10 Best Succulents for Beginners

Choosing succulents can be fun, but it can also be complicated. When you find a plant you like, you have to think about whether or not it will be too difficult to take care of.

We think of succulents as hardy plants that anyone can grow, but some people have difficulty taking care of them and eventually lose the plant.

In today’s post, I have compiled a list of 10 succulents that are perfect for beginners. These succulents are easy to care for and can thrive indoors or outdoors with little maintenance.

A good number of plants to start a collection with is 10. I have prepared a list of succulents of different colors and textures. They can form a beautiful arrangement when combined. You will have the possibility to multiply them and increase the number of plants without spending more money when they grow.

Easy Succulents for Beginners

Sedum burrito

This succulent is known by two names, ‘Burro’s tail’ and ‘Donkey’s tail’. It is very easy to take care of and can tolerate being overwatered or neglected to a certain extent.

Aloe vera

This plant is very resistant and does not need much care, whether in the garden soil or in a pot. It can go without being attended to for three or four weeks without any problems. It is useful to have around the house to apply on the skin and soothe minor burns or irritations.


Its large, thick leaves store a lot of water, so it can survive long periods of drought. It has a reddish color that doesn’t fade, even in poorly lit areas.

Crassula ovata (Jade Plant)

The jade plant is a succulent that is very popular for its resistance and its beautiful flowering. It is relatively tolerant of both extremes, excess watering and drought. It can also adapt to low light, although without direct sun it will not flourish.

Sansevieria trifasciata

This plant is very decorative and appropriate for indoors. It needs little light and little watering but will withstand occasional excess water.

Graptopetalum paraguayense (Ghost Plant)

This plant tolerates some drought because, like Graptoveria, its thick, fleshy leaves store a large amount of reserve water. It multiplies with amazing ease from any leaf that falls on the ground.

Portulacaria afra

Portulacaria can withstand short dry spells and prefers to grow in full sun, but excess water can kill it. It is best to wait for the soil to dry before re-watering.

Haworthia fasciata

This plant prefers a semi-shaded location to grow more quickly and to avoid burning the tips of the leaves. It is simple to grow and undemanding in irrigation.

Mammillaria gracilis

Easily propagated by seedlings that grow around the mother plant, this cactus is very drought tolerant and provides an interesting texture to succulent compositions.

Aeonium gomerense

Aeonium is one of the toughest succulents and can withstand being without water for over a month. I found a cutting for it in the wild and now have it growing in my garden and in a pot. When it starts to wrinkle and look limp from lack of water, it will recover after being watered again.