Best Trailing and Hanging Succulents

If you like succulents, you’ll enjoy this list of the best trailing and hanging succulents. Plant them in hanging baskets or tall, narrow pots and watch the fat stems dangle down!

Succulents that hang or trail are becoming increasingly common due to their aesthetically pleasing appearance as they spill over from hanging baskets. It’s no surprise that these lovely “spillers” are suitable for any garden dish.

PathosBay‘ has a selection of attractive trailing or hanging succulents for succulent lovers. Succulents that trail or hang have a cascading growth pattern. To show off their draping nature, grow them in hanging baskets or trailing as vines in a jar. It can be grown both indoors and outdoors in a variety of climates.

These succulents are low-maintenance, fashionable, and some are very exclusive. They can be found in hanging baskets to fairy garden teapots, living wreaths, and wall art. They look amazing almost everywhere, and they add a lot of charm and character to every arrangement.

Succulents that trail and hang look great on shelves, windowsills, or suspended from the ceiling. Many types of hanging house plants can thrive in low-light environments. We recommend using well-drained soil and containers with large drainage holes to help excess moisture evaporate quickly and watering only when the soil is dry.

Annuals, ferns, and certain annual foliage plants aren’t the only plants grown in baskets and window boxes. You may also try these hanging succulents below for a change and because they require little care.

These trailing succulents will look great in your garden as well as in containers.

Calico Kitten

Botanical Name: Crassula pellucida ‘Variegata.’

It’s a beautiful specimen with variegated foliage in green, purple, cream color on the surface, and pink on the edges. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more spectacular color combination on any other succulent. They look equally lovely in hanging baskets, pans, or as ground cover.

String of Pearls

Botanical Name: Senecio rowleyanus

This beautiful succulent for a hanging basket is drought tolerant and easy to grow, making it perfect if you frequently forget water. The leaves are spherical, pear-shaped, and light green in color. It instantly piques one’s attention due to the unusually shaped foliage. It can thrive in partial sunlight, away from the hot afternoon heat.

Rat Tail Cactus

Botanical Name: Aporocactus Flagelliformis

Wait before you see it if you think the name is unusual. The long, thick stems with tiny needle-like spines can grow to be about a meter long, spread out, and appear exotic. The flowers are also showy, with large pink petals that curve outward. Perfect for a hanging basket and tall pots!

October Daphne

Botanical Name: Sedum sieboldii

We couldn’t leave out one of the best trailing succulents on this list because its round serrated foliage is blue-green with pink lines. October Daphne is well-known for its rosy pink flowers that bloom in the fall and look lovely in a hanging basket.

String of Hearts

Botanical Name: Ceropegia Linearis

The leaves imitate heart symbols and come in a beautiful shade of blue-green, silver, and purple, so it’s easy to see where this plant gets its name. It’s one of the best trailing succulents since the stems are long and dangling.

Ruby Necklace

Botanical Name: Othonna Capensis

This plant has yellow flowers that resemble daisies and looks spectacular against the purple background. Only in the sun do the blooms open. The leaves are long, thin, and bean-shaped, and they grow on a purple trailing stem. The foliage on the plant is very vivid, varying from green to purple and burgundy.

Wax Plant

Botanical Name: Hoya Pachyclada

Wax plant grows much more slowly than other Hoya plants. This plant thrives in well-draining soil and wet, humid conditions in the springs and summers, producing white, glossy flowers. The leaves are thick and green, with a hint of red around the edges and, of course, waxy.

Lantern Flower

Botanical Name: Ceropegia Haygarthii

Plants that produce unusual blooms often necessitate special treatment, which is not the case here. They need a little shade and daily watering. Avoid overwatering. You may grow them as a climber or as a trailing vine. You have a preference!

String of Coins

Botanical Name: Dischidia nummularia

It is also known as the “String of nickels” because the leaves are round and flat, resembling coins hanging on a string. Planted and valued for its ornamental value, grow it in a hanging basket or hold it in a tall pot to see the stems dangling down fabulously.

String of Beads

Botanical Name: Senecio Herreianus

It resembles the succulent “string of pearls.” Just the foliage or beads are subtly different in shape and have a slightly pointed and oval shape. The long stems that can grow up to three feet in length make a fascinating addition to hanging baskets or ground cover.

String of Bananas

Botanical Name: Senecio Radicans

It is a very hardy plant that originated in South Africa. Small banana-shaped leaves emerge from the long trailing stems, as the name implies. Cinnamon-scented tiny white to yellow flowers contribute to its allure. You can get as many plants as you want because it is propagated from cuttings.

Monkey’s Tail

Botanical Name: Hildewintera Colademononis

The distinctively attractive roots, which originate in Bolivia, are sure to turn heads. The stems can grow to be 2.5 m long and are covered with soft spines until the end. Numerous white hairy spines fully encircle the stem and mimic the tail of a monkey. It is decorated with three-inch red to magenta-colored flowers.

Little Missy

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Botanical Name: Sedum ‘Little Missy’

The tiny rosettes of variegated green leaves on this mat-forming little sedum have lovely pink and pale green borders. Because of its shallow root system, it is ideal for hanging baskets and small containers. Keep the plant in full to part sun and water it sparingly. The rest of the growing criteria are the same as for other sedum cultivars.

Fishbone Cactus

Botanical Name: Selenicereus anthonyanus

Its distinctive stems and nocturnal flowers are also known as Zig-Zag cactus or orchid cactus. It can make a unique addition to your hanging baskets.

String of Buttons

Botanical Name: Crassula perforata

A tiny shrubby succulent sprawled over the rim of a pot or hanging basket looks amazing. If grown in full sunshine, the leaves can turn a reddish-pink color on the edges. It grows rapidly in contrast to other succulents, but it needs well-draining soil and less watering.

Burro’s Tail

Botanical Name: Sedum Morganianum

It is also known as the donkey’s tail and is very easy to propagate and develop. This trailing succulent’s foliage grows to be about 2-3 feet long. Beautiful red and pink flowers adorn it in the summer. Excessive watering can cause root rot. Plant them in a hanging basket in a position that receives full light.

Climbing Aloes

Botanical Name: Aloiampelos Ciliaris

The Aloe genus includes over 500 flowering species. Climbing Aloe is an excellent choice for a trailing plant among those plants. They are simple to start and develop, but they also produce various flower colors. Slender succulents have become common ornamental plants among gardeners all over the world. Look at aloe varieties that can be grown in containers.

Trailing Jade

Botanical Name: Kleinia Petraea (Senecio jacobsenii)

It is also known as weeping jade and vining jade among gardeners. It has an unrivaled beauty due to its ovate-shaped leaves on thick succulent stems. Over the winter, the leaves turn a beautiful shade of purple. This succulent is extremely drought resistant once developed, in addition to being low maintenance.

Variegated Trailing Jade

Botanical Name: Crassula Sarmentosa ‘Comet’

Crassula is the genus name for trailing jade. It can be learned to grow upright, upward, or trailing down and grows to about one foot in height with branches that grow to about three feet in height. Variegated leaves with a yellow border and a green center are true eye-catchers. Keep this plant in the sun to produce the most vibrant colors.

 

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Mezoo Trailing Red

Dorotheanthus bellidiformis ‘Mezoo Trailing Red
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Botanical Name: Dorotheanthus-bellidiformis ‘Mezoo Trailing Red’

This tropical succulent plant is one of the best hanging basket plants. The lush and waxy deep green or variegated foliage and year-round red daisy-like flowers of the fat trailing stems prefer full sun. Plant it as an annual or perennial indoors in cold climates. USDA Zones 9b-11 can be your next favorite plant for a hot climate balcony garden.

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