For those who want to grow succulents, but don’t want to dedicate an entire room to the plants, succulents that can grow in low light are the perfect solution. Check out this list for some ideas on which plants you might want to add to your collection!
Succulents are very drought-tolerant plants because they can store water in their thick leaves and stems. They come in both low-light and high-light varieties, depending on your particular needs.
Low light succulents grow well no matter what time of day you water them or how often. They usually have dark green-colored leaves, while most high light succulents have an array of reds, purples, and pinks. Their shapes are more aloe-like than flower-like. Compared to high light succulents, they only need 3-4 hours of sunlight each day and can still thrive in areas with little natural light.
Aloe vera is one of the easiest indoor plants to maintain. They don’t require much light or much water and are a favorite for many. Plus, an aloe plant can come in handy for treating sunburns or stomach issues.
These plants are tall, they have recognizable and bark-like leaves that can grow to be long and thick and they do really well in low light. These plants need a lot of light too, so if the conditions aren’t hot enough and the light isn’t bright enough, the plants might not survive. They also prefer to grow in sandy soils but will also thrive well in pots for indoor use.
The haworthia succulent is native to South Africa and comprises many different dwarf succulents that thrive in low light. They resemble aloe vera, but are often mistaken as such. This species can have bright, thick leaves or softer, more translucent ones.
These stunning succulents come from South America, and you’ll love them for their beautiful rosettes. They can vary in shape, color, size, and thickness of the leaves. If you let it go without water for too long, root rot may set in (especially if it’s low light). These plants are also hardy though – they can grow to 8 inches wide and thrive in low light or with a little bit of sun.
This cactus is native to the rain forests of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. It differs from other succulents because it’s an epiphyte — a plant that grows on another type of plant. Additionally, this plant thrives in rain forests instead of succulent environments. In order for them to look their best, they need regular watering to mimic the habitat where they thrive.
Plants in the Schlumbergera genus are known as holiday cacti, depending on their flowering season they go by different names like Christmas, Easter, or Thanksgiving. There are several species of this genus, and the stem shape resembles that of what is called a “crested columnar cactus.” When it flowers, at the top there is a blossom coming out and then it becomes a ball shape.
The flower of this plant has beautiful red, pink and white color. This plant easily maintains its shape in indirect sunlight or low light therefore can be called as a perfect addition to the table of your living room.
If you’re not a fan of bright, sunny days, there are plenty of succulents that can thrive in low light and indirect sunlight. Check out these small shrubs from Madagascar. They only require medium-level care and can be grown as houseplants that thrive without strong sunlight.
One of the most popular house plants is the Hoya plant, which has waxy, sweetly scented flowers and leaves that are thick and heart-shaped. While many species are succulents they don’t need direct sunlight but they do need protection from frost and intense heat. These plants grow well in pots and hanging baskets even with minimal light or partial shade.
This succulent is so famous among gardeners because it can grow beautifully in any room and doesn’t need a lot of light. Snake plant, also known as Sansevieria trifasciata or mother-in-law’s tongue, removes toxins from the air and can thrive even in low light.
PONYTAIL PALM TREE
The ponytail palm tree is a stunning addition to any home and is also very low maintenance. Despite its name, the ponytail palm tree isn’t a palm tree, but a succulent from the Agave family. Careful watering will ensure it thrives for years to come.
If you’re looking for some low light succulents to add to your indoor garden, then this list is a great place to start. These 10 varieties are all easy to care for and will thrive in even the lowest light conditions. So if you’re looking for a little bit of greenery that won’t require too much effort, then be sure to check out these low light succulents.