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String of pearls are notoriously hard to master but get it right and you're rewarded with an impressive and interesting plant!. They'll grow the best in bright indirect light (although a few hours of direct morning or afternoon sun will be fine) and they should only be watered when the foliage starts to wrinkle and lose it's plump appearance.
Pot size: 15cm
Please note you may not receive the exact plant pictured, but one of a similar size and condition.
|Bright indirect light, although a few hours of morning or afternoon sun will be fine.
||As much light as possible - winter sun is not as strong.
|Water when the foliage starts to wrinkle and lose it's plump appearance.
||Cut back on watering in the winter months.
|Can tolerate average household temperatures and humidity.||Try to keep away from draughts and central heating.
|Feed once a month or so in the growing season||Do not feed in autumn or winter unless the plant is still actively growing.|
Common Name: String of Pearls
Scientific Name: Senecio rowleyanus
Toxic: Toxic to humans and animals.
Soil: Any cacti and succulent potting mix, or you can mix extra drainage materials into regular soil.
Repotting: It's best to repot at the beginning of Spring when the plant has outgrown it's pot.
Propagation: These can be propagated from stem cuttings.
Common problems: Overwatering can cause the foliage to become mushy and drop off.
Care Tips: These can handle a few hours of morning or afternoon sun, which is essential if you want them to flower!
Fun Fact: If your string of pearls is getting some direct sun it may turn a pinkish colour - this is the plant protecting itself from too much light and it just happens to look very pretty!
Please note these are general guidelines based on our experience with these plants - care should be altered based on individual home environments.