What Are Indoor Succulents?

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Indoor succulents are plants grown indoors that have fleshy leaves, stems or other structures adapted for storing moisture due to the plants evolving under arid conditions. One example of a common indoor succulent is aloe.

Succulents are popular houseplants because their thickened structures are considered unusual and attractive and because they can survive low indoor humidity. They are also naturally resistant to lack of water due to an owner's carelessness. Although they do not need much watering, they often require strong sunlight. Many succulents, such as cacti and jade, are evergreens, although they may require periods of dormancy to rest from growth.