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How To Draw Simple Succulents And Cacti (step-by-step)

Whether you want to create a cactus spread in your bullet journal or just draw succulents for fun – have a go with these easy picture tutorials!


Doodling is a really fun way to bring some creativity to any bullet journal page. Whether it’s for your future log, daily spread or anything in between, a small simple drawing can boost your mood and make your journal look awesome.

If you’re looking for more cute doodles then you might also like my post ‘70+ Easy Doodles (with step by step pictures)’.

Succulents are so easy to draw and as no plant is ever perfect, it’s totally fine if your lines are a little wobbly – your doodles will still look amazing!


To get started with drawing succulents, you don’t need many supplies at all. If you have a pen and something to write on then you’re ready to go.

To create all of the doodles in this post, I used:

Faber-Castell Pitt artist pens

Crayola Supertips

Tombow Dual Brush pens in pastel

So scroll on for some cute doodles plus some fun facts about succulents!

How to draw succulents:

Start off simple with some basic potted plants. If you’re new to doodling then these are perfect for a beginner.

Step by step succulent doodles

Did you know…

Succulents are plants with thick leaves or stems that are able to store water. This is why they are mostly found in arid parts of the world.

All cacti are succulents but not all succulents are cacti.

There are over 10,000 different variants of succulents in the world but only about 2,000 of those are cacti.


Fun cactus facts…

Certain types of cacti are edible, cooked up they are like a slightly bitter vegetable.

In the past, spines from large cacti were sometimes used as gramophone needles!

If you have more than one, you can use either cacti or cactuses – both appear in the dictionary.

There are some species of cacti that can survive for up to 300 years!



Succulents can grow vertically, eg on a wall.

They come in heaps of different colours!

Succulents are pest resistant.

For a little extra fun, why not try doodling a cactus or a succulent in a terrarium?

Terrarium doodles

A cute cactus doodle or two can really brighten up your day. So why not give some of these succulent or cactus doodles a go!?!



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