellow and very inspiring.
In addition to their yellow flowers, both of the above-mentioned Echeverias have got beautiful green rosettes that look stunning, to say the least. So you actually do not have to wait for the spring season to enjoy the beauty of these two succulents.
The best place to situate both these Echeverias is on windowsills.
3. Prickly Pear Cactus
Generally, I do not like cactus plants. They are not very attractive to me. However, there are some few exceptions including this Prickly Pear Cactus. This cactus is a stunning succulent that produces terrific flowers, which look like peonies. These flowers are delicate and often yellow in color. However, some species of these cactus produce purple and red color blooms.
My favorite species of this cactus is the Opuntia Humifusa. This cactus is also known as the low prickly pear. I love it because it looks nice and produces very lively yellow flowers. It also produces non-toxic fruits that can be fried, boiled, or grilled. They can also be eaten raw.
So this cactus plant is not only attractive but also actually a food plant.
Sedum is a genus with several yellow flower species. Sedum Acre is one of the most famous and attractive Sedum succulents and it produces some of the most stunning yellow flower blooms you will ever see on a plant.
The blooms are star-shaped and look quite vibrant against the dark green leaves of the plant.
What is most exciting to me about this plant is that it is a hardy plant. Generally, pretty succulents like it are delicate and can only be successfully grown/ propagated by experienced gardeners. However, as mentioned, it is a hardy plant that can grow in all types of conditions including the full sun, freezing temperatures, and so on.
It is normally utilized by gardeners as a fence plant or as a ground cover.
5. Christmas Cactus
Christmas cactus is one of the most stunning yellow flower succulents currently known to man. It does not have Christmas in its name for anything.
The plant blooms during the holiday season hence the name Christmas cactus. Its yellow and bright flowers inject cheer and happiness to the dreary winters that are common in the Western world during Christmas.
Because this plant blooms during Christmas, it is popularly utilized as an indoor holiday plant. Compared to other common holiday plants such as holly, poinsettias, and mistletoe, it is safer for kids and pets. This is the reason why many florists and gardeners now market it as a family-friendly holiday plant.
Christmas cactus looks best next to sunny windows or near skylights as it thrives when it receives direct or indirect sunlight.
One more thing I must mention about it is the fact that it has a long life, unlike many non-cactus succulents.
6. Florist Kalanchoe
This plant produces big flowers in colors such as yellow, orange, pink, white, and red. This is the reason why it is called the florist kalanchoe. The best thing about this plant is the fact that it is available in nearly all major garden stores and grocery stores. Therefore, if you want one you can easily get it in like hours if you live in a major town or city.
This plant can bloom naturally in the spring or the fall season. However, not all subspecies of this plant bloom naturally once they bloom the first time. You have to force them to bloom and this usually involves keeping it in a totally dark room for 14 to 16 hours every day for six weeks.
After keeping this plant in a dark room for several weeks, flower buds will start appearing and when this happens you need to expose this plant to the full sunlight regularly and you will get the most terrific bloom. If you live in an area where there is no strong sun to expose your kalanchoe to, you will need to buy grow lights to get as many flowers as possible after the darkroom treatment.
7. Golden Barrel Cactus
Also known as Echinocactus grusonii, this succulent is a cheerful and attractive plant! There is nothing not to like about it. It is three feet in height and three feet across just like a wine barrel. This is the reason why it is called the barrel cactus. The golden part of its name comes from the fact that it produces bright golden yellow flowers.
While this plant is attractive, it is not one that can be grown anywhere because it has prickly needs along its ribs. Therefore, only grow it if you live without any children or pets. If you have children or pets, you will need to find somewhere safe to plant this cactus. Otherwise, it will one day hurt one of your children or pets as it grows and matures. If there is no safe space, you can create a strong wire caging around it.
In case you do not have children and pets in your household, you can take advantage of the prickly needles of this cactus by growing it as a natural fence or under your windows. This will deter individuals from entering your home through your fence and your windows.
The Golden Barrel Cactus can be grown both indoors and outdoors. If you decide to grow it indoors, you will need to find a large container or pot to grow it in because it can grow pretty big. You will also need to place it next to a south-facing window for it to receive maximum sunlight. And if you decide to grow this cactus outdoors, you will need to plant more than one in groupings for maximum aesthetic appeal.
In terms of care, the golden barrel cactus requires only minimal watering and minimal care.
8. California Barrel Cactus
This is the second barrel cactus species on this list of yellow flower succulents. It is very beautiful in terms of appearance. This is the reason why it is being harvested in nature at a rate that is alarming botanists.
This unique cactus has the same shape and appearance as the golden barrel cactus. And as its name suggests, it is native to California. It is specifically found in Sonoran and Mojave deserts in California.
The plant often takes a lot of time to grow and form a barrel. So you have to be a man or woman of patience to grow this and wait for it to mature.
The barrels of this cactus are covered by spines for protection. The spines are often in various colors including white and yellow.
It is not very difficult to grow this cactus succulent. You simply need to find sandy soil to grow it in plus a protective barrier if you have kids and/ or pets. Cacti prefer sandy soils because they have excellent drainage.
One more thing I must point out about this barrel cactus species is the fact that it is quite hardy. It can survive droughts, pests, and diseases. So it is something that can survive a lot.
9. Emory’s Barrel Cactus
This is a massive flowering cacti that is also native to California as the California barrel cactus. It is also found in the deserts of Texas. It has an average height of five feet and an average diameter of thirty inches. SO it is pretty tall compared to most succulents on this list. This means it is better off outside than inside. Moreover, it usually does not look appealing indoors and, therefore, there is no reason to grow it indoors.
The plant produces colorful flowers from April to early July. The flowers are often yellow in color so this is what makes this a yellow flower succulent.
This plant grows pretty much on its own once planted. So if you want a succulent that does not require a lot of care, you should consider it strongly.
Remember to wear heavy gloves when dealing with cacti.
10. Aeonium ‘Kiwi’
Aeonium Kiwi is native to Canary Islands and North Africa. It is a plant that can grow nicely in hot and dry places such as Texas, California, Arizona, New Mexico, and so on.
This succulent looks great in terracotta pots because of its eye-catching yellow rosettes. It can be grown both indoors and outdoors. If grown outdoors, it needs to be moved inside during winter to protect it from cold weather.
The above are the best yellow flower succulents known to man. All of them are pretty. What distinguishes them is where they can be grown, how safe they are for kids and pets, and the conditions they like. In my opinion, the very best yellow flower succulent is the Echeveria Dondo. No succulent comes even close in terms of beauty and appearance.