Succulents include cacti and nearly any plants that store water in their leaves and stems as a survival strategy. Most of these have fleshy leaves in hues of green, blue-green and purple. Most succulents thrive in dry, arid conditions like the dryness of a hanging basket. Succulents need just minimal of care-- they need a little water and a sunny growing area.
Soak sphagnum moss in a large tub of warm water for 30 minutes. Drain the sphagnum moss by squeezing the water out by the hand full.
Press the sphagnum moss into the inside of a wire basket form to create a layer that will hold soil.
Mix equal parts of potting soil and coarse sand together. This creates a fertile, well-draining soil that the succulent needs to grow successfully.
Fill the wire basket with your soil mixture up to 1 inch from the rim. Plant 3 to 4 trailing types of succulents equal distance around the edge of the basket.
Attach a metal hook to a strong, secure surface in the growing area outside. A crossbeam on a porch will provide enough support to hold the hanging basket's weight. Hang the basket from the mounted hook.