These easy-care plants add a variety of bold forms and color to gardens and containers

Lauren Dunec Hoang and Heather Arndt Anderson  – December 16, 2014 | Updated August 10, 2019

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about growing succulents—they’re quickly gaining a cult following in houseplant-enthusiast circles, and new varieties are being discovered all the time. But if you’re just starting out, it can be kind of daunting to jump right in. We’ve got you covered with this introduction to the basic succulent varieties that anyone can grow in their home garden (or indoors).