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5 Low Light Succulents

Introduction

It often surprises people that the normally sun loving succulents can do well in low light areas of your home. But many, although preferring a lot of light, are tough and will do well and look great in shadier areas. Just make sure that you let them dry out before watering again, as they will need much less water if they get less light.

Echeveria

Soooo popular, and for good reason, Echeveria are a beautiful succulent with their flower-like rosette shape. They can do well in medium and low light places, a swell as tolerating a lot of sunlight too.

They can become leggy if in very low light areas, if this happens you can ‘behead’ the leggy parts and propagate, see this guide for more on how to propagate with beheading..

For more on echeveria you can see our full guide here: Echeveria Succulent.

Echeveria

Pony Tail Palm

Pony tail palms are becoming really popular for their small but bulbous tree-like appearance. They are tough and will tolerate lower and medium light areas of your home. For more on these see our Ponytail Palm Care guide.

Pony Tail Palm

Aloe Vera

Aloes are a classic plant and great for low light areas. We have one in our bathroom which hardly gets any sunlight. Sometimes I swap it for one that is in a brighter spot in the house to keep it really lush and green.

For more on these plants see our articles Aloe Vera Care and Aloe Vera Propagation.

Aloe Vera

Jade Plant

The jade plant is really common as they look great and are easy to look after. They will tolerate low light too. You can also try the jade plant ‘gollum’ which is really similar in care requirements, but a different take on this classic. Both look stunning.

Snake Plant

These are on almost every list I make! I absolutely love them, from the whale fin to the moonshine varieties. They are really hardy and will do well in low and medium light areas as well as areas with lots of indirect sunlight. See also: Snake Plant Care (Dracaena Trifasciata) and Propagation of Snake Plants.

Snake Plant

Other Articles You Might Like

Hope you liked our list of Low Light Succulents. You might like our other succulent articles Propagating Succulents In Water, Donkey’s Tail Succulent, Crassula Succulents, as well as our other list articles.

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