How to Grow Succulents Indoors and Outside

How to Grow Succulents Indoors and Outside

Succulent Gardening for Beginners

Everywhere I see this time succulent are here and there and anywhere to show the beauty of its colors.Succulents are a very popular plant with their gorgeous shapes and colors as well as their drought-tolerant qualities, but this plant does not grow in every part of a world. But today I will give you some tips from which you can grow succulent plants indoor-outdoor or everywhere no matter where and which place you are. Old hand gardeners knew that those succulent plants require a certain amount of neglect. Over the past few years, I’ve begun to realize how many people want gardening with succulents but don’t have the perfect growing conditions for them. This shouldn’t surprise me since I belong to that group of people!


Succulents invite anyone passing by to get a ‘touch’ of it. It has turned out to be the new creative face of gardening.

In a country like India, where a festival of colors, ‘Holi’, forms an inseparable part of the culture, how would it feel to celebrate colors all year long? Colors are what make the world an eye-catching visual experience. Thank goodness, for succulents. Featuring colors from blue-green, chartreuse, pink, red, yellow and white to burgundy and almost black and more they present a whole lot of alternatives to choose from. Missing out on a favorite color is unheard of!.

Besides the long list of colors, they also come in a variety of shapes, like being rounded, needle-like berry-like, ruffled, or spiky.

How to plants succulent indoors?

Planting succulents indoors are not done much different from other plants in pots. Make sure pots should have drainage holes or plan to lay them on their sides after watering to allow excess water in it to drain out. When you planting succulent first time, you have to choose well-drained potting soil as like a ready-made mix of cactus, but if you want a really good succulent potting won’t stay too wet and mix that, and pumice, sand, grit, or perlite (available in garden centers) for help with drainage without breaking down with time.


When you will first be learning that how to pot succulents, you will notice how their roots are shallow and brittle. Gently loosen other succulent, and sift new soil of this around the roots, using your fingers to tap it lightly as you go. Cover the surface with sand, and give the time to the plants to dry a few days before watering. Succulents grow best in bright light indoors.

For those whose leaves get spots in the direct sun, provide shade with a sheer curtain if grown in a south- or west-facing window.
Water should enough to keep plants from shriveling and avoid a buildup of harmful dissolved minerals and fertilizer residue by using distilled or rainwater in it, and at least once a year flushes out the soil with a good soaking.


Because many plants grow slowly indoors, especially in the cool, dark winter months, they don’t need much if any fertilizer other than a light feeding in the spring or summer seasons.

How to grow succulent outdoor?

Growing a succulent garden outside starts with plant choices. If you are a beginner, start with plants which are easy and foolproof. Sedum and Sempervivum are very easy to grow and adaptable to bright, sunny locations or even slightly dappled areas. Which types of plants you choose succulents to need well-drained soil. They can flourish in cracks and crevasses, rockeries and sandy and gritty soils. In cool season areas, succulents will do best in containers which are brought for the winter indoors.


Try some Kalanchoe, aloe, echeveria, and aeonium. Make fun with the different sizes, shapes, and textures of these plants. Use these plants outdoor as part of a xeriscaped area of the garden, to protect water and provide interest and color. When you are ready for planting and have chosen your plant, you will need to know how to plant an outdoor succulent garden. Select a sunny location and pick the space you want to fill. Digging a hole at least 1-foot-deep and filling it with water. Check the soil and drainage condition. If the water drains in a half hour or one hour, the soil is sufficiently porous. If not, simply mix in 3 inches of sand to increase the texture and drainage. At the centre of the area use taller specimens and spreading species at the edges or dotted among the larger plants like the ground cover. Top the area with a layer of pebbles or small rocks to show as much. This will help prevent seeds and conserves moisture while allowing evaporation of excess water in it.

It tolerates dryness period, but between the growing season should receiving the regular water. When a soil is dry a couple of inches down, water goes deeply and then makes the soil dry out again between watering. The common problem with succulent is not. Keep the stems out of the soil and provide drying periods between irrigation will help prevent this. Also, water from the base of the plant to keep its leaves dry.

Keep an eye for insect pests and combat them with sprays of water and horticultural soap spray. Remove dead stems and offsets during the care of succulent plants. Offsets are easy to start a completely new plant. Move them in a drained potting mix and care until roots are full and healthy, then develop them in the different area of the garden.


The best way to grow and maintain succulent is to take care of them all the time because everything wants some attention.

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  1. Jenn
    August 22, 21:46 Reply

    Great Post! I love succulents! Have a bunch of sedum in my flower beds!

    • Karthick Sivaraj
      August 24, 02:22 Reply

      Thank you..i will update many interesting and informative topics.. Kindly follow my blog regularly..

  2. Candace
    August 23, 16:30 Reply

    I really do not have green fingers at all. I just can’t keep plants alive and have been known to kill a cactus! Love the first picture

    • Karthick Sivaraj
      August 24, 02:23 Reply

      Thanks for your support.. Kindly follow my step and have a beautiful succulent garden in your home..

  3. Megan
    August 25, 14:31 Reply

    Wow this post was very informative. I like succulents they are one of the only plans I can manage not to kill.

  4. Marie Novak
    August 25, 23:00 Reply

    Thanks for sharing this. These are such beautiful plants. I have been wanting to add some to my house but have been a little intimidated. This info has helped!!

  5. Marie
    August 25, 23:24 Reply

    maybe I might just brave it and grow some plants. I’m so bad at growing plants. Thanks for the tips

    August 30, 19:11 Reply

    Lovely pics of the succulents though I woul d have loved to know which succulent is which. Please do tag the pics with their names. I have been trying unsuccessfully to grow these though am very fascinated with them!!

  7. Abhinav Singh
    October 31, 19:09 Reply

    Its a very good article.
    Thanks for sharing

    Keep up the good work

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