Here’s an exclusive list of all the Succulents you can Grow in Teacups and Coffee Mugs to make an interesting addition to your indoor garden!
Teacups and mugs might not look like the first choice for growing plants, but they can serve as excellent little pots for your succulent and cacti plants, especially the ones in this list.
Here are some amazing teacup planters you can make at home
Succulents you can Grow in Teacups and Coffee Mugs
1. Jade Plant
Botanical Name: Crassula ovata
Jade plants grow slowly and stay small for a long time, which makes it an ideal choice. Apart from common jade, varieties like Gollum, Hobbit, Baby Jade, and Moon Glow will look perfect in small mugs!
Growing Tips: Water only once the soil is dry and provide bright light.
Find out more jade plant varieties here
2. Zebra Plant
Botanical Name: Haworthia fasciata & Haworthia attenuata
It can stay between 3-4 inches tall and with its pointed green foliage patterned with white zebra stripes. This one is a perfect plant for growing in a cup–we also added it in our list of best tabletop succulents.
Growing Tips: Here’s all you need to know about growing Haworthia.
Here are some of the best varieties of zebra plant
Botanical Name: Echeveria
Any type of echeveria will look adorable in contrasting cups, but black varieties of echeveria like Black Prince, Black Knight, Black Queen, and Black Rose are our choice.
Growing Tips: Place them at a cool and bright place, where they can receive ample morning sun and then indirect light the whole day.
Check out our article on the best echeveria varieties here
Botanical Name: Cactaceae
Cacti are great choices for cute little teacups! They’re easy to grow, require no watering for a long time, and look absolutely stunning! Here are some great varieties!
Growing Tips: Learn how to grow cactus from seeds here
5. Hens and Chicks
Botanical Name: Sempervivum
Hens and chicks varieties will do well in small planters like a coffee mug, but you’ll need to be careful about watering.
Growing Tips: Keep these at a warm and\ bright place for the best growth.
Botanical Name: Kalanchoe
You can grow flowering kalanchoes in large coffee mugs. Some other species you can try are listed here.
Growing Tips: Save the plant from the harsh sun. It does best in partial sunlight.
7. Snake Plant
Botanical Name: Dracaena trifasciata
You can grow dwarf and compact varieties of snake plant in a large teacup and place it by the windowsill!
Growing Tips: Here is all you need to know about growing Snake Plant
8. Bunny Ear Cactus
Botanical Name: Opuntia microdasys
With bunny’s ears like pads, the plant is quite an attractive choice to go in tall coffee mugs. And like all opuntia species, it’s a very easy-to-grow plant.
Growing Tips: Give it a lot of sunlight and water prudently!
Some Points for Planting Succulents in Teacups or Coffee Mugs
To learn how to make a hole in coffee or tea mugs, watch a tutorial video here. You can also grow them in cups without drainage holes, but then you’ll need to be extra careful with watering–‘Water only when the soil is dry‘ will be the only option. To learn more, take help from our detailed article on How to Plant Succulents in Pots without Drainage Holes here.