Succulent plants are very popular in gardening thanks to the exotic and striking touch of their shapes, which are very characteristic and distinguishable from other types of plants despite their enormous variety. In addition, they tend to like them a lot because, in reality, they are quite easy to care for.
In this Green Ecologist article we are going to focus on the hanging succulents, their types, main care and how to reproduce them. If you are interested in knowing these decorative plants, stay with us in this guide with tips and photos.
There are a lot of hanging type succulents, but these are some of the most common and used in the decoration of gardens, terraces, balconies and also for the interior of homes.
In this other post you can discover more types of succulents.
The rhipsalis form a type of curtains with their stems that remain very showy and decorative. These plants, which are epiphytic plants, adhere to the bark of other trees and absorb ambient moisture. Therefore, they need high humidity in the air rather than abundant watering. There are close to 60 varieties of rhipsalis, because there is a lot to choose from among these types of hanging succulents.
Scientific name Senecio rowleyanus, this perennial pendant has some long, thin stems, which have a large number of spherical blades or cylindrical, which is where it stores the water. It is also very striking, and very basic care. It needs warm temperatures, a good amount of light and moderate watering without excesses, this last point being the most important.
In this other article and in the video below you will see the Rosary plant care guide.
The Sedum morganianum is another of the prettiest hanging succulents and used. Its gray-green leaves are grouped in clusters that hang from their long stems, hence the name it receives. In the warm months they sometimes give small flowers and it is also a very resistant and undemanding plant. You have to be very careful with excess irrigation and, in addition, it requires occasional transplants.
It is also called Ceropegia woodii or rosary creeper. This plant, which has its origin in southern Africa, is characteristic for its fleshy, heart-shaped leaves that, when exposed to the sun, acquire reddish or pinkish tones. In the warm months it produces small, very showy flowers, which almost look like wax. It can grow both in the sun and in semi-shade, and requires little watering, like most succulents.
It is very difficult to talk about all hanging succulents in general, since although many of them share characteristics, not all of them come from the same type of climates. Here we are going to talk about the care of those with a dry climate, which are most of them. However, there are species of tropical succulents, as is the case with many epiphytes, that need other types of conditions. When in doubt, consult the care of your specific species. Once this is clarified, we can explain in a general way the main care of succulent plants:
most succulents come from desert or very hot climates, so they tend to withstand dry conditions and sun exposure quite well.
In contrast, overwatering is the main danger for most of these plants, which can rot their roots and kill them. Water your succulents only when the substrate has dried, and never do it until it floods.
In addition, in their growth periods you can pay them once a month with organic or specific fertilizer. This is not usually necessary, but the plant will appreciate it. Obviously, when the pots get small you will need to transplant them, although it will rarely be necessary to do it every year.
You can learn more about the care of succulent plants in this other post and, in addition, in this video you can learn about several of the most common mistakes when caring for these plants and how to avoid them.
Hanging succulents they reproduce the same as the rest of succulents. Thanks to the ease that these plants have to produce children at the base of their stems, or to reproduce by cuttings, propagating these plants is very simple and comfortable. Just follow these Steps to Reproduce Hanging Succulents:
If you want to expand this information on How to reproduce succulent plants and grow them, we advise you to take a look at our guide that you can find at this link.
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