Senecio rowleyanus is a wonderful succulent with amazing, trailing stems of oval, bead-like leaves, each with a vertical, semi-translucent line running to its tip which assists photosynthesis. Flowers appear on tall, slender stems as small, white fuzzy daisies.
String of Pearls plants are relatively fast growing so give them room to trail for green impact. Perfect for hanging baskets or cascading from shelves. A close relative of Senecio herreianus - String of Beads.
Please note: String of Pearls vines are coiled in the packaging by the growers to protect them in transit. On opening, we recommend gently unfurling the coils and teasing apart the vines around the pot. If you rush this stage, you risk losing some of the pearls. Let the coils hang for several days before continuing to gently separate the vines (patience is a virtue). Some foliage loss is unavoidable, however they are fast growing plants and will regenerate quickly.
Light: Bright, indirect light. Some morning or late afternoon sun would be a bonus.
Water: Senecio are very drought tolerant, storing water in their leaves. Allow the soil to start to dry out between watering. Do not over-water or allow the plants to sit in water.
Temperature: Warm room temperatures of 21-24°C are perfect in summer. Cooler winter temperatures around 13-16°C will help to maintain good plant health and encourage blooming.
Feed: A weak solution of balanced fertiliser once a month during summer. View Plant Nutrition
Care Tips: Simply trim to desired length if they become too long or straggly.
Height and Growth Rate: Ultimate height/length 1m. Fast growing.
Toxicity: Mildly toxic if eaten. Keep away from children and animals.
Origin: Southwest Africa.
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