Succulents make a cute plant corner in every house. Yet not every place has enough sunlight for the light sensitive succulents that will grow “leggy” from lacking of light. Still, succulents are versatile plants, there’re species that love sunlight and can stand heat up to 50F while others can live well outdoor or indoor. The general rule of thumb to look for indoor succulents is to choose species that are generally green and won’t change color even when “stressed”. Here are 10 species of succulents that do well indoors.
Ceropegia woodii, also known as the rosary vine, has trailing purplish stems that form tubers at the node and beautiful fleshy heart-shaped green leaves. String of Hearts is a popular hanging plant for its lovely appearance and vining nature. Hardiness: USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
Senecio radicans String of Bananas is a fast-growing succulent with vines that can reach at least 3 feet (90 cm) long. The small, up to 1.2 inches (3 cm) long, green, pointed leaves grow single-file along the cascading stems, with the sides of the leaves partly translucent, allowing sunlight to shine through. Hardiness: USDA Zone 8a - 10b
Senecio rowleyanus, native to Namibia, Africa, has pendant stems to 3' or more with unusual round "leaves" giving the impression of a "string of pearls". The plant is beautiful in a hanging basket, and can be inside the house in a bright airy room, or outside in a protected patio. Hardiness: USDA Zone 8a - 10b
Lithops, native to Southern Africa, are also known by the name 'Living Stones' because of their resemblance to pebbles and rocks that scattered around their natural surroundings. Lithops are tiny slow-growing plants that grow close to the ground.
This plant has a flattened body and the leaves are actually its stems, from which the red-pink flowers bloom during the holiday season. This popular, winter-flowering houseplant makes a great addition to nearly any indoor setting. Christmas cactus is not only easy to care for but propagates easily too, making it an exceptional candidate for holiday gift giving.
Kalanchoe Tomentosa, often called Panda Plant, is a succulent originated from Madagascar. In nature, Panda Plant can grow up to several feet, but if grown indoors, its size is limited by the size of the planter and can typically only reach up to 2 feet in height. Hardiness zone: 9b-11
Haworthia Fasciata 'Zebra Haworthia" is one of the most popular Haworthia species. Its leaves are thin, and dark green with horizontal white ridges that resemble zebra striping. Zebra Haworthia is often grown as indoor plant because of its attractive appearance and low maintenance. It produces offsets freely, and the offsets can be propagated easily. Hardiness zone 9b - 11
Haworthia cymbiformis, also known as Cathedral Window Haworthia or Window Haworthia, is a drought-tolerant evergreen succulent with rosettes up to 3 inches (8 cm) tall and 4 inches (10 cm) in diameter. Window Haworthia is a popular houseplant because it is super easy to grow and low maintenance. Whether you grow it indoors or outdoors, the growing conditions for this plant remain the same. USDA hardiness zone 9b to 11b
Sedum Burrito, also known as Burro's Tail or Donkey's Tail Succulent, is native to Mexico. It is an easy-to-grow perennial succulent and can tolerate any types of soil with good drainage. It has rounded and fleshy silver-green leaves that are densely packed on hanging stems. Hardiness zone: 9a - 10b
Crassula ovata f. variegata ‘Hummel’s Sunset’ is a slow growing evergreen succulent that grows shrubs of up to 3 feet (90 cm) tall. It has shiny, round and fleshy green leaves with cream colored variegation. Hardiness zone 9a - 11b
Like all succulents, indoor succulents need their water, light, good drainage soil and air circulation to thrive. More details on indoor succulent care here.
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