Low Light Succulent, Why Not?
Many people believe that all succulents and cacti require direct sunlight to thrive, however, this is not the case. Succulents come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and they may thrive in low-light environments. In this article, we’ll go over a range of low light succulent options as well as some basic maintenance instructions. Continue reading to find out more.
Low Light Conditions In Short
It’s critical to recognize that low light and no light are not the same things. Without light, no plant (including the snake plant, also known as mother-in-tongue) law’s can survive. A place away from a window indoors or in a moderately shaded situation outdoors is considered low light. In an otherwise well-lit room, an indoor succulent plant placed on a dining room table or on a shelf away from a window is in a low light scenario. Plants that receive dappled sunlight under trees in the outdoors are in low-light environments. It is vital to give light in a dark environment, such as a bathroom with a small window or no window, by using a grow light.
Low Light Succulent
In this case, a low light succulent usually thrive in artificial light. Even yet, for the best results, switch plants from artificial to natural light on a regular basis.
Sansevieria, often known as Mother-in-Tongue Law’s or Snake Plants, is a popular house plant. The indestructible snake plants come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including the bird-nest snake plant, and they all thrive in low light, partial shade, and direct sunlight. Trifasciata has lance-shaped dark green leaves that are either solid or variegated with silvery patterns and golden edges. Sansevieria leaves can be as short as a few inches or as long as a foot tall, depending on the variety.
Haworthia margaritifera is also known by the names Haworthia pumila, Tulista pumila, and Pearl Plant. The South African pearl plant is a close member of the Aloe family and has a similar appearance. Haworthias are all low-growing plants with many of pearl-like white bumps that contrast with the dark, green leaves. In the middle of the summer, the plant produces tubular, greenish-white flowers atop a tall flower stalk.
Haworthia attenuata (Zebra Cactus) is a Haworthia that looks similar to Pearl Plant but with elevated, bumpy stripes instead of bumpy patches.
It’s also known as String of Pearls because it grows on long tendrils with tiny, round leaves that look like green pearls, similar to String of Bananas. This is another dangling low light succulent, tumbling over the sides of a basket, window box, or high shelf.
Ceropegia woodii is commonly known as Rosary Vine or String of Hearts. Some people consider Ceropegia woodii to be a subspecies of Ceropegia linearis. This plant is a semi-succulent with heart-shaped leaves and tiny spherical tubers or buds that look like rosary beads.
Schlumbergera (Zygocactus) is a type of epiphytic jungle cactus that goes by several names, including Claw cacti, Crab cactus, Holiday cactus, Thanksgiving cactus, Easter cactus, and Christmas cactus. At the time of year when they generally bloom, these plants are easily available in grocery stores, department stores, and nurseries. During their regular growing season, the plants grow in a segmented pattern and produce beautiful pink, orange, or red blooms.
Tips To Growing Low Light Succulent
Because succulents exist in such a wide range of plant kinds, from epiphytes to drought-resistant cactus-like plants to tropical humidity-loving succulents, the care for shade-loving succulents varies tremendously. Keep in mind that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, assess your current environment and investigate the plants you want to grow to see which ones would thrive in your exact settings. Succulents will thrive in bright light for at least part of the day. Your succulent will grow frail, leggy, and unable to flower if the light is reduced too severely.