10 Rarest Succulents in the World

Sand Dollar Cactus (Astrophytum asterias):

Native to Texas, USA, and parts of Mexico, this spineless cactus is popular among succulent enthusiasts but faces threats from illegal harvesting. With only about 2,000 individual plants remaining in the wild

Salão (Aeonium gorgoneum):

Found in Cape Verde Islands, this rare succulent is used in traditional medicine and faces the risk of overharvesting. With fewer than 1,000 plants left in the wild, conservation measures are needed to protect its population.

Pelotilla de Chinamada (Monanthes wildpretii):

Exclusive to Tenerife in the Canary Islands, this succulent faces habitat degradation and illegal collection threats. With fewer than 600 individuals remaining, urgent conservation actions are necessary.

Rose Pincushion Cactus (Mammillaria zeilmanniana):

Endangered in its native habitat of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, this cactus is coveted for its pink flowers. With less than 250 wild individuals left in a tiny area, protection from illegal collection is vital for its survival

Vahondrandra (Aloe helenae):

Endemic to southern Madagascar, this succulent faces habitat destruction due to agriculture and mining. With only 200-500 individuals remaining, conservation efforts are crucial for its preservation.

Estevesia alex-bragae:

Endangered in Goiás, Brazil, this rare flowering cactus faces habitat loss from agricultural activities. With less than 200 individuals remaining, urgent conservation actions are needed to prevent extinction.

Giant Quiver Tree (Aloidendron pillansii):

Found in South Africa and Namibia, this unique succulent tree faces threats from habitat loss and illegal collecting. With fewer than 200 individuals left, conservation measures are essential to protect its dwindling population.

Aichryson dumosum:

Endemic to Madeira, Portugal, this rare succulent is threatened by invasive species and habitat degradation. With only 50-250 individuals remaining, urgent conservation actions are required to prevent its extinction.

Parodia rechensis:

Critically endangered in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, this succulent faces threats from habitat loss and cultivation difficulties. With only about 70 plants left in the wild, urgent conservation efforts are necessary for its survival.

Discocactus subterraneo-proliferans:

Possibly extinct in the wild in Britania, Brazil, this succulent is exceptionally rare, with fewer than 50 individuals in private collections worldwide. Urgent conservation actions are needed to preserve its genetic diversity and prevent its extinction.