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5 easy-to-grow indoor succulent plants

Varied and incredibly resistant, indoor succulents are perfect companions to have that touch of nature in a space. A huge plant family that, due to its versatility, allows us to find not only the one that best suits our tastes, but also the one that best fits the look of our home or office. Since the care of succulent plants is simple, they will not require much work or too much care.

What’s more: indoor succulent plant varieties are the perfect alternative for those who have tried other plants without success or, for those who spend long periods away from home and are not very rigorous with watering. If that is your case, indoor succulent plants are the best alternative for you, since they are used to drought and their water needs are very low.

In addition, the different species of indoor succulent plants have another advantage over other plants for the same spaces: due to their natural origins, they tolerate well those dry environments that occur inside our homes and offices with winter heating. Something that is marked in their plant genetics, as they are plants that are characterized by storing water in their fleshy leaves.

Thus, if you have decided to have indoor succulent plants, today we want to propose five varieties that will survive in a closed space with little care. And, what is better, that they will brighten your life with their natural beauty.

5 VARIETIES OF INDOOR SUCCULENT PLANTS TO ENJOY AT HOME OR IN THE OFFICE

Although the five indoor succulent plants that we are going to see have their special characteristics, it is true that they all share the bulk of their care. Something wonderful, since we can combine different plants in the same space, either in separate pots, encouraging us to make a terrarium with succulent plants or even forming compositions with them within the same container.

If we opt for this last option, indoor succulent plants open up a whole world of possibilities for us to play with tones and shapes since, even within the same variety, we can find different classes and typologies. A great way to create a miniature garden that will only require a suitable substrate, good drainage to manage excess moisture and a little imagination.

The substrate for succulent plants will help the plant to nourish itself and eliminate excess water. Learn about its features here

Thus, either separately or together, let’s see some species of indoor succulent plants that we can grow without too much work.

1.Aloe vera

A variety of aloe vera of small size and precious. Learn more about this plant in our Verdecora online store

Although the idea that we have in our heads of Aloe vera is a tall and upright plant, what is less known is that there is a wide variety of typologies within this family. So much so that, far from that usual image we have of the plant, we can also enjoy it in a much smaller format. Much more manageable for some locations or, again, to make the compositions with indoor succulents that we mentioned before.

Regardless of its form, Aloe vera care is common for all species of this kind of indoor succulent plant: sun-loving, frost-defying, needs little watering throughout the year and non-existent in winter. It has a striking bloom in red or yellow tones, which we can achieve by supplying it with a fertilizer for succulent plants from time to time.

2. Echeveria

A beautiful family of succulents to create a thousand and one combinations. Learn more about the echeveria here

Perhaps the most varied family of indoor and outdoor succulent plants. And it is that we can not only find it in shades that range from pink to gray, passing through the characteristic green or purple; but, in addition, it presents multiple forms with a common maxim: its variegated petals. With rounded and fleshy leaves, it is nicknamed the eternal rose. A name that not only gives a clue to how incredibly strong this plant is, but also refers to the fact that the arrangement of its leaves resembles the petals of a rose.

The care of the Echeveria, also called immortelle, is more than simple: it needs light but always indirect, it has little need for irrigation, especially in the cold months, it does not tolerate being below 5 degrees and it does not require more fertilizer than a dose per month in spring and summer.

3.Lithops

A fascinating indoor succulent plant from the cactus family.Buy yours here in our online store

At first glance, anyone would say that it is not a plant… and yet it is. The Lithops receive the name of living stones or stone plant, and that is precisely what they look like. An incredible natural defense to avoid being devoured, and deceive potential predators with its shape. Despite being a plant from southern Africa, this variety of the cactus family is incredibly resistant to low temperatures above 5 degrees, so we can have it without problems in that room of the house that is too cool to be able to grow other plants. floors.

Although they require a daily dose of light of between 6 and 7 hours, it will always have to be indirect, since they do not tolerate direct sunlight. They also have greater irrigation needs than other species of indoor succulent plants, so we will have to provide them with water every 10 days maximum or when we see that the surface of their leaves is wrinkled. In addition, they also require a richer substrate composed of 50% perlite, and the same amount of vegetable substrate and peat substrate in equal parts. With the necessary care, we can enjoy an aromatic bloom that emerges from the upper grooves of the leaves.

4. Hanging Senecio

The senecio, a perfect plant to give a natural touch to any space. get yours here

Also called the rosary plant for the unique arrangement of its leaves in cylindrical shapes. Singular and original, it is perfect for decorating any space in a home or office with a natural touch and, furthermore, it requires very little care and an important precaution: it is a plant that is absolutely intolerant of excessive watering. A compelling reason for us to only hydrate it when the substrate is completely dry. In addition, the ideal is that it has a good drainage layer to help evacuate the water.

Beyond this aspect, this indoor succulent plant will only require a good indirect light exposure, and constant and warm temperatures throughout the year.

5. Rhipsalis flower

A perfect succulent plant to put a note of color indoors. If you want to enjoy it, buy your flower rhipsalis online here

And we leave for the end one of the varieties of indoor succulent plants with a more spectacular flowering: the flowered Rhipsalis, also called Christmas cactus. Fuxias, pastel pinks, whites or oranges are some of the tones that we can find in its flowering, which occurs once a year and is long lasting.

Beyond its spectacular nature, this succulent plant of the cactus family does not present any difficulty in its cultivation: it needs full sun and temperatures above 6 degrees, and it will require reduced irrigation.

Five colorful options to enjoy indoor succulents without too much hassle. Which one would you choose for your home or office? Tell us!

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