Growing Succulents Indoors 101: A Complete Guide

Growing Succulents Indoors 101: A Complete Guide

Can succulents thrive inside, in the office, or low light?

This is the most common question people have about growing succulents. People want to know if succulents can survive in low-light environments and how they can grow succulents in low-light.

Yes, indeed. Succulents and cacti may thrive in low-light environments such as offices and your kitchen windows. Growing succulents in the workplace or low light, on the other hand, has its perks.


How to Grow Succulents Indoor?

Succulents are one of nature's most efficient plants, as well as one of the simplest to grow. It's a shallow-rooted wonder which survives in tough conditions and stores water in its plump, thick leaves and stems. Succulent plants should be grown in full sun to moderate shade on well-draining cactus soil. Succulents are slow-growing plants. Repot them into fresh cactus soil mix every couple of years if you cultivate them in pots. Here are the top three requirements for growing succulents in low light:

1. Succulents should be kept dry. Don't over-water the plants. Click here to learn how to save overwatered succulents

2. Provide light weight and well drainage soil that drains effectively.

3. Make sure there is enough light (either natural or artificial light)

orange sedum succulents

Water Requirements for Succulents

Most houseplants require constant moisture in their soil. The most difficult aspect of keeping succulents alive indoors is watering. Succulents prefer their roots to be submerged in water for a short period before drying off. You can lightly sprinkle them with water, but you must use the "soak and dry" approach if you want them to grow. Allow the soil to dry fully between watering. The first sign that a succulent needs more water is that the leaves become floppy and bend easily. Your plant's withered and wrinkled leaves are the second signal that it is under-watered.

Click the video below and check when and how to water succulents in right way.

Soil Requirements for Succulents

Succulents can't grow in thick or dense soil since it doesn't dry out quickly enough. To begin with, succulents require fast-draining soil, and under low lighting circumstances, fast-draining soil is not just a prerequisite but an imperative must. Constantly moist soil and insufficient lighting are the quickest ways to damage a succulent plant.

Light Requirements for Indoor Succulents

Succulents can be difficult to grow indoors. You may, however, better care for your indoor succulent by following these easy guidelines.

Succulents require at least 6 hours of bright sun per day. Choosing a place like a south-facing window or an east-facing window where they will receive enough filtered sunlight. In winter, to avoid succulent grow tall and stretch, growing light/artificial light is needed to keep them compact and healthy.

Which Succulent Species can be Planted Indoor?

Some houseplants are more challenging to grow than others, especially for newcomers. On the other hand, Succulents adapt well to indoor environments and are the simplest to grow when raised as houseplants. That's why we've put together a list of popular and easy-to-grow succulents that you can find on our website.

Snake plant

snake plant



Aloe vera

aloe vera



Panda plant

panda plant

Oxtongue plant

Mistletoe cactus

Rhipsalis baccifera/Mistletoe Cactus

String of Bananas

string of banana

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    2 thoughts on “Growing Succulents Indoors 101: A Complete Guide


    Hi there
    Thanks for your comment!
    I’m glad to hear that this blog has been helpful to you. That’s exactly why we do what we do. For those leggy succulents, perhaps you can use the beheading propagation method to help them rejuvenate. This is a guide on how to propagate succulents by beheading, and I hope it can assist you.
    Check it out here:

    June 14, 2023 at 03:20am
    Barb Goodnight

    This pages of how to water and how to propagate, have been life savers. My plants are growing tall and leggie but I’ve had 2 echeveria die but I was able to save the leaves. I’m trying my hand at leaf propagation also. Thanks for offering help to your customers.

    June 8, 2023 at 02:45am

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