Can You Grow Succulents Indoors?
Many succulent beginners ask themselves if they can grow their beautiful succulents inside. The answer is yes you can! However, there are certain types of succulents that do extremely well indoors and there are some that are just meant for the great outdoors succulents.
Growing succulents indoors is becoming more and more popular because they simply make amazing houseplants. Some succulents just don’t need or want too much light. In fact, some succulents that get too much light will cause them to lose their beautiful color or even damage their leaves. This is why growing indoor succulents is amazing because there are some succulents that are just meant for it!
Why You Should Grow Succulents Indoors
You should grow succulents indoors simply because it will make you feel happier and just feel amazing! Succulents are known to boost your mood, concentration, and your creativity. Succulents also are known to clean the air by absorbing nasty toxins.
So yes, you should definitely grow your succulents indoors. Every time you look at your succulents you will feel so much better and happier. They also just make lovely indoor decorations. Soon you will be getting endless compliments on your succulents because of how great they make your house look!
Care for Indoor Succulents
Growing succulents indoors is very simple and easy to do! You just need to follow some simple advice that will help you grow your succulents indoors healthy and happy.
Soil for Indoor Succulents
Indoor succulents will need to be grown in well-drained succulent soil. If you don’t have well-drained succulent soil or you don’t even know what it is, we have some for sale here on our website, check it out! Basically, you need well-drained succulent soil so your indoor succulents don’t get root rot! Well-drained succulent soil will help drain the excess water that your succulent does not need. Well-drained succulent soil simply helps grow your succulents healthy and happy.
Your indoor succulents will need about 3-5 hours of sunlight every single day. This is plenty for growing healthy, happy, and to avoid etiolation. Make sure to find an area in the house that gets plenty of sunlight and be sure to place and grow them there.
Make sure to water your indoor succulents 1-2 days a week or when the soil looks or feels very dry. When watering make sure to give enough so the water leaks out of the bottom of the drainage hole. This is plenty of water for your indoor succulents, make sure that you do not overwater or underwater.
For more information on how to grow succulents indoors, you can check out our blog article with much better advice and tips!
Question 1: What types of succulents are best indoors?
- Aloe Vera (Aloe vera)
- Crown of Thorns (Euphorbia milii)
- Echeveria Laui (Echeveria laui)
- Echeveria Glauca (Echeveria glauca)
- Ghost Plant (Graptopetalum paraguayense)
- Flaming Katy (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana)
- Common houseleek (Sempervivum tectorum)
- Living Stone (Lithops optica)
Question 2: How long do indoor succulents last?
Some succulents don't live long but grow offsets to replace themselves. A great example is Chicks and Hens. The main plant only lives around 3-4 years but sends out lots of offsets during its life.
Question 3: What's the best potting mix for succulents?
There are several good choices, all better than coarse sand, including perlite, crushed granite, pumice, chicken grit, calcined clay used to improve aeration and compaction in turf fields, or non-soluble cat litter.
Question 4: How often do succulents bloom?
Bloom time varies in succulent plants. Most echeverias bloom in late spring to early summer but are known to blossom in fall as well. Aloe vera typically blooms in summer, but can certainly blossom at other times of the year – several blossom in autumn and winter.
Question 5: Can succulents grow in shade?
However, while all succulents do best with some light, a few can withstand partial shade. Growing succulents in the shade isn't ideal for most varieties, but a prized few will actually flourish in low light situations.