One of the best and most affordable ways of transforming any living space is by adding houseplants, or in this case, succulents. Most succulents are easy to maintain and can outlive your favorite movie actor. Here are some of the easiest succulents to grow indoors.
Aloe Vera is the perfect fussy-free beginner-friendly succulent. This sun-loving succulent has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. It has juicy green leaves whose sap soothes burns, reduces inflammations, and heals wounds. And oh, it looks great on a window sill too! Aloe veras rarely bloom, but when they do, they produce lovely bell-shaped flowers. Water if the soil feels too dry or the leaves begin to drop and feel brittle.
Zebra Plant (Aphelandra squarrosa)
This is succulent to go for when you have limited space in your house. It is a pretty plant with horizontal white strips on the leaves, hence the name. As a tropical plant, it loves the sun and warmth. Water often but do not waterlog to prevent root rot. Zebra plants produce large wonderful golden flowers in late summer.
Snake plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)
The snake plant is another very popular and very versatile succulent. It loves bright, indirect sunlight but can also do well in dimly lit or slightly shaded areas. It grows tall and slender, and its unique nature endears the plant to interior designers as a decorative piece.
This is one of the succulents that can grow for generations if well-maintained. Just ensure that you do not overwater, as this is the main reason why jade plants die, and you will be okay. The plant is native to South Africa and can grow up to three feet tall. It loves bright indirect light. Jade plants grow thick glossy emerald-green leaves that look perfect in a well-lit living room.
Burro’s tail (Sedum Morganianum)
This is probably one of the best trailing succulents to have in your home. Burro’s tail tendrils grow long (up to three feet) and work great as hanging plants. The Mexican native plant loves direct indirect light, which makes it a great decor item for a patio or hanging over a dining room in a house with tall ceilings.
Panda Plant (Kalanchoe tomentosa)
Panda plant has thick, white hairs that give the leaves a fuzzy look. It is one of the best plants to decorate your windowsill. The Madagascar native plant loves the sun and warmth. However, keep the plant away from your pets because it causes irritation and vomiting if ingested.
Hens-and-Chicks (Sempervivum Tectorum)
This beautiful drought-tolerant succulent has gained popularity over the last few years. It is very low-maintenance. You do not need to worry about whether the plant will die for lack of water when you are enjoying a month-long vacation. Water when the soil feels too dry or when the plant seems to be in distress.
If you’re looking to get started with succulents, you really can’t go wrong with any of the varieties on this list to brighten your space.