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Worst and Best "house-plant" Succs and cacti

Posted by suivezmoi 8 (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 1, 14 at 6:50

I was reading a couple posts, and someone mentioned that a couple succs (I can only remember lithops) will not survive or thrive being a houseplant.

Which ones can be grown well in the house, and which ones will commit suicide?

I have a ton at this point, and I know some of them might need to come indoors since I will be moving to an apartment w/o a balcony or porch space.


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RE: Worst and Best "house-plant" Succs and cacti

Also I just noticed I'll be moving to a diff region in less than a month, I'll be in 9b instead of 8b. If that helps with the "outdoor only" living question


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RE: Worst and Best "house-plant" Succs and cacti

I grow all my plants indoor at windowsill, I can say that most of them are doing fine, but some definitely like it more than the others. I think obviously Crassula do okay as houseplant, also Aloe and Haworthia can adapt very well. Still need some bright light, though.

It's funny because believe or not, on this other website, their list of top 5 succulent "houseplants" included Lithops! Mine are doing okay so far.. bright light plus growing lights are satisfactory for them I think.

My other plants include some more mesembs, an Echeveria, Adromischus, Anacampseros, Senecio, Kalanchoe, Pachyphytum, Orbea and Stapelia. All seem happy so far. I hope they can all make it this winter..

This post was edited by DavidL.ca on Fri, Aug 1, 14 at 12:37


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RE: Worst and Best "house-plant" Succs and cacti

I grow a ton of succulents indoors, but I am very fortunate to have an abundance of light, full sun and otherwise. It's not an indoor/outdoor issue, it really is a light issue.


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RE: Worst and Best "house-plant" Succs and cacti

Sorry, you asked for specifics, here's a list:
Regular jade and gollum jade
Huernia zebrina
aloe vera hybrid
Graptopetalum paraguayense
Haworthia mutica
H. attenuata
Kalanchoe daigremontiana (mother of thousands)
Kalanchoe tubiflora (mother of thousands)
Sedum burrito (burro's tail)
Sedum rubrotinctum
Euphorbia milii
Ceropegia woodii
Stapelia schneideriana
a NOID echeveria


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