Low Light Succulents Indoors

Plants that do well indoors typically have darker green foliage and don’t require much sunlight to photosynthesize.  The same goes for succulents.  Here is a selection of succulents they will do well in low light positions in the home like bedrooms. Whilst they do prefer light to retain perfect form, colour and habit these plants will adjust well to low light conditions. Darker leaved Jungle cacti (trailing, hanging succulents) also fit into this category and are listed separately here.  Succulents that colour up in the sun, like jade plants, will revert to green indoors.  

Zanzibar ‘Zenzii’ | NEW VARIETY + Cement Planter 16cm

$75.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Zamioculcas zamiifolia Zenzii (native to Africa)

AKA_ Zanzibar ‘Zenzii’, Zanzibar Gem, ZZ Plant, Emerald Palm, Fortune Tree, Eternity Plant. It’s mandarin name is jin qian shu (金钱树) which literally means gold money tree.

FEATURES_ NEW VARIETY.  Zanzibar zenzii. More compact form. Still possibly the hardiest indoor plant in the world! The Zanzibar Gem or ZZ Plant thrives on neglect and does extremely well in low light conditions. Deep green, waxy leaves that are more compact with more exposure to light. Also, well suited to low light areas in the home or office although leaves may elongate a little. The ZZ plant removes toxins from the air, in particular, Toluene and Xylene.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ If it were a person, it would be a pretty chilled hippie, laid back with a no care attitude and impossible to annoy. A totally green housemate.

PLANT SYMBOLISM_ Stoic and contained, long lived and a stable presence in one’s life.

Sansevieria laurentii ‘Snake Plant’ + Cement Planter 16cm

$79.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’ (native to South East Asia)

AKA_ Mother in Law’s Tongue, Snake Plant

FEATURES_ Sansevieria is a striking, indoor plant known for its sculptural leaves. Tall deep green, sword like leaves are edged in gold with some variegation. This plant can grow to a height of 1.2m, not so big in a container.   It can tolerate lower light conditions and infrequent waterings, and requires no pruning due to its slow growth habit. Also grows well outdoors in a shady dry area with no direct sun. The Snake plant purifies air by absorbing toxins through the leaves and producing pure oxygen. It is an an ideal bedroom plant. Whereas most other plants release carbon dioxide at night, the Sansevieria continues to produce oxygen.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Super versatile and care free with creative flair. Likes a bit of kitsch and retro styling.  Perfect jungalow nana plant.

Sansevieria cylindrica ‘Twister’ + Wave Planter 13cm

$59.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Sansevieria cylindrica

AKA_ Twister

FEATURES_ Long, dark green, cylindrical leaves that can be twisted and plaited for effect or left to grow naturally.  A structural plant that is easy to look after and is happy in bright light to deep shade indoors and out.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Twister. Big personality that bowls you over with their confidence.  Effervescent, colourful characters.

Sansevieria laurentii ‘Snake Plant’ + Floor Planter 18cm

$79.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’ (native to South East Asia)

AKA_ Mother in Law’s Tongue, Snake Plant

FEATURES_ Sansevieria is a striking, indoor plant known for its sculptural leaves. Tall deep green, sword like leaves are edged in gold with some variegation. This plant can grow to a height of 1.2m, not so big in a container.   It can tolerate lower light conditions and infrequent waterings, and requires no pruning due to its slow growth habit. Also grows well outdoors in a shady dry area with no direct sun. The Snake plant purifies air by absorbing toxins through the leaves and producing pure oxygen. It is an an ideal bedroom plant. Whereas most other plants release carbon dioxide at night, the Sansevieria continues to produce oxygen.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Super versatile and care free with creative flair. Likes a bit of kitsch and retro styling.  Perfect jungalow nana plant.

Sansevieria zeylanica ‘Bow String Hemp’ + Floor Planter 18cm

$79.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Sansevieria Zeylanica (native to South East Asia)

AKA_ Bowstring Hemp, Mother in Law’s Tongue, Snake Plant

FEATURES_ Gorgeous dark green, long leaves are upright sturdy and sword shaped.  Creamy, horizontal stripe patterning across the leaves makes this an attractive, rather sculptural plant. Grown for its medicinal value and the fibre in the leaves can used to make textiles. The Snake plant purifies air by absorbing toxins through the leaves and producing pure oxygen. It is an an ideal bedroom plant. Whereas most other plants release carbon dioxide at night, the Sansevieria continues to produce oxygen.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Super versatile and care free with creative flair. Likes a bit of kitsch and retro styling.  Perfect jungalow nana plant.

Sansevieria ‘Lotus Hahnii’ + Cement Planter 16cm

$59.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Lotus Hahnii’

AKA_ Lotus Hahnii, Snake Plant, Mother in Law’s Tongue

FEATURES_ Lotus Hahnii is a form of trifasciata, of which there are 3: Golden Hahnii, Green Hahnii and this one.  Plants eventually form a rosette 10cm to 15cm tall and 12cm to 15cm wide.  Relatively slow growing, extremely low maintenance and dry tolerant. Beautiful architectural shape and foliage colour without the patterning of other snake plants. Hahnii varieties are a more compact snake plant that form a large nested rosette as opposed to tall thin blades.  Great for air purification too.

 

Zanzibar Gem ‘ZZ Plant’ + Ceramic Planter

$45.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Zamioculcas zamiifolia (native to Africa)

AKA_ Zanzibar Gem, ZZ Plant, Emerald Palm, Fortune Tree, Eternity Plant. It’s mandarin name is jin qian shu (金钱树) which literally means gold money tree.

FEATURES_ Possibly the hardiest indoor plant in the world! The Zanzibar Gem or ZZ Plant thrives on neglect and does extremely well in low light conditions. Deep green, waxy leaves that are more compact with more exposure to light. Also, well suited to low light areas in the home or office although leaves may elongate a little. Outdoors only in warm climates. The ZZ plant removes toxins from the air, in particular, Toluene and Xylene.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ If it were a person, it would be a pretty chilled hippie, laid back with a no care attitude and impossible to annoy. A totally green housemate.

PLANT SYMBOLISM_ Stoic and contained, long lived and a stable presence in one’s life.

Sansevieria cylindrica ‘Twister’ + Tapered Cement Planter 14cm

$59.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Sansevieria cylindrica

AKA_ Twister

FEATURES_ Long, dark green, cylindrical leaves that can be twisted and plaited for effect or left to grow naturally.  A structural plant that is easy to look after and is happy in bright light to deep shade indoors and out.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Twister. Big bold personality that bowls you over with their confidence.  Effervescent, colourful characters.

Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Superba’ + Ceramic Planter 14cm

$59.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Superba’

AKA_ Mother in Law’s Tongue, MIL, Snake Plant

FEATURES_ An extremely low maintenance succulent perfect for indoors and popular for its architectural, variegated foliage. The superba is slightly more compact, the leaves are a bit fatter and shorter than the more common Sansevieria trifasciata.  Still an upright variety with bladed foliage in shades of green, with mottled or streaked colouring and variegated yellow margins.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ The Snake plant / Mother in Law’s Tongue doesn’t exactly conjure up the warm, fuzzy feelings of gift giving to friends and loved ones. However, it has a worthy place in the home and garden due to its architectural features and indestructibility (if that’s a word). One can only really love it too much (doesn’t like wet feet).  A great housewarming gift, cheeky gift from a MIL to a future daughter in law, tongue in cheek, of course, and you probably can’t go past Mother’s Day for the obvious gift.

Haworthia ‘Zebra Plant’ + Ceramic Planter 10cm

$45.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Haworthia, Haworthiopsis var.  Native to South Africa, Subtropical Climate.

AKA_ Zebra Plant, Zebra Cactus

FEATURES_ Haworthia Zebra plants get their name from the raised horizontal stripes on their leaves. Zebra plants are very attractive, rosette, clump forming succulents that live happily indoors and outdoors. Green to deep green, skyward, tapering leaves with horizontal white and green markings.  An easy to care for sculptural plant with its low growing, clumping form is perfect for indoor shelf or table styling.

PLANT SYMBOLISM_ Nothing is black and white, or in this case, green and white. There’s always more than one way of looking at things.  Strives for balance, acceptance and conflict resolution.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ For someone who loves company, is wildly spirited and very much an individual.  Has a good, balanced view of the world and people. Loves a challenge and is true to themselves.