Knowing the needs of different succulent types, from how much water they need to how much light they need, will help you grow succulents successfully. This succulent index is a valuable resource for anyone who does not know how to care for their succulent variety or does not know what succulent type they have. Succulent identification and understanding their care needs are critical to healthy succulents.

Here you will find common names and information about succulent care for all types of succulent plants, along with links to pictures and care instruction guides for each succulent. These guides show you if you should grow a succulent indoors or outdoors, the kind of soil you need, and how much water you need to give it.

How do I identify my succulent?

A succulent can be identified by the shape of its leaves, the color of its flowers, and its growth habit, or by crowdsourcing information found from plant identification apps, succulent Facebook groups, and Reddit.   

How many types of succulents are there?

There are over 25 plant families that contain multiple succulent species, and it is estimated that there are over 10,000 succulent species.