You Can Plant these Pool Landscaping Plants Anywhere

Succulents make great pool landscaping plants for a number of reasons. For instance, they have diverse forms and exotic features that look beautiful and allow easy maintenance. Many people opt for these plants as they are easy to propagate. All you need to do is take a snip and plant it in a container or ground.

these plants don’t need a lot of water. So, they can be a gorgeous addition to your garden. You can put the containers or pots on your balconies, decks, patios and pool landscaping.


These plants come from the Canary Islands of North Africa. Aeonium needs more moisture than other varieties of succulents. The darker varieties, such as the black/purple Aeonium can withstand the sunlight better than the lighter varieties. The flower and rosette varieties are great choices for container gardens. For pool landscaping, you can try the following varieties:

  • Sunburst Aeonium
  • Canary Island aeonium
  • Kiwi Aeonium
  • artropurpureum
  • Black Aeonium


Agaves are native to the United States. These pool landscaping plants grow fast and produce a lot more flowers than their container confined cousins. They are easy to identify because of their large size and strong forms. Agave plants feature leaves that can be toothed, sword-shaped, or smooth. Blooms are not that frequent but can be huge. Try the following agave plants:

  • Queen Victoria Agave
  • Butterfly Agave
  • Parry’s Agave
  • lopantha ‘Quadricolor’
  • filifera
  • ‘Cream Spike’
  • ‘Blue Flame’
  • Fox Tail Agave
  • Tuxedo Agave


Aloes feature pointed, fleshy leaves that look like agaves. Their showy flowers bloom on a regular basis between February and September. The flowers are tube-like and are of different colors, such as yellow, red, and orange. Given below are some varieties of aloe.

  • vera
  • striata
  • plicatilis
  • arborescens
  • Aloe Africana


Native to South Africa, these succulents grow fleshy leaves that feature different patterns. Also, some varieties feature branching stems. You can also opt for a variety that features sense foliage and cover a lot of ground as they are low-growing plants. Given below are some good choices:

  • deltoidea
  • cooperi
  • falcata
  • Crassula arggentea
  • Jade


Although they look like a palm, dasylirion are also good succulents. They feature green, blue-green, greyish strap-like leaves with sharp teeth. With time, their small trunk grows into hard wood making them much different from other succulents. They don’t need a lot of water and can be grown in containers as well. You can choose from the following varieties:

  • Texas Sotol D. texanum
  • Desert Spoon: D. wheelerii
  • Dasylirion longissimum


Dudleya comes from the southwest US and Baja California. This succulent has a beautiful flower, pattern and rosette shape. It’s fleshy petals come in different colors, such as grey, purple, red, green or a mixture of these. Usually, the grey and white varieties are put under a pergola cover or patio. You can try the following dudleya varieties. They make great pool landscaping plants.

  • pulverulent
  • Dudleya brittonii
  • cymosa
  • edulis
  • lanceolata

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