Succulents have become a very popular houseplant over the years. They are low maintenance, resistant to dry weather and purify the air. Succulent houseplants can help remove toxins, improve airflow and humidify dry indoor air. We have put together a list of our favourite selection below.
Our Best Succulents
Succulents make great indoor plants because they have adapted to survive in dry conditions. Normally, low humidity isn’t a houseplant’s friend. However, Succulents, with their water-storing abilities, endure dry air perfectly. There are hundreds of unique varieties and just about anyone can keep them alive, new plant owners included. When you need houseplants that can thrive with little water, look no further and add succulents to your collection.
Benefits of growing succulents in your house
They brighten up your home
Succulents make popular houseplants because they are both low maintenance as well as beautiful. During the whole year the succulent provides a feeling of being surrounded by green nature in your home.
They can help to purify the air
One of the most well-known benefits of having houseplants, such as succulents, is their ability to purify air. Pollution levels on the planet are rising and if you live in a busy, dense city, you can encounter polluted air various times a day. Everyone, even if you are a healthy person, can experience health impacts from polluted air including respiratory irritation and breathing difficulties. Indoor plants remove carbon dioxide from the air and replace it with oxygen, improving our indoor air quality.
They improve the humidity of your home
Succulent plants release water and can enhance the humidity of your house. While increased humidity might not always sound that attractive, it has been proven to decrease the incidence of dry skin, colds, sore throats and dry coughs. Also, research reveals that high humidity reduces the chance of survival and transmission of the flu virus.
Placing houseplants in your home does not only purify the air, it also reduces your chance to get sick and increases your productivity. Studies indicate this has something to do with indoor plants helping to release endorphins in your brain. They promote greater focus and energy.
They can increase pain tolerance
Research found that having indoor plants can reduce physical pain. Patients who had houseplants in their hospital rooms reported feeling less pain, fatigue, and anxiety complaints than the others who did not.
Best succulents for indoors
Our indoor succulent recommendations are:
If you’ve never taken care of a plant before and want an easy start a snake plant is a good option for you. The snake plant is one of the easiest succulents to take care of. Even if you neglect it for long periods of time it will still maintain its fresh look. This plant has long variegated leaves in different shades of green. As the snake plant keeps improving the air quality during the night it is the perfect succulent for your bedroom.
Aloe vera is most known for its medical benefits and mostly grown for medicinal purposes. You can use the healthy compounds of the aloe vera plant to ease scrapes and burns making it a good plant to have nearby. This plant has thick, pointed leaves that are usually a green-grey colour. The Aloe Vera plant also purifies benzene and formaldehyde from the air. This succulent plant does well indoors and is easy to care for.
The Burro’s tail is also known as the donkey tail plant, this succulent is an easy plant to propagate and care for which makes it a popular houseplant. The burro’s tail was given its name because of its ability a shape that resembles a tail.
Dracaena grows tall and fairly narrow making it an ideal plant for your home. The Dracaena removes formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and benzene from the air. This succulent plant is child friendly because it can still thrive with a fair amount of neglect and because they aren’t toxic.
The panda plant has a velvety appearance with small and fuzzy leaves. The leaves, with brownish red markings on its edges, are what earned this succulent the name of panda plant. Although this type of succulent can flower in the right circumstances, it rarely does. But it can live for many years indoors.
This small succulent is ideal for -mixed- miniature gardens. Echeveria Minima does not grow bigger than three inches in height and will stay under four inches in diameter. In spring, the plant produces pink and yellow flowers. Beautifully matching with the blue-green leaves that are arranged in a rosette pattern and are tipped with pink.
The Zebra Haworthia is also called the Zebra plant or Zebra cactus, although it is a succulent and not Cacti. Its common name is inspired from the horizontal Zebra looking stripes. The leaves of the Zebra plant point out from its stem in different directions.
Have we convinced you that succulents will look great in your home? Do you already have many succulents and are you searching for something new? Say hello to their prickly cousin the cacti. Just like their leafed relatives, these plants come in many weirdly, incredible sizes and shapes. Yet, instead of leaves cacti have sharp needles to repel hungry or thirsty predators. Want to know more take a look at our blog all about cacti.