String Of Pearls
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Senecio rowleyanus is commonly known as String of Pearls based on its creeping stems and interesting spherical pea-like foliage. It has a less compact form compared to its close relative, Senecio herreianus (known commonly as String of Beads). Sprawling over the edges of containers or hanging baskets, this perennial, succulent species resembles a beaded necklace. It is also easy to grow indoors and is very regularly 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, these are trumpet-shaped, white 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.
Take cuttings at any time from a healthy, well established plant.
Cut or pinch off around 10 cms, place it on top of well-draining soil mix and lightly cover it. Soon new roots will develop from the axils where the leaves are attached to the stem.
An ideal position would be in a West or East facing window, if growing outdoors bring plant indoors from late Autumn for the Winter.
Succulent leaves will survive dry spells.
Especially in hanging baskets!
Dry hot climate
Loam, Sand, Gravel
Soil PH preference
Senecio rowleyanus is commonly cultivated as an ornamental plant. It is typically displayed in hanging baskets with the leaves cascading over the edge of the container
Overwatering this succulent may promote rotting. Be vigilant checking for mealybugs.
Plant with other succulents or plants with similar water requirements.
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