Some succulents prefer shade to sun and are perfect for indoor environments. Succulents are available in many different colors and shapes, and are ideal for decorating and giving a touch of vitality and color to our homes.
Most succulents prefer full sunlight, but some can grow and thrive even in partial shade very well, placed in bright locations but without direct sunlight. Below we list the 7 succulent plants best suited to indoor environments .
1. Sansevieria trifasciata
They are among the hardiest houseplants in the world and adapt well to any climate or light situation. Widely used to decorate homes and offices, they have an attractive and modern look that fits well with all styles.
Sansevieria tolerates scorching climates, but they should always be protected from direct sunlight. It should be watered every 2 to 6 weeks, depending on the temperature, light and humidity of the context.
2. Aeonium tabuliforme
Aeoniums are very attractive succulents due to their rosette-shaped leaves. They have compact, almost flat foliage and whorled leaves.
They can grow well indoors and outdoors, but they should be protected from frost and not exposed to direct sunlight. Water lightly, without creating stagnant water.
3. Aeonium “kiwi”
Colorful succulents are among the most popular. Aeonium ‘kiwi’ has green leaves with a splash of bright color around the edges. This plant is a slightly more delicate hybrid than other plants belonging to the same genus.
The Aeonium “kiwi” is rosette-shaped, with leaves capable of retaining a lot of water and slow growing.
4. Gasteria gracile
This genus of succulents, similar in shape to aloe, is native to South Africa, where it grows in semi-shaded conditions and well-drained soils. The plant tolerates lower lighting conditions than other succulents, and for this reason it is perfect for indoor environments.
The Gasteria needs little water and should be fertilized once a year. Remember to never expose it to direct sunlight.
5. Crassula ovata “Gollum”
This plant belongs to the Jade tree family and adapts very well to shade. Gollum is very easily found and reproduces just as easily from small cuttings.
It needs light, but prefers shade in particularly hot climates. It can be grown indoors, but should be placed near a well-lit window. Make sure it has good drainage and water sporadically.
They have pointed leaves filled with white dots. It requires very little care and is one of the easiest succulents to grow.
Make sure the plant has good drainage and only water when the soil is completely dry and its leaves begin to curl (every 2 to 3 weeks, depending on climate). In winter they need much less water.
7. Crassula ovata (jade tree)
It is one of the most widespread and popular succulent plants, both at home and in the office, as it is considered a good luck charm. Easy to maintain, you just need to follow a few little tips regarding light, temperature and fertilizer.
Unlike other succulents, the jade tree needs to be watered more frequently. Never wait for the soil to dry completely, but don’t overwater. Water only when the top of the potting mix is dry to the touch.
The jade tree needs sunlight to grow, so it is a good idea to place it near a window.