String of Pearls Overview
Senecio rowleyanus is a succulent perennial species, commonly known by the name String of Pearls - from its creeping/pendant stems that have adventitious roots, and interesting spherical pea-like foliage. It has a less compact form compared to its close relative, String of Beads. Sprawling over the edges of containers or hanging baskets, this perennial, succulent species resembles a beaded necklace. It is easy to grow indoors and is kept as a houseplant around the world. In the wild, when the trailing stems touch the ground, they tend to root and form dense mats. Originating from arid environments, this species is adapted to store water for periods of drought. Scented blooms may appear during the summer, which are trumpet-shaped, white, cinnamon-scented and may have colourful stamens. This succulent likes more water than most and prefers to be in a position of partial shade rather than full direct sunlight. Variegated forms are available and often more sought after than the standard green species.