There are so many options of what to put in your basket. You can fill it with annuals, succulents or even use it for a mini herb garden. I used annual flowers for my basket including Angelonia, Petunias and Alyssum.
Moreover, can I plant succulents in a basket?
Succulents require good soil drainage to perform their best, and hanging baskets with coco-fiber or sphagnum moss liners are perfect to provide that drainage. … And, as long as you plant them in a gritty potting mix, which is best for succulents, the plants will thrive.
Also question is, how do you make a succulent basket?
Can you plant directly into a basket?
Nearly any basket will work. … If the basket is very tightly woven, you may be able to go ahead and plant. Most baskets, though, need some type of lining added to retain moisture and prevent loss of soil. Plastic makes a good lining for planting in old baskets.
Here’s How to Make Your Succulent Hanging Basket:
Use the wire type baskets that you line with moss or a coco fiber liner, not the solid plastic kind as the succulents you will plant into them need very fast drainage. … Fill the basket quite full with the soil, as it will settle over time.
Set the living succulent picture on a table or shelf where it can be propped up against a wall. Or hang the frame on a wall with sturdy picture hooks. Water succulents once a month; lay the frame on a flat surface and thoroughly moisten the soil. Make sure the frame is dry before you hang it up again.
The main purpose of placing pebbles on the bottom of the potted succulent plant is to enhance drainage. Succulents and cacti naturally grow in sandy soils that drain quickly. Succulent roots should never be left in wet soil. The rocks help move water through the soil to prevent the roots from rotting.
Succulents need good draining soil. … The container you are planting in should have a drainage hole or you can put a layer of crushed rock on the bottom of your container before you put in your planting medium. Gravel or small pebbles spread on top of the soil can be very decorative.
There are a wide variety of succulents and some of them do well indoors and some do well outdoors. A lot can depend on where you live and what the climate is like. Remember that succulents do not want a lot of moisture and will likely not thrive as well in very humid areas as they will in dry, hot and arid climates.