The best indoor succulents for low light rooms at home or in offices. Today we’re going to discuss some of the most popular and easiest-to-care-for succulents: those that do well with little light.
These houseplants do well in low lights and grow slow enough so you don’t have to constantly re-pot them.
It’s also important to know what kind of conditions they need. Different succulents have different light requirements.
Do All Succulents Need Light?
Succulents are typically known for growing in the desert, with long periods of sunlight and harsh environments. In fact, many types of succulents need a lot of sun to get large and strong leaves.
without enough sun they get thin and weak from trying to conserve water. This is a good thing when you’re growing succulents in a desert, but it is bad if you want your low-light succulents to grow back into strong plants.
Instead of giving all types of succulents a lot of direct sunlight, try finding out from the store what kind of light they need and only give them that. Some succulents even get their leaves sunburnt if exposed to too intense light.
It’s often a good idea to research the specific type of succulents you want before buying, especially if it is an unfamiliar type.
Best Indoor Succulents for Low Light Rooms
We’ve scouted around and found some amazing low-light indoor succulents that will thrive in your home (and give you something nice and green and plant-like to look at). Without further ado, here are your top picks for indoor succulent houseplants that don’t need a lot of light.
1) Hen and chicks (Aeonium arboreum)
This plant is highly recommended for beginners. It thrives in low light and doesn’t require much water. Once you get it to start sprouting little “chicks” at the base, you can cut them off and make new succulent baby plants (hen and chicks).
It’s also incredibly easy to propagate. Just put a few leaves in water, let them sit for about half a month until they start rooting themselves, then plant them in soil.
2) String of pearls (Senecio rowleyanus)
The name gives it away on how this plant looks like. This succulent grows string-like vines that drape down from the main plant. If you have a large enough hanging basket, it can make quite an impact as it cascades down.
It also keeps its leaves throughout most of the winter (most plants go dormant during winter), so you don’t have to wait until spring to see new growth.
3) String of hearts (Ceropegia woodii)
Another fun plant that’s known for its string-like vines. It can get a bit leggy, so you may want to trim the vines from time to time and replant them in soil.
It’s also very easy to propagate and you can use any of the vines that have grown too long. Just put a few cuttings in the water and allow them to start rooting. Transfer them into pots and continue watering for healthy growth.
4) Aloe vera
The one and only true aloe that everyone knows is the famous Aloe vera. It also has lots of health benefits. You can use it to treat cuts, burns, and other skin ailments.
It’s also an easy plant to care for even for beginners. The most important care tip is to avoid overwatering it! If you do, the aloe vera leaves will turn yellow and soft and begin rotting.
5) Jade plant (Crassula ovata)
A member of the jade family that you don’t have to fuss over much. You can keep it in a low light room but you have to leave it in a sunny location and water about once every month or so.
It’s a great houseplant that can also be used as a bonsai tree. You can allow it to grow huge or you can trim it back and in the shape that you like.
6) Pig’s ear (Cotyledon orbiculata)
This succulent stays somewhat small, which makes it perfect for beginners. It’s also known for its unique shape. The leaves are distinctively rounded and kind of look like ears.
It is a beautiful succulent that many people that get it love it and keep recommending it to others.
7) Zebra Plant
The Zebra Plant is a perennial evergreen and belongs to the Aizoaceae family. Its scientific name is Aphelandra squarrosa and it can be grown either as a houseplant or inside a greenhouse.
Aphelandra squarrosa has shiny dark green leaves that have yellow-white crosswise stripes on them, giving it the ‘zebra’ nickname.
Propagation can be done from cuttings or leaves, but don’t cut it too close to the ground as this can cause problems with rot.
The zebra plant has a preference for high humidity. It needs thorough watering during its vegetative cycle (growing season) and regular waterings during winter. Otherwise, Aphelandra squarrosa is very easy to maintain.
It prefers soil that is well-drained, but it does need regular watering. Keep the soil moist at all times without letting it dry out or become soggy. You can do this by placing pebbles in the plant’s pot so that water will drain from its hole and onto the saucer beneath it.
Top Low Light Succulents
I love these low light succulent houseplants that you’ll have no problem keeping alive. They’re also gorgeous to look at, and they make great gifts for all your plant-loving friends (or yourself). You should also consider some of these low light indoor houseplants that are not succulents.
As always, let us know if you have any other indoor succulents that we should add to this list! And don’t forget to follow us on Flowerthings Pinterest if you love plants.