Good vine-like or cascading succulents for shade include wax plant (Hoya), burrow tail (Sedum), mistletoe cactus (Rhipsalis), string of pearls (Senecio), string of hearts and rosary vine (Ceropegia), Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera), Easter cactus (Hatirora), and night blooming cereus (Epiphyllum and Hylocereus).
Consequently, are there any succulents that do well in low light?
Though they are succulent, mistletoe cacti are a native of the South American rainforest where they grow up in the trees as epiphytes. Unlike most true cacti, they don’t like full sun and they don’t like dry conditions. Morning or evening sun is ideal for these low light succulents.
Keeping this in consideration, can succulents grow in full shade?
Most of our common succulents need a full day of sun or they get leggy and fail to bloom. Plants in shade should ideally at least get some dappled light six hours per day. … Outdoor shade succulents will also need less water, making them perfect xeriscape plants.
Do succulents prefer shade or sun?
While they appreciate a lot of light (and very few survive in full shade), most succulents need sun protection, especially if the temperature hits the 90-degree-mark, or if they’re small. Varieties that are solid green, pale, or variegated are most in danger of sun burn.
Succulents can survive without any light whatsoever for short periods. How long will depend on the particular species, but in general, if they are in a place with minimal or no light, most succulents will live without deteriorating too much for 10-14 days.
Crassula ovata is commonly known as the Jade Plant. There are a number of varieties of the jade plant, and all of them do well in indoor or otherwise protected shady settings. The plants grow fairly slowly and can take a while to become too large for a pot or container.
Aloe vera needs bright, natural light to grow and thrive. It isn’t a low light houseplant. Lack of light causes the plant to weaken and the leaves may crease or bend at the base or in the middle. A leggy growth habit and/or pale leaves are other indications of insufficient light.
While dead leaves at the bottom of your succulent are perfectly healthy, dead leaves on the upper parts of new growth are a sign of a problem–usually over- or under-watering. Soil can also cause problems for succulents, as I explain in this article. … Some succulents are more sensitive to over-watering than others.
Schlumbergera, Holiday Cacti
Holiday cacti – a group that includes the Christmas cactus, Thanksgiving cactus and the Easter cactus (Schlumbergera gaertneri) – are just that, tree-living succulents which don’t need a lot of light to thrive.
The first thing you’ll notice when a succulent needs more water is that the leaves feel rubbery and bend easily (see photo below.) They won’t necessarily change color, like they would when they are over-watered. 2. The second sign your plant is under-watered is shriveled and wrinkled leaves (see photo below.)
Care of Succulent Garden Plants
Succulent plants tolerate periods of dryness, but should receive regular water during the growing season. When soil is dry a couple of inches down, water deeply and then let the soil dry out again between waterings. The most common problem with succulents is rot.
Low-growing and vigorous species will tolerate partial shade, but most sedum do best in full sun. If growing sedum in an area that gets long, cold winters (Zone 5 and colder), plant in full sun to improve overwintering capability.
Can cactus grow in shade? There are some cacti that thrive in low light, but most cacti need light. In fact, the best place to keep a cactus indoors is somewhere where it can get at least 4 hours of light. Cacti need to be in the sun or bright, indirect light.