11 Types of Succulents That Grow Tall


When most people think of succulents, they imagine small, low-maintenance plants that don’t need a lot of care. 

While this is true, succulents can grow tall and provide plenty of color to any space! 

In this article, we will discuss 11 types of succulents that grow tall so you can find the perfect one for your home or office.

1. Adenium Obesum (Desert Rose)

Adenium Obesum (Desert Rose)

The desert rose is a succulent that grows tall. It can grow up to a height of 4 feet (1.2 m).

It has thick, fleshy leaves, and it flowers easily with stunning blooms ranging from pale pink to dark red.

This succulent is characterized by a wide, fat base covered in spines. The tall columnar stem has large, rounded leaves and blooms with pink to red flowers followed by white or reddish-brown seed pods.

This plant does not need much sunlight and is perfect for people who want to grow succulents indoors without having them take up too much space on the floor. 

It’s also great as an outdoor plant because of its drought tolerance. 

In order to maintain this plant’s shape, you will have to re-pot it every two years since they tend to lose their upright form over time due to how fast they bloom when planted outdoors during summer months (starting at about mid-July).

The desert rose is found in the wild, mostly on rocky slopes and outcroppings.

2. Aeonium Arboreum

Aeonium Arboreum

This succulent has slender, wiry stems that can grow up to a height of 3 feet (90cm). 

The leaves are dark green with light green stripes, and the flowers are small clusters of white or pink stars in clumps in summer. 

In winter, it produces large red berries which hang downward on long stalks from its branches. 

This succulent needs plenty of sun exposure, so it is best grown outdoors near doors and windows where they will get enough natural sunlight for their photosynthesis process to work effectively. 

It also likes well-drained soil but cannot tolerate frosty weather conditions as temperatures below zero degrees Celsius will kill them off – do not plant these succulents outside if your area experiences cold winters!

3. Agave Americana (Century Plant)

Agave Americana (Century Plant)

Agave americana is also known as the Century Plant. They are considered tall succulents because they can grow up to 5 feet (1.5m) high! 

Agave plants typically have long, narrow leaves and many small flowers that bloom in clusters atop an inflorescence stalk (stem). 

The sap of this succulent contains sugar which makes it popularly used for tequila production.

The agave plant does best when exposed to full sun or partial shade with well-drained soil during its growing seasons. 

After blooming, it will go dormant if not provided enough water over time but will return next year after soaking up some moisture again. 

This succulent may be more prone than other types of succulents to rot from prolonged exposure to freezing temperatures.

4. Austrocylindropuntia Subulata (Eve’s Needle)

The Austrocylindropuntia subulata succulent (also known as Eve’s needle) is a tall-growing cactus reaching heights of up to 13 feet (4m).

The plant has long, narrow leaves and spiky clusters at the ends. It bears wide pinkish flowers in the summertime.

This columnar type succulent prefers dry conditions but will survive temporary flooding.

5. Crassula Ovata (Jade Plant)

Crassula Ovata (Jade Plant)

The Crassula Ovata is a succulent that grows tall with branches that are sprawling and often droop. 

Its leaves have an oval shape, typically grow to around 12 inches (30 cm) long, and have a rough surface texture from the leaf ridges, making it perfect for hanging. It can grow up to 15 feet (5m) in height!

The Crassula ovata is commonly known as the “jade plant” because of its jade-like appearance and is often used in home decor.

It needs a lot of light (preferably sunlight) to grow tall, so it should be placed near windows or outside on sunny days for optimum growth. 

For succulents that don’t need lots of sun, you may place them less close to the window if they do not get enough natural light during daylight hours. 

Add more water when it gets dry – this will lead to faster growth!

This succulent grows quickly and makes an excellent houseplant choice.

6. Cyphostemma Juttae

Cyphostemma Juttae
Photo by Marco Schmidt / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Cyphostemma Juttae succulent is native to South Africa. It can grow up to 6 feet (2m) tall and has a single, long stem with few leaves arranged in spirals. 

The plant produces greenish-yellow flowers on the end of its branch throughout the summer months. 

Its name comes from the Greek word “cyphes” for cup and “stema”, which means stump or trunk. 

This succulent is often used as an ornamental design element because it’s a striking contrast against other plants due to its size and color scheme.

The Cyphostemma Juttae succulent is perfect for areas with little water and high temperatures. 

So if you’re looking for an exotic plant that can withstand difficult living conditions, this may be your best bet.

7. Euphorbia Milii (Crown of Thorns)

Euphorbia Milii (Crown of Thorns)

The Euphorbia Milii is also known as the Crown of Thorns succulent cactus because it has long, sharp spines on its stems and fleshy leaves. 

It can grow to be up to 6 feet (around 2 meters) in height, with branches or arms that are four inches wide at its base and eight inches long. 

The plant may produce red flowers, but they are small and not particularly showy.

The Euphorbia Milii succulent is a low-maintenance plant. It needs very little water or sunlight to thrive, making them ideal for those who live in hot climates. 

In cooler regions, this particular succulent likes light shade during the summer months.

This type of succulent grows tall enough that it will require some pruning to keep it in shape. 

If you want to control its growth, then cut the branches back to within one or two inches of a node – this will encourage new side-branches and prevent the succulent from getting too tall.

8. Kalanchoe Beharensis (Felt Bush, Elephant’s Ears)

Kalanchoe Beharensis (Felt Bush, Elephant's Ears)
Photo by Magnus Manske / CC BY-SA 3.0

Kalanchoe beharensis (also known as a Felt Bush or Elephant’s Ears) is a succulent that grows up to 16 feet (3.7m) tall. 

These plants are native to the Kalahari Desert of South Africa, where they have adapted well with their tough leaves and spines. 

The flowers are unusual- looking– like clusters of white bulbs on long stems. 

They grow in late summer into fall, at which point they will turn brown and produce seeds from them before dying back again for the winter months. 

This plant takes about four years to reach its full height but can live up to 30 years!

9. Monadenium Magnificum

Monadenium Magnificum
Photo by David J. Stang / CC BY-SA 4.0

This succulent is known for being tall and slender. It can grow up to 7 feet (2.1m) in height, but it also has a short form that grows more than one foot per year.

It has large leaves, which can grow up to two inches long and one inch wide. 

The leaves are green or yellow in color, with purple spots on the edges of them. 

It also produces pinkish-red flowers during the fall season from September to November every year.

Because of its size, this plant must be grown outdoors where there’s plenty of sunlight and space.

It’s a favorite among succulent collectors due to its rarity, as well as the fact that it can withstand harsh weather conditions.

10. Pachypodium Lamerei (Madagascar Palm)

Pachypodium Lamerei (Madagascar Palm)
Photo by David J. Stang / CC BY-SA 4.0

This succulent is tall and thin with a bushy, spiky crown. 

This succulent grows taller as its leaves branch off into smaller branches creating an interesting look that makes it stand out from other plants nearby. 

The leaves are long and narrow. They often branch off into smaller branches to create an interesting look which makes them stand out from other plants nearby when these branching points form spines.

This succulent is slow-growing, but it can grow to be 20 ft (6m) tall. 

It’s considered easy-to-grow because it needs very little water once established and has many variations of coloration, including shades of green, pink, purple, browns, white and yellow.

Madagascar Palms are succulents that grow tall and make an excellent addition to any garden.

11. Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Laurentii’ (Variegated Snake Plant)

Sansevieria Trifasciata 'Laurentii' (Variegated Snake Plant)

Sansevieria Trifasciata ‘Laurentii’ has a pattern of leaves with thick, green stripes on the edges that are accented by yellow in between them.

This succulent plant is tall and narrow, growing up to 4 feet (1.2m) high when planted outdoors.

It grows best as an indoor plant because it needs bright light for at least six hours each day or indirect sunlight all day long.

This indoor succulents variety can be used as either a ground covering or potted houseplant, depending on its location within your home. 

It will grow quite large if left unchecked indoors, but this also means you’ll need plenty of space for it!

These tall succulent types will grow into beautiful, lush plants with enough care and light! 

It’s best to keep it in an area where its height can be accommodated. 

The Sansevieria Trifasciata makes a great choice if you want something unique that requires minimal maintenance, like most other varieties of tall succulents on our list do!

Final Thoughts

Succulents are a great addition to any garden or home. They come in many shapes and sizes, but all of them require very little attention. 

This makes succulents perfect for those who don’t have the time or resources to devote to caring for plants.

The succulents in this list are tall and will add height to any succulent garden. 

These plants also give an exotic feel with their unique shapes, colors, and textures.