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19 Low-Maintenance Indoor Succulents

Low-maintenance indoor succulents are popular houseplants and they can be a good addition to any space. There are hundreds of unique varieties that offer pretty textures, interesting shapes, and bright colors. 

19 Low-Maintenance Indoor Succulents

Succulents are accustomed to drought conditions and they can survive with just a little bit of water. They can also handle extreme temperatures. The plants are easy to care for making the succulent a great option for beginners. 

19 Indoor Succulents that are Easy to Care For

1. Aloe Vera 

Aloe Vera 
The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Aloe vera, known for its sunburn-soothing leaves, is a classic succulent that doesn’t require a lot of attention and is beginner-friendly. The plant is easy-going as it doesn’t need to be watered often, and also doesn’t require bright light. 

It has big, thick leaves, and along the edges, you can see silvery green teeth. Since the plant is able to grow to be 18 inches tall, aloe vera can stand out from other smaller succulents. 

This succulent prefers to be on the drier side. Make sure that the plant isn’t left in a hot, sunny window as that can potentially burn the leaves. 

2. Tricolor Lavender Scallops 

Tricolor Lavender Scallops 
Mountain Crest Gardens

The tricolor lavender scallops succulent, or kalanchoe fedtschenkoi, is easy to care for once it is well-established. It’s best for novice houseplant owners who might be taking care of a plant for the first time since it won’t need to be watered too often. You may need to prune the branches, but otherwise, it can thrive when kept in bright sunlight and in well-draining soil. 

3. Gollum Jade 

 Gollum Jade 
nVi Gardens

The Gollum jade, which was named after the character Gollum from Lord of the Rings, is very easy to care for as it only needs to be watered when its soil is completely dry. It has green, cylindrical leaves that curl inward and the tips can become red when exposed to bright light. When caring for the Gollum jade, you should avoid placing it in the hot afternoon sun. 

4. String of Hearts 

String of Hearts 
Gardeners World

Easy to care for due to being low-maintenance, the string of hearts is a very common and popular hanging houseplant. You should grow the succulent in bright, indirect sunlight. While you want to water the string of hearts regularly during the spring and summer, you should let the soil fully dry out before watering it again. Make sure to have a fast and well-draining succulent soil. Additionally, you want to avoid letting the plant sit in water. This can lead to roots rotting, therefore killing the plant. 

5. Burro’s Tail

Burro’s Tail
Apartment Therapy

The burro’s tail succulent, or sedum morganianum, is easy to care for since it only requires a little care and a bit of space to grow. Burro’s tail needs partial sun or bright light for a minimum of four hours a day, and make sure to keep it away from the full sun, which can burn the leaves. 

Additionally, you should water it once the leaves start pucker. When caring for this plant, overwatering is one of the most common issues so you want to make sure to water it only when needed. 

6. Jade Plant 

 Jade Plant 
Cassandra’s Plants

While there are a few things to keep in mind when growing a jade plant, it is otherwise easy to care for since you only need to water it sparingly. The jade plant has stocky, branched stems that grow thick, glossy green leaves. 

These leaves are sometimes tinged with red around the edges. Jade plants can grow to be several feet tall, but as a houseplant, it can stay about a foot tall.  

Between waterings, make sure to let the soil dry out completely. If you ever notice its leaves starting to lose their shine or pucker, this means to water it more regularly so it does not start to drop its leaves.

7. Mistletoe Cactus 

Mistletoe Cactus 
RHS Plants

The mistletoe cactus, also known as the Rhipsalis, is a low-light succulent that can easily be grown and cared for indoors. Since it doesn’t like dry conditions, it needs to be watered 2-3 days a week and you want to make sure to use fast or well-draining soil. The plant also doesn’t need to be repotted often.

It’s also best to let this plant sit in sunlight for 3 to 5 hours each day. It prefers early morning or late afternoon sunlight. Easy to grow and care for, the mistletoe cactus can be kept in many different areas across the house. 

8. Christmas Cactus 

Christmas Cactus 
Gardeners World

Unlike other kinds of cacti, the Christmas cactus is easy to care for because it doesn’t require a lot of tending. You should make sure that you understand its basic needs relating to light and watering if you choose to keep this plant in your home. This plant also doesn’t require pruning often.

The Christmas cactus prefers to be watered more often than other kinds of cacti. When kept in bright light, the Christmas cactus will bloom in the winter with pink blooms and it has flat and segmented stems that can grow to be a couple of feet in length. 

9. African Milk Tree 

African Milk Tree 
People B Planting

Like cacti, caring for an African milk tree is easy since there are only a couple of things to keep in mind with growing and caring for the plant. It’s happy with at least 6 hours of sunlight each day and you need to avoid overwatering. To keep the succulent healthy, it only needs plenty of sunlight throughout the day and you need to make sure its soil is evenly moist. 

Capable of growing to be 3 feet tall, the African milk tree has upright-branched stems lined with sharp thorns, and the tips of the stems also grow small reddish leaves. The African milk tree also produces a milky and sticky sap that can irritate the skin if not washed off quickly.

10. Panda Plant 

Panda Plant 
Succulent City

The panda plant is easy to care for since it’s known to be low-maintenance. It has fluffy, soft grey-green leaves, and the leaves are covered with soft, silvery hairs and tipped with brown or rust-colored spots. The panda plant can grow to be 2 feet tall and it needs a well-draining mix to grow. 

Since it’s a low-light succulent, it only needs 3 to 5 hours of sunlight daily. It also needs to be watered 1 or 2 days a week depending on the dryness of the soil. Avoid getting water on its leaves as it can lead to rotting. 

11. White Fairy Washboard 

White Fairy Washboard 
World of Succulents

White fairy washboard, also known as Haworthia limifolia, is a low-maintenance succulent since it doesn’t need to be watered often. It has spiky green leaves that have raised white ridges. It’s a small and low-growing succulent that only grows to be 4 inches tall and wide. 

12. Hens-and-Chicks 

Garden Beautiful

The hens-and-chicks succulent, or Sempervivum tectorum Echeveria elegans, doesn’t require a lot of maintenance making it an easy plant to care for. The succulent gets its name from the succulent’s unusual growth pattern. The hen is the mother succulent and the chicks are the clusters around the mother plant. 

The hens-and-chicks succulent can do well in drought-like conditions and it can grow to be 3 to 6 inches tall by 6 to 12 inches wide. Additionally, make sure you allow this plant to dry out between waterings as constant moisture causes its roots and stems to rot. 

13. String of Pearls 

String of Pearls 
Happy Houseplants

Known to be a low-maintenance plant, the string of pearls is easy to care for. To successfully grow the string of pearls, you want to make sure you are aware of common issues like overcrowding. The succulent has long-trailing stems that are covered with bead-like leaves that can develop tiny, white blooms that release a smell resembling cinnamon. 

This succulent doesn’t need much sunlight to survive. In fact, if it gets too much sunlight the leaves can be harmed. It only needs 3 to 5 hours of sunlight each day and to be watered 1 to 2 days a week. 

14. Black Rose Aeonium 

Black Rose Aeonium 
Planet Desert

The black rose aeonium is a very undemanding plant since it doesn’t require a lot of attention to keep it alive. It can grow to be 3 feet tall by 2 feet wide. It has almost black, rosette leaves that can develop a deep burgundy color if it’s left to grow in bright light. These succulents can also be seen with yellow flowers making it even more unique compared to other plants. 

15. Snake Plant 

Snake Plant 
Gardening Know How

Easy to care for and able to thrive on neglect, the snake plant is considered to be indestructible. It only needs about 3 to 5 hours of sunlight, light watering, and fast or well-draining soil. Since it’s nearly indestructible, it’s a great beginner plant. 

16. Echeveria Lola

Echeveria Lola

The echeveria lola only needs well-draining soil, bright sunlight, and little water making it a simple plant to care for. It grows in a rosette form and it looks best when looking at it from above. This plant requires a lot of bright light and it can grow to 4 inches tall by inches wide. A happy or healthy lola echeveria can grow to have pink spikes at the top of each leaf. 

Since its leaves are delicate and fragile, you don’t want it to have more than 6 hours of sunlight each day as it can burn the leaves. It also requires fast or well-draining soil and to be watered 1 or 2 days a week depending on the dryness of the soil. 

17. Zebra Haworthia 

Zebra Haworthia 
Gardeners World

Also known as the Haworthiopsis attenuate, the zebra haworthia is easy to care for since it can survive long periods without water. It is a very common and popular houseplant and the zebra haworthia can be identified by its stripes and spiky foliage. 

This succulent is great for beginners since it’s easy to care for and it can often be found at garden centers. For this plant to thrive, it needs fast and well-drinking succulent soil, to be watered 1 to 2 days a week, and to receive 3 to 5 hours of sunlight each day. Make sure to let the soil dry out completely between waterings.

18. Ox Tongue Plant

Ox Tongue Plant
Planet Desert

The ox tongue plant, also known as the Gasteria prolifera, is easy to grow and care for as it doesn’t need a ton of attention. It has thick green leaves and each one has light little lines that stretch from one side of the leaf to the others. 

To grow the ox tongue succulent, you need fast and well-draining succulent soil. You also need to water it 1 to 2 days a week or whenever you notice the soil is dry. Since it doesn’t need much sunlight to grow and survive, it can be placed anywhere in the house.   

19. Hoya Heart

Hoya Heart
Gardener’s Path

The hoya heart succulent is a low-maintenance succulent that only needs to be watered every few weeks or as needed. Additionally, the hoya heart helps remove common air pollutants like benzene and formaldehyde from your living space.

The plant is also pet-friendly. Some plants can be toxic for pets, so when you’re looking for a new houseplant, make sure that it won’t cause any harm if your pet happens to eat a leaf. This succulent is heart-shaped, making it a sweet gift for someone who appreciates plants.