Top 10 succulents to plant indoors

ALOE ARISTATA

Also known as Lace Aloe, this succulent is very unique looking. The leaves have little teeth on them. Additionally, the tips of the leaves have tiny vines that weave together to look like lace. It produces orange flowers in the summer.

  • Zones 9-11
  • Bright Light
  • Best indoors with normal temperatures
  • Give it a good watering and then let it dry out before watering again. Never water in the winter months.

ALOE BREVIFOLIA

This short-leaved aloe plant is exactly what it sounds like – it is just like a regular aloe plant but with smaller leaves. The Aloe Brevifolia grows in the shape of a rose and can get up to one foot tall. It has orange flowers that grow in the springtime.

  • Zone 9
  • Bight light
  • Bring inside if it gets below 20 degrees
  • Water when the topsoil is dry

CHRISTMAS CAROL

This is a beautiful plant for any time of the year, regardless of its name. It has dark green and red star-shaped leaves that can grow up to about a foot tall. During the summer it will grow pink flowers.

  • Zones 9-11
  • Indirect light
  • Keep above 70 degrees
  • Water once every few weeks. Be careful because it is very susceptible to root rot.

DORIAN BLACK

The name of this succulent is a bit deceiving as it isn’t black at all! It actually has white and green leaves and can grow up to six inches tall. It is an aloe plant which also grows orange and red flowers.

  • Zones 10-11
  • Partial to full shade
  • Keep above 30 degrees
  • Water once every few weeks

ALOE HAWORTHIOIDES

This aloe plant is fast growing and very unique looking. The leaves have tiny white vines on them, almost resembling threads. During the spring the grow orange flowers.

  • Zones 9-13
  • Strong, bright light
  • Keep around 75 degrees
  • Once every 3 weeks, do not water in the winter

ALOE JUVENNA

Also called Tiger Tooth Aloe this plant has thick spiky leaves that are much taller than they are wide. It can grow up to 12 inches. The leaves are green, but if the plant is feeling stressed they will turn a red color.

  • Zone 9
  • Partial light
  • Bring indoors if the temperature gets to 20 degrees or below
  • Water once every 3 to 4 weeks

BEAUCARNEA RECURVATA

This succulent is more commonly called the Ponytail Palm. Seeing what it looks like there is no need for an explanation, as it looks just like a messy ponytail. It has a thick trunk that stores water and long leaves that resemble hair. If it is grown indoors it can get up to four feet tall.

  • Zones 9-10
  • Bright light for half the year and indirect light for the other half
  • Do not let it get below 50 degrees
  • Water once every two weeks

CEROPEGIA WOODII VARIEGATA

The pink heart-shaped leaves that grow on the vine of this plant help give it its nickname String of Hearts. It can get up to four inches tall, although the vines can stretch as far as 12 feet.

  • Zone 11
  • Full or partial sun
  • Keep above 40 degrees
  • Water once every 2 weeks

COTYLEDON TOMENTOSA BEAR’S PAW

This succulent’s name comes from its leaves, which look like tiny green paws. They can grow up to 20 inches and have orange and red bell-shaped flowers.

  • Zones 9-10
  • Full light for six hours a day
  • Keep above 30 degrees
  • Water once a week

CRASSULA EXILIS

This is an odd looking succulent. The long thin red leaves give it the nickname of Fairy Tongue. Once a year it will grow star-shaped purple flowers.

  • Zone 10-11
  • Full light
  • Keep above 30 degrees
  • Water once every two weeks