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These Jellyfish Succulents Will Turn Your Garden Into A Gorgeous Outdoor Aquarium

These Jellyfish Succulents Will Turn Your Garden Into A Gorgeous Outdoor Aquarium

It's actually a cluster of succulents placed in a hanging basket which also includes vine-like plants growing down whimsically towards the ground, giving it a jellyfish-like appearance. 

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Succulents have been highlighted in various trendy gardening articles and videos and why not? They come in beautiful bunny-like shape and even in the shape of a heart! While as adorable as they may look, not everyone is after that "cutesy feel." So, for those gardening enthusiasts, who have been dreaming about a breathtakingly beautiful garden which gives your front porch a fairytale-like touch but is easy to maintain, we have some good news. Jellyfish succulents are exactly the kind of plant that you're looking for. So, what exactly are jellyfish succulents? It's actually a cluster of succulents placed in a hanging basket which also includes vine-like plants growing down whimsically towards the ground, giving it a jellyfish-like appearance. 



 

Why would one chose these succulents over other plants, you ask? Well, for one simple reason: they are incredibly easy to maintain. These days, most people don't have a lot of time to carefully grow plants and give them the right care they deserve. That's when these jellyfish succulents come into play as they grow best when you leave them alone, watering them only when the soil is dry to touch. It's actually the perfect option for beginners, green thumb or not. 



 

Here are a few steps you need to follow to grow your very own jellyfish succulents. According to Hearty Soul, the first step requires you to choose the right variety of succulents to form the 'jellyfish' body and the plants that will form the 'tentacles.' Apart from the two plants, you would be needing a hanging basket, soil, needle, thin wire, and sewing staples. Of course, there are a select few ways to get it all together, but to achieve the perfectly round shape of the body, it's recommended you use a moss basket and fill it with soil before turning it over and planting the succulents around the top. 



 

You will need four to six of the tendril plants (for the tentacles) and anywhere between 10 to 25 succulents, depending on the size of your basket and that of your succulents. Keep in mind that there are enough of them to fill the entire basket once they are all grown. Use high-quality potting soil to pack your moss basket and plant the tentacles a couple of inches in from the outside of the basket. To secure it, cover the bottom of the hanger with felt fitted perfectly around the tentacle plants, so it's tight enough not to fall onto the ground, especially when it gets heavier when you water it. 



 

Now, use the needle to sew the wire across, around, and every direction possible to secure the felt tightly around the basket. Once that's done, flip it over carefully so the tentacles aren't crushed. To plant the succulents, first, remove them from their plants and clear most of the soil off their roots (including dead leaves). Then choose a spit on your plants and place your succulents by sticking it into the moss. Use the sewing staple to secure the succulent making sure they are facing outward and that the bottom of the plant is still in contact with the planter. This will allow the plant to be rooted into the basket. Keep enough space between succulents so they have room to grow. 



 

Hang the basket, water it, and check if there are any bulges in the fabric covering the bottom. If so, get some more wire and thread and go over the area a few more times because you don't want all that hard work to end up on the ground. Finally, ensure that the moist basket is kept in a location that receives sunlight and shade equally, so the plants have a chance to establish a suitable environment for themselves. Although the process of planting it is time-consuming, the fantastic results are totally worth a few hours of work!



 

 



 

 



 

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