10 Low Light Succulents for Your Home and Office

Low light succulents are good news for those who don’t have many windows in their house. Or, if you live in the basement of an apartment, you can have succulents in your home that can survive even in a completely dark room.

We have compiled a list of 10 low light succulents for your home and office. You can have them and make your environment attractive.

Let’s get started!

10 Low Light Succulents for Your Home and Office

Let’s get to know about the beautiful succulents for the low light conditions in your home and office.

1. Echeveria Succulent ‘Perle von Nürnberg’

Perle von Nürnberg
Picture Via Mountain Crest Gardens

It’s an evergreen low light succulent. It turns pink and purple when in direct sunlight, though. It’s an easy-to-find and easy-to-grow plant.

Let’s have a quick look over its main characteristics:

  • It grows in full to partial sunlight
  • Doesn’t need a lot of water
  • The plant growth reaches up to 13cm (5″)
  • Its rosette grows up to 15cm (6″) in width
  • The minimum temperature it may bear is -1.1 C (30F)
  • You can propagate it by its leaf or stem cutting
  • Its non-toxic for humans and animals

2. Graptopetalum ‘Superbum’

Graptopetalum 'Superbum'
Picture Via Mountain Crest Gardens

It is also known as beautiful graptopetalum. It is an evergreen plant that produces beautiful pale yellow flowers in spring. Its main characteristics are:

  • Its rosettes grow up to 12cm (5″) in width
  • Its leaves are fleshy and thick. 
  • Its stems are ever-lengthening
  • It produces star-shaped flowers
  • It needs moderate water

3. Sedeveria Lilac Mist

Sedeveria Lilac Mist
Picture Via Mountain Crest Gardens

It is a hybrid cultivar plant. As the name says it all it has a lilac mist touch with green and grey tones. 

  • It has fat rosettes
  • Compact growth
  • It grows up to 9cm (3.5″)
  • Strong leaves that are not easily detachable
  • Grows in full to partial light
  • Moderate water needed

4. Graptoveria Debbie

Graptoveria Debbie
Picture Via Pinterest

It is also a cultivar with dramatic foliage. It has fleshy pink-purple leaves. These leaves are packed compactly. The color of this plant becomes more intense when in a cooler temperature. 

  • The rosette grows up to 20cm (8″) in diameter
  • Tight, compact, and fleshy rosettes
  • Deep purple shade when in cooler temperature
  • It produces small apricot flowers in the spring season

5. Echeveria Haagai ‘Tolimanensis’

Echeveria Haagai 'Tolimanensis'
Picture Via Mountain Crest Gardens

It is one of the most reliable plants for your garden or office. It can survive in full to partial shade. Its characteristics are:

  • It may grow up to 1 foot
  • Its leaves grow in an upright position
  • The fleshy leaves have deep purple and dove grey color
  • You may propagate it conveniently from its leaves and stem cuttings 
  • Don’t need plenty of water
  • You may witness orange to yellow bell-shaped flowers on its tall bloom stalk every summer.

6. Graptoveria ‘Araluen Gem’

Low Light Succulents Graptoveria 'Araluen Gem'
Picture Via Crassulaceae

This low light succulent is also known as Aphrodite. It is a hybrid plant that is a cross of two purple succulents – paraguayense and Echeveria purpusorum.

  • Soft green and lilac leaves
  • The leaves may give pinkish shades when grown in bright light
  • You may enjoy the beautiful pink and yellow bell-shaped flowers on its tall bloom stalk every year.

7. Echeveria ‘Afterglow’

Echeveria 'Afterglow'
Picture Via Gardenia.net

It is an evergreen indoor plant that can grow well in the succulent pots. It has the following characteristics:

  • It’s a large plant whose rosettes grow up to 40cm (16″)
  • It has powdery lavender-pink leaves
  • You may see deep orange-red flowers on the plant

8. Graptoveria ‘Fred Ives’

Graptoveria 'Fred Ives'
Picture Via Succulent Thrive

It is an indoor succulent that may change its color depending on its growing conditions. It’s one of the highly valued purple succulents due to its attractive color and beauty. 

  • Large leaves that grow up to 30cm (12″)
  • Broad and waxy leaves
  • Pale yellow flowers with red-orange centers appear in summers. 
  • Flowers’ length reaches up to 60cm (2 feet)

9. Echeveria ‘Cubic Frost’

Echeveria 'Cubic Frost'
Picture Via Pinterest

This is a beautiful plant that is naturally protected by the thick powdery wax on the leaves. It grows well in low light conditions. It looks different from others due to its wavy leaves. It has the following characteristics:

  • Length up to 20cm (8″)
  • Width up to 25cm (10″)
  • Lilac and pink leaves
  • Fleshy, upright, and wavy leaves
  • Beautiful orange bell-shaped flowers are produced in the spring season

10. Sedum Dasyphyllum ‘Lilac Mound’

Sedum Dasyphyllum 'Lilac Mound'
Picture via Pinterest

It’s a small perennial succulent. It is one of the high light succulents that blushes purple in full sunlight. However, it is a low light succulent that can make your living space beautiful. 

  • It is a creeper from South Africa         
  • Its creepy stems form shrubs that cover the ground giving it a flowery look
  • It produces small white flowers with tiny black dots on it


Here are some frequently asked questions about the low light purple succulents. Please read further to get the answers to these questions.

1. Are there any succulents that do well in low light?

Succulents grow well in bright but indirect sunlight. They grow well in ample light. However, a wide range of succulents grows well in partial to no sunlight. 

2. What succulents can survive in shade?

Some succulents survive in shade or low light. Some of them are jade plant, snake plant, panda plant, aloe vera, elephant foot, etc. 

3. Can succulents survive in full shade?

Even though succulents love sunlight, they grow well in the shade too. In dark rooms where direct sunlight doesn’t reach or under the shadow of a giant plant, some succulents grow well. 

They also don’t need much watering. The grey and green succulents are more suitable to grow in the shade than others.

Final Thoughts

So, no matter if you are an inexperienced gardener, you can grow a low light succulent in your house or office. You can also add artificial light for their growth. 

There are numerous purple succulents from which you can choose the best for you.

These slow-growing fleshy leaves add magical purple colour to your environment without the need for intensive care. 

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