The string of pearls (Senecio rowleyanus) is perhaps the most popular hanging succulent thanks to its impressive trailing appearance and ease of care. They are fast-growing under the right conditions and can reach lengths of three to four feet.
Herein, how do I know what kind of succulent I have?
Here are some of the plant characteristics to look for when identifying succulents:
- Leaf – shape, size and thickness.
- Color – of leaves, flowers or stems.
- Markings or bumps on the leaves.
- Flower – shape, color, number of blooms and petals.
- Stem – color, texture, length.
- Ciliate hairs.
- Epicuticular wax.
- Spikes, spines or smooth.
Simply so, are there trailing succulents?
Trailing succulents spill bountifully from beds, containers, and hanging pots, creating a lush cascade that adds height to a planting. The varieties in this category grow and trail at different rates, but all propagate readily from stem cuttings.
Are succulents good hanging plants?
Many succulents are good hanging plants but many don’t hang nor trail. String of Pearls, String of Banana, String of Dolphins, Variegated Portulacaria Afra, and some Sedums species are good hanging succulent plants.
Here’s what to look for to know that your succulent is overwatered: Soft, mushy, translucent leaves–An overwatered plant will have soft, mushy leaves that may also appear shriveled. … Leaves turn black–If the overwatering continues, the leaves will start to rot and you will see them turn black.
|Type||Growing Zones||Mature Height|
|Echeveria purple pearl, Echeveria gibbiflora ‘Purple Pearl’||9-11||2 to 3 inches|
|Houseleek, Sempervivum ‘Purple Beauty’||3-8||4 to 6 inches|
|Living stone, Lithops optica ‘Rubra’||10-11||.5 to 2 inches|
|Houseleek, Sempervivum ‘Raspberry Ice’||3-8||4 to 6 inches|
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.
Succulents love direct sun, but if yours is sitting in the same exact spot day after day, it’s likely that only one side is getting enough light. … Succulents will lean towards the sun, so rotating them will help them stand up straight. (Leaning may also be a sign that they need to be in a sunnier spot.)
Yes, they will. Succulents can survive without any light whatsoever for short periods. How long will depend on the particular species, but in general, if they are in a place with minimal or no light, most succulents will live without deteriorating too much for 10-14 days.