These beautiful Best Cascading Succulents are great for hanging baskets, plant stands, and shelves to add charm to your home and garden.
If you are looking for some awesome low maintenance plants that dangle down with style, here are some of the Best Cascading Succulents you can grow.
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Best Cascading Succulents
1. Wax Ivy
Botanical Name: Senecio macroglossus
This charming cascading plant features succulent stems and waxy ivy-like leaves. It offers attractive foliage and also grows daisy-like pale yellow flowers.
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2. Donkey’s Tail
Botanical Name: Sedum morganianum
One of the most beautiful trailing succulent, this sedum variety features pendant stems and short, light green foliage that trails beautifully on the edges of hanging baskets.
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3. Dwarf Snake Plant
Botanical Name: Sansevieria ballyi
This beautiful hanging succulent grows as an upright plant that turns later in a cascading succulent with bright green lance-shaped leaves. It also offers small pink-white flowers.
4. Strings of Beads
Botanical Name: Senecio herreianus
The plant offers a bright green elongated and raindrop-shaped foliage. It flowers during spring and produces small, white brush-like blooms.
5. Little Pickles
Botanical Name: Othonna capensis
This creeping succulent belongs to the daisy family and offers purple trailing stems with green leaves. Give it enough sunlight, and the plant will grow yellow flowers.
6. Trailing Elephant Bush
Botanical Name: Portulacaria afra ‘Cascade’
This strikingly pretty succulent is distinguished by maroon or dark green stems covered with round, fleshy foliage that cascades beautifully over the rims of baskets.
7. Strings of Bananas
Botanical Name: Senecio radicans
Also known as ‘fish hooks,’ this tough and easy to care plant has succulent leaves in the shape of a banana or fish hooks. It grows fast and looks best in hanging planters.
8. Turquoise Jade Vine
Botanical Name: Strongylodon macrobotrys
This attractive colorful vine is admired for its striking shade. The plant also grows dangling clumps of blue-green and claw-shaped flowers.
9. Strings of Turtles
Botanical Name: Peperomia prostrata
A slow-growing succulent vine, the plant has a beautiful set of fleshy button-like foliage patterned in white veins that looks-like tiny balloons filled with water!
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10. Strings of Dolphins
Botanical Name: Senecio peregrinus
Just like the name, this senecio variety features leaves in the shape of dolphins. The trailing foliage looks best on hanging from the cool pots in filtered sunlight.
11. Creeping Inch Plant
Botanical Name: Callisia repens
Also known as Bolivian Jew or turtle vine, this succulent has soft, fuzzy, dual-shade leaves that are green on the upper side and purple below.
12. Peanut Cactus
Botanical Name: Echinopsis chamaecereus
This stunning cactus exhibits long, finger-like stems covered in soft white spines. It grows in clumps and looks stunning in hanging baskets.
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13. Strings of Watermelon
Botanical Name: Senecio herreanus
The plant displays striped foliage that beautifully cascades over the sides of the pot and makes for an eye-catching specimen in balconies and living rooms.
14. Jade Necklace
Botanical Name: Crassula marnieriana
If you love cascading succulents, then this one is for you! Its leaves have red margins and are densely arranged on thin stems, reminiscent of a beautiful necklace.
15. Isabella Peperomia
Botanical Name: Peperomia hoffmannii
‘Isabella’ features attractive succulent leaves on rope-like trailing vines. It is perfect for hanging planters and looks quite charming with its bright green foliage.
16. Round Leaf Peperomia
Botanical Name: Peperomia rotundifolia
The plant has soft stems with rounded leaves that intricately weave together. It is the best plant for growing on shelves and hanging baskets.
17. Trailing Jade
Botanical Name: Kleinia petraea
Also known as weeping jade, this crassula ovata lookalike can be grown in hanging baskets, growing it is not much different from the common jade plant.