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String Of Buttons

Crassula perforata

Also known as

Stacked Crassula, Necklace Vine, Pagoda Plant

Photo by Nicola van Berkel (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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String Of Buttons Overview

Crassula perforata is a fast-growing, sprawling perennial shrub that produces succulent leaves in a stacked arrangement. Leaves are grey-green and triangular in shape. They are closely, oppositely arranged on spiral stems, creating a stacked look. In strong sunlight, leaves may take on an attractive pink-red colouration to the edges. The longer the stems, the more pendent they become, making them a popular choice for growing in containers and hanging baskets. Commonly known as String of Buttons, this attractive succulent is a commonly grown houseplant - it does well in bright sunlight, but can cope with partial shade. As with all succulents, over-watering is the commonest route to plant death so allow the soil to dry out thoroughly between waterings. It performs best when grown in slightly acidic soil. As an indoor plant, it may produce yellow, star-shaped flower at any time of the year.

Common problems with String Of Buttons

String Of Buttons Companion Plants

Plant with other succulent species that have a similar climatic requirement.

How to harvest String Of Buttons

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate String Of Buttons




Special features of String Of Buttons

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

Drought resistant

Drought resistant species can survive for long periods without water.

Pot plant

Other uses of String Of Buttons

This plant is ideal for rock gardens and to use as groundcover as it will spread forming colonies.