succulents for indoor space

Best Succulents for Indoor Space | Succulents that Grow Well Indoors

Want to know the best succulents that you can grow indoors? Check out the stunning succulents for indoor space listed below, which are ideal for home, office, or other indoor spaces!

Succulents are gaining popularity as houseplants because of the ease of care and varieties they offer, with each succulent bringing its unique traits to the table. So, it’s no wonder succulents are the first choice of interior designers for revamping indoor spaces. Not only will succulents completely transform any surrounding, be it home or office, but they’ll also help keep the indoor air clean. Here are the top picks for succulents for indoor space!

Snake Plant

snake plant in pot near window

Scientific Name: Sansevieria trifasciata

When it comes to succulents for indoor space, the snake plant tops our list as it’s a low-maintenance plant. Also, the snake plant does well in partial shade to low-light, making it ideal for indoor spaces. Going by another name Mother-in-Law’s tongue plant, it has broad leaves that are variegated, upright, and pointed at the end. If that wasn’t enough to motivate you, the snake plant is also among the list of plants that remove pollutants from the surrounding air, as found in the NASA clean air study!

Burro’s Tail

burro's tail succulent in pot indoors

Scientific Name: Sedum morganianum

Also, going by the name donkey tail, it’s one of the most attractive succulents out there. Being a trailing succulent, it’s ideal for hanging baskets or containers set on a heightened spot such as tabletop or balcony. The trailing stems can reach a length of around three feet and are adorned with grayish-green thick succulent leaves.

Christmas Cactus

Christmas cactus indoors pot

Scientific Name: Schlumbergera x buckleyi

It’s the best cacti for the holiday season as it blooms just in time for Christmas, hence the name. Glossy green segments run along the branches, which can grow to around three feet long. Glorious flowers ranging from red, white, yellow, pink, or purple appear on this cacti depending on the cultivar you plant. East facing window is ideal for placing this cactus in the indoor space as it does well in moderate light and some direct sun.

Jade Plant

bonsai jade plant in pot

Scientific Name: Crasuula ovata

The Jade plant is a popular houseplant for home, office & other indoor settings. It looks stunning with the miniature tree-like form and grows to around 3 feet tall as a houseplant, making it ideal for small spaces. It requires direct light for at least a couple of hours for healthy growth, so make sure to locate it at such a spot. South & west-facing windows in the kitchen or office are some excellent spots, to begin with.

Pencil Cactus

Pencil cactus in container

Scientific Name: Euphorbia tirucalli

Growing as a shrub pencil cactus will definitely add interest to any space and intrigue onlookers. It has thin cylindrical stems growing in clusters that fan out from the main branches. Although the sharp spikes are absent, still keep it out of the reach of children and pets as its sap is toxic. Low in maintenance pencil cactus will grow well beside a well-lit window.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera plant near windowsill in a pot

Scientific Name: Aloe Vera

Yes, Aloe vera and other members of the aloe family are a great choice when it comes to indoor succulents. Not only does aloe vera look attractive, but its sap has many benefits for skin ailments and can be used for your daily skincare routine as well. Although aloes love bright sunlight so make sure to find the sunniest window or well-lit spot in the indoor space. Aloes are also in our list of Best plants for shallow pots!

Panda Plant

Kalanchoe tomentosa Panda Plant in pot (teacup)

Scientific Name: Kalanchoe tomentosa

This cute little houseplant has fuzzy leaves with brownish-red markings at the tips, similar to the panda bear’s fur. The fuzzy or velvety leaves are due to the silvery-white hairs present on the surface of the leaves. In containers, this small houseplant is bound to grow only to a height and width of a couple of inches long. It also goes by the name pussy hair and does well in medium to bright light. 

Zebra Plant

Zebra Haworthia pot indoors

Scientific Name: Haworthiopsis fasciata

In their natural habitat, the Zebra plant thrives in the canopy of trees and does well in partial shade. Its shade-loving nature makes the zebra plant an ideal choice for indoor spaces, plus it won’t take up much space. Thick dark green leaves have white horizontal stripes running on the outer side, which is why it’s called zebra cacti.

String of Hearts

String of Hearts in Hanging Basket

Scientific Name: Ceropegia woodii

Nothing beats the beauty of trailing stems with heart-shaped leaves cascading down from the hanging baskets. Vines can reach a length of around 3 feet and sport variegated foliage having marble patterns and purple shaded veins. Apart from a hanging basket, you can also locate it on a windowsill or shelf in a pot. Partial sun is well suited for this fast-growing plant!

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