12 Beautiful Hanging Succulents You Can Grow in India

Last Updated: 19.10.2023
Sakshi Kasat
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Sakshi Kasat, an indoor gardener and content creator from Indore, India, transitioned from teaching to follow her gardening passion during the pandemic. She's an expert in indoor gardening, with over 150 articles published. Her favorite plant, the Peace Lily, reflects her mission to inspire others. In gardening and writing, she finds pure inspiration and contentment.

Hanging Succulents are a great option to grow on shelves and are a perfect choice for someone living in apartments. Have a look at the best ones here.

Easy to maintain succulents are one of the best plants you can go indoors, as long as you give them all the sunlight they need. Here are some beautiful trailing and Hanging Succulents that will look wonderful arching from terrariums and baskets.

Check out our article on winter care for succulents in India here

Types of Hanging Succulents in India

1. Burro’s Tail

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Botanical Name: Sedum morganianum

The trailing stems of the burro’s tail look beautiful dangling down the hanging baskets. The leaves color vary from gray-green to blue-green. It also grows red-pink flowers during summer.

2. Little Pickles

Botanical Name: Othonna capensis

The bean-like, slender foliage on the pink-purple stem looks graceful. The leaves initially have a green color, but the color intensifies from dark purple to burgundy under sunlight exposure.

3. String of Nickles

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Botanical Name: Dischidia nummularia

The series of round leaves growing on a long, trailing stem resembles the cord of coins. Native to the tropical region of India, the color of leaves varies from pale green to bronze.

4. String of Pearls

Botanical Name: Senecio rowleyanus

The string of pearl features pea-like fleshy leaves on a thin stem that resembles a necklace. This vigorous grower also produces trumped-shaped, white flowers during the dry and cool days.

5. Monkey’s Tail

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Botanical Name: Cleistocactus colademononis

This succulent adds an appeal when placed against the dark backdrop, thanks to its hairy, white spines covering the entire stem. It becomes a head-turner with red-magenta flowers.

6. The Hindu Rope

Botanical Name: Hoya carnosa compacta

This semi-succulent vine produces curly foliage along with a cluster of starry pink flowers. Its glossy leaves have either dark green to variegated shades.

7. String of Hearts

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Botanical Name: Ceropegia woodii

As the name indicates, the succulent is famous for its heart-shaped leaves coming in a variegated mix shade. Creeping on the purple stems, the leaves are marked by the silver and purple veins.

8. String of Bananas

Botanical Name: Senecio radicans

The fleshy leaves of this plant resemble a banana. The beauty of this hardy plant doubles up with the arrival of yellow-white flowers that release the cinnamon-like fragrance.

9. Trailing Jade

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Botanical Name: Peperomia rotundifolia

The plumpy-ovate leaves of trailing jade look gorgeous, cascading from a hanging basket. Treated as a creeping groundcover, the lushful leaves get flushed with remarkable purple hue during winters.

Bonus – Trailing Cacti

13. Rat Tail Cactus

Botanical Name: Disocactus flagelliformis

Its long stems are covered with needle-like spines that are green initially, but with age, the color fades into a beige shade. The trailing stems complemented by exotic pink flowers.

14. Peanut Cactus

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Botanical Name: Echinopsis chamaecereus

The clumps of long and finger-like stems appear like a pile of fuzzy peanuts from a distance. This mat-forming cactus surrounded by white spines and can be a great addition to hanging baskets.

15. Fishbone Cactus

Botanical Name: Epiphyllum anguliger

Also known as zigzag cactus, its arching stems, covered with serrated leaves, resemble the shape of a fishbone. Apart from its unusual look, pink flowers add a timeless charm to its beauty.

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