Have you ever noticed how thick the leaves of succulent plants are compared to most other plants? That's because succulents' fleshy leaves are excellent at storing large amounts of water. Among these chubby cuties is a group with round, plump, incredibly adorable leaves. Today, I want to share some of my chubby succulent collections:

1. x Graptoveria 'Opalina'


x Graptoveria 'Opalina' is the most vibrant in my chubby succulent collection. Every spring, its leaf tips turn red, gradually spreading towards the center. It is adorned with a powdery coating that gives it a striking red and blue appearance, utterly captivating.

Not only is x Graptoveria 'Opalina' adorable with its chubby leaves, but it's also incredibly easy to care for and propagate. It thrives in ample sunlight and cool weather, tolerating periods of drought. Just water it when you notice the lower leaves wrinkling.

2. Graptopetalum Amethystinum


Hardly any succulent enthusiast can resist Graptopetalum Amethystinum. My very first succulent was one, and the moment I saw its pink, gem-like, round leaves in an online succulent store, it stole my heart.

I love sharing its leaves with friends and teaching them how to propagate, making succulents easily accessible even to beginners. In summer, Graptopetalum Amethystinum turns green and blooms pink flowers. 

You may wonder: How to propagate succulents from leaves.

3. Pachyphytum Sweet Dumpling


Pachyphytum Sweet Dumpling is my latest favorite chubby succulent. Its pink, dumpling-like leaves with a little tip on top are charming.

Initially resembling Pachyphytum 'Machucae' Baby finger with elongated leaves, I spent some time increasing sunlight and controlling watering to make it chubby.

4. Pachyveria 'Bubble Candy'


Pachyveria 'Bubble Candy' might be the smallest among my chubby succulent collections, but its cuteness is undeniable. Its chubby, green, or creamy leaves are somewhat transparent and resemble bubble candy, a name that's quite fitting and fun.

Pachyveria 'Bubble Candy' thrives in clusters and resembles Sedum Clavatum in its normal state. During summer care, ensure good ventilation and reduce watering frequency.

5. Sedum Morganianum


Sedum Morganianum is one of the most popular succulents. Although its leaves are small, their crescent shape and dense arrangement give Sedum Morganianum a chubby appearance.

It grows quickly, and since its leaves are fragile, I hang them in my garden to keep them safe from curious pets. When they get too long, I trim the excess and propagate them in pots.

6. Cotyledon Orbiculata cv.


Cotyledon Orbiculata cv., this chubby succulent looks like a bunch of grapes, especially in late autumn. Its chubby leaves are purple, covered with a layer of white farina, making me always tempted to pinch it. But perfectionists, resist the urge! The farina on the leaves can be easily damaged.

Preferring sunlight and indoor care might result in leaner leaves instead of chubby ones. I place it on the porch where it gets the morning sun, which works wonders for Cotyledon Orbiculata cv.

7. Graptosedum Miul


With its plump, round leaves, Graptosedum Miul showcases blue-green leaves tinged with orange or pink, resembling juicy gummy candies. From a tiny baby, my Graptosedum Miul has grown woody stems over 2 years with minimal attention, yet it always surprises me in spring.

For Graptosedum Miul to stay chubby, provide at least 6 hours of direct sunlight, extend the watering cycle, and water thoroughly when the outer leaves become soft.

8. Pachyphytum 'Machucae' Baby Finger


As the name suggests, Pachyphytum 'Machucae' Baby Finger has chubby leaves resembling baby fingers. It's a classic chubby succulent with pink to red leaves when mature, covered in a powdery farina, just like baby skin.

Initially, I lost many Pachyphytum 'Machucae' Baby Fingers due to the high summer temperatures. Later, I discovered they don't like the heat and recommend moving them indoors and watering sparingly during summer.

9. Haworthia Cooperi


Haworthia Cooperi, a translucent chubby succulent, looked magical the first time I saw it. Its transparent tops reveal the plant's inner structure.

Best suited for indoor care, Haworthia Cooperi enjoys indirect light and high humidity. Spritzing water on its top daily enhances its crystal-clear appearance.

10. Echeveria Laui


Echeveria Laui's leaves may not look chubby, but they're incredibly round and covered in thick white farina, giving them a chubby and cute appearance. I eagerly await spring to see its pink flowers turn orange-red.

Native to Mexico, Echeveria Laui is drought-tolerant and thrives outdoors with ample sunlight. When watering, avoid touching the leaves, as the farina is delicate.

11. Cotyledon Pendens



Cotyledon Pendens undoubtedly showcases some of the most beautiful flowers among chubby succulents. Its plump leaves turn red at the tips under stress, and bell-like red flowers adorn its branches in spring and summer, truly stunning.

Sometimes, I catch a whiff of Cotyledon Pendens' unique fragrance, especially intensified under sunlight. Due to its trailing nature, it's perfect for hanging baskets.

12. Echeveria 'Ice Green'


Echeveria 'Ice Green' features short, triangular leaves that are chubby. What makes it unique among chubby succulents is its color—when mature, it is orange-tinged with green, resembling a translucent orange jelly.

Beginner-friendly yet challenging, Echeveria 'Ice Green' is prone to leaf melting and rot from overwatering, especially in summer. Providing shade and reducing water or withholding water during summer ensures its safety.

13. Echeveria Choux Cream


True to its name, Echeveria Choux Cream's leaves are adorable, green most of the time but turning pinkish in spring and autumn.

Echeveria Choux Cream's leaves plump up after a good drink, so it's best to water when about 80% dry to maintain its chubby appearance.

14. Echeveria Mango Beauty


With its chubby appearance, mango-like color, and leaf shape, Echeveria Mango Beauty lives up to its name. Bright orange with triangular fleshy leaves stands out among many chubby cuties.

A low-maintenance succulent, Echeveria Mango Beauty thrives in my garden throughout summer, its color only improving with time.

15. Lithops


Lithops, with their chubby appearance resembling tiny bottoms, shouldn't be missed by chubby succulent lovers. Collecting different patterns and colors of Lithops has become my recent hobby.

Watering needs attention when caring for Lithops. I wait until the leaves show obvious wrinkles before watering thoroughly. During the shedding period, no water is needed as new Lithops emerge.

You may wonder: How to Care for Lithops: Don’t and Do.

Why are your chubby succulents slimming down?


My secret is to water thoroughly when the leaves start wrinkling rather than frequently watering in small amounts. This watering frequency helps control the chubby succulent's shape. Also, planting in smaller pots can help.

These are just a few of my chubby succulent collections. Which one is your favorite?

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