Having indoor plants is an excellent way to improve the atmosphere of your home, boost your mood, and make the rooms they are placed in more aesthetically pleasing. Hanging plants work well for this because of the effortless style they convey in a small amount of space. They fit in any size of home, big or small. Hanging succulents (or trailing succulents) are some of the best plants to have hung for their low maintenance and unusual appearance.
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String of Pearls
The stems of this trailing succulent, decorated with unusual rounded leaves that give the plant its name, can grow up to three feet long. It has the chance to bloom small white flowers from late spring to early summer, and these blooms can last up to two months. The succulent is easy to care for, only needing bright light, sandy soil, and watering when the soil gets dry.
String of Hearts
These hanging succulents are also known as a rosary vine. Named for their heart-shaped leaves, this plant has draping vines that grow to about two feet long. This succulent has a tendency to mat its vines together, producing a thick cascade of vines over the side of their container. They require bright, sometimes direct sunlight, sandy soil, and to remain moist through the growing season, and dryer during winter.
Also called donkey’s tail, this charming succulent boasts trailing stems with grain shaped leaves on them that form tighter clumps as they go down the stem. These are perfect for rooms with less direct sunlight as they are somewhat shade-tolerant. This is an easy to care for plant that requires a well-draining cactus soil, and a moderate amount of water once the soil dries.
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Don’t let the cute name fool you; this is a hardy trailing succulent (also called othonna capensis). It can withstand cooler weather better than most succulents and grows in trailing mats that creep over the edge of its container in a beautiful blanket style. The green leaves can develop a burgundy coloration depending on how much sunlight the leaves are receiving. While in the growing season, it will sprout yellow, daisy-like flowers to give it even more color. This succulent is easy to care for, only needing full sun, well-draining soil, and a moderate watering once the soil dries.
Rat Tail Cactus
A completely different style of succulent, this grows only stems that have tiny little spikes all over them. These stems can grow up to five feet long and are best hung where it can be seen and not accidentally touched. In the spring, it will grow pink flowers down its stems that will last for about a week. This hanging succulent requires a bit more care with needing bright sunlight year-round, well-draining sandy soil, and watered once the soil is almost dry.
An unusual looking plant, this succulent has long leaves with V-shaped indentations that are entirely covered in long white hairs. The hairs give this plant a fuzzy, softer appearance and feel than some succulent varieties. The leaves on this can grow up to 18 inches tall if cared for properly. If you favor a bushier plant, regular trimming of this succulent will allow it to grow fuller in its container. This succulent requires bright, indirect sunlight, well-draining soil that is amended with sand, and watered when the first inch of soil becomes dry.
These curious trailing succulents resembles a voluminous, trailing dill plant with its pencil-thin stems and can reach up to six feet in length. The red mistletoe cactus is the most striking of this succulent variety as it boasts thicker, flatter leaves that can grow red in the sunlight and produce strings of berries. These plants require morning sun, full shade in the afternoon hours, regular cactus soil, and frequent watering during spring and summer, with very little in the winter.
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