Arrange a Succulent Hanging Basket


Arrange a Succulent Hanging Basket

For succulent lovers Ease of care and the use of vertical garden space prompted the creation of this charming succulent hanging basket. However, suspended containers can be more at the mercy of arid summer temperatures and drying winds than their bedded neighbors. Planting the basket with succulents was the inspired solution here.

A thoughtful combination of choice tender and winter-hardy succulents fill this hanging container. Plant material was not only inserted into the top of the moss-lined wire basket but into the sides of the basket as well, filling out the arrangement and giving it cohesive, 360-degree appeal.

Succulent Hanging Basket Planting tips:

  • For succulents, I recommend mixing two-thirds commercial potting mix with one-third chicken grit or surface (a baked clay soil conditioner similar to crushed terracotta).
  • Before filling the moss baskets with the container mix, line the inside with plastic, landscape fabric, or a double layer of burlap to ensure the potting mix won’t fall out through the moss. The extra lining will also help the soil retain moisture. If you use a plastic liner, slice a few drainage holes into it.
  • Although the thick, fleshy foliage of succulents gives them some tolerance to drought, it’s important to regularly monitor the moisture of the medium. I prefer to keep most Succulent Garden Plant on the dry side, but when they are watered, they must receive a thorough drink. Let the potting mix dry out between dousings.
  • Ensure supports can hold the weight of the Hanging Planter Basket when it’s moist.
  • In the fall, dismantle the basket and plant the hardy succulents into the garden. Tip and leaf cuttings of the echeveria are easily rooted and overwintered indoors.

Succulent Hanging Basket Ideas – Clever Container Fixes for Every Problem Area

Type Succulents Ideas Plants 1

Condition: Shade/low light
Container solution: Bold and dramatic pots. Consider the color of the hanging container to also add impact.
Plants solution: Ferns, caladiums, impatiens, tuberous begonias, browallias, boxwoods, ivies, deadnettles (Lamium), hostas, shade-tolerant grasses.

Type Succulents Ideas Plants 2

Condition: Hot and dry
Container solution: Deep containers with large soil capacity, made from resin, cast-iron, terracotta, concrete, or fiberglass
Plant solution: Hardy and tropical succulents, such as sedums, echeverias, agaves, geraniums (Pelargonium spp.), cannas, fibrous begonias, portulacas, gazanias, selected ornamental grasses, phormiums

Type Succulents Ideas Plants 3

Condition: Limited ground space
Container solution: Hanging baskets and window boxes that can be supported and attached to an overhead or vertical surfaces
Plants solution: Select a mixture of upright and cascading plant material suitable for light levels.

Type Succulents Ideas Plants 4

Condition: Windy exposure
Container solution: Avoid lightweight, porous containers. Use heavier options, such as cast-iron, terracotta, concrete, or fiber stone
Plants solution: Ornamental grasses, cabbage palms, ivies, geraniums, portulacas, fibrous begonias. Avoid plant material with large, thin foliage

How do you Care for a Hanging Basket Succulent Garden Plant?

All hanging baskets should be well-drained and filled with a porous, well-drained mixture that also retains moisture. Black Gold Waterhole Cocoblend or Black Gold Natural & Organic Ultra Coir are two excellent options that are also listed OMRI for organic gardening. Black Gold Moisture Supreme hanging container Mix is another good option.

For each of these mixtures, consider adding additional black gold perlite to increase porosity and drainage. It is good for the health of any plant in the house to be taken outdoors during the months of frost-free growth. Hangs them along a bright porch or terrace where they will be protected from the midday sun and strong winds. Regardless of their state of drought tolerance, they will still need water every week to twice a week outdoors.

Slow-release light fertilizer and intermittent water-soluble fertilizer will promote robust growth. They need to be well rooted and established in their baskets before they are fully tolerant to dry heat and winds, so keep a closer eye on new plantations. When wearing them indoors in autumn as indoor plants, give them direct sunlight or filtered light. Water much less during the cold months – excess water can cause rotting of the crown or root. Complete water two to three times a month should be enough, depending on the plant, pot, temperature, and humidity.

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