Most people assume that succulents only come in small sizes for terrariums or other tiny containers inside households. Waxy leaves and hard to bloom flowers might also come to mind, but do you ever picture tall succulents?
The fact is that succulents come in all shapes and, most importantly, sizes. Succulents can be larger than you may expect if you find the right variety. If you’re on the hunt for succulents that grow tall, then you should check out this list of 20 succulents that are tall.
Aloe Vera plants are a common succulent that can grow up to 4 feet tall – or more! Plus, you also have the benefit of using the aloe inside the leaves for a number of ailments that you may have.
Are you looking for a succulent that grows tall and round? Well, the Yucca Rostrata is what you’re looking for! As you can see, the Yucca Rostrata is a tall, round spikeball, which is sure to add interest to any garden. This succulent is a fast grower and can reach a maximum height of four feet in less than 10 years!
Blue Chalksticks are not a plant that everyone is going to love, but if you’re someone who likes the ocean and sea themes, then you might adore Blue Chalksticks. The Blue Chalkstick succulent reminds me of a coral reef and is going to reach a height of 1-3 feet.
Look no further than the Elephant Ear if you’re looking for a truly enormous plant. Elephant Ear succulents grow massive – and fast. At full size, each leaf will be four feet across, so just imagine how big those leaves will be from top to bottom!
The Gollum Jade isn’t going to be the tallest plant in the garden as soon as you plant it, but the Gollum Jade can grow to heights of over two feet tall. Patience will certainly pay off with the Gollum Jade, and in a few years, you’ll have a substantially tall plant in your collection.
Bring home a Madagascar Palm if you’re looking for your own slice of paradise. Madagascar Palms aren’t palm trees, even though palm is in the name, but you can still grow this succulent up to 15 feet outdoors – or up to 6 feet if you’re looking to grow your Madagascar Palm inside your home in a pot.
The African Milk Tree is related to the Poinsettia, but you might not make that connection upon first glance at this succulent. The African Milk Tree succulent does not spread wide, but it does grow tall. You’ll see your African Milk Tree grow up to 9 feet tall under proper conditions.
Is the Tree Aeonium a tree or a succulent? Well, it’s actually a succulent! The Tree Aeonium grows to about 3 feet tall and really does look like a tree with its branch-like stems and waxy leaves. Thankfully, though, it’ll be as simple to take care of as any other succulent!
Snake plants are one of my personal favorite succulents to grow in pots indoors. Snake plants can range in size from only a few inches tall to over two feet tall. That’s only if the snake plant is grown inside though. In its natural habitat, snake plants could grow to over 12 feet tall!
The Ponytail Palm can scratch a lot of itches if you don’t know what you want. It looks like a cross between a palm tree, a Weeping Willow, and a bonsai tree if you ask me. Not to mention that you’ll get some decent height out of the Ponytail Palm at up to three feet tall.
Burro’s Tail doesn’t grow up, but it does grow down with vines! Burro’s Tail has thick, hanging vines that can grow more than four feet long. You can hang your Burro’s Tail higher and higher so its vine tail has room to keep growing.
The Flapjack Plant will be like no other in your garden with its paddle-shaped leaves. Some Flapjack Plants will ring true to what we believe succulents to be – small and delicate looking. Give your Flapjack Plant the brightest light in your house, and you’ll see it grow up to 30 inches tall!
When small, a Quiver Tree may look like a Snake Plant, but do not be confused. If you plant a Quiver Tree outside, your Quiver Tree could reach a staggering height of 25 feet! The Quiver Tree is, however, one of the slowest growing succulents that you’ll care for.
I’ll admit: The Pencil Cactus is not one of the prettiest succulents that you’re going to find. If you’re looking for a succulent that can grow to massive proportions, the Pencil Cactus can grow up to 30 feet tall – there’s no way you can’t say this isn’t a tall succulent!
The base of the Giant Chalk Dudleya is not a tall succulent, but this succulent has massive stalks that grow upward. The stalks can grow up to two feet tall, and you get a surprise on top: a beautiful red flower!
Parry’s Agave is a sneaky succulent that grows much taller than you might expect. Parry’s Agave looks almost like a rose with the pattern of its leaves, but it will grow much larger than any rose you’ll see. This succulent reaches heights of more than three feet.
The Hobbit Jade does not look like traditional Jade plants. The Hobbit Jade looks more like a shrub or a bush than other more common succulents. It can grow almost as tall as a regular shrub too with heights of two to three feet.
The Panda Plant, which reaches heights of two or three feet, is one of the most unique succulents that I have ever seen. Panda Plants look similar to Lamb’s Ear but are much easier to care for and can be grown inside in pots.
Sticks on Fire is one of my personal favorite succulents with its unique stick-like stems that turn into a fiery red color on the tips. Another benefit? Sticks on Fire can grow higher than six feet tall, so everyone who comes to your home will notice this show stopping succulent.
Century Plants are a great choice for those of you looking for a succulent for your outdoor landscaping needs. Century Plants look similar to Aloe Vera plants or agave succulents, but Century Plants can grow about six feet tall. The only catch? These plants are going to grow the best in Texas, its native state.