Succulents for Beginner Gardeners

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At times, growing plants indoors can be challenging.

Succulents are a category of plants that are ideal for the beginner gardener.

They require very little attention and aren’t fussy.

They are adaptable to lower light conditions and prefer to be dry.

Click here for simple care tips.

If you are new to gardening or just love to have plants in your home or office, below is a list of easy-to-grow succulents.

You will find that they are quite forgiving of neglect and will be a welcome addition to your living space.

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Succulents for Beginner Gardeners

Aloe vera in white pot on light brown table

Aloe (Aloe vera)

Benefits of Aloe

  • Cut a section of a leaf to use the medicinal fluid inside. Ideal for relieving sunburn, scrapes, burns, and skin irritation.
  • Produces “babies” that can be removed and potted to make new plants
  • Click here to read a full article on Aloe vera care

Jade Plant in gray pot next to white tea container with light brown lid

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Jade Plant (Crassula ovata)

Benefits Jade Plant

  • Over time it can naturally develop a “bonsai” appearance
  • Easy to propagate leaves into new plants

3 Cacti- Succulents in white pots against black back drop

Cacti– various species

Benefits of Cacti

  • Many different shapes and styles
  • Slow growing, ideal for small spaces

Kalanchoe- Succulent against white stone back drop

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Kalanchoe– (Kalanchoe- various species)

Benefits of Kalanchoe

  • Beautiful blooms in shades of white, yellow, orange, and red

Echeveria Succulent in light purple pot on light brown table

Echeveria– (Echeveria- various species)

Benefits of Echeveria

  • Available in many different varieties with unique colors and textures
  • Slow growing, ideal for small spaces

Lithops Living Stones Succulent in blue white red flower pot on light brown deck

Living Stones (Lithops- various species)

Benefits of Living Stones

  • Very unusual, a great conversation starter
  • Slow growing, ideal for small spaces

Air Plant Tillandsia Succulents on light brown and white branch against white black drop

Air Plants (Tillandsia- various species)

Benefits of Air Plants

  • They don’t need soil, so they can grow on unusual objects
  • Great conversation starter
  • Many unique varieties, shapes colors, and styles
  • Click here to learn more about air plants

Panda Plant Succulent

Panda Plant (Kalanchoe tomentosa)

Benefits of Panda Plant

  • Unique soft, velvet texture
  • Markings on leaf edges that resemble those on a panda
  • A great plant to get children interested in gardening

Haworthia Succulent in soil on dark gray rack against light brown white back drop

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Zebra Plant (Haworthia- various species)

Benefits of Zebra Plant

  • Striking zebra-like markings for a modern appearance
  • Shallow roots, so it can grow in a small container
  • Slow growing, ideal for small spaces

Sanseveria Succulent in white pot

Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)

Benefits of Snake Plant

  • NASA listed the Snake Plant as a plant that removes indoor air pollution
  • Unique variegated leaves

Click here to learn more about growing and caring for succulents and click here for all about watering succulents!



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