If you are someone who has always been partial to hanging baskets, yet you like succulents, you might be wondering, "What are my choices?". Some succulents are best allowed to grow tall or straight out of a pot. However, many succulents enjoy growing in a hanging pot so they can stream down as each new piece starts.
Here are some popular hanging succulent plants.
1. Donkey's Tail (Sedum morganianum)
One of the prettiest Sedums, this is one of those unusual succulents that grow in the pot and has pendant stems that tend to cascade down over the edges of the basket. The foliage is short and very light green. Hanging succulents are usually easy to propagate, and the Donkey's Tail is no exception.
2. Kenya Hyacinth (Sansevieria parva)
This hanging succulent starts as an upright plant that becomes one of those hanging succulents with bright green foliage. The foliage is lance-shaped and can be up to 1.5 feet (45 cm) in length. It also flowers with little pinkish-white blooms.
3. Burro's Tail (Sedum burrito)
This succulent seems similar to S. morganianum, which is native to Mexico and forms long cascading stems of glaucous blue-green leaves. There has been conjecture that perhaps S. burrito is a natural S. morganianum hybrid. Gorgeous succulent which forms tails and trails down the pot as it grows. Excellent for hanging basket culture or in brightly lit atriums or patios with filtered light.
This is one of the creeping hanging succulents. It is a member of the Daisy family. It has trailing stems that reach many feet in length. This is an excellent example of plants that hang down because it trails nicely. It has yellow blooms that require sunshine to open up.
5. String of Hearts (Ceropegia linearis subsp. woodii)
Sometimes called Rosary Vine, the stems are long and pendulous, and this is an excellent choice of hanging succulents if you are looking for plants that hang down beautifully. It has heart-shaped leaves, and while the upper surface of the leaves is a pretty blue-green with some silver, underneath the leaves, you will find a beautiful purplish gray. Easily propagated, this succulent is a great addition to any of your hanging plants.
6. String of Pearls (Curio rowleyanus)
This easy-care, succulent plant resembles a beaded necklace with its fleshy green, pea-like foliage and looks great in hanging baskets.
7. String of Nickels (Dischidia nummularia)
This trailing succulent plant has interesting foliage that screams for attention. It consists of round gray-green leaves, flat and reminiscent of little coins (about nickel size) hanging from a string.
Many different types of hanging succulents are pretty easy to care for because they do not require watering as often as other hanging plants. In answer to "What are my choices," you can see plenty of choices to be had if you want to grow hanging succulents around your home and garden.
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