Before planting your container place a layer of drainage material in the base to one third of the depth of the container to ensure a good drainage and prevent roots from rotting. Fill the container with the compost mixture to within 1 cm of the rim.
If you are using already potted plants, discard any top-dressing, remove the plants from the pots and loosen their root balls. Place them into the new container so that they are at the same level in the compost as they were in their original pots. Space the plants into the new container in the way that they will have enough space to develop. Allow the plants to settle for a few days before watering then water when needed but only when the plants are in active growth. For a more natural effect, you can add decorative pieces of rock or pebbles to your composition.
For a special and attractive feature you can choose the dramatic display of a trailing succulent placed in a hanging basket. Use clean baskets that have drainage holes and if the basket has a fixed drainage tray, place a layer of small pebbles or gravel in the base instead of sphagnum moss. For wire baskets use proprietary liner or a layer of sphagnum moss for lining. Fill the basket with the right compost mix without disturbing the moss or pebbles in the bottom, then place the plant in the basket in the same way as for any hanging basket.
Make sure you do not overcrowd the basket, most of the pants that are suitable for this type of planting have a naturally pendent or spreading habit, so often one plant can be sufficient to fill a hanging basket. Top-dress with gravel or grit if extra drainage is needed. Allow the plants to settle for a few days before watering, then when the plants are established and are showing signs of new growth water as needed.