Wonderfully Rare & Weird Succulents from Around the World, Updated Regularly
Rare and Unique Succulents come in a jaw-dropping diversity of forms. Some don't even look like plants! These exotic succulents evolved around the world, though all the plants we sell are nursery-grown (not wild-collected). We specialize in propagating sought-after varieties like Lithops, Variegated String of Hearts, and Kalanchoe 'Pink Butterflies'. Be aware, some of these varieties are rare because they are more challenging to grow. Read on for helpful succulent care tips.
Rare succulents can have particular needs, so be sure to consult the care info on each variety's page. In general, succulents need plenty of sunlight, rapid drainage, and deep but infrequent water.
Gradually acclimate your succulent to brighter sun over the course of one to two weeks after delivery. Sunny window sills, grow lights, and partial outdoor sun can help a succulent show its most vibrant pigments and maintain a healthy, compact form.
Re-pot your succulent into a container with a drainage hole. Use a gritty, well-draining soil to prevent rot. Many rare succulents such as mesembs and caudiciforms grow well in extremely rocky soils like Bonsai Jack Gritty Mix.
All succulents are adapted to drought and are prone to rot if watered frequently or left in damp soil. Only water when the soil is completely dry and the leaves are starting to feel more flexible. When you do water, most succulents want a deep drenching (enough that water runs out the pot's drainage hole). Pay close attention to any seasonal dormancy listed in a given variety's description. Succulents should be left dry during their dormancy period.
Pilosocereus pachycladus - Blue Torch Cactus
Pilosocereus pachycladus - Blue Torch Cactus [large]