String of Pearls
String of Pearls
Senecio rowleyanus (AKA Curio rowleyanus)
Uses: An evergreen, creeping, perennial, succulent vine.
Benefits: An extremely popular and attractive plant for use as a houseplant and in hanging baskets! May be used as a groundcover in tropical climates. Tolerates infrequent watering! Develops beautiful, cinnamon scented seasonal flowers!
Zones: 9 - 12
Sun: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Life Cycle: Perennial
Mature Height: 4"
Mature Width: 12" - 36" (Hanging or Creeping)
Bloom Season: Summer
Senecio rowleyanus (AKA Curio rowleyanus)—most commonly known as String-of-Pearls, and sometimes referred to as String-of-Beads—is a low-growing perennial succulent vine that may be used as a sprawling, mat-forming groundcover in tropical climates, or as an indoor and patio plant in cooler climates. It's sprawling and hanging growth habits make it perfect for hanging baskets or when planted outside next to a wall or ledge.
Famous for its spherical, evergreen leaves, which are approximately the size of a pea. Since String-of-Pearls is a succulent, the core of each leaf is composed of water storage cells.
Produces striking clusters of small, trumpet-shaped, white flowers in the summer. The flowers often last for about a month, and have colorful stamens and a wonderful spicy cinnamon scent.
String-of-Pearls is often referred to as a fast growing plant, and will likely be cascading from your pot of choice shortly after repotting.
String of Pearls Care
Senecio rowleyanus (AKA Curio rowleyanus) is considered easy to care for and does not require lots of attention or maintenance.
It often does great when grown in either full or partial sun. Strong, direct sun; however, may burn and damage its delicate leaves. Too little sun will cause negative growth issues. We suggest attempting to place it somewhere where it will get strong, indirect sun; or morning sun that's paired with afternoon shade.
Water regularly after planting until established, or in periods of drought. Do not overwater! Its ideal soil is semi-dry to semi-moist, rich, and well draining. Sandy and gravel filled soils are also a favorite. Avoid planting in areas that are known to hold water or flood. Allow soil to dry out between watering sessions.
Fertilizations will accelerate growth and keep your plant well fed. We suggest using our slow release fertilizer, or something similar. Do not overfertilize!
Size of String of Pearls Plant for Sale Online
The Senecio rowleyanus (AKA Curio rowleyanus) that we sell online will ship in a greenhouse grade grow pot. Each plant will be appropriately sized for its pot. Please contact us with any specific questions.
Size of String of Pearls Plant When Fully Grown
Senecio rowleyanus (AKA Curio rowleyanus) typically grows to a height of 4" and a width (hanging or creeping) of 12" - 36".
Common Names of Senecio rowleyanus (AKA Curio rowleyanus)
Toxicity and Risks of String of Pearls Plant
Senecio rowleyanus (AKA Curio rowleyanus) is considered to be toxic to people and pets.
Its ingestion may cause vomiting, diarrhea, drooling, abdominal pain, skin irritation or lethargy. Contact with the plant's sap may cause skin irritation or rash.
More severe reactions include liver failure and muscle convulsions.
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I wanted to adjust the variety of leaf shapes in my apartment. This little plant is different from the others. Beautiful, healthy and well packaged. I'm interested in learning how to care for her.
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Came in perfect condition.