14 Most Popular Hanging Succulents

Succulent plants are more or less alike when you think of the maintanence. However, they differ extremely when you consider their appearences; stem and foliage development, overall form, color, texture, flowers and size…

While some of the succulent species form an upright body, some of them have pendant stems. Stems are either formed by the multiplying row of leaves or sometimes they are in the form of a vine. They are amazing houseplants because these hanging plants look really attractive without requiring a lot of effort.

Hanging succulents can grow very long stem expanding on the flooring or down to the window sill or balcony rail. In my opinion, they look the best when they are planted in the hanging pots and swing from the ceiling.

If you are also into these kind of plants that stream down from the hanging pots, I wanted to collect the most popular choices. Here are 14 hanging succulents for you to choose one, or more!

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1. Burro’s Tail [Sedum Burrito]

Sedum genus contains many species form a pendant stem type. Sedum Burrito is one of these species that makes great hanging pot succulent. They look amazing when they grow a lot of long stems with a dense foliage.

Sedum Burrito, also called Burro’s Tail, has leaves that are regularly aligned along its stems. The leaves are in blue-green color, fat and fleshy, shaped like peanuts. Stems can reach to 30 centimeters long. If the plant is cared properly, they grow longer and longer.

These Sedums need a grainy and well-draining soil. They like an occasional watering and a bright lightning. Be careful that they are not tolerant of freezing cold weather.

2. Donkey’s Tail [Sedum Morganianum]

Sedum Morganinums, commonly called “Donkey’s Tail” or “Lamb’s Tail” are evergreen succulent plants that originate from Southern Mexico. This species is related to Sedum Burrito, but the foliage differs in the shape.

Donkey’s Tail grows longer and more flat leaves when compared to Burro’s Tail. The leaves are pointy and often curled slightly. Like Burro’s Tail, Donkey’s Tail usually has long and trailing stems. Both are favorite hanging succulents for many plant addicts.

3. String of Pearls [Senecio Rowleyanus]

Like many species of Senecios, Senecio Rowleyanus forms very long trailing stems, developing numbers of little round leaves in the size of a pearl. This South African succulent can grow up to 1 meter if given a proper care.

These species thrive with a lot of bright sunlight. But avoid exposing them to the direct afternoon sun since the leaves might get burnt. Younger plants would like more watering when compared to a mature String of Pearls. Anyways, water them when the soil is totally dry from top to bottom.

Senecio Rowleyanus produce very pretty white, brush-like flowers, with red stamens. Senecio succulents bloom once in a year every summer.

4. Kenya Hyacinth [Sansevieria Parva]

Sansevieria Parva is often referred “Flowering Sansevieria” because of its very beautiful pastel pink flowers.

These African succulents have sword-like upright leaves, developing from one point. These leaves can grow long up to one and a half meter. When the leaves get too long, they can not carry their weight and start to point out downwards. A fully grown Sansevieria Parva will look great in a hanging pot.

5. Little Pickles [Othonna Capensis]

Othonna succulents are members of the Daisy family. If you expose Orthonna Capensis to a bright sun, the plant will give little yellow flowers looking like daisies, and also develop a vibrant plum hue.

This species is commonly called “Ragwort Vine” because it trails like a vine from the planter and it is one of the most popular types for the hanging pots. The pendant stems can reach quite long sizes.

6. String of Hearts [Ceropegia Linearis subsp. Woodii]

This subspecies of  Ceropegia Linearis is commonly known with many names “String of Hearts”, “Chain of Hearts”, “Rosary Vine”, “Hart Vine” etc.

The heart-shaped leaves of this succulent are growing along the stems that are looking like a vine. While the leaves are small, diameters around 2 centimeters wide and long, strings can reach 2 meters to 4 meters.

Flowers of Ceropegia Linearis subsp. Woodii

The evergreen plant is normally dark and smoked green with lighter marble pattern, but the color of it fades when it does not get a sufficient light. Also even if it is a tolerant succulent plant, it does not like very long drought periods.

7. String of Nickels [Dischidia Nummularia]

String of Nickels is a succulent plant that is one of the types with trailing stems falling out of the pot elegantly. When the long pendants and interesting foliage come together, this plant attracts all the attention in a space.

The unique feature of this succulent is definitely the light green leaves that are round and flat, feeling like nickels pouring from a pouch. General requirements for these species is the same of optimum succulent care.

8. String of Beads [Senecio Herreianus]

Senecio Herreianus is a similar type of succulent to Senecio Rowleyanus, because of the shape of its leaves. Also, it is sometimes called “String of Pearls” like Senecio Rowleyanus.

It is extremely hardy for drought since it has the water storage inside the leaves that are resembling beads. They need a rare irrigation, and you should let the soil dry between two waterings.

This type of Senecio is a winter dormant succulent. They can survive the winter outdoors unless it is moderate. You can trim the extra long stems of i in early spring when the growing season starts.

9. String of Bananas [Senecio Radicans]

String of Bananas is another popular Senecio succulent that makes a perfect hanging pot plant. Just like the other Senecios, it is a very easy plant to care at home. It is easy to grow and hard to kill.

Since these species are related with String of Pearls, they form a similar type of body. Instead of pearls, Senecio Radicans has unusual leaves shaped like miniature bananas. These tendrils are vibrant green when they get a bright sunlight.

Flowers of these succulents are small sized, white or off-white, smelling very delicious. But the best part is they can blossom more than one time in a year, when they are encouraged to bloom.

10. Calico Kitten [Crassula Pellucida variegata]

Although these species grow rather short, Calico Kitten succulents are very popular because of its attractive colors. Small heart-shaped leaves develop a mix of colors; red, green, yellow and cream.

Stems are usually 15 centimeters long and the leaves are small, around 2 centimeters in diameter. White flowers show up about the late winter or early spring. Flowers are shaped as little stars in clusters.

11. The Hindu Rope [Hoyas]

Hoya genus is one of the most unusual types of succulents because of the unique foliage. This plant is commonly known as “Hindu Rope” or “Wax Plant”.

Curling leaves develop around the vine stem and the stems grow long falling from the pot. Every year balls of little pink or white flowers are produced from the stem.

While not all Hoyas are succulent plants, Hoya succulents need a bit more moisture when growing. They do their best in warm and humid environments, because they are native to India.

12. Rat Tail Cactus [Aporocactus Flagelliformis]

Aporocactus Flagelliformis is a cactus plant which is originating from Mexico. Long stems of Rat Tail Cactus prolong for nearly 1 meter. Inside those trailing body, a lot of moisture is stored to survive through the drought periods of Mexican deserts.

The body of this cactus is covered entirely with thin and tiny spines, which are causing the surfaces to look fuzzy. However, be careful that they stick really deep in the skin.

Most of the popularity of these species come from their amazing flowers. They develop many numbers of large and bright magenta colored flowers, from top to bottom of their stem.

13. Peanut Cactus [Echinopsis Chamaecereus]

Peanut Cactus cover the surface of the soil in the pot very quickly. The water-storing body of this cactus has a lot of stems with rounded tips. They elongate by the time and grow about 15 centimeters. They will trail from the pot or basket as the time passes.

Flowers of these cacti are shaped rounded like large daisies that show up from a tubular stem, but in a flashing orange color.

14. Monkey’s Tail [Hildewintera Colademononis]

Monkey’s Tail is a type of cacti which is impossible not to notice in a room. It looks super strange because of long hairy spine covering the plant like a fur coat. As they reach maturity, the elongated stems hang from the pot and may reach a length of two and a half meters

These cacti will like a good draining type of soil, an occasional watering and a lot of bright sun.

Hanging succulents grow large and gorgeous even if you do not have much time and energy to keep them pretty. For this reason, they are gaining a popularity lately. I think you will also love them because they make a great decor for the indoor spaces as they are exhibited in the hanging pots or hanging baskets.

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