Are you running low on floor space? Don’t you worry, hanging succulents have come to rescue you. Hanging succulents are a popular, aesthetically pleasing plant choice that you can pot both indoors and outdoors.
This article will equip you with the necessary knowledge and the right tools to buy and care for your first succulent plant.
What’s more, I have tried answering all of your most FAQs at the end of the article. So, don’t miss out.
9 Types of Hanging Succulents
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Here is a list of top hanging succulents plants.
1. String of Pearls
String of Pearls, scientifically known as Senecio Rowleyanus, is a super-long trailing plant with its pea-like leaves and stem trailing almost 3 feet.
In ideal conditions, the plant blooms white flowers that smell like vanilla. It’s a perfect choice for hanging baskets to teacups.
What’s surprising is that this drought-tolerant plant is not at all hard to maintain. All you need is a well-drained soil and protection from intense, direct, afternoon sunlight. Mature String of Pearls needs less water than growing plants. So, water accordingly.
Pro tip: gently squeeze one of the balls – if it’s squishy it means it needs water!
2. String of Fishhooks
Photo cred Plants and Me LLC
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String of Fishhooks, aka Senecio Radican, with its long trailing stems and greenish-blue leafage, is as exotic as it gets. This plant mainly grows well in dry soil and mild climate.
Like String of Pearls, this plant also requires a lot of light but needs to be protected from the intense summer sunlight as it may cause the leaves to burn.
3. String of Bananas
Photo via Lily Paradise Flowers
String of Bananas is known for its cascading vines down the office tables. Features such as banana-shaped leaves and its miniature lavender make it a unique breed of plant. The plant produces yellow or white flowers in winter/fall season. It can be grown both indoors & outdoors.
How to take care of it
This magical plant words wonders, but be careful not to place it in direct sunlight as that might cause damage to the leaves and form yellow patches through the foliages.
4. Burro’s Tail Sedum
Burro’s Tail Sedum is also known as Senecio morganianum and more famously as Donkey’s Tail.
This plant enjoys being one of the finest and the most popular succulent because of its dew-drop look-alike, silvery-green leaves which adds a refreshing essence to your room.
Burro’s tail is robust in the winter season, but it requires six or more hours of sunlight every day. The plant is drought resistant but you still need to water it sparingly. Nonetheless, make sure the soil is not clogged and water only when the top layer does not hold any moisture.
5. Elephant’s Food/Bush
Weird name, right?
Elephant’s bush, scientifically known as Portolacaria Afra, with its thick stem and lustrous leaves, is a tough variety of hanging succulent plants.
How to take care of it?
Elephant’s Bush is a stunning indoor plant. It has the ability to surprise you with its beautiful variegation but keep it out of direct sunlight as it will cause the leaves to shed. The plant can manage well with an hour of morning sunlight and four to six hours of afternoon indirect sunlight.
6. Trailing/Hanging Jade
Photo from Brumley and Bloom
The Trailing Jade, also known as Senecio Jacobsenii, can crawl up on you if you don’t watch out. The plant is an amazingly fast grower! It has thick stems and leaves and when left to grow outside, it wastes no time trailing over lawns, pouring over rocks and covering walls.
Trailing Jade optimum condition include a mild warm climate and a lot of indirect sunlight. Water this plant when the top couple inches of soil are dry.
7. Ruby Necklace
Photo by the Artesian Alley
Ruby necklace, also known as Othonna capensis, is easily recognizable by its distinct purple to ruby stems with its exuberant leaves decorated with bright yellow, daisy-like flowers.
The thick leaves are supported by a thin stem, but the leaves don’t fall off as often as that of burro’s tail sedum.
How to take care of it?
Ruby necklace charm multiplies when placed in bright light. To maintain the exuberance, water the plant every five to seven days in summer and once every three weeks in winter.
Pro-tip: Place it in a larger pot to help the plant reach full potential.
8. Air Plant
Air Plant is also known as an ‘aerial plant’. The plant is super-easy to maintain as it does not even require a soil to grow in. It is a fantastic, low-maintenance, evergreen edition to your room, balcony and what not.
Air Plants are a popular choice because all you need to do is put it in bright indirect sunlight and soak the plant for up to fifteen minutes in tap-water.
The plant will continue to be your companion.
9. Baby Necklace Crassula
Photo via Soil and Seed Co
Baby Necklace Crassula is a small but charming plant. The plant has unreal cashew-shaped, green leaves that stay mostly upright. In optimal conditions, they’ll produce small, white flowers in late spring or early summer.
The plant will definitely stand out in your collection. Furthermore, it is relatively easy to grow. Watch out though, it is susceptible to fungal diseases and attacks by mealy bugs. Make sure to not excessively water the plant. You must remove the excess water from the saucer after minutes of watering it.
More On Caring for Hanging Succulents
Was it too much information to absorb?
Don’t worry, I have you covered.
Here is a list of general care tips:
- make sure, your plant gets enough sunlight, about six hours per day
- Rotate the succulents frequently, ensure each side of the plant receives sufficient light
- Water once a week in summer and once every three weeks in winter
- Water the soil directly and use less water if the pot does not have drainage holes
- Don’t let the bugs ruin your plant
- Succulents need soil that drains effectively, such as cactus soil
FAQs About Succulent Plants
Before bidding farewell, let’s answer some of your frequently asked questions regarding succulent plants.
Can you hang succulents?
Yes, you can hang succulent plants. Hanging succulents plants are a fantastic investment towards room decor. But make sure you don’t hang the plant in direct sunlight as it will cause the leaves to fall down.
How do you hang succulent plants?
Succulent plants are usually placed in hanging baskets which adds beauty to the trailing stems of the plant. Another infamous but no less aesthetic way is to hang the plant as you would hang a painting. The plant can be hanged naturally on railings as well.
What are trailing succulents?
Trailing succulents aka hanging succulents are in nature cascading/forms a stream of stems. You should pot them in hanging baskets to accentuate the cascading effect. You can grow these plants, both indoor and outdoor.
How do you water a succulent hanging?
Disclaimer: Be careful when you water the plant hanging as it may fall and break, hurting you in the process.
Instead of watering the plant, it is better to soak the plant in water and distill off the saucer’s excess water.
But if you choose to water it, water the soil directly and let the excess water pour down through the pot’s drainage holes.
Hanging succulents plants are an easy to grow, low maintenance and a beautiful addition to your room. They do not need pruning often and are a must-have for every plant enthusiast.
If you keep the care tips in mind, you will have no trouble with this plant. Wait no more; get yourself a hanging succulent!
Have a succulent and wondering how to repot it? I have a full post all about how to repot succulents here!