With their wide variety of shapes and sizes succulents are great plants for containers. Because succulents are easy to care for and require little water they are ideal for situations where other plants would involve spending more time with a hose or watering can. These twelve gorgeous succulents are described in an article by Lauren Dunec Hoang which I found on the Houzz website.
Low-maintenance and drought-tolerant, succulents can make perfect container plants ? packing a lot of punch for their relatively small sizes. Here are 12 container-friendly succulents of all shapes and sizes, from rosette-forming echeveria to trailing sedum, to use as eye-catching accents in your outdoor space.Planting and care tips. To prevent succulents from rotting, always plant in a quick-draining potting mix and make sure outdoor containers have a drainage hole. For most regions, position containers where they will receive four to six hours of bright sunlight or filtered sun to partial shade in hot inland areas. Water lightly at the base of the plants about once a week, allowing the top 1 to 2 inches of soil to dry out between waterings.
For gardeners living in colder regions, most of these plants will do just fine if brought indoors over winter (with the exception of dudleya). Just be sure to place them where they will receive plenty of bright light.