How to Create a Succulent Garden in a Hanging Container


Succulents are popular plants due to their low maintenance and unique appearance. A hanging container garden is a great way to display them and create a focal point in your home or outdoor space. In this article, we will guide you through the steps of creating a beautiful and easy-to-care-for succulent hanging garden.

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Select your container. You can use a hanging planter, a basket, or any other container that has drainage holes at the bottom.
  2. Prepare the soil. Succulents require well-draining soil, so you can use a commercial succulent or cactus potting mix. You can also make your own by mixing equal parts of coarse sand and regular potting soil.
  3. Choose your succulents. Succulents come in a wide range of colors and shapes, so pick the varieties that you like and that will complement each other.
  4. Plant the succulents. Starting with the largest plant first, add a small amount of soil in the bottom of the container, then add a succulent and fill in the area around it with soil. Repeat the process with the rest of the succulents.
  5. Water the succulents. Succulents need to dry out between watering, so only water them when the soil is completely dry. It’s better to under-water than to over-water.
  6. Hang the container. Once the succulents are planted, find the perfect spot to hang your container and enjoy your new succulent garden!
  7. Provide sunlight. Most succulents enjoy bright, indirect light. A spot near a window with filtered light would be ideal.
  8. Keep an eye on the condition. Check on your succulents every few days, look for signs of wilting, browning, or overgrown, and adjust the light, water or prune them as necessary.


Creating a hanging succulent garden is a fun and easy way to add a touch of green to your home or outdoor space. By following these steps and giving them the proper care, your succulent garden will thrive and be a beautiful addition to your home. Remember succulents are hardy plants, but still need your attention and care, so keep an eye on them, and enjoy!

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