Say goodbye to fake plants forever. It’s time to go green for real with these easy-to-maintain indoor succulents.
Burro’s Tail (Sedum morganianum)A popular indoor succulent, Sedum morganianum is also called donkey’s tail succulent, lamb’s tail succulent, and horse’s tail succulent. Burro’s tail succulent has a reputation for being one of the easiest to grow and to maintain among the brood.
These fleshy succulents with leaves the shape of teardrops are usually displayed in hanging pots because their stems trail down as they mature, which can grow as long as 2 feet. Burro’s tail succulents have grayish blue and green leaves and cute little flowers that can either be red, yellow, or white.
Most Sedum morganianum succulent varieties flourish better when they’re placed in a sunny spot around the home. While not a cactus, this type of succulent is certified heat and drought resistant. That being said, water sufficiently but less frequently.
Zebra Cactus (Haworthia fasciata)
Its white stripes say it all. The zebra cactus is another ideal indoor succulent to bring home. It may look exotic and intimidating but this type of succulent demands almost nothing from you when it comes to care and maintenance.
The zebra cactus likes bright but indirect light. If your home only gets a decent amount of light, no worries, this type of succulent can handle that. As with all kinds of succulents, Haworthia fasciata hates sitting in water for a long time. Make sure you plant your zebra cactus in a well-draining potting soil. Because of its petite size, this type of succulent can be grown without heartache in a variety of little succulent planters, such as teacups, apothecary jars, and other eye-catchy pieces.
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Jade Plant (Crassula ovate)
Jade plant is a good-looking indoor succulent that you should have in your collection. This houseplant has thick, fleshy stems and oval-shaped leaves. Jade plants are very resilient, known for living a long life, and growing up to 3 feet in height even when grown indoors.
Place your jade plant near south-facing windows that get, at least four hours, of sunlight during the day. Wait for the soil to completely dry out in between waterings. Flat and limping leaves could be a tell-tale sign that you are watering your jade plant improperly.
String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus)
This type of succulent is an absolute beauty. The string of pearls, also known as the bead plant, has marble- or pearl-like foliage that can grow as long as 2 feet in length. You can see these lovely succulents on Pinterest and Instagram in hanging baskets, but in the wild, they actually form carpets of green on the ground.
String of pearls loves the sun and a moist soil, especially during spring and summer. Because it’s a trailing houseplant, aside from hanging, string of pearls also looks striking in pots placed on top of a tall bookshelf.
Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii)
If you adore flowers like we do, you’ll definitely fall fast in love with Crown of Thorns. Under adequate lighting, this type of succulent blooms with fine flowers all year round. An ideal houseplant, it has long spiky stems and flowers that can be yellow, red, or salmon pink.
While this succulent prefers to be under the sun, it can also easily adapt to medium light conditions indoors. Don’t wait until the soil becomes parched dry before watering or the plants will droop.