Looking for a long-lasting easy-care gift to add to someone's living space? Succulents are the perfect plant! When indoors, succulents prefer a bright light which can be provided from a south window. If placed outdoors, most varieties require at least a half day of sunlight. Avoid hot midday sun as some species may scorch. If this happens, the leaves will turn brown or white as the plant bleaches out and the soft tissue is destroyed. Alternatively, succulents that do not receive enough sun will begin to stretch.