It wasn't until I went to Southern California that I became obsessed with succulents. My garden is now packed with hardy Sedums, Sempervivums and Opuntia. More than half my houseplant collection is succulents, the sort that wouldn't make it through a long northern winter alive.
Indoor Succulent Care
They love the sunshine on my south facing windowsill. I grow them in regular potting soil in clay pots, letting the soil dry out completely before watering them again. I fertilize them in summer along with the rest of my houseplants, about once a month, when I remember.
As much as I would love to live in a place with a warmer climate, where I could grow these tender succulents outdoors, I still have fun with them indoors. For instance I've-
- Incorporated my Agave americana into a dish garden.
- Repotting my Aloe vera, encouraging it to grow 3 feet high and wide.
- Even got my hybrid Aloe to flower.
Whenever I look at my houseplant succulents I'm reminded of the Sunny, hot, dry desert like places they come from and I long to go back to the southern USA to explore further. It's such a change from the frozen, white and brown landscape that's outside my window for most of the year.
Do you grow succulents indoors? which plants are in your collection?