Trailing or hanging Plants
The String Succulents
Indeed, String succulents are beautiful trailing in hanging plants. For example, some of our favorites are String of Pearls, String of Beads, and String of Bananas. Of course, these String Succulents like bright indirect light. Additionally, if outdoors, they like shaded areas. Also, with some direct morning light or bright indirect light.
However, indoor they like to be near a window. Indeed, with strong natural light. Undoubtedly beautiful hanging, trailing, or on a vine. Definitely a perfect addition to succulent arrangements. Or, in hanging baskets.
The Ceropegia woodii is commonly known as String of Hearts. In addition, it is known as Rosary Vine or Sweetheart Vine. Indeed, due to its heart-shaped leaves. Also, native to South Africa. Long cascading vines trail endlessly. Additionally, leaves are pale to dark green. However, sometimes lined with bright light blue.
String of Hearts look great in hanging baskets a few feet up. Or, trailing as a vine in a container. Furthermore, flowers bloom in shades of pale magenta. As a bonus, with deep purple centers. Indeed a sweetheart among indoor plants.
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The Ceropegia woodii Variegata also known as Variegated String of Hearts or Variegated Rosary Vine. Indeed, it loves bright light. Although, it takes time and light for this plant to get more pink. Definitely more rare and a bit more expensive than the non-variegated version. Furthermore, a little slower at growing than the non-variegated version. Trailing purple stems form tubers at the node. And, beautiful white-pink-gray fleshy heart-shaped leaves.
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Ceropegia woodii 'Silver Glory' | String of Hearts Silver Glory
String of Hearts Silver Glory produces silver-colored leaves. Edges are show a darker shade. Additionally, they may have some purple flushing on the underside. ‘Silver Glory’ is a tuberous, evergreen perennial. Producing long, trailing shoots. With heart-shaped leaves. Undoubtedly, a very popular houseplant. Of course, because of its delicate heart-shaped foliage. Also, for its attractive trailing habit.
The Ceropegia Woodii Orange River prefers bright, indirect light. Although, without prolonged exposure to direct sun. However, a touch of morning sunlight is welcomed. Indeed, Orange River String of Hearts are beautiful.
For example, green leaves are heart-shaped. Of course, you won’t necessarily see much orange color as the name might suggest. In fact, the leaves are mainly green. Indeed, if stressed, a subtle orange hue can be seen on the leaves. Additionally the under leaves. Likewise, growing along thin vines that cascade.
Orange River has more spade-shaped leaves. In addition, it can blush orange in high light. Finally, it is a fast grower. Comparable to the original String of Hearts.
The Ceropegia linearis is commonly known as String of needles. Definitely an easy to care for succulent. Additionally, it features very thin leaves on long stems. Also, an incredibly fast grower. Comparable to the original String of Hearts. Undoubtedly, a true collectors plant.
The Ceropegia linearis woodii is called String of Daggers. Obviously, as the leaves are shaped like daggers. It differs from the standard species by its more elongated leaves. Also, for its different coloring. Although, the care is similar.
The Daggers plant makes an excellent house plant. Specifically, for its durability. For example, its low maintenance. And, can withstand neglect and dry air. Also, it can withstand droughts. In addition, it can bounce back with a single watering.
Buy it: String of Daggers Vine – Ceropegia linearis woodii, Walmart $7.99
The Ceropegia woodii ‘Heartless’ is also known as String of Spades. Also, C. woodii ‘Heartless’, ‘Durban’, or ‘Mini Star’. Of course, it shares some similar characteristics to the original String of Hearts. However, there are also some differences. First, the leaves are actually a brighter green. Second, they have an even lighter green mottling. Finally, they have burgundy undersides. Although, very light pink stems.
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The Crassula pellucida is a lovely trailing succulent. Heart-shaped leaves shade from green to purple. Furthermore, in the wild, these creep along the ground to spread. Also, you will see fine, aerial roots sprouting from the stems. Additionally, they spread well as a ground cover in frost-free climates. Moreover they make perfect “spillers” in container arrangements.
The Variegated Calico Kitten has heart-shaped leaves. They are layered on long, narrow stems. Namely in shades of rosy pink, creamy white, and green. Additionally, stems arc to the ground as they grow. In fact, exposure to direct sun deepens the pink color.
Furthermore, dainty white flowers bloom in spring. And, occasionally throughout the season. Finally, Calico Kitten plants are easy to grow inside or out.
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Ceropegia ampliata | Bushman's Pipe, Horny Wonder, Boesmanspyp, Condom Plant
The Ceropegia Ampliata is commonly known as ‘Bushman’s Pipe’. A perennial twiner or scrambler. Furthermore, stems arise from a fleshy, tuberous rootstock. Also, stems are green and hairless. Additionally, white to green flowers appear in late summer.
The tubular flowers are lined inside, with downward pointing hairs. As a bonus, they temporarily trap insects. Then, they are then released the next day covered with pollen.
The Crassula ‘Imperialis’ forms densely branched stems. Similar to Crassula mucosa. However, it appears to be thicker. Especially, with tight watch-chain stems. Furthermore, the Giant Watch Chain retains its leaves throughout the year.
Additionally, it can grow up to 8 inches (20 cm). Indeed, a great mat-forming succulent plant. Furthermore, little yellow-green flower bloom from late summer to late fall.
The Crassula muscosa is also known as Crassula lycopodioides. Additionally as Princes Pine or Watch Chain. Absolutely a sparingly to densely branched succulent. Furthermore, it features erect to curvy stems. It grows up to 10 inches (25cm). Finally, it will produce tiny yellow-green flowers when it blooms.
The String of Buttons plant is native to South Africa. First, it starts growing straight. Then, it tends to crawl or spread. Of course, when it is fully grown. Definitely a great filler for the arrangements.
Stems and leaves appear to be stacked on top of each other. Additionally, foliage also has red rims. Indeed, giving it an attractive look. Finally, it blooms in spring with small, star-shaped, white to yellowish flowers.
Senecio rowleyanus is commonly called String of Pearls. Undoubtedly, an all-time favorite. Definitely for its bead-like leaves. Additionally, they can cascade several feet.
String of Pearls, is a popular and low-maintenance plant. Absolutely perfect to grow in a sunny window. Indeed, partial or filtered sun is ideal. However, they are prone to sunburn. Indeed if exposed to direct sun. Understandably, without a gradual acclimation.
It is a slow-growing variety. But, your patience will be rewarded. Of course, water when the surface is dry. And, if you forget to water, they can be forgiving.
Variegated Curio (formerly Senecio) is is also known as Variegated String of Pearls. Especially for its shades of cream, white, and even pink. Furthermore, the thin, string-like stems, can cascade several feet. Also, this species is native to South Africa. Additionally, it grows as ground cover in the shade of rocky outcroppings.
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Curio citriformis | formerly Senecio citriformis, String of Tears
String of tears is distinct from other plants. Indeed, because of its foliage. For example, it is round and tear-shaped. Also, the ends are tapered like a lemon. Additionally, leaves are glaucous and blue-green in color. Leaves stand upright on branches that grow about 4 inches (10 cm) tall. Furthermore, this plant sends up tall bloom stalks. In particular, with white, pom-pom-like flowers.
The Dischidia nummularia is commonly called String of Nickels. In fact, “Nummularia” means coin-shaped. Leaves are green to bluish gray. Additionally, they are flat and round. Hence, giving them the appearance of coins. Absolutely perfect hanging in baskets. Or, cascading down the sides of a planter.
Buy it: Green Cascading Dischidia – 4″
Dischidia Nummularia 'Ideaminubu' | Dragon Jade, Dragon Bubble, Medusa Plant
D. numularia ‘Ideaminubu’ is a unique plant. Also, commonly called “Dragon Jade”. Obviously, for it’s tightly knit leaves that resemble dragon scales. Additionally, it has small roots which love to climb.
The Dischidia oiantha variegata is a trailing epiphyte. Additionally, it has soft silver-green leaves and white margins. This plant will do best in a humid environment. Indeed with bright filtered light. Also, with a well draining potting medium. Finally, Dischidia oiantha Variegata blooms with clusters of tiny white flowers. In particular, located at the nodes of stems.
The Dischidia Ruscifolia is commonly known as Million Hearts. In fact, this species of Dischidia has many small, heart-shaped leaves. Additionally, they line both sides of thin trailing stems.
Furthermore, its flowers are small. In fact, they grow between a leaf and the stem. Finally, if grown under intense light, leaves will develop a red tinge.
Pink Ice Plant is a low growing succulent. In fact, originating from South Africa. Indeed, it is popular for its lovely lilac flowers. Not to mention its silvery blue leaves and purple-pink stems.
Furthermore, use in rock gardens or hanging containers. Additionally, as a beautiful ground cover. However, it needs porous soil with good drainage. Finally, water thoroughly when soil is dry.
Buy it: Pink Ice Plant Succulent 2 inch
The Othonna Capensis is also known as ‘Ruby Necklace’. A trailing variety with fat, bean-shaped leaves. Additionally, hanging on stems up to 2 feet (61 cm) long. Furthermore, the plant can flush shades of magenta. Indeed, when moderately stressed. For instance, by direct sun, drought, or cool temperatures . Specifically around 50°F (10°C).
Fine, white tufts of hair grow in the crevices between stems and leaves. Also, it produces small, yellow blooms. In addition, it easily re-roots from stem cuttings.
The Pilea glauca has small blue leaves. In addition to its contrasting red stems. Furthermore, it makes an excellent windowsill plant. Or, hanging in a basket. Finally, grow in bright, indirect light. Above all, keep evenly moist. Not wet or dry.
The Peperomia prostrata is a miniature species. Tiny, bead-like leaves are fleshy. And, succulent to the touch. Additionally, emerging along creeping, pinkish vines. Definitely, one of our favorites in the genus.
Often called the Sting of Turtles. Of course, for its shell-like pattern. Furthermore, this prolific propagator roots easily. Also, native to the rainforests of Brazil. Finally, read about detailed String of Turtles care here.
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‘Little Missy’ is a delicate Sedum variety. Additionally, a mat-forming succulent. And, an evergreen perennial. Furthermore, loose rosettes have broadly ovate to rounded leaves. As a bonus, it also has pink-flushed, pale green margins. Finally, clusters of pink flowers bloom in summer.
The Sedum morganianum is known as Sedum burrito. Also, referred to as Donkey’s Tail. Definitely one of the best-loved trailing succulents.
Furthermore, its pendant stems grow up to 3 feet (91cm) long. In fact, covered with bead-like, green leaves. Also, it resembles its cousin, Burro’s Tail. Although, with shorter, rounder leaves.
The Sedum morganianum usually has silvery, lime-green leaves. Also, this trailing plant has long stems. Indeed, densely covered with overlapping leaves. Although, bright sun can bring out a yellow tint. Undoubtedly striking when grown in hanging baskets or cascading. Donkey’s Tail is similar to Burrito. However, it has longer, pointier leaves.
The Sedum Pachyphyllum is also known as Green Jelly Bean Sedum. Indeed a cute succulent. Of course for its short, chubby, silvery-green leaves. As a bonus, they have red tips when grown in full sun. Furthermore, it has a shrubbing habit. And, it can grow bushes up to 1 foot (30 cm) tall. However, it may become leggy with age. Additionally, leaves and stems can be easily propagated. Finally, in summer, it produces clusters of bright yellow flowers.
Buy it: GREEN JELLY BEAN SEDUM
‘Angelina’ is a true standout. Definitely for her brilliant golden yellow foliage. Indeed a low growing, mat forming ground cover. Also, needle-like leaves look like a yellow, miniature spruce.
Additionally, yellow flowers appear in midsummer on tall bloom stalks. Absolutely perfect in landscaping. Furthermore, it’s low maintenance and looks good year-round.
The Sedum rubrotinctum ‘Aurora’ is commonly called Pink Jelly Bean. Indeed a long-time soft sedum favorite. Of course, for its round, fleshy leaves that spiral up its stem. Additionally, it varies from pale green to pink and cream. As a bonus, bright pigments appear in bright sunlight. Undoubtedly, it makes a perfect colorful accent in arrangements. Finally, in summer, Sedum Rubrotinctum ‘Aurora” produces clusters of lemon yellow flowers.
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The Sedum Sieboldii is also known as October Daphne. Uniquely it grows mound-like. Then, it spreads out in horizontal branches from the center. Furthermore, leaves have a blue-green hue. In addition to its pink margins. Also, during the hot summer months, the margins intensify to deep pink.
Equally important are its bright purple-pink flowers. In fact, star-shaped blooms appear in early fall. Of course in the right conditions, its fall foliage turns beautiful shades. For example pink, red, yellow, and orange. As a matter of fact, frosty temperatures also bring out pink in the leaves. Undoubtedly, Sedum Sieboldii is a stunning trailing succulent.
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Dragon’s Blood typically has green leaves. However, margins turn a brilliant red with cool autumn temperatures. Additionally, deep red flowers contrast with the green leaves in warm weather. Especially superb as a groundcover, border or rock garden subject. Also, it works well in containers. Definitely evergreen, except in the coldest climates.
Buy it: Sedum- Dragon’s Blood
The Senecio herreianus is also known as String of watermelons. Additionally, String of Beads, or String of Tears. Indeed, a mat forming succulent. With oval, pointed, bead-like leaves. Of course, it is similar to the more common Senecio rowleyanus. In fact, with many of the same common names. However, leaves are larger, more elongate, and more glaucous. Furthermore, stems are thicker, stiffer, and somewhat more erect.
The Senecio ‘Hippogriff’ is often labeled Senecio peregrinus or Dendrophorbium peregrinum. Additionally, commonly called String of Dolphins. In fact, a hybrid of the String of Pearls and the Candle Plant (Senecio articulatus). Similarly, you’ll also notice a resemblance to the string of fish hooks and the string of bananas.
Without a doubt, leaves look like tiny, little dolphins jumping. Furthermore, it can send up bloom stalks. Especially, with pompom-like clusters of tiny white flowers.
Trailing Jade is actually not a Jade plant at all. In fact, its botanical name is Senecio jacobsenii. Prounounced Sen-NEE-see-oh jay-kob-sen-ee-eye. Additionaly, known as Weeping Jade or Kleinia petraea. Also, native to the highlands of Tanzania and Kenya. Likewise, it creeps along as a ground cover. Similarly, in cultivation, it shines in hanging pots. Of course, allowing its thick stems to form a dense cascades. In fact, some up to 4 feet (1.2 meters) long.
Buy it: Senecio jacobsenii
String of Bananas is a trailing succulent. Also, native to South Africa. In fact, a great trailing addition in arrangements & hanging baskets. Additionally, long stems are lined with banana-shaped leaves. Each of which has a translucent crescent or “leaf window”. As a result, this lets sunlight into the leaf interior.
Furthermore, it usually blooms between October and December. Not only are flowers pompom-like clusters tiny and white, but they also smell like cinnamon.
Buy it: String of Bananas
String of Fishhooks is a trailing succulent. Of course, this South African native is easy to care for. Indeed, a member of the Senecio family. Additionally, it has cute fish hook-like leaves.
Undoubtedly, confused with String of Bananas. In particular, because they both share the same botanical name. Also, a perfect plant in a hanging basket, windowsill, or shelf.
The Xerosicyos Danguyi is known as String of Coins. Certainly, because the leaves are coin-shaped. Definitely the perfect ‘spiller’ in an arrangement. Indeed, as they cascade over the sides of a pot. Furthermore, String of Coins thrive in bright, indirect light.
In closing, we hope you enjoyed these trailing or hanging succulents. Absolutely some of our favorite succulents around. Of course, leave any variety we may have missed in the comments. Furthermore, we hope you join us again soon.
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