A modern twist on a hanging basket, this hanging succulent ball can be tailored to your liking. Hang the orb from your porch or the side of a garden shed for a plant display that wows.
If you have a serious succulent addiction, this is the project for you. A modern take on the classic hanging basket, this hanging succulent ball is a show-stopper. Be warned, it does take a lot of succulents to fill a large orb like the one we used here. We made it more economical by picking up succulents at the end of the summer season when stores had them marked down and we chose some less expensive varieties like hens and chicks. We also filled our orb a lot so it would look great right away for photos, but when you're building yours, you'll want to leave more space for the succulent cuttings to grow and fill in over time. Add enough succulents to look complete without packing every inch.
Prep your succulents at least a day before you start this project—the succulent cuttings will need to develop scabs where the stem is cut. To prepare, simply remove succulent plants from their pots and wipe away any excess dirt. Clip succulents, leaving a stem to insert into the form. You can also order succulent cuttings online. Check Etsy or other online sellers to find all types of exotic succulent cuttings you may never find near you.