There are some succulents that you can eat. Amazing? They are not only easy-to-grow houseplants but also an attractive green hue for home. You can plant succulents indoors or out. I have a small pretty succulent planter on my working desk. It makes my working space more eye-catching.
And here are 8 beautiful edible succulents we would like to share today. If you are big fans of these easy-to-grow houseplants, you should never skip this collection. They are excellent home decor and a perfect gift for family and friends. Let’s check them out!
1. Aloe Vera
Many plants from the aloe genus are known for their topical uses. However, certain varieties, like aloe vera can also be eaten.
2. Prickly Pear Cactus
The prickly pear cactus produces fruits that are juicy-edible. Their bright, showy flowers are also what makes this ornamental plant stand out.
All sedum varieties are edible. However, yellow flowering sedums must not be eaten raw without cooking. This plant thrives vigorously in neglect, making them a perfect houseplant for busy and lazy plant growers.
4. Saguaro Cactus
This tree-like cactus bears rare red spiny fruits that are sweet-edible. It also produces beautiful nocturnal white blossoms – the state flowers of Arizona.
5. Dragon Fruit
The dragon fruit is an edible succulent plant. Its fruit is full of flavor and a delicious treat for tropical fruit lovers. If you are on a diet, you may also give these fresh and juicy fruits a try.
6. Barrel Cactus
The fruit of barrel cactus is tart in taste and can be eaten raw or cooked. Like saguaro cactus, this cactus variety can live for more than 100 years.
Purslane is an invasive spreading succulent, making it a challenge to grow indoors. However, this succulent is an excellent source of omega-3-fatty acids.
You can find this marsh-loving succulent at sandy beaches. It bears an interesting flavor but is currently sold at grocery stores around the world.