9 Flowering Succulents to Keep Indoors

Having a couple of succulents is in itself aesthetically pleasing. I mean, all those colors, unique shapes, and varied sizes do great in breaking the monotony in your artificial jungle – be it outdoors or indoors.

You’ll think that’s enough sauce for succulents to offer, but no. The hardy living jewels have another addition to their show-stopper décor paraphernalia – flowers. Further, who doesn’t want a few blooms popping up in their already spruced up indoor spaces? If anything, they only add to the appeal.

Are you at a loss as to where to start with nurturing flowering indoor succulents? Well, you’re in for a treat. By the end of this post, you’ll have yourself a list of 9 flowering succulents for indoors to choose from (or maybe just go with everything?).

9 Flowering Succulents for Indoors
Colorful flowering succulents @amylynnw66

Crown of thorns (Euphorbia milii)

Other common names of this heavy bloomer include Christ plant and Christ thorn.

Native to Madagascar, it can grow to a height of 5ft with stems covered by spines for a larger part. Flowers are small and surrounded by showy bracts of red, pink or white pigmentation.

If you are living in a warm climate, then having the crown of thorns will mean enjoying blooms for the whole year. But don’t fret it if your climate is somehow cold. You will still get to enjoy those flowers as soon as warm seasons set in.

Beware, though – crown of thorns’ sap is poisonous. Take care when you decide to have it grace your indoors. Read how you can take care of your crown of thorns succulent the best way here.

9 Flowering Succulents for Indoors
Crown of thorns flowering plant @kobata_growers

Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii)

We all love decorations during the festive season. Most importantly that’s just what the Christmas cactus is here for. At the tips of its numerous flat branches, it bears blooms just as the holiday season kicks in. The flowers appear in shades of pink, yellow, red, white and purple. Yellow seems like a unique color, feel free to read more about yellow flowering succulents here like the Christmas cactus.

Due to the fact it is native to coastal Brazil, you’ll have to break a few rules common with other succulents. For instance, leaving it without water for too long might just be the precursor to its demise.

But then again, it doesn’t mean you drawn it in water every other day. Just make sure the top part of the potting mix is dry before you water again.

9 Flowering Succulents for Indoors
Beautiful Christmas cactus plant @flowers.cactus

Pincushion cactus (Mammillaria crinite)

Reaching just six inches in height, as a result, the pincushion cactus is one of the teeniest plants you’ll ever encounter. But what it lacks in size is well-compensated for in beauty (we think).

The entire surface of its barrel-shaped stem is covered with white spines, which are hooked by the way. So watch out when handling this cactus. The purple blooms at near the top of the stem blend in nicely with the spines giving it a remarkable look.

Ooh, and being endemic to the dryer parts of Mexico means you won’t need to give it too much attention for it to thrive. Take care of your pin cushion cactus the correct way here.

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9 Flowering Succulents for Indoors
Pincushion cactus @prestonarizona

Flaming Katy (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana)

This Madagascan native would have been just remarkable with its ovate dark green foliage – it’s pleasing to the eye. But it also blooms which makes it even more irresistible.

The flowers come in autumn and late winter and bear showy colors – red, golden or white (flaming indeed). Want to see more of those flower buds? Easy – make a point of giving your plant 8 hours or so of light every day.

9 Flowering Succulents for Indoors
Flaming katy succulent plant @minde_photo

Orchid cactus (Epiphyllum hybrids)

You’re in for some fun time if you prefer showy blooms – because this is what the orchid cactus will treat you with. The flowers are huge, cup-shaped and can either be purple, yellow, pink, red or white.

Want more buds? Do the following

  • Give plenty of indirect light all year-round.
  • Water it sparingly and completely withdraw fertilizer during winter
  • In early spring to fall, feed it with high potassium fertilizer.
9 Flowering Succulents for Indoors
Orchid Cactus @blooming_botanist

Jade plant (Crassula ovata)

The jade plant is one of the easiest plants to grow. You should grab it ASAP if you’re just getting started with houseplants stuff.

Native to South Africa, it can go grow as tall as 4 feet and has oval glossy leaves that are dark green. Select varieties of the jade plant have a red pigmentation near the tips of leaves. Flowers are star-shaped and can be either pink or white.

If you’re interested in more African succulents, check out 8 succulents from Africa here.

9 Flowering Succulents for Indoors
Jade plant in tea cup planter @myterrariumworld

Ruby ball cactus (Gymnocalycium mihanovichi)

This is a perfect option if you’re looking to add some plant life on that office desk or table. Despite being a grafted specimen, the ruby ball cactus still plays by the rules of your everyday cactus when it comes to growing conditions.

So the soil must be well-draining, the watering sessions far in between and just enough light. But remember to protect the plant from direct sun rays if you want those colors to show – and ruby ball cacti have plenty of those colors to show. You have 15 of those to choose from.

9 Flowering Succulents for Indoors
Ruby call cactus @addytude

Peanut cactus (Echinopsis chamaecereus)

You can have this one out there in your garden but keeping it indoors is just as good. In addition, it’s a great way to glimpse its full beauty seeing as it is such a tiny thing. Just make sure they are getting enough sunlight daily.

Certainly, like the majority of cacti, it bears spines on its stems. Only that these are tender meaning you can rest easy even you have kids around.

It blooms in spring and summer, bringing forth numerous showy orange flowers.

9 Flowering Succulents for Indoors
Peanut Cactus @mybasicgarden

Easter cactus (Hatiora gaertneri)

Similarly, the Easter cactus is a close relative of the Christmas cactus above. That means you’ll have to treat them similarly in providing the best growing conditions.

Further, a few additional care tips are:

  • provide shelter against direct sunlight
  • if you can, provide temperatures of between 45 and 55o F in the evening to promote blooming

The flowers come in March and April.

9 Flowering Succulents for Indoors
Easter cactus @insucculentlove

What are your flowering succulents for indoors gardens? Let us know in the comments below! Share with us some of your succulent gardens here at our exclusive Facebook group the Succulent Plant Lounge. The members here help each other grow their succulent gardens with the best tricks and tips!

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