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Growing Succulents for Your Space

 11 Tall Growing Succulents for Your Space

Most succulents grow slowly, but there are some varieties that can grow to great heights over time when planted outdoors. Also, they become towering plants in yards and parks. In this article, we'll explore 11 tall-growing succulents that will add dramatic height to your space. After reading, we are sure you will be surprised to come across famous names but you don't think they are meaty. Each has its own interesting character that will suit your taste. You can grow tall succulents as a backdrop to shorter plants, or as a focal point to draw attention away from construction, or if you want to live on a farm, these succulents will help you make the most of their beauty. Growing them will fill empty spaces in your garden and bring excitement and life to your living rooms.

1 Century Plant

Centennial plants grow up to 30 feet (9.0 meters) and 8 across (2.4 meters). They are famous for their silvery blue pointed leaves that form a rounded and broad rosette. They produce yellow flowers that reach a height of 24 feet (8.0 meters). They can tolerate drought, salt, and rocky soil, and they need full sun and well-drained soil to grow well.

2 Ocotillo

Ocotillo can grow up to 20 feet tall (6.0 meters) and 25 spread (7.5 meters) and produce long and slender stems in a vase shape. The stems are marbled with shades of gray blue and green. Also, small leaves on ridges of ribs. Come summer, they will reward you with long and tubular red flowers at the tips of tall stems. They need full sun, well-drained clay, or sandy soil.

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3 sticks on fire

Sticks on Fire grows toward and can climb up to 30 feet (9.0 meters) with a spread of only 8 feet (2.4 meters). Its shape looks like coral with thin, waxy, and long stems. When growing in the lower levels, the stems start out emerald green and turn fiery red and orange as they branch out into more "sticks", the color being stronger in winter. It grows well in full sun or partial shade.

4 Mother Of Millions

Mother of millions can grow taller than a human, up to 7 feet tall but with a spread of only 3 feet. Its leaves and stems come in shades of green, brown, violet, grey, purple and blue. Bright and showy orange nodding and bell-shaped flowers are clustered at the top of the plant. It does well in full sun and well-drained soil.

5 Elephant Bush

Elephant bush can grow up to 12 feet tall and 6 feet wide without any care. When they are young, they are soft, shiny, and purple in color. They are ideal for hedges, borders, and containers. Give them full sun or partial shade and well-drained soil for happy growth.

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6 Tree Aloe

Tree Aloe can reach 60 feet tall and spread 20 feet with large, upright smooth, gray, and thick stems. Once mature, they produce panicles of bright orange tubular flowers above the leaves. They prefer full sun and well-drained clay or sandy soils.

7 Candelabra Spurge

Candelabra spurge has the appearance of a cactus and can reach 20 feet by 8 feet, but it belongs to the succulent family. Its thin and long trunk and branches look like long candles growing toward the sky. It can handle drought, rocky soil, and salt and needs full sun to grow well.

8 A crown of thorns

The crown of thorns grows slowly but steadily into a tall bush and can reach 6 feet in height. Stems are smooth and spiky and resemble wood. Also, the bright red bracts where the flowers are very small provide year-round color and structure. It requires very little care as long as it gets full sun.

9 Spineless Yucca

Invertebrate yucca produces leaves with a very waxy and shiny surface and emerald to blue. It can reach 30 feet tall and 25 inches from side to side. When given proper care, the flowers come in large clusters of creamy white bell-shaped flower heads during summer.

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10 snake plant

Snake plant can grow up to 8 feet tall and displays long, slightly curved, and blade-like sharp leaves. It grows happily in full sun and partial shade. It is drought and salt tolerant.

11 The Joshua tree

The Joshua tree can reach a height of 30 feet and is spreading, requiring lots of space to grow. The leaves are green and spiky, and large panicles of white flowers come in spring. You can propagate it by rhizomes, stem cuttings, and offsets. Keep in full sun and provide well-drained loam or sandy soil.


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