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:
- Succulents should be kept dry. Don't over-water the plants. Click here to learn how to save overwatered succulents
- Provide light weight and well drainage soil that drains effectively.
- Make sure there is enough light (either natural or artificial light)
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 here to learn how to tell if you are overwatering or underwatering succulent?
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. Choosing succulents that appreciate shade or low light rather than the full sun will make a significant difference in the success of your indoor succulent plant. They require around 6 hours of bright sun every day when they are outside. For indoor plants, place your succulents in the sunniest corner of your house or office like a south-facing where they will receive enough filtered sunshine. 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
- Zebra Cactus
- Aloe vera
- Panda plant
- Oxtongue plant
- Mistletoe cactus
- String of Bananas
- Crown of Thorns