32 Most Expensive Succulents Revealed (The Ultimate List)

Succulents are fast becoming an extremely popular houseplant in the gardening world, and for a good reason. Perfect for beginners, these low maintenance, no fuss, air purifying plants can add some much needed life to even the dullest of homes.

One of the biggest problems with succulents of late, though, isn’t one of their benefits. The issue that growers are struggling with is their price tag.

However, the demand for most expensive succulents aren’t going down. There are many people across the world who regularly collect/grow some of the exquisite succulents for their own purpose.

Not all species, but due to the time, energy, and money required to propagate and grow in, suppliers simply need to raise the price.

Most expensive succulents

In this article, we will look at 32 of the most expensive succulents species and how exactly their price tags can be justified.

Let’s dive in, shall we?

Who Should Invest in Expensive Succulents?

In general, it’s human nature to have what others can’t. We want the rarest of the rare for nothing other than status.

Sometimes though, other plant species just aren’t an option. Certain climates only allow the growth of these more expensive types of plants, so they need to be accounted for in an average home’s budget.

It would be fair to suggest that the rare succulent species would best be suited for those with a healthy cash flow as they aren’t something you would classify as an appreciating investment.

In our experience, the most expensive succulents can be worth it if we have the right growing conditions to maintain them.

32 Most Expensive Succulents Listed (2023 Version)

So here we are, the list of lists! Let’s look at what makes each of these species of succulents such a rarity. It may be a specific growth characteristic, the maintenance required to produce it, or its growing geographic location.

Whatever the case, people are willing to match the price tag for either status, love, or even because nothing else grows where they live. The long and extensively researched list goes a little something like this…

Adromischus Cooperi

Adromischus Cooperi

Adromischus Cooperi (a.k.a. Plover Eggs Plant, Club-adromischus) is sought after due to its dwarfism. It’s also an attractive succulent with some rather unique markings.

Its stems are almost covered with purple spots extending over its silvery green/blue plump, teeth-like leaves.

It can grow to a measly 4 inches (10 cm) in height and produces branches that span to around 2 inches (5 cm) long, making it the perfect ornamental inside succulent.

It can produce pink flowers in the summertime. Estimated Cost $7-$20 USD.

Adromischus Cristatus

Adromischus Cristatus (a.k.a. Crinkle Leaf Plant, Key Lime Pie) is high on the rare radar due to its oddly satisfying asymmetrical growing pattern. This somewhat miniature succulent grows almost pasta-esque, reverse triangle shaped hairy/fuzzy green leaves.

Collectors also pay a little bit extra due to this plant’s ease of growth. It can grow up to 18 inches (45 cm) tall and 24 inches (61 cm) in overall width. Its blooms are petite and white. This species of succulent is great for window sills, small rock gardens, and offices.

The estimated Cost is $30 USD.

Adromischus Cristatus

Adromischus Maculatus

Adromischus Maculatus

Adromischus Maculatus (a.k.a Calico Heart, Chocolate Drops) is a collector’s favorite due to its ease of growth and aesthetically pleasing heart shaped leaves. This beautifully compact succulent has fleshy, puffy greenish white heart shaped leaves that are often edged with a red to brown tinge.

It’s a great succulent for beginners as it doesn’t require much maintenance. They can generally grow up to around 4-8 inches (10-20 cm) at full maturity.

Estimated Cost $5-$20 USD.

Aeonium Gorgoneum

Aeonium Gorgoneum (a.k.a Graptoveria) is expensive as it has medicinal benefits that can help treat symptoms of low level influenza, such as coughs. Additionally, it is rarely found in cultivation. Therefore, its rarity demands a higher price tag.

This compact succulent contains attractive leaves which are lightish green to a faded yellow color. They may also produce a pink tinge when exposed to excess light. Each cluster is grown on a central woody stem. The overall height of this plant can reach up to 6 ft 7 in (2 m).

Estimated Cost $50-$80 USD.

Aeonium Gorgoneum

Aichryson Dumosum

Aichryson Dumosum

Simply put, Aichryson Dumosum (a.k.a Lowe) is expensive because it’s on the critically endangered list according to (IUCN). This petite, pleasant looking succulent can only be found in one microsection of this whole earth.

That’s right; it’s only the people of the Canary Islands, Azores, Madeira Islands, and a small slice of Morocco that can claim this succulent as their own. It grows smaller green, spade shaped, clustered leaves. It also showcases spiny brown/green stems that produce beautiful small yellow florets, generally with 7 petals.

Depending on the soil and type, they can sometimes even form brown to red edges around the flowers. This species can grow up to 15 inches (38 cm) (15 in) in height and spread sparsely at around 7-8 inches (18-20 cm) at the base.

Estimated Cost $50-$250 USD.

Aloe Haworthioides

Aloe Haworthioides (a.k.a. zebra cactus, Cushion Aloe) is another great window sill or office desk species. It’s another one of those easy to grow and maintain variants. The small size and compact nature aren’t why they’re seen as expensive.

This succulent species comes with an attitude akin to a 70’s punk hair cut which is tough for sellers to master in its early stages. It looks like a cactus with its green, lance shaped leaves growing from a central bulb. Furthermore, these leaves have small hair like spikes covering them from base to tip.

Aloe Haworthioides

The Aloe Haworthiodes can grow up to 4 inches (10 cm) tall with optimal growing conditions. During the late summer to early fall/autumn, this species produces long tubular pink-orange colored flowers, which can grow up to 12 inches (30 cm) long.

Estimated Cost $1199 USD. 

Ariocarpus Retusus subsp. trigonus

Ariocarpus Retusus subsp trigonus

Ariocarpus Retusus subsp. Trigonus (a.k.a seven star cactus) has a higher than normal price tag as it is known to have strong hallucinogenic properties.

Furthermore, this slow growing, compact cactus is quite a rarity, even amongst locals of its origin in Mexico. It produces rosette-shaped leaves with triangular, rough, dark green verrucose tubercles. Around fall, this species will produce a bright, electric pink flower that can be larger than the plant itself.

The size can vary, but in general, a mature Ariocarpus Bravoanus can grow up to 4 inches (10 cm) tall and 8 inches (20 cm) in diameter.

Estimated Cost $48-$120 USD. 

Ariocarpus Trigonus

Ariocarpus Trigonus ( a.k.a. The Living Rock) is a popular plant amongst collectors for its mildly hallucinogenic alkaloids. Furthermore, its growing characteristics are somewhat astounding. It produces long leaf-like triangular tubercles, which allow its peculiar creamy yellow flowers to nestle in between.

You could say it resembles a living rock or a rock with thick, spiky, green hair. They have a range of around 1.5-10 inches (4-25 cm) in height, making them a decent variable addition to your indoor garden.

Estimated Cost $150-$180 USD.

Ariocarpus Trigonus

Astrophytum Asterias (The Sand Dollar Cactus)

Astrophytum Asterias

Astrophytum Asterias (a.k.a. The Sand Dollar Cactus, Star Cactus, Star Peyote) draws collectors due to its rarity. It’s federally listed as endangered. Aside from its availability, this species almost looks fake or made using man.

It has the features of a small, green, white speckled basketball. It has what seems like small, evenly spaced nodes in between each section of the basketball shapes ‘stitching’ and is laced with wooly fur.

The creamy yellow flowers are produced in the Summer of the native region. These cool succulents grow an average height of 1–2.5 inches (2.5–6 cm) and 2-6 inches (5–15 cm) in diameter.

Estimated Cost $60 USD.

Conophytum Subglobosum

Conophytum Subglobosum (a.k.a. Conophytum Subglobosum Tischer) is expensive because of its peculiar form and growing pattern. These winter growing succulents almost simulate ‘living pebbles’ They form clumpy, pert but tight mounds which almost look green, with dark spotty bum cheeks.

They can form anywhere from 5-20 of them as they grow together in tight unison. This succulent species blooms white, yellow, or orange spidery petals at night. They are generally pretty small, making them ideal for tight spaces, including window sills and office desks.

Conophytum Subglobosum

These obligate rock dwellers can grow anywhere up to 3-4 inches (7.5-10 cm) in height but spread up to 2 ft (60 cm). They are not your average looking succulent, that’s for sure!

Estimated Cost $25 USD.

Cotyledon Orbiculata

Cotyledon Orbiculata

Cotyledon Orbiculata (a.k.a. Pig’s Ear Plant, Silver Peak) gains plenty of traction because of its ease of growth and Pig’s Ear shaped leaves. People pay good money for things that they perceive as unique. The pale white to green leaves grow in clusters.

Exposure to greater amounts of light can increase the chance of a light reddish ring forming around the edges of the leaves. This succulent species blooms late in the summer to early in the Fall/Autumn.

It produces magical orange, yellow, or red, bell shaped blooms that grow from longer reddish stems. These stems almost look out of place as they span as much as 24 inches (61 cm). The overall height without blooms is around 6-8 inches (15-20 cm) and with blooms included, it can max out at 12-15 inches (30.5-38 cm).

Estimated Cost $20-$30 USD.


Discocactus (a.k.a. Discocactus subterraneo-proliferans) is one of if not the most expensive succulent/cactus species known in this realm. This is mostly due to its rarity, as it is listed as extinct in the wild.

It can only be found in smaller, scattered pockets of Latin America, including Eastern Bolivia, Paraguay, and Southern Brazil. The last known wild Discocactus was found in 1984. The biggest issue with reproduction is that this species only has male plants. This means vegetative reproduction is the only way to produce more.


Doing so takes a lot of time, energy, and resources, deeming it a poor investment to wholesale vendors. The Discocactus has a mesmerizing low sphere structure with spines growing from each section.

They grow thick, almost meaty, white stems and produce white petaled flowers. These low growing succulents reach a mature height of a measly 2 inches (6 cm) and span 3-4 inches (7.5-10 cm).

Estimated Cost $120 USD.

Echeveria Elegans

Echeveria Elegans

Echeveria Elegans (a.k.a. Mexican snowball, Mexican gem, Mexican Hens and Chicks, or white Mexican rose) are expensive when some hybrid variants are purchased. This is usually due to the cost of producing the hybrid using time, resources, etc.

However, most varieties of this succulent are pretty cheap in comparison. Echeveria Elegans is an evergreen succulent that presents the common tight rosettes which you would usually find a plant like this to have. The pale silvery-green leaves are wide and fleshy and almost spoon shaped.

The hidden gem of this species is its blooms. During the late winter and spring, the Echeveria produces lantern-shaped, pink flowers that sit upon pinky-reddish stems. At full maturity, they can grow up to 8 inches tall (20 cm) and 12 inches (30 cm) in width.

Estimated Cost $40-$100 depending on the region.

Echeveria X Imbricata

Echeveria X Imbricata (a.k.a Compton Carousel, Lenore Dean) has a higher price tag because they are quite fragile. These plants are sometimes tricky to grow and transport to where they will be sold.

More time, money, and resources are required for a return on investment, hence the price tag. This mesmerizing species grow in a tuft and forms green and white variegated leaves. They are surprisingly easy to grow and maintain for a succulent of this nature.

Echeveria X Imbricata

This species can grow anywhere up to 6 inches (15 cm) tall and span the same length outwards at the base. It can bloom orange and yellow flowers more than once in a single growing season.

Estimated Cost $60 USD.



The Estevesia is hot on the collectors’ radar simply because it is hard to find, therefore, considered rare. This species grows spiny, cylindrical stems with a series of taproots that branch from the base. Its flowers are white and funnel-shaped.

They also have long floral tubes which contain more spins on petite, fluffy areolas. These flowers are produced at night only. The overall plant can grow to 20-24 inches (50-60 cm) and have a width of just over 1 inch (3 cm) in diameter max.

Estimated Cost $1500-$3000 USD.

Euphorbia Obesa

Euphorbia Obesa (a.k.a. Baseball Plant) is expensive because they cannot be multiplied, they are only grown by seeds. This makes the process take longer which can deter growers from growing for investment purposes.

This succulent species almost looks like a perfectly round, faded brown to green baseball (hence the name). It is also said to resemble an orange or walnut. The male and female vary slightly in color.

Euphorbia Obesa

It contains beaded seams and produces small, node or bulb flower stems from the top with even smaller yellow flowers. These smaller succulents are ideal for minimal space gardens. They max their height out at around 8-12 inches (20-30 cm) and have a diameter of 3.5-4 inches (9-10 cm).

Estimated Cost $50 USD.

Faucaria Tuberculosa

Faucaria Tuberculosa

Faucaria Tuberculosa (a.k.a. Pebbled Tiger Jaws, Shark Jaw) has a higher price tag than normal due to its difficult initial growth and fragility. This type of succulent also gains attraction because it resembles multiple, clumped open green mouths with small, white sets of teeth.

Furthermore, the teeth have singular white hairs growing from each of them. The texture or look of these teeth is produced by wart-like bumps known as tubercles. This mystical, compact succulent is worth the money in our books.

Not many people have these types of plants, hence their rarity of them. They grow to 6 inches (15 cm) tall and spread as much as 10-12 inches (25-30.5 cm) at full maturity.

Estimated Cost $60 USD.

Giant Quiver Tree

The Giant Quiver Tree (a.k.a. bastard quiver tree) is regarded as critically endangered. As we know, rare items produce extravagant price tags. Furthermore, this succulent species is quite large, which can add to justifying paying good money for a slice of rarity.

It grows at an extremely slow rate, making it almost not worth cultivating. This species will not survive without some kind of human intervention. The tree has a rough, whitish brown shade and can produce multiple stems or branches from the central lower area of the trunk. Each branch is the same color as the trunk.

Giant Quiver Tree

They are long and bare until further up, where they fork again. The ends of the branches produce round, bright yellow pendant flowers that hang below the rosette. These flowers bloom during the spring only. A fully grown tree can reach a whopping 49 ft (15 m) in height.

Estimated Cost $3000-$5000 USD.

Gymnocalycium Mihanovichii

Gymnocalycium Mihanovichii

Gymnocalycium friedrichii (a.k.a. The Purple Moon Cactus) justifies its expense by having an extremely unusual look. Firstly, its stem is a lime green, broad cactus.

A dusky green to dark purple, ribbed, ball/moon shaped cactus is sitting on top. It varies in color depending on how much exposure it gets to light. Each outward rib is lined from top to bottom with smaller nodes with hairlike spikes.

During the spring, the hairs will die, and pink, orange, or yellow-colored flowers will bloom from the nodes. Grafted versions can grow up to 12 inches (30 cm) in height and 6 inches (15 m) in diameter.

Estimated Cost $950-$1000 USD.

Haworthia Cuspidata Variegata

Haworthia Cuspidata Variegata (a.k.a. Variegated Star Window Plant) can be more expensive because it is a hybrid. This means that it can cost more to produce. This succulent species looks almost like an aloe except only much smaller. They can be grown in the singular as well as cluster form.

They are a rosette forming plants with small white flowers. The tiny leaf tips can often be clear depending on their age. They can grow to around 9 inches (20 cm) in height and 12 inches (30 cm) in diameter.

Estimated Cost $95 USD. 

Haworthia Cuspidata Variegata

Haworthia Truncata

Haworthia Truncata

Haworthia Truncata (a.k.a. Horse’s Teeth) can lure collectors and money in due to its obscure look. As the name suggests, the overview presents a teeth-like appearance. It has greeny-gray leaves with a rough surface containing small warts.

You could also say that they look similar to multiple, cross cut pieces of dark green celery stalks. They grow extremely slowly, max out at the height of 0.8 inches (2 cm), and can spread around 4 inches (10 cm).

Estimated Cost $4200 USD. 

Hoya Kerrii

Hoya Kerrii (a.k.a Hoya Hearts, Sweetheart Hoya, Love Heart Plant) drives a higher price tag simply because of its heart shaped leaves. We believe that this succulent is more of a fad plant that can be taken advantage of during certain periods of the year.

Nevertheless, this beautiful house plant can grow and produce vines climbing indoor structures and trellises. You can purchase them as a single leaf or as a bush of leaves, increasing their attractiveness.

Hoya Kerrii

There isn’t much else to the Hoya Kerrii besides being a slow growing succulent. They can vine and climb up to 13 ft (4 m) in height.

Estimated Cost $25 USD.

Mammillaria Zeilmanniana (Rose Pincushion Cactus)

Mammillaria Zeilmanniana

Mammillaria Zeilmanniana (a.k.a. Rose Pincushion Cactus) is another species that attracts interest because of its striking features. This succulent variant has a small cactus base with cylindrical stems containing oval tubercles with spines clustered on the tips.

When young, these spines are wooly, but as they age, they become more prickly to touch. Crowns and rings of flowers bloom almost all year. The flowers can be pale pink, violet, or even purple and have yellow centers. They somewhat resemble an upside down pineapple.

The mature height of a Rose Pincushion Cactus is usually around 5 inches (13 cm) tall and the diameter can be around 3 inches (7.5) in diameter.

Estimated Cost $40 USD.

Ocotillo White

Ocotillo White can usually fetch a higher price due to its obscure look. It’s not considered rare but can be difficult to cultivate in its early growth stages.

Therefore, suppliers may opt against exhausting their resources to produce them. This succulent species resembles a traditional cactus, with long thick stems with similar branches protruding from halfway up. The beautiful white blooms begin to show around late spring to early summer.

Ocotillo White

However, they can take up to 1-2 years to begin producing them. In the wild, these succulents can reach 20 ft (6 m) heights as they grow under optimal conditions. However, homegrown Ocotillo may grow as tall as 10 ft (3 m).

Estimated Cost $300 USD.

Othonna Capensis

Othonna Capensis

Othonna Capensis (a.k.a. Ruby Necklace, Little Pickles) is classified as one of the rarest succulent plants in this realm. No wonder it tends to receive some extra bucks from collectors afar.

It has quite a unique appearance that resembles a mix between a bunch of grapes and popping seaweed.

The Ruby Necklace gets its name from its growth formation. With a woody stem and smaller bean shaped leaves that look a lot like pickles, this succulent is one of a kind.

If carefully stressed, the leaves can turn a purple to red tone, which helps to reveal how the name Ruby Necklace came about. This species can grow up to 12 inches (30.5 cm) tall and 24 inches (61 cm) wide at full maturity.

Estimated Cost $30-$50 USD.

Pachyphytum Compactum f. Variegata

Pachyphytum Compactum f. Variegata (a.k.a. Little Jewel) is slightly more expensive than other succulent species simply because it’s harder to the source. That fact alone makes it a rarity.

This succulent species has many common features, such as a small compact rosette head with a spine like leaves. The leaf tips on this ‘Little Jewel’ have dark red to purple marbled tones. The leaves, in general, can be either greenish blue to burgundy in color.

Pachyphytum Compactum f. Variegata

This succulent can grow up to 1 ft (30.5 cm) in height and spread around 6 inches (15 cm) at full maturity. Estimated Cost $15-$20 USD.



Parodia (a.k.a. Lemon Ball Cactus) is slightly pricey compared to other plants because they are unique. This ground hugging, lemon ball shaped cactus looks exactly as the name describes, like a lemon ball with a full covering of small yellow spikes.

Its stems are stocky and green and produce rather large, showy yellow flowers. Sometimes the blooms can even cover the whole tip of the cactus once fully open. This succulent species can grow up to 24 inches (61 cm) tall and 3-4 inches (8-10 cm) wide.

Estimated Cost $80 USD.

Pelotilla De Chinamada

Pelotilla De Chinamada (a.k.a. Monanthes Wildpretii) is considered expensive due to its scarcity. The only place it grows wild is in Tenerife on The Canary Islands in Spain. This succulent species looks a lot like the kind of seaweed that is supple and bubble-like.

They grow in clusters with smaller ‘bubble’ nodes on the inside and larger ones the further they grow towards the outer edge. These clusters grow upon brittle reddish stems. This succulent will produce fluffy bulbs that bloom greeny red flowers with symmetrical petals at the base during spring.

Pelotilla De Chinamada

The inner section of the flower grows straight outwards from the petal base and looks almost pointy. Pelotilla De Chinamada is quite small. It hugs the ground and will only protrude around 1-2 inches (2.5-5 cm) and spread 5 inches (12.5 cm).

Estimated Cost $500-$600 USD for a mature plant.



Peyote (a.k.a. Mescal Button) has a higher price tag justified by its psychoactive alkaloids, especially mescaline. It can induce hallucinations that are said to be like reconnecting to the source.

Peyote looks like miniature green pumpkins covered with small stubs or nodes. It can take 15-30 years for the plant to mature enough to produce its flower and become usable.

The flowers are pink and white and start to bloom during the summertime. An average plant such as this grows to around 2 inches (5 cm) in height and 3 inches (7.5 cm) in diameter.

Estimated Cost $400-$500 per plant.


Salão has a higher than average price due to its rarity. There are only 1000 of these plants left in the wild. The biggest issue with these succulents is their vulnerability to overharvesting.

Scalpers take from the land and sell it as a high ticket item. Intervention is in the process as we speak to try to bring the numbers up, albeit slowly. There isn’t anything special about the way that it looks.


It has green tongue shaped leaves that can turn red around the edges when lightly stressed. The leaf clusters grow on a light, woody stem.

Estimated Cost $70-$100 USD.

Tephrocactus Articulatus

Tephrocactus Articulatus

Tephrocactus articulatus var papyracanthus (a.k.a. Paper Spine Cactus) is expensive because it simply has a unique appearance. This oddly mesmerizing succulent has multiple pale green to green pine cone shaped stems which branch from a single such stem.

Each section is stacked upon each other to produce a rather intriguing plant. The cool characteristic that this type of succulent has is its ribbons that grow from various bumpy nodes on each ‘pine cone’ section. The ribbons are flat and smooth and feel like weakened paper.

From above, they look like a white, thinned, spiky mess, though. This slow growing cactus can grow to around 12 inches (30.5 cm) under the right conditions.

Estimated Cost $645 USD. 

Vahondrandra (Aloe Helenae)

Vahondrandra (a.k.a. Aloe Helenae) is a collector’s dream due to being extremely uncommon as it can only be found in Southern Madagascar. It is on the IUCN Red list and has only 200-500 plants growing in the wild.

This aloe plant has long green, aloe style lashings with thick stems. Growing on the stems are bottle brushes that fade from top to bottom, green to yellow to red. This species can grow to a staggering 13 ft (4 m) tall in the right conditions.

Estimated Cost $80 USD.

NativeEstimated Price
Adromischus Cooperi (Plover Eggs Plant)South Africa$7-$20 USD
Adromischus Cristatus (Crinkle Leaf Plant)South Africa$30 USD
Adromischus Maculatus (Calico Heart)South Africa$5-$20 USD
Aeonium Gorgoneum GraptoveriaCape Verde$50-$80 USD
Aichryson Dumosum (Lowe)Portugal$50-$250 USD 
Aloe Haworthioides (Zebra Cactus)Madagascar$1199 USD
Ariocarpus retusus subsp. Trigonus (Seven Star Cactus)Mexico$48-$120 USD
Ariocarpus Trigonus (The Living Rock)Mexico$150-$180 USD
Astrophytum Asterias (The Sand Dollar cactus)Texas (USA), Mexico $60 USD
Conophytum Subglobosum (Conophytum Subglobosum Tischer)South Africa$25 USD
Cotyledon Orbiculata (Pig’s Ear Plant)South Africa$20-$30 USD 
Discocactus subterraneo-proliferans (Discocactus)Brazil$120 USD
Echeveria Elegans (Mexican Hens and Chicks)Mexico$40-$100 depending on region
Echeveria X Imbricata (Compton Carousel)Central America, Mexico, Nth Western USA$60 USD
Euphorbia Obesa (Baseball Plant)South Africa$50 USD
Faucaria Tuberculosa (Pebbled Tiger Jaws)South Africa $60 USD
Giant Quiver Tree (Bastard Quiver Tree)South Africa$3000-$5000 USD
Gymnocalycium Mihanovichii (The Purple Moon cactus)South America$950-$1000 USD
Haworthia Cuspidata Variegata (Variegated Star Window Plant)South Africa$95 USD
Haworthia Truncata (Horse’s Teeth)South Africa$4200 USD depending on the pattern.
Hoya Kerrii (Hoya Hearts)Indo China, South East Asia$25 USD
Mammillaria Zeilmanniana (Rose Pincushion Cactus)Mexico, South West USA $40 USD
Ocotillo WhiteMexico$300 USD
Othonna Capensis (Ruby Necklace)South Africa$30-$50 USD
Pachyphytum Compactum f. Variegata (Little Jewel)Mexico$15-$20 USD 
Parodia (Lemon Ball Cactus)Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay$80 USD
Pelotilla De Chinamada (Monanthes Wildpretii)Canary Islands, Spain$500-$600 per mature plant
Peyote (Mescal Button)Texas, Northern Mexico$400-$500
SalãoCape Verde Islands$70-$100 USD
Tephrocactus Articulatus (Paper Spine Cactus)Western Argentina Andes Mountains$95-$645 USD depending on maturity
Vahondrandra (Aloe Helenae)Southern Madagascar$80 USD
Most Expensive Succulents in a Table

Where To Buy Rare Succulents?

Depending on your location, rare succulents aren’t as hard to find as you would think. Most succulent species these days can be found at a local nursery or gardening supplies store.

These types of businesses can usually get themselves to a point where they can justify being able to supply a select few plant types. If they test the market and realize that the concept is the bible, they can usually order more to suit the customer.

Additionally, many online stores these days can help source the species of plant you may be trying to obtain. The larger e-stores such as amazon and etsy have a great range.

There are also more direct websites, such as exotic succulents or rare succulents shop, that are worth further research into. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What makes a succulent rare?

The main reason succulents can be rare and expensive is their growth maintenance cost. Succulents are low maintenance once they reach our homes. But to get them to a point where they can be sold, a lot of time, money, and effort is exhausted. They are slow-growing plant that requires different growing mediums to suit their growing conditions.

Are crested succulents rare?

The cresting of a succulent is rare simply because it doesn’t happen too often. Therefore, the price tag can be much larger for a succulent cultivated in this manner. Cresting is where the original plant becomes damaged, where it would normally grow from, and form multiple growing points from that one damaged point.

Can you make money selling succulents?

Sure, you can make money from anything provided you can have a supply for the demand. Good quality succulents can be hard to come by, so ensuring the buyer has something of quality on offer, the money can exchange hands. Small farmers markets and stalls are great places to sell these plants. 

What is the rarest succulent?

The Discocactus subterraneo-proliferans is said to be the rarest succulent in the world. There are only 50 known, privately grown plants of this species worldwide. IUCN has it listed as critically endangered.


Succulents are reasonably easy to grow and maintain. Therefore a joy to own, so it’s no wonder some seek the rarest of them all.

The reality is that suppliers do all the hard work behind closed doors to get them to the point where they are worth something.

We hope that this article about some of the most expensive succulents has been helpful in carefully presenting an abundance of detail on some of the rarest succulents in the world. We look forward to seeing you at the next one. As always, happy growing!

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