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8 Stunning Black Succulents to Spruce Up Any Space

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When I first fell in love with succulents I had no idea you could find them in black. These perfect little plants can spruce up any indoor or outdoor living space. And if decorating with plants is your style, then you will love these beautiful black succulents.

The most well-known succulents are definitely large and colorful. But if you’ve never seen or had a black succulent plant, you are missing out. Black succulents have a majestic look to them because they have streaks of color like purple or maroon deep within.

There is a difference between black succulents and black succulent leaves that form due to overwatering. An overwatered succulent can turn black and mushy in a short period of time, so be sure to care for your dying succulent right away if you are noticing that it’s turning black out of nowhere!

True black succulents need to be cared for just like colorful succulents. They need to be properly watered and placed in a space where they can soak up some sunshine. If you are looking to add more plants to your collection, black succulents might be precisely what you need.

8 Black Succulents That Will Add Magic to Your Space

Find the right black succulent plant for you. There are a variety of shapes and sizes that these plants come in.

1. Echeveria Black Knight

echeveria 'black knight'

This beautiful black succulent plant has thick, dark purple leaves. The leaves come to a sharp point instead of a rosette round shape. It grows upward like a flower. The echeveria black knight is also known for producing reddish-orange blooms if grown in full sunlight.

To care for this succulent, keep it in a warm spot, but out of the direct afternoon sun. Especially keep it out of direct sunlight in summer.

2. Aeonium Black Rose

aeonium arboreum 'zwartkop' (black rose)

The black rose succulent grows into the shape of a rose. Its petals are called “rosettes”. The petals are a deep, dark purple that nearly resembles the color black. As you get further down the petals and to the core of the succulent, you might see colors like dark red, orange, or yellow peaking through.

Caring for this rose succulent includes putting it directly into the sunlight so that the petals turn deep black. You will need to water it once per week during the summer. During the winter months, you won’t need to water as often.

3. Echeveria Black Prince

echeveria 'black prince'

The black prince succulent is similar to the black knight, except the formation of the leaves is slightly different. The black prince has a dark purple color to it, giving it a black look. The leaves start off narrow and then widen just before making a final tip.

The black prince is blacker than the black knight. However, if kept in the shade, it will turn more of a brown and red color.

4. Anacampseros Purple Giant

The anacampseros purple giant is a deep purple color that could cover all or most of a succulent plant. Some of these succulents have green in the middle and then almost-black looking outer petals. It also produces white flowers. This succulent also forms rosettes.

It is a drought resistant succulent. To care for this succulent, place it in a bright space with indirect light. It will also need several hours of direct sun.

5. Other Black Hens and Chicks

sempervivum 'dream catcher'

Black hens and chicks are part of the sempervivum succulent family. These particular black succulents are very low maintenance. They can actually thrive in infertile soil. This black succulent name comes from the small clumps of rosettes this succulent produces.

At first, the leaves are a green color with burgundy tips. They will turn a darker shade of purple and brown during certain times of the year. You only need to worry about watering this succulent when the top of its soil becomes dry.

6. Chinese Jade

This succulent grows upward and produces tiny patterns that resemble a rose. At the stem of the plant, you will notice a dark green color. But as the plant grows its leaves, the dark green gets darker and almost resembles black. This plant can also produce a deep purple color that gives a black look as well.

The Chinese Jade is actually quite hard to find available! But if you do find one, it is a low-maintenance succulent option. Don’t water it until the top of its soil becomes dry. Overwatering can kill it.

7. Haworthia Marxii

A beautiful addition to your succulent collection is the haworthia marxii. It is also one of the more expensive succulents to purchase due to its exquisite look and rareness. This succulent does grow slower than you might experience with other succulents. The dark purple color of this succulent makes it look black. Some of these succulents come with white veins peeking through the petals.

This succulent needs well-draining soil in order to thrive. You will need to water it less during the winter months.

8. Haworthia Nigra

The haworthia nigra is a rough succulent compared to other succulents with smooth leaves. It has dark green and gray leaves that make it look black. 

The haworthia nigra is best kept indoors. It does well in partial sunlight. This succulent does not do well sitting in waterlogged soil, so water responsibly.

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Which Black Succulent Plants Will You Get Next?

Black succulents are unique-looking plants to have in your home or office. It’s not the typical succulent most people think of when they are looking for their next succulent purchase. But they are most definitely a beautiful addition to any collection.

The main thing to remember when it comes to black succulents care is to not overwater them. Additionally, the sun will generally bring out the darker color in them rather than keeping them in the shade.

Whether you are looking for a traditional succulent-shaped plant with rosettes or a more pointed look, black succulents will not disappoint. Choose from this specially curated list of black succulents to find your next obsession.

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