Remember the dolphin succulent—a plant with a bunch of tiny leaves that look like little dolphins jumping in the air—we wrote about earlier? Well, if you liked those, you’ll definitely love these rose-shaped succulents!
Rose succulents are literally some of the most beautiful succulent species we’ve ever seen. Botanically called Greenovia dodrentalis, these lovely plants have hard, curved multi-layered petals that make the plant look just like roses.
They’re rare plants native to the Canary Islands, but as of late, more people are starting to grow them, due to the availability of their seeds online.
What makes these succulent beautiful is their uniqueness, which easily reminds you of surreal fairytales.
They mostly grow in shades of green, adding a lively, fresh and magical appearance to your home or garden.
Why Grow These Rose Succulents
These plants aren’t just beautifying—they also have health, environmental, and creative benefits common to nearly all succulent plants.
For starters, these succulents can help in purifying the air in your home, just like most house plants, and work to replenish your home with fresh oxygen.
Green plants require carbon dioxide for photosynthesis, and in the process, they release much-needed oxygen and water. They also suck in contaminated air and release pure, fresh oxygen into the atmosphere.
Rose succulents are also therapeutic plants, and their blossoms are so peaceful and beautiful that they’re used in visual therapy to relax the mind and relieve physical pain.
According to a horticultural therapy study conducted by Kansas State University, the presence of plants, such as rose succulents, in hospital rooms may help improve patient conditions.
Rose Succulents Can Grow Just About Anywhere
These Succulents can grow even in hot climates and arid soil conditions due to their succulent nature. They’re thick-leaved, fleshy plants that can thrive in any environment and survive where most other plants wouldn’t, which is why they’re so popular.
Rose succulents require a supply of bright light for photosynthesis and don’t need regular watering as they have high water retention capabilities. They store water in their roots, stems, and leaves.
Even in the hottest deserts, these plants can thrive for months without losing their green freshness.
How to Grow Rose Succulents
Rose succulents do well in gritty, fast-draining soil and should be planted in well-drained pots. They should be nursed before transplanting them to larger containers or to the garden.
First, plant your seedlings in a tray and water them minimally until they start developing leaves. You may then transplant them and ensure you keep them in brightly lit positions, but away from direct sunlight.