Yellow & Gold Succulents are some of the most sought after colorful succulents. These rare varieties bring a pop of color and warm sunset tones. In non-yellow succulents, leaves turning yellow and mushy are a sign of rot, so it's extra special to find varieties that are naturally yellow when healthy. They tend to be from groups like Sempervivum, Sedum, and cacti and are usually adapted to full sun conditions. Give your golden plants as much light as possible to bring out their most vibrant hues.
In arrangements, golden succulents make quite an impact when grouped with other plants of a similar color tone. You can also achieve eye-catching contrast by pairing them with complementary colors such as Blue Succulents or Purple & Black Succulents.
In addition to bright light, infrequent watering can "beautifully stress" a succulent and transform some green succulents into golden beauties. Succulents are adapted to long droughts and like to be watered in a cycle of soaking and drying periods. Only water when the soil is completely dry and the leaves start to feel limp. Then, deeply drench the plant and don’t water again until the soil is completely dry.
Succulents of all colors thrive in well-draining pots and soil. Use a gritty soil mix with a high proportion of coarse sand, perlite, pumice, or other mineral grit. A lean soil like Bonsai Jack's Gritty Mix helps a succulent develop strong roots and prevents rot. Pair it with a container with a drainage hole to help your succulent thrive and show its best coloration.
Many succulents also experience seasonal color variation. For yellow, golden, and orange succulents, the most vibrant yellow pigments tend to emerge in the sunny spring and summer months.