Types of Succulents In India – Indoor Succulent Perfect For Indian Climate

If you are trying to find the types of succulents in India that can survive easily in the Indian climate?

Then, you have come to the right place.

Succulents look super adorable, can fit anywhere and require minimal care. 

Which makes them a perfect houseplant material even for people with busy lifestyles.

Today, I am going to introduce you to the best types of succulents in India that you can grow indoors without a problem.

(I have written an in-depth article on succulent care in India as well, do check it out.)

Important Note :

Always use good quality succulent potting mix for all your succulents like this one.
And never grow it in all-purpose potting soil as they require highly fast-draining soil. If you fail to provide so, it will not grow properly & eventually die.

 cutest types of succulents in India

In fact, we are growing most of these succulents in our terrace garden. As you can see in the image above that’s our cute little jade plant.

Keep reading till the end to soak in all the information.

Types of Succulents In India – Indoor Succulents Perfect For Indian Climate

Mother of Thousand/ Devil’s Backbone 

Devil’s Backbone is a special type of succulent and one of my favourites.

When I saw it for the first time, I was awestruck by its distinctive shape.

Unique types of succulents in india

It is surely one of the most unique looking succulents that are always going to draw everyone’s attention towards it.

It is called the mother of thousand because of the fact that every main leaf produces hundreds of baby plantlets over it which looks so satisfying. Get one for your home.

Agave – Best Types of Succulents In India

Agave is widely grown for its ornamental quality around the world.

It does require a good amount of sunlight and prefers direct sunlight for 1-2 hours every day.

Agave - best succulent in india
Our Agave soaking in the sun

Watering it is a no brainer as it can handle drought conditions quite well, though you should water it once the topsoil dries out.

Its pointy leaf ends are worth keeping around you. (Buy one for yourself)

Zebra Haworthia Attractive Succulent Plant In India

One of the best succulents that you can easily grow indoors in India is Zebra Haworthia.

They look somewhat like Aloe Vera but have white stripes over them, which is the reason behind their name. 

Zebra haworthia - types of succulent plants india

Zebra Haworthia doesn’t grow very big in size and requires minimal care.

Keep it in indirect sunlight and water every fortnight. You can buy it from here.

Echeveria – Most Gorgeous Types of Succulents In India

Echeveria is the most extraordinarily beautiful succulent you can grow in India.

Echeveria - Types of succulents in india

Its rose-like structure with smooth leaves is what makes people go crazy for it.

This plant can handle light to moderate sunlight conditions and ideally be placed in a location where it can receive bright indirect sunlight.

Water it when the soil gets dry. (Buy one with a self-watering pot)

Jade Plant 

Jade plants are one of the cutest succulents in India that requires almost zero maintenance.

They are small in size and can be placed anywhere that receives a good amount of indirect sunlight.

Jade Plant

We have an army of jade plants in our terrace garden.

Water them only when the soil seems dry to touch. (You should buy one for your home)

Euphorbia Milii/Crown of thorns

It is called the crown of thorns because of the fact that its entire body is covered with thorns but has gorgeous red coloured flowers on its upper part. 

This flowering succulent is almost zero maintenance plant and will add to the beauty of your house.

Crown of thorns

It requires very little watering and a good amount of sunlight, keep it near a window or on a balcony or terrace where it receives a good amount of direct sunlight.

Also, make sure to keep it out of reach of children and pets as its thorns can cause injury. (You can get it from here)

Desert Rose Adenium 


Adeniums are strikingly attractive looking succulent with a bulb-like structure on its bottom part that looks more like a human fist to me.

If you are looking for a flowering succulent plant in India, there is none better than adenium. ( You should get one for sure)

It needs direct sunlight to thrive well and may develop rot if kept in a shade. (How to Save Desert Rose From Root Rot)

Other than that just water it when the soil dries out.

Christmas Cactus

Christmas cactus is an extraordinarily beautiful flowering succulent that can handle low light conditions.

Which makes it a perfect indoor succulent.

christmas cactus - flowering succulent

Its unique shape will surely make you get one for your home.

Just place it in an indirect sunlight location and water it whenever the topsoil gets dry.

It blooms during the winter season.

Hoya Kerrii ( love plant) 

Hoya Kerri is one of the most unique looking succulent plants you can find in India. 

It just comes with one heart-shaped leaf, that is the reason it is also known as the love plant & sweetheart plant.

But as it starts to grow, it gets even more beautiful with strings of leaves coming into life. (you should definitely get one for yourself)

Moon Cactus/ Ruby Ball cactus

One of the most beautiful succulent plants in India is Moon Cactus.

It is actually made up of two succulents.

Moon Cactus

In which, the flower on the top of it is grafted & is not able to make food on its own and is dependent on its bottom part. 

Moon Cactus is a perfect indoor succulent which thrives well under indirect sunlight and cannot tolerate direct sunlight.

So, if you live in a flat/apartment, now you won’t have to worry about not getting sunlight.

Watering it is also no fuss and you can water it in a gap of 10-15 days. ( A must-have for every house, buy one from here)

String of Pearls

Creeper succulent in india

The String of Pearls is an attractive creeping succulent which is just the right type for a hanging basket.

It does require bright light to grow well.

Watering needs are very less, and you can water only 2-3 times a month. 

I wouldn’t suggest you buy it online, as it can get damaged very easily during delivery. (always get it from the nursery)

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is one of the most common types of succulents in India.

It is mostly grown because of its health benefits and easy to grow nature.

Best succulent for indian climate

But you will be shocked to know that there are different types of aloe that you can get for your home.  

The one we usually grow is called Medicinal aloe.


These were some of the best types of succulents for the Indian climate. 

If you give them just the right type of care, they will survive pretty well. 

I hope this article has helped you make a better decision, if it did please share it with others as well so that they can get benefit from it as well.