July 02, 2019

Inspired by a client, we realized that there wasn’t nearly enough posts for our little friends, the succulents, than there should be. Recently it was discovered that succulents produce strong purifying air quality as their other air purifying colleagues such as the snake plant or maranta’s (the prayer plants). They are found in your terrariums and they are easy to keep and maintain in small indoor spaces.

There are about 2,000 different types of succulents in the world (about 11 different species). Because there are so many, we are condensing this article to the succulents most common and most popular.

So let’s get to know the many faces of our small air purifying plants!


The Pincushion cactus


  • Doesn't grow more than 6inches
  • Other variations have soft, cotton-like wrapping around the succulent

Jade Plant

  • It can reach 3 to 10 feet in height
  • can grow small pink or white flowers
  • Native to South Africa

Moon Cactus (Gymnocalycium mihanovichii)

  • Native to South America
  • Over 80 species found throughout the continent
  • Lacks chlorophyll which is why they are so colorful

Astrophytum asterias

  • Native to Texas and Mexico
  • Common names include Sand Dollar Cactus, Sea Urchin Cactus, Star Cactus and Star Peyote



  • They get their name from the Latin word “succus,” meaning juice or sap.
  • You can find them in almost any color

Zebra Plant

  • Native to South Africa
  • Non-toxic for pets

Snake Plant

  • Grows best in cactus soil
  • Grows faster under sunlight

Aloe Vera

  • Has medicinal properties that cure burns and cuts
  • It can survive 100 years in the wild

Panda Plant

  • Also called pussy ears or chocolate soldiers
  • Native to Madagascar

Anacampseros rufescens

  • Native to South Africa
  • Pairs well with other succulents
  • Grows in clumps


Hopefully these popular succulents are easy to spot next time you visit our events and you're able to get to know your air purifying succulents more!

Author: Morena Guerrero

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