Interior Jungle

String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus)

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Styled in Luna Pot 13cm

The String of Pearls is a forever classic trailing succulent that works in many situations. As an indoor plant it can be trailed over bookshelf or buffet. Outside, it can be used as a hanging plant in an undercover area like a patio or balcony.

The Senecio rowleyanus is native to Southwest Africa and is commonly called String of Pearls or String of Beads. The String of Pearls gets its name from its small pea-shaped leaves. Its trailing stems can grow up to 2-3 feet long. The pea-shaped leaves is an adaption to its natural arid environment and allow for storage of water while exposing a minimum amount of surface area to the dry desert air.

Botanical Name
Senecio rowleyanus

Size (Can grow to)
Medium 20-50cm Long

Growth Habit
Trailing/Vining. The String of Pearls looks great in hanging baskets or any situation that allows its leaves to cascade over.

Position
Bright Light. The String of Pearls can be grown indoors and outdoors. This plant grows well in bright light and some direct sunlight. When the plant is dormant it does prefer a little cooler condition

Watering
Low. Like most succulents the String of Pearls requires little water due to the ability to store water in its leaves, making it a low maintenance plant.