Best Succulent Identification Apps

House plants can be categories to many groups like Foliage Plants, Indoor Palm Plants, Hanging Basket Plants, Trailing & Climbing Plants, Tree Type Plants, Fern Type Plants, Succulent Plants, etc.

Succulents are better than most houseplants because of its thick stem and long roots enable to retain water, they hardly need to water compared to other houseplants.

Succulent houseplants can be classified on the basis of color, floral parts, amount of light they love. This is a classification at the base level. You can also classify them according to genus, species, etc.

The important classification that you need to know is the hard and soft succulents. Soft succulents are those that generally grow in hotter climates. Hard succulents can grow in freezing temperature in zones 4, 5, 6 and 7 if you live in the USA.

Aloe is the most popular succulent plants that can be found anywhere in the world. It is also popular because of medicinal properties. People want to keep aloe in their home because of its thick flower like leaf appearance.

If you ask me what’s your favorite succulent? My answer would be jade plant. Jade are miniature succulents which can be kept anywhere in an office or home.

This video will help you to learn about succulents better

Best Succulent Identification Apps for 2019


This app developed by a plant enthusiastic. It works even without internet connections. Succulents can be identified compared with the app database of plants.

The app provides information like stem type(hard or soft), the amount of sunlight needs, whether the plant is poisonous, does the plant can be a good houseplant, etc.



iNaturalist can be used for identifying plants and animals. It has a community of about 400000 people from different plant expertise backgrounds. This app is a joint initiative by the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society


  • Discover new species of plants.
  • Record your findings and share with online communities.
  • Discuss with other community members.
  • Supports multiple languages.

PictureThis – Plant Identifier

This app has a database of large number of plants with their description, watering and caring tips. Plants which this app supports are flowers, trees, succulents, cacti, mushrooms, herbs, shrubs, grasses and more!

The app is fast and easy to use. It identifies a plant picture with help of Artificial Intelligence. Connects users with plant specialists through their platform.


  • Identify flowers, plants, and trees.
  • Notifications and reminders from garden and horticulture specialists.
  • Plant care and watering tips.
  • Beautiful plant photos which you can keep as wallpaper.

Websites for Succulent Identification

Websites also help identifying plants. But they may not work well as an app. Websites provide information in a format which is easy to read than an mobile app.

Succulent Plant Identification by Drought Smart

My Thoughts on Succulent Identification Apps

Apps are a great tools to identify plants easily. With the advancement of AI, now unknown plants can be identified just with the help of a average mobile camera.

Succulents are popular houseplants. People want to keep them home because of their tiny size and less care needed.

As I have already mentioned choosing a hard or soft succulent is important according to the zone(hot or cold) you are living. You can take the help of an app to choose the best succulent for your home.

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