Indoor Succulent Garden Ideas

Do you love succulents? Maybe you have an indoor succulent garden, or perhaps it's simply your dream to build one. Whichever is true; we've gathered together some ultra-cool ideas for a dream indoor succulent garden. These gorgeous little plant nuggets are ridiculously cute and so varied in shapes, colors, and sizes. Plus, as an added bonus, they're pretty darn easy to take care of and also easy to propagate to fill additional garden spots. Let's look at these gorgeous indoor succulent garden ideas and see if perhaps we can't present you with something to transform your succulent setting.

Scandinavian room interior with plants, cacti and succulents composition in design and hipster pots on the brown shelf, Indoor Succulent Garden Ideas

1. Gather a Collection Of Succulent Terrariums

Succulent in the geometry glass terrarium

Because succulents can be diminutive in size, they are perfect candidates for gorgeous little jewel box terrariums. Put a grouping of these terrariums together on a table by a window, and you have a really unique indoor succulent garden. Here two or three small succulents are placed together in soil, and then a slight sprinkling of stone is added to the top of the soul. The stained glass style terrariums are chic and interesting.

These geometric terrariums come in a set of three and are finished with a brass-colored metal. Click here for these on Amazon.

2. Use A Rectangular Wooden Box And Fill It With Succulents

Many small cactus in different shapes and different colors growing in pots

Here's a really awesome idea for showing off your succulents and cacti. Get a weathered wooden rectangular box and fill it with your plants. If it's deep enough, you could either plant directly or keep the succulents in their own pots, making it easier to change them out if needed. This shape indoor garden would make a fantastic centerpiece on a rectangular kitchen or dining room table. It's lovely how different heights and shapes of plants have been used to create a desert landscape in miniature. This even includes the stones used to create the feeling of ground.

3. Hang A Collection Of Small Draping Succulents Near A Window

Hanging Succulent post

Some succulents will drape and hang down over the edge of their pots. These types are perfect for planting in tiny hanging pots. Get a collection and group them near a favorite sunny window. Choose colors that go with your overall decor and will create a focal point for the room. 

We have a good post on the varied types of succulents here: "11 Beautiful Succulents That Don’t Need Sun."

String of Pearls is a popular draping succulent.

Click here to buy this one on Amazon.

4. Fill A Special Table With Succulents Planted In Coordinating Planters

Minimalistic home interior with composition of home garden. Plants love.

This gorgeous Scandinavian-style table is the perfect resting spot for this indoor succulent garden. Its sleek lines look super with the interesting profiles of the various succulents. This gardener went one better by choosing pots that coordinate beautifully together. Various sizes and shapes of simple concrete planters are sleek and modern like the table, but do a great job highlighting the beauty of the plants.

5. Create A Succulent Garden In Your Bathroom

Minimalist white and gray bathroom with vertical and succulent garden, wooden floor and pebbles, hotel, spa, modern interior design

This large bathroom is gorgeous in grey and white and the green of natural things. The wall by the tub is a living wall of succulents, while on the opposite wall, the homeowner has built a planter to be used for larger succulents and cacti. Carefully chosen plants are placed sparingly into a white rock bedding. The resulting look of this indoor succulent garden is something that rises above the everyday.

See our post here on vertical gardens: "How To Make A Living Wall Using Succulents."

6. Use A Folding Ladder As A Cool Shelf Set-Up For Succulents

Wooden folding ladder used as shelves for plants in natural dining room interior with white walls.

Here's a cute idea. Take an old or new folding ladder and prop it against a wall. Then you can use each rung of the ladder to show off your gorgeous little succulents. The look is open and airy, it's portable, so you can move it from window to window depending upon what your plants need, and it doesn't take up as much depth as a typical bookshelf. Depending on the ladder, you can paint it in a bright, fun color or simply leave it neutral. 

7. Put Miniature Succulents In Miniature Pots

Various of Succulents and house plants on the table

If your succulents are propagating and making babies, why not start an indoor succulent garden with these junior succulents. Get a collection of adorable tiny pots, fill them with soil and add your succulent's children. As a collection in a windowsill, they will look intentional and charming and will even make great gifts to give to friends who admire your collection.

This collection of 24 terracotta pots that are 2.5" in diameter are perfect for a baby succulent collection. Paint them in the colors of your choice and fill them with propagations. Click here for this set on Amazon.

8. Plant A Tiny Succulent Garden In Your Home Office

Blank screen of laptop computer with dry flowers, iPhone X and cactus vase on white bricks background

If you need a bit of fresh scenery in your home office, consider a tiny planting of succulents. Here, three charming plants are in one planter. The location next to the computer is the perfect spot for admiring them while still getting work done. We like how this planting features succulents that step up in size, but you could easily have them all the same or varied in a different way.

9. Add Magnets To Your Tiny Pots And Create A Succulent Garden On Your Fridge

Mini garden with succulents plant growing in snail shells or cork planter, as fridge magnets

Here's a fun idea. Why not add some magnets to tiny pots and create a wall of succulents on the side of your fridge? It's unexpected and fresh. Because succulents are so easy to care for, you can keep them here as they grow, then transfer them to a different spot as they get larger. They also make faux succulent fridge magnets if you don't want to worry about taking care of live succulents.

These tiny faux succulent fridge magnets look like the real thing. Click here for these on Amazon.

10. Invest In A Mini Greenhouse To House Your Succulents

Decorated cactus greenhouse on the table in the living room, cactus collection container

A mini greenhouse is a great way to store a collection of small succulents. It will keep them safe from cats who may jump onto tables and knock them off. Watering will be easier as the greenhouse will protect the surface underneath, so you can water the separate pots as a whole unit. It also serves as a greenhouse being a warming tool should you need to keep your succulents near a window with a draft. This greenhouse will keep them from getting too cold. Plus, it looks beautiful.

This mini greenhouse is available here on Amazon.

11. Line Up Your Succulents On A Window Ledge

Various of Succulents in the room

Because succulents can go in small pots, they are a great plant for taking advantage of a window ledge. Line up the pots like little succulent soldiers, and they'll get great light and look good doing it. Here we see them in colorful small terracotta pots that give the garden a cheery feeling.

12. Create A Desert Feel With Low Planters Of Succulents By The Door

Cactus green family in stone vase

If you want to showcase your succulents in an environment that looks natural, consider this idea. Use a low, concrete planter and fill it with your favorite succulents. Add a scattering of pebbles and a few larger rocks to give the feeling that they are growing in a desert landscape. These low planters will draw your guest's eyes as they enter and leave your home. You'll be sure to get compliments galore.

Here's a beautiful minimalist concrete planter that would work for this garden application. Click here for this on Amazon.

Succulents Will Make Your Home Complete

Having an indoor succulent garden, whether a single planter or a series of them, is such a happy thing. These hardy plants are beautiful, and there are so many choices that it makes going to the garden store fun. We're sure you have tons more ideas, but maybe something in this grouping got you thinking about your indoor succulent garden.

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