Houseplants forum: Plants you've hung that aren't usually displayed or sold that way

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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Oct 22, 2016 4:48 PM CST
I hung ponytail palm because it needed a tall pot so the leaves wouldn't drag but I didn't have one that wasn't also really wide, way more soil than was needed. I've added weeping fig (Ficus benjamina) to this pot which I plan to train in an actual weeping shape. There's also some Kalanchoe blossfeldiana that will dangle from the lower light as it gets top-heavy, but still bloomed last year.
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tarev
Oct 28, 2016 10:43 AM CST
I hang some of my Graptoveris 'Fred Ives' My garden gets too shaded in summer and these plants love as much sun it can get as it tries to make blooms. Makes it easier to dry them out too when cold season rains come in and to get as much sun too, to warm them up faster. Plus I do not have space here to make them sprawl around. The plant knows where its sun is, so it will dangle but will seek the light, the stems are stiff and sturdy so it can hold its top heavy rosettes.

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Name: Deborah
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Deebie
Oct 28, 2016 12:11 PM CST
How neat, Tarev. Thanks a wonderful and practical idea for succulents. Hurray! Hurray! I've got to try that idea, and I was just thinking of placing my succulents in hanging baskets. I do have a small wire basket of succulents that I purchased, and it seems to be doing OK. Do you keep yours in full sun?
Name: tarev
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tarev
Oct 28, 2016 12:49 PM CST
Hi Deebie, Graptoveria 'Fred Ives' can take our full sun and I know at a certain point when temps are just soaring way too high, they slow down, till temps return to favorable ones. And it is nice in the afternoons when heat is so intense the city trees gives them part shade. But this succulent really likes as much light as it can get and it goes into that cold stressed color changes which I really like to see in winter to spring.

Just be careful which ones you will hang up, some succulents prefer part sun/shade and may burn or dry out way too fast so their ideal growing location is still close to the ground in some shade, or they may not like being too exposed in cold air. I can get away with it since we have more periods of low humidity here. It is only in late Fall to winter do we have rains here, and thankfully by that time, most of my succulents are waking up from their summer hiatus.
Name: Deborah
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Deebie
Oct 28, 2016 2:02 PM CST
Thanks, Tarev. I'll learn exactly what these plants need to live in my zone soon enough. So far, bright light with direct sun. I have to learn the plant's dormant period so that I'll know what to expect and when. Thumbs up
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tarev
Oct 28, 2016 2:11 PM CST
Just remembered some more of my succulents that do well in hanging containers.
In this hanging stand: four containers, two are okay naturally Kleinia petraea and Sedum rubrotinctum since they are trailing ones, but the other two containers have:
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Sedum rubrotinctum
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Really nice during late winter to early spring getting quite stressed chilled:
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This one has some noid succulents that are upright growing, more active during cold season:
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I have this other green hanging container, I think the middle plant is some type of Aeonium:
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I guess most succulents are good candidates, since they do need good drainage, just have to watch out for their temperature and lighting needs.
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sallyg
Oct 28, 2016 4:48 PM CST
It took me a while to accept that succulents don't all like blazing sun.

I moved my small ghost plant Graptoveria paraguayaense? to a tallish shaped pot so it could trail a little.

Nice way to deal with the Ponytail palm leaves, Tiffany. By making it a combo, you could offset the ponytail so it could naturally avoid the hanger. I have one ponytail doing very well, but I'll be happier in about 20 years (lol) when it'll be tall enough not to 'step on its own toes (leaves)" when I move the pot.
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