Transform Gardens Into Beautiful Aquariums With Jellyfish Succulent Hanging Planters

jellyfish succulents

Jellyfish succulents. They’re not real of course, not in the truest sense, but for those who have a green thumb, planting selected succulents from hanging containers can give the effect of your own jellyfish in plant form to decorate your house or patio.

A lot of people shy away from gardening in fear of killing plants, but with succulents, even the inept gardener can enjoy the shapes, colours and sizes they come in. What’s even better is that succulents require little attention. Once planted, other than the minimal water, succulents are quite forgiving to those who neglect them for a few days.


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Jellyfish hanging planters are easy to achieve by using just two types of succulents. The biggest issue will be choosing which ones for all their uniqueness and colour.

To get started, you’ll first need:

  1. A hanging basket that is lined.

2. Good quality soil.

3. An inorganic product like perlite to mix with the soil.

4. Two types of succulent plants.

When considering the succulents, you’ll need to keep in mind that the one for the top basket will create a jellyfish, and the other will be for its tentacles.

To create the jellyfish succulent:

  1. Fill the hanging basket with soil.

2. Plant five or six hanging succulents (try Donkey’s Tail) around the rim on the outside of the planter to create the tentacles.

3. Plant another five or six flowering succulents (Hen and Chicks or Echeveria) inside the hanging planter. Be sure to leave enough room for the plants to grow.

4. Hang your planter where it will receive plenty of sun.

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Succulents are a hardy plant that can grow in low nutrient soil in the more extreme, dry environments. Mixing perlite in with half of the potting mix will mimic the “desert dweller” dirt that succulents will thrive in.

Once established, the succulents should only require a light watering twice a month, with an occasional soak until you see the water draining out at the bottom. If the soil is damp already, hold off watering until it is dry.