The String of Pearls is an exceedingly popular purchase and with it’s long stems of oval shaped leaves, it’s obvious where it’s name came from. It works perfectly as a hanging plant or trailing from a shelf to bring extra greenery into a room.
The biggest obstacle in caring for these plants is over watering, but as long as you leave the soil to dry out, everything will be ok. It comes in a plastic growing pot and sleeve, we advise planting into a larger pot and gently unraveling the stems to promote the best growth.
Commonly known as: String of Pearls
Horticultural Name: Senecio Rowleyanus
Origin: Southwestern Africa
Nursery Pot Size(s): 12cm
Current Length: 15cm
Ultimate Length: up to 1 metre
Light: Medium, indirect sunlight. Best near windows that receive morning and evening sun.
Watering: Stores water in the pearls so only leave to dry out between watering. Over watering will cause root rot.
Temperature: Survives in temperatures between 13–25ºC. Prefers warmer rooms.
Additional Info: Mildly toxic if ingested. Fertilise once a month in summer or slow release in spring