Cactus and Succulents - Part Shade

Sedum lineare “Variegatum”

Low growing, to 6″ high, and tough. Will form lots of stems with tiny cream and green striped leaves. Works great on slopes and hillsides. Makes a good contrast plant for bonsais.

Sedum lucidum

Round fat leaves in compact rosettes on short stems. Red edged in sun. White flowers with red centers. Will grow along the ground, scrambling over rocks, trailing over walls and rooting as it goes.

Sedum makinoi “Limelight”

Small lime-green sedum, trailing stems. Can be planted between pavers. Yellow flowers in summer attract butterflies.

Sedum oaxacanum

Lush, thick springy groundcover of tiny thick-leafed rosettes, up to 6″ tall. Yellow star flowers.

Sedum palmeri

Trailing stonecrop, grows 6-8″ tall. Yellow flowers.

Sedum Sunsparkler “Blue Pearl”

Great border plant, robust clumps. Leaves are plum purple with a blue overtone. Large pink flower sprays in late summer. Attractive to butterflies; deer resistant. Semi-deciduous.

Sedum Sunsparkler “Firecracker”

Mint green leaves turn burgundy red in fall. Heat and cold tolerant. Sprawls, makes a good rock garden plant or in hanging baskets. Semi-deciduous.

Selenicereus anthonyanus

Cryptocereus anthonyanus

Epiphytic species; bright green flat stems; night-blooming red/yellow


Small to medium-sized alpine succulents. Cold hardy, but generally do not like heat.

Senecio cephalophorus

Spoon shaped blue leaves topped with puffball-like orange flower clusters. Drought tolerant. Frost tender.

Senecio peregrinus

Fascinating little diving dolphin-shaped thick ovoid leaves leaping all over the long trailing stems. Rot-prone, keep dry. Bluish hue with more sun.

Senecio radicans

Thick ovoid leaves on long trailing stems. Rot-prone, keep dry.

Senecio scaposus

Stemless clumps of silver finger-like leaves, 6-12″. Yellow daisy blooms. Drought tolerant.

Senecio stapeliiformis

Winter-growing, upright variegated stems will recline as they grow tall. Bright red pom-pom bloom sprays.

Seyrigia marnieri

Climbing succulent in the Cucurbitaceae family. Slender round stems, small flowers. Fleshy ovate fruit.

Sinningia tubiflora

Tuberous caudex to 6″, stems to 12″. One of the few caudexes that can grow from leaf cuttings.

Sinocrassula yunnanensis

Small dark rosettes will form small clusters. Small rounded leaves. Bloom stalks appear above the rosettes, small white flowers. Very cold hardy, keep dry in winter. Grow best with moderate sun, can handle full sun or even light shade.