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Senecio Rowleyanus 'String of Pearls'


The Senecio Rowleyanus 'String of Pearls' is a fast growing, cascading succulent that requires little care. This plant's small green bubbles along a slender stem resemble the plastic pop-apart beads of childhood dress-up bins. This plant can also produce tiny white flowers with bright-colored stamens that some say smell like cinnamon. This plant requires indirect light for best growth and infrequent watering. The String of Pearls also has shallow roots and grow new root easily, making it easy to propagate. 

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Senecio Rowleyanus 
  • Common Name: String of Pearls
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Native Range: Southwest Africa 

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Moderate 
  • Light: Prefers bright, indirect light
  • Water: Sensitive to overwatering, so make sure that you give them just enough water. Recommended amount is once every two weeks. 
  • Humidity: Average 
  • Temperature: 60-80F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
  • Feeding: Dilute the plant food to 1/2 the recommended strength and fertilize once every 2 or 4 weeks in spring and summer. Too much fertilizer can kill this plant.
  • Propagation: Cuttings
  • Growth: Trailing 
  • Pests: Look out for aphids or mealybugs
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets

String of pearls, with their unique trailing habit and distinctive pearl-like leaves, add a touch of whimsy and charm to any indoor setting. These succulents are relatively easy to care for, requiring bright indirect light and infrequent watering, making them perfect for busy plant lovers. Their cascading growth habit makes them ideal for hanging baskets or trailing over shelves, adding a lush and vibrant element to any room.