Black succulents have a captivating charm that is truly unique. This post delves into this mysterious corner of the botanical world.

Fascinating 7 Black Succulents

From their gothic beauty to their unusual appearance, these unique plants will surely add a touch of drama to any indoor garden.

Get ready to be enchanted by the dark delights of these dark succulents.

Unveiling the 7 Most Striking Black Succulents for Your Collection

1. Black Rose Succulent 

Rare Black Rose Succulent

  • Rosettes of the black rose succulent resemble flowers and are comprised of waxy leaves
  • Stems can grow more than 3 feet long
Specific needs
  • Well-drained soil
  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Can be grown in a pot
  • Can be planted on the ground
  • Propagate through cuttings in early summer
  • Can be done until late fall

 Aeonium arboreum ‘zwartkop’ is a stunning black succulent plant native to the Canary Islands. When it comes to black succulents, Aeonium black rose belongs to the Crassulaceae family and is prized for its deep black-purple rosettes of leaves. Aeonium arboreum is a fascinating plant. 

Black rose aeonium is an evergreen succulent with large rosettes of glossy, fleshy, dark burgundy, pointed leaves that are 6-8 inches across. Black rose succulent is grown in full sun, and its leaves turn almost black. This gives the garden or containers a lot of drama and interest and that is why you will find a large number of consumers looking for black succulents for sale

In partial shade, the rosettes have a green center and are reddish-purple. Aeonium rose succulent is pretty even when it doesn’t have flowers, but in the spring, when it blooms, the bright golden racemes of small, star-shaped flowers stand out.

2. Echeveria ‘Black Prince’ 

Echeveria Black Prince Plant


  • Variegated yellow, pale green, purple, and black foliage
  • Some plants have more hues of yellow, while others have all the colors evenly dispersed
Specific needs
  • Well-draining soil
  • Full sun to partial shade
    • Indoor grown
  • Outdoor plant as well
  • Cuttings
  • Leaves
  • Offsets

 Echeveria ‘black’ is a popular succulent plant, especially among people who like dark purple or black leaves. This easy-to-take-care-of plant is excellent for people who want to add something a little different to their yard or container gardens. The black succulent leaves will start green and then get darker as they age. Most plants have green in the middle.

This plant is a hybrid obtained from crossing two different species from the same family: Echeveria shaviana and Echeveria affinis. The plant grows slowly and has a rosette up to 3 inches across. It looks good in succulent pots with different kinds of plants or with a few of the same type. 

Offsets, or “babies,” are the new plants that grow from this succulent. They can fill your pot and sometimes even overflow the sides. Offsets of the growing ‘black prince’ Echeveria grow from the bottom and up against the mother plant. You can take these babies out to grow in other pots.

For the best view of these new goth succulents like Echeveria ‘black prince’, put this succulent plant on a mound of soil or in a full pot to the top. When the black prince succulent is fully grown and doing well, it has dark red flowers from late fall to early winter.

3. Sinocrassula yunnanensis 

Sinocrassula Yunnanensis

  • Small succulent with rosettes of dark bluish-green leaves
Specific needs
  • Well-draining soil
  • Full sun to light shade
  • Should be kept as a houseplant
  • Can be grown outside in the summer
  • Offsets
  • Leaf cuttings

 Also known as the Chinese Jade plant or ‘black knight’, this is one of the tiny succulent plants that grow in rosettes and have dark bluish-green leaves with purple markings that turn black when exposed to direct sunlight. This plant comes from China and grows in the Yunnan province’s mountains. It can be found at quite a high altitude (over 6500 feet). Despite this, it will grow well in many different places.

It can grow into a dense clump up four inches in height. The diameter of the rosettes can reach up to 1.3 inches. The tops of the half-round leaves are rounded and flattened, and they are covered with short, white hairs. 

The leaves taper off into a pointed tip. Because this is a monocarpic plant, each rosette will only bloom once before it dies and is replaced by the next. When flowering, the rosettes develop into a long, branchy inflorescence that can be up to four inches. The delicate blossoms are pure white and bloom in the late fall and early winter.

The Yunnanensis can handle temperatures as low as 23 degrees Fahrenheit and a light dusting of snow. If you worry that the frost will be too strong, you can put a frost cloth over plants to protect them from harsh weather.

4. Haworthia nigra 

Fascinating Haworthia Nigra


  • A simple, lax inflorescence on a slender stalk
  • A tiny succulent with leathery blackish-to-gray-green leaves with many raised bumps
Specific needs
  • Bright, indirect light
  • Well-draining soil
  • It should be watered sparingly
  • Can be an Indoor plant
  • Can be grown outdoors
  • Good choice for patio containers
  • Offsets
  • Stolons 

 Haworthiopsis nigra are small-shaped succulents plants with blackish to gray-green leaves that are leathery and have many raised bumps on them. This plant is native to the Karoo desert in the Eastern Cape of South Africa (from near East London in the South East to north Loeriesfontein in the North West), especially in areas north and east of the similar H. viscosa. 

It grows to about 5 inches tall, but sometimes it grows even taller. Slowly, it makes small clumps of plants called offsets. The leaves are ovate-deltoid and can be up to 1.18 inches long and 0.59 inches wide. They can be bent back and grow away from the stem, or they can be short and close to each other. 

Plants have a stacked or tiered look because each new leaf grows from the middle and sits on top of the leaf below it. Overall, the leaves stay dark green, but there are different shades of gray and black. In late spring or summer, when the rosettes are fully grown, simple stalks with small white flowers grow from them.

5. Echeveria affinis ‘Black Knight’

Echeveria Affinis Black Knight

  • A stunning live succulent with pointed leaves that range from dark green to black
  • Bright red flowers
Specific needs
  • Bright, indirect light
  • Well-draining soil
  • Can be grown in containers with a drainage hole
  • Good choice for rock gardens
  • As a ground cover
  • It is not tolerant to cold temperatures and should be brought indoors during the winter to protect it

 Echeveria is a perennial succulent in Crassulaceae. It grows slowly and stays small. Because the leaves are dark brown, this plant is called Echeveria 

Echeveria Black has lime-green leaves with dark brown-red edges that grow into a solid mound. The leaves are arranged in rosettes. In the summer, Echeveria affinis ‘black knight’ has long stems with white and red flowers.

Affinis is popular all over the world as a houseplant. Put the pot in full sun and water it every few days, and for the best results, don’t water it until the pot is completely dry. Echeveria junana and echeveria ‘black prince’ look very similar – the cultivar can be distinguished from “Echeveria black prince” by its narrower, straighter leaves.

Provide it with soil that drains properly, and after establishing the plant, you should water it less regularly during the warmer season. It’s perfect for landscapes in warm climates as well as gardens in containers. The plant will thrive as a houseplant if you place it on the windowsill of your home. Defend your plant from the icy elements!

6. Haworthia marxii

Haworthia Marxii Succulent

  • Little succulent with a flattened rosette of very dark, swollen leaves
  • Silvery-white lines sometimes join leaves in different directions
Specific needs
  • Well-draining soil
  • Bright, indirect sunlight
  • Used in succulent arrangements and terrariums
  • It can also be grown in a container or on the ground
  • It can be propagated only from seeds

 It is a tiny succulent with a flattened rosette of very dark, swollen leaves that are sometimes connected by silvery-white lines that run in different directions, making an interesting pattern. The rosette gets to be about 4 inches across. This makes the plant one of the most sought-after succulents among others. 

The leaves are slightly scaly, dark blue-gray to purple-black, and mostly have tiny, silvery-white dots between the lines. Sometimes the lines have opaque black beads inside them. When they are young, they are half upright and triangular. As they age, they spread out, curl back, and become flat and keeled only near the tip, where they end at a point.

Flowers are up to 0.59 inches long, white, and have a dull green nerve in the middle. They bloom in the summer. They are arranged in a spiral on a single, thin raceme up to 2 feet long, including the stem (peduncle). Proper black succulent care should be carried out for this plant.

7. Echinopsis ancistrophora

Echinopsis Ancistrophora Plant

  • Small cactus
  • Has a dark green, shiny stem and fantastic flowers
Specific needs
  • Soil requirements include well-draining sandy soil
  • Full sun, and bright indoor light
  • Can be kept indoors
  • It can be grown in different containers
  • Propagates through division
  • Offsets 

 Echinopsis is a small cactus with a dark green, shiny stem and fantastic flowers. Echinopsis is a cactus genus in the Cactaceae family, much like Echinopsis ancistrophora ‘arachnacantha‘. It is indigenous to portions of South America (typically Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Uruguay).

It has between 15 and 20 bumpy ribs and a lot of pale, curved spines. It sends up tall shoots from the side of its stem with large, satiny, crimson flowers. Even though this plant is small, it has full roots in a 3.5-inch pot.

This cactus plant will die in hard frost, but it can be brought inside and grown on a sunny window sill or under a grow light if there is a chance of freezing weather. Cacti need bright light, good drainage, and little water to stay healthy. 

Choose containers with holes for drainage and use cactus and succulent soil that drains well. This could be coarse sand, pumice, or perlite. Deeply water the soil and wait for it to dry before you water it again. Replanting them can be difficult but with the right strategy of providing well-drained soil and ample sunlight, it is very much possible. 

The smaller clustering species, Echinopsis arachnacantha, was formerly classified as part of the genus Lobivia. This species can be found in both Bolivia and Argentina. This cactus forms clumps and bears enormous flowers, typically orange or yellow.

On the other hand, some flowers have white petals, while others have red or violet ones. Echinopsis ancistrophora ‘arachnacanth’ has a dark reddish-green body, spidery spines, and stunning multicolored flowers. “Arachnacantha” means “spider web-shaped spines” in Greek.


Dark succulents offer a unique and interesting world of dark delights.

Black succulents care is also easy and they are long-lasting

  • Dark succulents are a unique and elegant addition to any collection. Some, like Echeveria Black Prince, are hybrids created from two different species.
  • Succulents such as Aeonium black rose and Echinopsis are easy to maintain, prefer well-draining soil, and have minimal watering requirements.
  • Whether you’re looking for a new addition to your indoor garden or a bold statement piece for your outdoor space, black beauties such as the black rose or Echeveria will make a lasting impression.
  • Dark succulents add a touch of mystery, edge, texture, and elegance to any indoor or outdoor garden.

Dark succulents for sale are available online or in physical stores. So why not embrace the dark side and add a touch of the mysterious to your green space today? 

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