We think that hanging planters are one of the most underrated ways to display your succulents. Hanging planters add so much visual interest to living spaces and make your succulents a true focal point.
If you’ve never owned any before, you may be wondering where to buy hanging planters and what to put in them. We’ve got you covered! Just keep reading to hear all about our favorite hanging planters and succulents.
Which Succulents Look Good in Hanging Planters?
Trailing succulents are great for hanging planters because they spill and cascade down the sides of the planter. They give an abundant, lush look to any container you put them in.
Our favorite trailing succulents are Burro’s Tail and String of Pearls because they both have beautiful spherical leaves. Some other great choices are String of Hearts and Little Pickles. String of Hearts succulents have green and purple leaves that resemble hearts, and Little Pickles have green, spiky leaves and long, trailing purple stems.
If we were going to put an arrangement in our hanging planters, though, we wouldn’t just use trailing succulents. The key to making beautiful arrangements is contrast, so pick succulents that have different shapes, colors and textures to make your planters look more interesting. Here’s a list of 16 different types of succulents.
Succulent City’s Favorite Hanging Planters
We scoured the Internet looking for the best decorative planters, and this is what we found. We’ve included a few of our favorite DIY planters, too, just in case you’d rather save some money and make your own!
We love macrame plant hangers. They have a boho chic vibe and make any room you put them in look more eclectic.
These small macrame hangers are made out of durable jute rope. You can’t really hang them outside, but they look great indoors in bedrooms, living rooms and kitchens.
These hangers come in a pack of two for just $7.99, but you will have to purchase your own pots. We’d put small terracotta pots or textured white pots in these hangers, but any pot you have on hand will look great!
We love planters that incorporate natural materials, so these jute hanging planters are just our style. But if you’d rather make your own, you can fashion some plant hangers out of jersey fabric. All you need besides the fabric is a few household tools and thirty minutes. Get the full instructions here.
We’re obsessed with stripes, so when we saw these planters, we knew we had to put them on this list! They come in a set of three for just $39.99, so they’re an absolute bargain.
These pots have beautiful stripes in earthy colors like rust and sage green. The stripes only cover about half of each pot, and the rest is painted white. This gives them a really clean, minimalistic look that will go with any decor.
These planters are suspended from durable cotton rope that won’t break. They have drainage holes, but come with plugs that you can use to stop the flow of water whenever you want. They’re ceramic and hand glazed, which we never would’ve expected at this price point!
Some people might argue that wall planters aren’t true hanging planters, but since you hang them up on a wall, we’re including these geometric ones anyway! I mean, just look at them… we couldn’t leave them out.
These planters have a modern, geometric design that’s to die for. They come in packs of two for just $16.95.
Each planter has a unique gold frame that’s shaped like a diamond. It holds up a mini white pot that can house one small succulent like a Haworthia, Echeveria or Aloe plant. These planters would look great in bathrooms, hallways, or anywhere else in your home where you want a touch of greenery.
Even though these wall planters are pretty cheap, you can save even more money by making your own. Our favorite DIY project actually uses coffee mugs as the planters and simple hooks to hang them on the wall. You can use coffee mugs that you already have in your home, but we think that these adorable cactus mugs would make this DIY even cuter!
The rest of the planters on this list are pretty neutral, so we had to include a pop of color with these bright aqua mini planters. They come in white too, but we think you should take a chance and go with the aqua!
These planters are made of ceramic that has a beautiful shine to it. Despite being ceramic, they’re very lightweight. They come with twine rope that you can use to suspend them from your ceiling, which we definitely recommend doing. Their unique globe shape makes them look amazing when you hang them up high.
These planters also have drainage holes, which is a big plus. They come in a set of two for $21.99, which we think is a great deal for what you get.
These planters are on the smaller side, so we’d only put one or two plants in each one to avoid overcrowding. We love the way that bright green succulents look up against aqua, so we’d probably put a String of Pearls in one and a cactus in the other.
But colored succulents, especially orange ones, would look great in these planters too, so get creative and put whatever you want in them!
We’ve saved this one for last because it’s an absolute showstopper! This planter has a pretty gold pot, but that’s not what makes it special. The pot is encircled by a shiny gold hoop, so it looks more like a sculpture than a plant pot. It’s modern and elegant and everything we’ve ever wanted in a succulent planter. We’ve never clicked the “buy now” button so fast!
This planter isn’t just pretty—it’s functional and durable, too. Unlike a lot of decorative planters, this one has a drainage hole. Drainage holes are super important for succulent health because they can rot if they sit in too much water. You can rest easy knowing that’s not going to happen with this pot.
You’ll also be glad to know that this planter is durable enough for outdoor use. It’s made of sturdy metal materials and has an iron chain instead of a rope one, so it can withstand wind. No matter where you put it, this planter is guaranteed to be a conversation starter!
We hope that this post has given you plenty of hanging planter ideas!. We got a few new ideas, and a few new hanging planters—we couldn’t resist purchasing that stunning, gold circular one!
Which planter is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below. Happy shopping, and happy planting!