Variegated String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus)
Styled in Aki Planter
The Senecio rowleyanus is native to Southwest Africa and is commonly called String of Pearls or String of Beads. The Variegated String of Pearls is a harder to find variety showcasing splashes of pink and white. They also produce pinkish flowers as opposed to the white ones on the regular String of Pearls
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.
This variegated form is slightly slower growing than the regular green one and takes longer to root when propagating. Variegation will differ from plant to plant and we cannot guarantee that every plant have complete Variegation.
Plant Group / Botanical Name
Asteraceae / Senecio rowleyanus
Size (Can grow to)
Medium 20-50cm Long
Trailing/Vining. The String of Pearls looks great in hanging baskets or any situation that allows its leaves to cascade over.
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
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.