If you’re a fan of gothic flair and keen on drizzling some mystery into your space, these Black Succulent Vines are just the quirky ticket!
Shake up your plant game and swap out the usual lush greens for these Black Succulent Vines, which are also pretty easy to grow. Do remember that not all of these are pitch black, but the darker shades of green or purple. Just a little nudge in their environment, and voilà—you’ll have them strutting the darkest hues!
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Black Succulent Vines
1. Black Widow
Botanical Name: Kalanchoe beauverdii ‘Black Widow’
This plant rightfully finds its place here, with its cascading stems holding narrow, cylindrical leaves that darken to an almost black hue under full sun.
2. String of Hearts
Botanical Name: Ceropegia woodii
This succulent vine plays with the tints of green and black as its delicate vines gracefully dangle down hanging baskets or any high setting. In fact, there are plenty of ways you can display these string plants!
3. String of Coins
Botanical Name: Xerosicyos danguy
Resembling a string of coin-shaped leaves, this vine has a unique silver-green color and a slightly succulent texture. Place it near a sunny window so it develops a darker shade of green that looks nearly black at times.
4. Calico Kitten
Botanical Name: Crassula pellucida
If you want this cascading plant to exhibit darker shades, expose it to a few hours of mild sunlight or induce cold stress. Keep an eye on the leaf edges so they only turn dark and do not shrivel up in the sun.
5. Ruby Necklace
Botanical Name: Othonna capensis
This succulent comes with cascading stems adorned by small, plump leaves that develop a dark ruby-red or violet hue when exposed to bright light. Ensure to provide it ample sunlight to witness its transformation!
6. Purple Heart
Botanical Name: Tradescantia pallida ‘Purpurea’
This plant naturally has deep purple foliage, but you can heighten its intensity to nearly black with full sunlight exposure. Whether you use it as ground cover or a hanging plant, it will trail around mysteriously.
7. Burgundy Ripple Radiator
Botanical Name: Peperomia caperata ‘Burgundy Ripple’
You have to place this semi-succulent in a shady location to help its purple foliage take a classy black hue. While this may result in less dense growth, it beautifully transforms into a slow-growing centerpiece, ideal for busy gardeners.
8. Wandering Dude
Botanical Name: Tradescantia spp.
The purple varieties of this plant develop darker, nearly black tones on their leaves in strong, indirect light or cooler temperatures. Go for the ‘Purpea’ or ‘Zebrina’ varieties for the best display!