10 Succulent With White Flowers {Lovely Color}

Whenever we talk about succulents, the only picture we paint in our mind is of the beautiful green rosettes or adorable plants with small leaves in different shapes or cacti of different types. But we rarely imagine them as beautiful flowering plants. 

Yes, succulents with colorful flowers are a reality and those with white flowers are really worth planting. 

Let’s explore some adorable and unusual 10+ succulents with white flowers that are ready to sweep you off your feet with their charm.

Calandiva White Kalanchoe

  • Foliage: Shiny, bushy, green foliage
  • Growth Rate: Slow grower about 12″ to 18 ” tall
  • Flower Colour: clusters of pretty white double blooms 
  • Blooming Time: Late winter to Late Spring
  • Exposure to sun: Full sun


Calandiva kalanchoe plants can be recognised from their shiny, bushy green foliage with large, scalloped glossy leaves and clusters of double flowers. These rose-like flowers grow in clusters that last for about six weeks. 

In pots, calandiva plants grow about 12” and 18” (30 – 45 cm) tall and 4” to 20” (10 – 50 cm) wide.

Calandiva White Kalanchoe blooms with stunning clusters of white trumpet-shaped flowers growing above the foliage from mid-winter to early spring. 

It is easy to grow houseplant

This stunning succulent will brighten up any space and the blooms on this succulent last almost throughout the year. Kalanchoes prefer bright indirect light, with only being in direct light about 2 hours a day. Water every two weeks when the top inch has dried out. Trim off the dead flowers where it meets the foliage to keep it looking its best.

Care for Calandiva

The calandiva plant grows best in sunny areas, but protect it from direct sunlight ( keep in direct sunlight only for two hours).

Water every two weeks when the topsoil (one inch) has dried. Fertilize during the growing season.

Calandiva kalanchoe survives best in well-draining soil, low humidity, and warm temperatures between 60°F and 85°F (15°C – 30°C). 

Donkey Tail Plant

  • Type: Trailing succulent with white flowers
  • Foliage: grey- green, droplet shaped leaves
  • Growth Rate: Grow upto 2 feet long
  • Exposure to sun: Bright indirect sunlight
  • Flowers: White, red or yellow blooms
  • Blooming Time: Late Summer
  • Soil: well-draining soil


Donkey Tail Plant is a trailing succulent with white flowers. It has grey-green, droplet-shaped leaves cascading over the containers and the Donkey Tail plant can grow up to two feet long. 

Flowers with small blooms in red, yellow, or white will arise in late summer.

Place these succulents near a sunny window.

Care for Donkey Tail Plant

Mature plants require water more frequently. Make sure to check the soil often before watering. 

Water your burro’s tail once every 14 days. However, give it a thorough drink, so that the salts accumulated from fertilizers and water will flow out of the plant pot.

This succulent loves bright light for four hours. Remember that the scorching sun can burn it.

Give it morning sunlight for better growth.

Loamy sandy soil is best for the Donkey Tail plant.

Rhodiola Pachyclados

  • Exposure to Sun: Full Sun
  • Soil Type: Dry, sandy to normal 
  • Care: Easy
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Blooming Time:  Early Summer to Mid Summer
  • Foliage: Grey-green in colour
  • Growth Rate: Slow, can grow upto 6 inches


Rhodiola pachyclados, initially known as Sedum pachyclados, is a pretty succulent, forming a spreading carpet of small rosettes with fleshy, blue-green leaves, clustered together closely. 

It is a low growing succulent that can grow up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall 

Bunches of white flowers appear in mid to late summer.

The rosettes of grey-green leaves catch and grip water droplets beautifully. 

Showering of tiny white to soft-pink flowers arise in summer. It can be a nice border or groundcover plant in the rock gardens, particularly for hot, dry places. 

Care for Rhodiola pachyclados

Rhodiola pachyclados thrive best in direct sunlight, when grown outdoors. 

This succulent needs plenty of light and doesn’t grow well in low-light environments, so you may need a grow light to prevent etiolation.

It needs very little water and is a drought tolerant plant that can survive without water for several months.

Regular but infrequent watering schedule is recommended for this plant. Water this plant only when the soil has dried out completely to prevent root rot.

It needs soil with adequate drainage and airflow. Commercial and homemade soil mixes containing gritty minerals like coarse sand, gravel, pumice and perlite are ideal.

Senecio Serpens (Blue Chalksticks)

  • Exposure to sun: full sun
  • Growth Rate: Grows up to 36″ tall, and can spread about 36″ wide 
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Blooming Time: Summer months
  • Dormancy: Summer Dormant
  • Propagation: From seeds or cuttings
  • Toxicity: Can be toxic to pets and humans


Senecio serpens is a small, evergreen, perennial succulent that is about 8 inches(20 cm.) tall and 40 inches (1 m) wide, with branches arising from the base and roots along the stems. 

This plant has prostrate stems holding small, sub-cylindrical, powdery blue-grey to blue-green finger-like fleshy leaves.

On exposure to lots of sun and heat, the tips of this plant turn purple. The small, white flowers bloom in summers.

This succulent is ideal for container gardens.  An area that doesn’t experience freezing temperatures, can be a great ground cover. 

Care for Senecio serpens “Blue Chalksticks

They need well-draining soil and should be watered only when the soil is completely dry. They are deer and rabbit-resistant plants.

Fertilize “Chalksticks” once a year, but if they are grown indoors, be sure they get plenty of sunlight. 

In too little sunlight, the plant becomes stretchy.

Chalk sticks grow fast in warmer months. If your succulents are planted in pots and you live in a colder zone, bring them inside till the weather warms up again.

Blue Chalksticks can be propagated by cuttings or seeds.

Crassula Rupestris

  • Foliage: Triangular, green leaves
  • Growth Rate: Can grow upto 9″-12″
  • Flower Colour: Small white flowers
  • Exposure to Sun: Bright Indoor Light, Filtered or Partial Sun
  • Propagation: Easy to propagate by stem cuttings or leaves


Crassula Rupestris is a soft succulent with thick, triangular, pointy, and green leaves arranged in an alternate pattern that develops pink to yellow margins in summer. 

It blooms with star-like, small white or pink flowers from winter to spring.

A native to South Africa, its minty leaves with contrasting borders appear skewered by their long, narrow stems that can grow up to 12.0″ long.

Care for Crassula Rupestris

Like other soft succulents, Crassula Rupestris should be kept indoors before the temperatures drop below freezing. 

Keep it in a pot with many drainage holes, and gritty, well-draining soil. Water thoroughly but only when the soil is dry.

Keep it near a sunny window for dense, colorful growth.

Crassula can have tiny white or black dots on their leaves which are healthy, water-transferring pores named hydathodes are not a sign of any disease.

This succulent blooms with tiny white flowers, though it happens very rarely. Provide Crassula with an environment similar to its native growing habits like cool nights, bright days, and lack of water, to push it to bloom.

It will encourage the plant to form buds and finally flowers. This way you can fool your plant into producing pretty little starry white to pink flowers in spring.

Crassula Congesta

  • Exposure to sun: Full sun
  • Growth Rate: 6 to 8 inches
  • Flowers: sweet-smelling, tubular, creamy-white flowers
  • Soil:  light and well-draining soil
  • Water: Very little water
  • Foliage: Thick, green leaves with a velvety texture


Crassula congesta ‘Green Beans’ has thick, green, elongated, oval leaves with a velvety-soft texture.

It is a very charming plant with the leaf tips turning blush pink with enough sun exposure, contrasting with the green hue on the rest of the leaves.

This succulent can grow up to a maximum height of only 6-8 inches. It is a very charming plant with the leaf tips turning blush pink with enough sun exposure, contrasting with the green hue on the rest of the leaves.

Crassula Congesta blooms with an inflorescence that is densely packed with sweet-smelling, tubular, creamy-white flowers, about 1 cm long.

Crassula Congesta is a dwarf biennial succulent with a lifespan of only two years and is monocarpic i.e. it dies after flowering. The offsets grow thereafter.

Care for Crassula Congesta

Green Beans can tolerate partially shaded conditions, but it grows best  in bright sun, making a southern or western facing windowsill an ideal location to place this plant. 

Water thoroughly but sporadically, allowing the soil to dry through before next watering. Avoid over-watering. 

A porous soil mix, a well-draining pot, and enough airflow around the leaves and soil surface will help it thrive.

Protect the plump leaves from freezing temperatures, to avoid damage.

White Trailing Ice Plant

  • Plant Type:  Ground cover, trailing succulent with white flowers
  • Exposure to Sun: Full sun
  • Foliage:  Evergreen, triangular leaves
  • Growth Rate: Moderate to fast-growing up to 6 to 12 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches in width
  • Flower Color: White
  • Blooming Time: Spring
  • Soil: Well-draining soil


White trailing ice plant is a ground cover succulent that can grow 6-12 in. forming a dense mat cover over the soil and can be planted to cover banks, slopes, and parkways. 

Its plump leaves are bright green in color that get a solid red hue when exposed to full sun. The plant also grows a cluster of white flowers in winters.

Care for White trailing ice plant 

Ice plants need direct sunlight and can survive in hot, dry conditions. Plant them in an area that gets a minimum of 6-8 hours of full sun

Water the soil deeply at least 7 to 12 inches so the root ball is completely soaked. Limited watering will lead to withering and dying. 

It can be grown in a variety of soil types and requires less water. In 8 to 10 years, it can form a 5-6 in. dense thatch of stems that can be pulled out and replanted for fresh growth. 

For propagation, plant unrooted cuttings during the spring season to establish new plants.

Mammillaria Elongata (Lady Finger Cactus)

  • Exposure to sun: Full sun to partial shade
  • Growth Rate:  Grows up to 8″ (20 cm) tall and 12″ (30.5 cm) wide
  • Propagation: Propagation by offsets
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic to humans and animals
  • Dormancy: Winter Dormant


Also known as gold lace cactus or gold star cactus, Mammillaria Elongata or the Lady Finger Cactus is a clumping cactus growing in tight clusters. This elongated cactus has cylindrical stems covered in gold or white recurved spines. The stems can grow up to 6 inches in length and  just over an inch in diameter. 

Care for Mammillaria elongata “Lady Finger Cactus”

Lady Finger Cactus is easy to care for and grows slowly but grows well indoors in enough light. 

It grows well in full to partial sun. Plant in an area  that gets 4 hours of sunlight a day

Mammillaria elongata has typical water needs for a succulent. Use the “soak and dry” method to water it and let the soil dry out completely between waterings.

In the winters, it remains dormant. Water only sparingly to prevent rot.

Where to Plant

Mammillaria elongata “Ladyfinger cactus can be planted in a container that can be brought indoors. 

Lady Finger Cactus can be propagated from cuttings. Be careful while taking a cutting.

This petite cactus is a perfect plant for beginners with its tubes forming dense green and orange clusters, with light yellow, pink, or white flowers in the Spring.

Saguaro Cactus

  • Exposure to sun: Direct sunlight but not for a long time
  • Growth Rate: Slow, in 10 years it grows an inch only
  • Flowers: Milky white flowers that emit a sweet nectar
  • Blooming Time: From April last to the first week of June
  • Soil: well-drained, loamy


Saguaro is the official state flower of Arizona.

Saguaros are large, tree-like columnar cacti that grow branches (or arms) as they age, but some never grow arms. 

Mostly, leaves are absent, greatly reduced, or modified as spines, thus minimizing the surface area from which water can be lost, and the stem performs photosynthetic functions of the plant. 

The saguaro cactus grows at a very slow rate, with all growth occurring at the top of the cactus. It takes 10 years for a saguaro cactus to grow 1 inch in height. At 70 years of age, a saguaro cactus can be 6 and a half feet tall and will start producing the first flowers.

Saguaros bloom with milky white flowers, 3 inches in diameter, on the tops of the stems and arms of the cactus. 

They emit a strong smell just like overripe melons. Blooming is at the peak from early May to early June

Saguaro flowers bloom at sunset and remain open till midmorning the next day. In the afternoon the flowers start wilting. A single saguaro produces about 100 flowers in a season.

Care For Saguaro Cactus

They enjoy direct sunlight, but not for longer periods of time. Place your Saguaro cactus in a bright spot that provides it with both direct and indirect light. 

Although drought-tolerant, water them moderately, as this will ensure maximum growth and blooming.

Long-nosed bats and saguaro flowers are a match for pollination. The night-blooming time of Saguaros is an ideal time for bats at night, the visibility of bright white flowers makes it easy for the bats to notice them in the dark deserts and they extract large quantities of nectar from the flowers.

Star cactus(Haworthia Retusa)

  • Exposure to sun: Full sun to partial shade
  • Growth Rate: Plant grows up to 3″ (7.5 cm) tall and up to 6″ (15 cm) wide
  • Propagation:  Stem cuttings and offsets
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic to humans and animals
  • Dormancy: Summer Dormant


Haworthia Retusa “Star Cactus” can be a great addition to rock gardens or window sills. 

The Star cactus is a small, dull green or brownish in colour with tiny white scales, disk or dome-like in shape, and is without spines. It is  0.7-6 inches (2-15 cm) across and up to 2.7 inches (7 cm) tall. 

Eight triangular sections are formed of vertical grooves dividing the main body.

Care for Star Cactus

The star cactus needs full sun. Keep it in direct sunlight outdoors. To grow it indoors, place it near a window that provides direct sunlight.

Star Cactus” has typical watering needs of a succulent. Soak and dry method are best to water this plant and the soil should dry out completely between waterings.

The star cactus grows well in well-draining, sandy potting soil. Soils that are rich and retain moisture will perish the cactus.

It can be propagated from cuttings.

The star cactus is an ideal small cactus that can be a perfect choice to grow indoors. A yellow or white bloom is the icing on the cake making it more adorable.


I hope all these 10+ succulents with white flowers will help you in selecting the right one for you, as all these succulents are the least demanding in terms of care.  Even the beginners will enjoy planting them. Happy planting.


Nikita is a Succulent lover. She really enjoys planting and nourishing them. She loves to share information about various Succulents on this blog to aware people more about these awesome plants.

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