String of Pearls

Curio rowleyanus, known as String of Pearls is a curious succulent that grows between rocks and other plants that provide protection from intense arid conditions of the region. In the wild the stems stretch out until they find the ground and root, forming dense covering. 

The string of pearls (Senecio rowleyanus) succulent is a show-stopper. With its overflowing vines and bubbly pearl-like leaves, it’s an eye catcher that looks beautiful trailing across a desk or bookshelf or even hanging in a sunny window, where the vines can trail down for interest. Although these plants look delicate, they’re part of the succulent family—a generally easy care plant! It is a vining, flowering succulent native to southwest Africa. Its round leaves, which look like little peas, store water; this makes the plant drought-tolerant and happy hanging in a window of your home. It can also thrive outdoors in an area with light shade.is a vining, flowering succulent native to southwest Africa. Its round leaves, which look like little peas, store water; this makes the plant drought-tolerant and happy hanging in a window of your home. 

How to care for string of pearls

If kept indoors, String of pearls prefer bright, indirect light—perhaps by a south-facing window or an area of your home that gets a good amount of sunlight. If they are kept outdoors, they prefer to be in a lightly shaded area in warmer months and brought indoors during the winter.

As with most plants, keep your string of pearls away from air conditioners or other drafty areas. If its leaves start dropping, this might be a sign of chill.

For your watering schedule, since they are drought tolerant, string of pearls prefer to dry out their soil in between each watering. To be sure you’re not overwatering, stick your index finger in the soil and check to see if the top half-inch is dry; only then should you proceed to water it. The little pearl-like leaves hold water and if they are getting the right amount, they’ll stay juicy and bulb-like. Change in shape may indicate over- or under-watering.

Its soil needs to be well-draining, so we suggest using either a succulent potting soil or mixing your own with three parts potting soil and one part sand.

Potential problems with string of pearls

If your pearl-like leaves start looking a little shriveled, they could be reacting to their water levels—you’re either overwatering or underwatering. Remember to water when the top part of the soil is dry; string of pearls plants also enjoy misting their little beads every so often. Younger plants often need more water than older plants.

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