Top 12 Cacti and Succulents for Full Sun. Cacti and succulents are known for their drought tolerant nature and water holding properties. Agave. Aloe. Most larger aloe species will do well in full sun and can be planted outdoors as landscape plants or in large containers. Euphorbia Tiruacalli (Firestick or Pencil Tree.
However, certain species of succulents such as the tree aeonium, firesticks, blue chalk sticks and echeveria thrive in full sun. Tree Aeonium. Firesticks. Blue Chalk Sticks. Echeveria.
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Popular Full Sun Succulents Euphorbia tirucalli â€œSticks of Fireâ€ is from South Africa and can grow up to 25 feet tall.
Despite widespread belief, most succulents do not thrive if blasted with the hottest temps and the fullest sun exposure. While they appreciate a lot of light (and very few survive in full shade), most succulents need sun protection, especially if the temperature hits the 90-degree-mark, or if they're small.
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Agave attenuatas do not like temperatures below 30Â°F (like most succulents. They can handle full sun and partial shade and prefer deep, infrequent watering.