9 Best Succulents For Your Indoor Or Outdoor Gardens


When it comes to houseplants succulents make one of the best choices. If you are new to gardening or if you just can’t keep a plant alive no matter how hard you try, then succulents are the right choice of plant for you. 

Succulents need very low maintenance and can tolerate any level of your negligence. They can be planted both indoors as well as outdoors. However, they make a very good houseplant because of their aesthetics. They have a very diverse range of colours, forms and blooms which can make any corner of your home look pretty without any effort.  

What Are Succulents?

Adopted for tough weather conditions where water is scarce, succulents are a group of plants that have modified their stems or leaves in a way that could store water in them. This stored water helps them to thrive in less water. This property makes them a favourite for plant lovers who are very busy and can not look after their plants much.

There are over 50 families that are classified as succulents. There are two types of it. Xerophytic and Halophytic Succulents. Xerophytic succulents are adapted to live in dry and deserty areas whereas halophytic succulents thrive in saline water.

In this article, we’ll tell you about the 9 succulents you should consider bringing home.

9 Succulent For Your Garden

1. Jade Plant 

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We have mentioned the jade plant in our 10 houseplants for beginners and we will mention it here too. Jade plants are very easy to grow and have the most simplistic requirements. They adapt well to warm and dry conditions. Jade plant just need their soil moist, so avoid overwatering them. They need a good amount of sunlight and the right amount of water. Never over or underwater Jade plant. 

Moreover, the Jade plant releases oxygen even at night!

2. Aloe Vera

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We all have heard about the benefits of aloe vera but do you know aloe vera is a succulent. Yes, aloe vera come under the category of succulents and can be grown inside your home too. They not only add to the aesthetics but have many other health-related benefits too especially in the cases of burns when applied topically. Aloe vera needs bright but indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight can burn the delicate plant. Water it carefully as too much and too little of it can affect the growth of the plant.

Young aloe plants don’t generally flower, and when grown as a houseplant can take years to produce a flower stalk.  

3. Cactus

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Another plant that can thrive on your negligence is the cactus. It is very tough succulent and thrives on dry, deserty conditions. Cactus comes in many forms, colours and some of them even bloom beautifully. A cactus plant likes a light, airy and warm spot and can survive in direct and strong sunlight. It lives indoors as well as outdoors. Avoid overwatering the plant and ensure that there is proper drainage in the pot. If you don’t do these two things carefully, you can kill your cactus which is quite literally the only way of killing them.  

4. Agave Plant

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Agave plants look very beautiful in the gardens if they grow tall and well. They have a wide range of colours from blue-grey to blue-green, and their bell-shaped flowers can be white or yellow. It is drought tolerant and perennial, making it ideal for the mature arid garden. Agave can be grown anywhere because of its adaptable nature. Agaves need full sun as well as gritty soil that percolates easily. Water requirements are moderate to light which also depends on the heat of the season but the plants should be allowed to dry out completely before the next watering.

5. Faucaria

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Commonly known as the tiger’s jaw, this is a low growing clump-forming, perennial succulent which is very easy to identify because of its unique shape. It has thick, green leaves that have a triangular shape. The “teeth” along its edges are used to collect moisture. They are quite hardy and a good choice for newbies. They require a good amount of sunlight. When they get it in an ample amount, they produce large beautiful yellow flowers. It requires a decent amount of water and could tolerate some amount of overwatering sometimes. If grown as a house plant they tend to grow in fair weather and rest when temperatures are too hot or too cool.

6. Haworthia

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Undoubtedly, they are one of the most attractive and beautiful succulents you’ll come across. They have pointed tightly packed leaves that grow into a rosette shape which looks absolutely gorgeous. Some species of it are firm, tough, and dark green, whereas other species are softer and even translucent. They thrive in bright indirect to direct light. Water it sparingly making sure that between the intervals the soil dries out completely. The Haworthia plant can also withstand humidity.

7. Sedum Plant

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Another very beautiful succulent that you should definitely consider having in your outdoor or indoor gardens is the Sedum plant also known as stonecrops. They are ideal for arid parts. It is quite a low maintenance plant which makes it a very easy-to-grow plant. They like to grow in hot sunny conditions and their water requirements are very minimum. The soil should be completely dry before watering the next time. In fact, overwatering can hurt the plants far worse than not watering. They have beautiful flowers thus, a perfect choice. 

8. Echeveria

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Echeveria looks absolutely gorgeous and they are definitely one of our faves. They have a stunning rosette shape, plump leaves, and that’s not it, they come in many varieties of colours which gives them a resemblance to flowers. You can easily play around with it and use it for home decor. Their beautiful appearance and super low maintenance make it one of the most loved succulents. They require bright direct light every day and just like other succulents, they do not require much water. 

9. Snake Plant

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Yet another plant that is super easy to grow and take care of is the snake plant. There is almost no way you can kill this plant. It can survive droughts, low levels of light and even some bugs. According to research conducted by NASA, it was revealed that the snake plant can help keep the air inside your home clean, removing toxins such as formaldehyde and benzene.

Snake plant care is fairly easy. They need indirect sunlight to grow. On top of that, they do not need much water. Let the soil dry out completely between in the intervals of watering. These amazing properties of snake plants make them a perfect houseplant in all sense. 

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