String-of-Pearls

pearls3I love the look of string-of-pearls, but planting them can be a bit intimidating. The plant is so delicate, it is easy to break off those beautiful pearls. With a bit of care, you can easily plant string-of-pearls with minimal loss.

The binomial name is senecio rowleyanus. This plant is a creeping, perennial, succulent vine belonging to the family Asteraceae. Like most succulents, it requires very infrequent watering (a few times a month), a few hours of direct sunlight and is not affected by humidity. Good soil drainage is important to prevent root rot, so if you plant in a pot without drainage like I have, be careful not to over-water.

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