Best Indoor Succulents For Low Light

by Succulent MarketDec 28, 2020

best indoor low light succulents


Not everyone has great access to lots of natural light. Others may have just run out room on their windowsill. Either way, this doesn’t mean you can’t have a first or another succulent at home. In fact, there are plenty of indoor succulents that can grow in low light.

Here is a list of the best succulents for low light so you don’t have to go without.

Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)

The Snake Plant is a popular indoor succulent, known for being the ultimate low light indoor plant. Also known as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, the Snake Plant won’t just survive, but can thrive in low light conditions. 

Snake Plants are harder to kill than to maintain. You could even say that they grow best when neglected. Simply water them a couple of times a month and you’re pretty much done. 

Many offices have Snake Plants so if yours has them, you may not have to buy one. These plants self propagate very often you may be able to steal a little shoot to take back home.

Jade Plant 

The Jade Plant is another easy-to-look-after low light indoor succulent. Like the Snake Plant, it’s also very popular due to its low maintenance and ability to grow in low light. 

Jade Plants can grow very large; so large that you may confuse it with a bush until you get up close. When matured, Jade Plants can grow up to 10-feet tall

Kalanchoe Tomentosa

This is one of the most unconventional succulents for low light on this list, but Bear Paws is certainly worth its spot. It certainly prefers more exposure to light if it can, but its unusual growth pattern ensures that you will barely notice if it elongates.

Plus, Bear Paws make for a fun low light indoor succulent, not to mention being an excellent conversation piece. How many times have you or your guests seen a furry plant, right?

Zebra Succulent (Haworthia Superwhite

This succulent is a must-have for any study, desk, or succulent arrangement. The Zebra Cactus originates from South Africa and has a unique aesthetic that works in any environment.

This particular Haworthia plant grows slow and easy, making it one of the best succulents for beginners. All this plant needs to flourish is low light and infrequent watering. You can pick them up from pretty much any home improvement store or online too.

Burro’s Tail (Sedum morganianum)

Burro’s Tail is a great succulent for low light because it can grow in so many places. It’s highly adaptable to its surroundings and etiolation is also virtually impossible to detect in a vine.

One thing to note about this plant is that its leaves are prone to falling off often. Keep it away from a high-traffic area in your home or you run the risk of having just a stem to look at. Hang it from the ceiling or place it in the corner for best results.

Burro’s Tail succulents are easy to propagate too. If your friend has one, grab a couple of fallen leaves, give them some soil and let nature take care of the rest.

Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata)

This is a surprise entry but it’s still a succulent. After all, a succulent is just a term that covers all plants that store water - and that’s exactly what this plant does best!

The Ponytail Palm is a chubby plant that’s slow-growing, requires low light and needs little maintenance. If you’re looking for a more aesthetically pleasing indoor plant, which is harder than it sounds when it comes to succulents, then this is the one for you.

Gollum Jade (Crassula ovata)

Gollum Jade is everything that a succulent should be: easy to grow and funky looking. You may see this plant referred to as Ogre Ears as its young leaves look like Shrek’s.

Gollum Jade needs more water than other succulents, so it may not work with every arrangement. That said, they look great by themselves, so don’t let that put you off grabbing one for your home.