jellyfish succulents

Jellyfish Succulents Will Turn Your Garden Into An Otherworldly Aquarium

Beautifying your back yard, or your front porch, has never been so much fun! Jellyfish succulents are magical looking planters that really add a touch of deep sea wonder to any property. And they’re not the only succulents around to inspire thoughts of the sea: check out these mermaid tail succulents. They look just like a mermaid’s tail waving out of the water.

You probably haven’t heard of jellyfish succulents before, and that’s okay. After all, there are so many creative ways to enhance your natural surroundings, your ideas on Pinterest are likely overloading your brain.

There is a new trend in gardening and as much as we usually ignore trendy things, we are ready to jump on this bandwagon right this very second. Once you see them, you will too.

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Caring for jellyfish succulents

jellyfish succulent

Some people (right here) have an uncanny ability to end every plant they touch, before they even have a chance to grow. In other words, when someone needs a person to watch their plants and water them, they know not to ask you.

But, good news here, succulents don’t require much attention, water, or anything else really. They tend to take care of themselves with little to no involvement from us silly human species. And they come in the most beautiful shapes and sizes.

Some people have gone the extra mile and found creative ways to incorporate multiple types of plants or succulents to create ‘jellyfish succulent planters.”

The great thing about this, is that you can make it exactly your own, to fit your unique style or aesthetic.

As you can see, there are an endless number of possibilities. Mix and match however your heart desires!

jellyfish succulents

We are going to show you how to make one of these hanging planters using two types of basic succulents, which you should be able to find at any garden center. Then, you can re-create the following steps and change the plants to anything you’d like. The possibilities are endless.

First, you need your hanging basket, soil, and two types of plants you’d like to use: one for the top of the ‘jellyfish,’ and one for the ‘tentacles.’

hanging planter basket

Take enough soil to fill your hanging basket nearly to the top. Then, plant five of your hanging succulents around the outside, near the rim of the planter. For this example, we’re going to be using Donkey’s Tail (Sedum morganianum).

Next, take five to six of your chosen flowering succulents and plant them in the inside of your hanging planter. Give each one enough space to fully grow and create that ‘bulbous’ look for the jellyfish. For this example we are using Echeveria, the rose type succulent. (One of the benefits of using this type of succulent is the many varieties of colours they come in)

After a few weeks, you will start to notice the lengthening of the tail, and the blossoming of the top.

Eventually, you will have something like this:

jellyfish succulent

And the best part is that you can incorporate any number of different plants to suit your liking. Happy gardening!

Sarah Biren
Freelance Writer
Sarah is a baker, cook, author, and blogger living in Toronto. She believes that food is the best method of healing and a classic way of bringing people together. In her spare time, Sarah does yoga, reads cookbooks, writes stories, and finds ways to make any type of food in her blender.