The String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus) is one of the most popular succulent houseplants. With its unique and dramatic vines growing down from a hanging pot it adds color and joy to any room. The leaves that look like pearls or beads give the plant its common names of String of Pearls, String of Beads, String of Peas, Bead Plant, Rosary Plant, String of Marbles, Rosary Vine, Irish Beads, Necklace Plant and String o’ Pearls.
Senecio rowleyanus, String of Pearls Description:
Senecio rowleyanus, commonly known as String-of-Pearls or String-of-Beads, is a creeping, perennial, succulent vine native to southwest Africa. This bizarre succulent is easily recognizable by its leaves, which grow into spherical, marble-like little balls and can bloom white flowers with a pleasant scent reminiscent of cinnamon. In its natural environment, its stems trail on the ground, rooting where they touch and forming dense mats. These stems can also be used to propagate the plant, which is a very robust grower.
Though hanging baskets are recommended, you can also grow the String of Pearls in a dish, allowing it to form a terrestrial mat the way it does in the wild.
The foliage of this plant is slightly toxic and should never be consumed, so make sure it’s not easily accessible to children or pets.
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- String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus)
- The plant you will receive is growing in a 4″ pot
- Soil: Should be loose and porous like a cactus and succulent soil
- String of Pearls, is a popular and low-maintenance plant to grow in a sunny window
The String of Pearls is easy to grow. It needs at least 3-4 hours of sunlight every day but will do just fine in partial shade.
Because the vines drape down so beautifully, the String of Beads or String of Pearls is most commonly used indoors in a hanging pot. It can also be grown outdoors but will not survive freezing temperatures.
The String of Pearls is extremely easy to propagate so some growers start new cuttings as soon as they receive their order.