Succulent vines, or hanging succulents, are becoming fast favorites of most succulent aficionados. They are relatively easy to grow and care for, plus they look stunning hanging in your living room or patio. The way they hang over their pots gives them plenty of character and charm.
In this article, we will discuss some of the most beautiful and striking succulent vines. If you are looking for more of these plants to add to your garden, keep on reading.
Sedum Morganianum “Burro’s tail”
This plant is also known as the donkey’s tail. It can grow quickly and is very easy to propagate. A mature burro’s tail’s trailing foliage can reach up to three feet long. You can place this plant in a hanging basket and hang it in a spot where it can get lots of sunlight. When summer comes around, you will be treated to beautiful pink and red flowers. Make sure not to overwater it to avoid root rot.
Aloiampelos Ciliaris “Climbing Aloe”
The aloe family has over 500 varieties, and the climbing aloe is one of them. This slender plant is a favorite amongst collectors because it is a great trailing plant. They are low maintenance and will start to produce different colored flowers as they mature.
Senecio Rowleyanus “String of Pearls”
This plant does not care where it is planted– it will still turn out to be a beautiful plant. They are originally from South Africa, but are now one of the most sought after succulents in the world. The stems of this plant can reach up to three feet long, which looks great when allowed to hang from a hanging pot. When its stem is cut, it tends to split into multiple stems which will continue growing, giving the plant its multidimensional beauty. These stems are then lined with small leaves that look like peas.
Senecio Herreianus “String of Beads”
This plant shares many similarities with the String of Pearls, but instead of leaves that look like peas, their leaves are oval-shaped and pointed. Their stems can also reach three feet in length and will split into multiple stems when the main stem is cut.
You can choose to plant it in a hanging basket or on the ground as ground cover. They are drought-tolerant but cannot tolerate frost. They do not like direct sunlight. When they are healthy, they will produce white flowers that smell just like vanilla.
Kleinia Petraea “Trailing Jade”
This plant is also called the vining jade or the weeping jade. This low maintenance plant is drought-tolerant. Its oval-shaped leaves and thick stems give it a very elegant look. During the winter, its leaves become a gorgeous shade of purple.
Crassula Perforata “String of Buttons”
This plant looks best when placed in a planter that allows it to spill over the rim as it grows. It is a fast-growing plant that does well when planted in well-draining soil and watered less frequently. When the plant is kept in a spot where it gets sufficient sunlight, its leaves will turn pinkish-red around the edges.
Senecio Radicans “String of Bananas”
This plant is fast-growing and its stems can grow to be three feet long. It gets its amusing name because of how the leaves look just like little bananas. They also have lavender, yellow, or white flowers that smell just like cinnamon when they are in bloom. The stems of this plant can be cut and propagated easily, just like the other Senecio varieties. They will do well in a tall planter or hanging basket.
This plant is often confused with the string of bananas because they do look very similar to each other. But if you take a closer look at its leaves, they are flatter and longer than the string of bananas’ leaves. The leaves resemble fish hooks, hence the name. The leaves are a blue green color. They can be planted in the ground where it will grow like a vine or in a hanging basket where its stems will cascade down.
Othonna Capensis “Ruby Necklace”
This plant has very colorful foliage that can either be burgundy, purple, or green. They can produce yellow flowers that look a lot like daisies. The plant has to be under the sun for the flowers to bloom. It has long, narrow, bean-like leaves on its purple stem. Plant it in a neutral colored planter or pot for its vibrant colors to really shine.
Hoya Pachyclada “Wax Plant”
This plant is one of the slowest growing types in the Hoya genus. It thrives in well-draining succulent soil and warm, humid weather. During the spring and summer, the plant will produce glossy white flowers. Its leaves are green with red edges, all with a signature waxy appearance.
Dischidia Nummularia “String of Nickels”
This plant’s natural habitat is the rainforest, where it grows on the trunks and branches of other trees. It has blue green leaves that are round and flat like nickels, hence the name. This plant will look right at home in a hanging basket or tall planter. If healthy, this plant will produce beautiful white flowers. They need more humidity than most other succulents because of their natural habitat, and they prefer a shaded area.
Crassula Pellucida Variegata “Calico Kitten”
This succulent’s leaves can come in a combination of the colors cream, purple, pink, and green. It has heart-shaped variegated leaves that make it a perfect plant for the indoors. The plant’s trailing leaves look beautiful hanging off of a basket or on the ground as a cover. When the plant is placed under direct sunlight, its leaves turn a rich purple color and will produce white flowers.
Ceropegia Linearis “String of Hearts”
When you see this plant, it is quite obvious where it gets its name. The leaves are shaped like hearts and can come in the colors purple, silver, or blue green. This plant is also part of the Hoya genus. They will look great hanging in the corner of your patio, or in a planter trailing as vines. This plant is low maintenance and likes to be in a room with lots of indirect light.
Succulent vines or hanging succulents are becoming more and more popular amongst succulent enthusiasts because of how easy they are to grow and care for, plus how simple it is to propagate them. Not only are they low maintenance plants that need very basic plant care, they also bring much beauty and charm into any space they are in. Whether they are planted on the ground as a ground cover, or in a tall planter with its stems spilling over the rim, or in a dainty hanging basket in the corner of your patio, these plants are undeniably gorgeous.
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