10 Best Tabletop Succulents to Grow in India

Last Updated: 08.11.2023
Sakshi Kasat
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Sakshi Kasat, an indoor gardener and content creator from Indore, India, transitioned from teaching to follow her gardening passion during the pandemic. She's an expert in indoor gardening, with over 150 articles published. Her favorite plant, the Peace Lily, reflects her mission to inspire others. In gardening and writing, she finds pure inspiration and contentment.

Here are the Best Tabletop Succulents you can grow in India in a small space with ease to add colorful interest to your home decor style.

Spruce up the look of your living room’s table by planting different varieties of exotic succulents. If you have no clue where to get started, have a look at our exclusive list of Best Tabletop Succulents!

Have a look at the best flowering succulents in India here

Best Tabletop Succulents

1. Kalanchoe

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Botanical Name: Kalanchoe blossfeldiana

Kalanchoe looks amazing with its glossy green leaves and colorful flowers. It is a good choice for first time succulent growers and makes for a perfect ornamental addition to tables.

2. Moon Cactus

Botanical Name: Gymnocalycium mihanovichii ‘Moon Cactus’

Moon Cactus is famous for its undemanding nature and striking appereance. It makes for a stylish addition to tabletops and comes in remarkable pink, orange, red and yellow colors.

3. Haworthia

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Botanical Name: Haworthia

Native to South Africa, Haworthias are popular small succulents with an impressive ability to survive in a wide range of growing conditions. They feature unique rosette-forming leaves.

4. Living Stones

Botanical Name: Lithops

Living stones are cute and tiny succulents well-known for their unique appereance. They look fabulous in bright planters filled with white pebbles and pretty easy to grow, even for beginners.

5. Jade Plant

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Botanical Name: Crassula ovata

Jade Plant falls in the likes of every houseplant owner for its incredible resilience and air-purifying abilities. It features glossy dark-green leaves and makes a great ornamental addition to tabletops.

6. String of Pearls

Botanical Name: Senecio rowleyanus

Most oftenly grown in hanging baskets, String of Pearls looks wonderful on tables with its string of beads, beautifully dangling down the container. You can prune the plant to have the desired size as well.

7. Aloe Vera

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Botanical Name: Aloe barbadensis miller

Aloe Vera has a high fan following thanks to its ornamental and medicinal uses. For tables, it is best to go with small varieties like the Aloe descoingsii.

8. Houseleek

Botanical Name: Sempervivum tectorum

Also known as Hens and Chicks, Houseleek showcases wonderful rosette-forming leaves with pink-red tips. It is drought tolerant and thrives best in soil with good drainage.

9. Gasteria

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Botanical Name: Ptyas salisb

Gasteria resembles Aloe Vera in appearance and adds a burst of greenery to your table with its deep-green wide leaves with beautiful spots. It is also known as the Lawyer’s Tongue.

10. Blossfeldia

Botanical Name: Blossfeldia liliputana

This is a rare and expensive cactus plant featuring beautiful white flowers with a yellow center. It is the smallest of all cacti and doesn’t produce spines.

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