Top 10 Best Indoor Succulents: A Helpful Illustrated Guide

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10 Best Succulents For Beginners – What Succulents Should I Get?

What are the best indoor succulents? This was the question that started me into succulents. As I mentioned in this post, I think it’s best to start with a succulent you can grow indoors.  Many indoor succulents don’t take much to care for and are very beginner friendly. Before I get to my preferred list, here are a few curated tips from the aforementioned post:  

  • Get a green or lightly colored succulent.  Most brightly colored succulents require bright sunlight to maintain their color.  Green succulents don’t need as much light and will stay looking prettier even indoors.
  • Choose a succulent that doesn’t need to stay compact.  When succulents don’t get enough light they begin to stretch out.  Succulents that have spaces between leaves will do well in low light situations because their shape won’t become distorted if they stretch out.    
  • Select a plant that grows slowly.  A slow grower will also have less chance of stretching out.  

Okay, with that in mind, here is my list of the 10 best indoor succulents.

10 Best Indoor Succulents

Picture of Sedum Morganianum plant.

Image courtesy of Quinn Dombrowski on Flickr.

Sedum Morganianum

Commonly known as “Burro Tail.” Light green and will stay compact even in low light. Leaves propagate easily!


Image courtesy of i05 on Flickr.

Haworthia Fasciata

Known as “Zebra Plant.” Fun shape and slow growing so it doesn’t lose it’s shape in low light. Can turn purple when stressed.


Image courtesy of Forest & Kim Starr on WikiCommons.

Crassula Ovata

Commonly known as “Jade Plant.” Green with space between leaves so it doesn’t need a lot of light to maintain shape. Classic look.


Image courtesy of David Stang on WikiCommons.

Haworthia Reinwardtii

Also called “Zebra Wart.” Green and slow growing so it doesn’t need a lot of light to maintain shape. Forms tight columns.


Image courtesy of Kenneth Lu on Flickr.

Kalanchoe Tomentosa

Bring on the fuzz! Sometimes called “Panda Plant” or “Donkey Ears”. Beautiful light color and doesn’t need a lot of light to maintain shape.

Aeonium Kiwi

Image courtesy of Stephen Boisvert on Flickr.

Aeonium Kiwi

This little guy has fun pink tips that stay
even in low light. Shape stays mostly compact in low light.


Image courtesy of Forest & Kim Starr on Wikipedia.

Senecio Rowleyanus

Commonly known as “String of Pearls.” Green and doesn’t need a lot of light to maintain
shape. Great for hanging over the edge of pots.


Image courtesy of Mokkie on WikiCommons.

Crassula Gollum

Also known as “Gollum Jade” or “Finger Jade.” And as the Ninja Turtles would say, “TUBULAR!” Sometimes seen with red tips.


Image courtesy of Nova on WikiCommons.

Crassula Perforata

Also known as “String of Buttons.” This little gal has beautiful pink tips that remain even in low light. Shape isn’t too compact and maintains shape in low light.


Image courtesy of Anatoly Mikhaltsov on WikiCommons.

Faucaria Tigrina

Also known as “Tiger’s Jaw” or “Shark’s Jaw.” This succulent has a unique shape and texture. It also grows slowly so it maintains shape in low light.

So there you have it! Trust me, you won’t be disappointed with any of these 10 indoor succulents. These plants will definitely get you started off on the right foot. If you haven’t already, check out my succulent watering guide.

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  • Janie says:

    Great list there!

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