How to Grow Succulents Indoors

How to Grow Succulents Indoors

Succulents are one of the most popular plants around. And you can successfully grow these sun worshippers indoors. Discover the secrets.
Succulents are one of the most popular plants around. Why? Because this group of plants come in a wide range of shapes, textures, and colors.

From spiky agaves to fleshy jade plants, succulents offer so much diversity. See all the possibilities here.

Succulents are really easy to care for. These (mostly) desert plants can grow inside in your home, but they need the same sort of conditions in your home as they do outside. 

Succulents need the brightest light if they are going to successfully grow indoors.

If you want to raise a bevy of these beauties, you need light at the highest level -- 400 to 800  foot candles. 

High-light sources in your home is generally found near unshaded east- or west-facing windows or shaded south-facing windows.

You can measure the light in your home with an app on your smartphone.

Succulents love a sunny window sill, but also thrive under bright artificial light, making them ideal accents for your desk at work or school.

Look for locations in your home in sunny south-facing windows, such as window sills, and low bookshelves or credenzas.

Single succulents are like little pieces of living sculpture. Plant them in quirky containers to show off their personalities.

Or go monochromatic with a cluster of succulents in all white or terra-cotta pots.

Succulents love group activities, so you can plant them together in bowls or basins to create beautiful textural centerpieces. See how to plant a succulent bowl.

Watering succulents is easy -- because you don’t have to do it very often. Succulents store water in their leaves, so they only need a drink once every couple of weeks or so.

Succulents are also slow growers, so you don't need to repot them often. 

Are you looking for more inspiration? Here are 5 interesting ways to display succulents. 

Written by Karen Weir-Jimerson