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String of Pearls Plant

Senecio rowleyanus

Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
Size: Small Size Chart
Pot: Eco Planter
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  • Pet Warning:Toxic To Ingest

  • Care Level:I'm Easy

  • Approximate Size: 6" to 8" W 8" to 12" H

Who doesn't love a succulent with this unusual beauty flowing from all directions, right? A little bright indirect light, water, and a lot of plant love will give you many years of enjoyment. Add this one-of-a-kind succulent to your 'must-have' list!

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String of Pearls Care Guide & Presentation

String of Pearls Plant

Strings of Pearls Plant: Overview

The Strings of Pearls plant, scientifically known as Senecio rowleyanus, belongs to the Asteraceae family. Originating from South Africa, this unique succulent is prized for its distinctive appearance, resembling a string of beads or pearls cascading down from its hanging stems.

Each pearl has a clear strip that acts as a light into the leaf to harness more energy for photosynthesis. 

Ideal for hardy zones 9 - 11, it thrives in warm climates but can be grown indoors in colder regions. As a groundcover or hanging plant, it adds a touch of elegance to any space.

Interestingly, its pearl-like leaves serve as water storage organs, making the plant highly drought-tolerant. However, it requires bright, indirect light and well-draining soil to thrive. 

While its trailing vines make it an excellent decorative addition, this plant is toxic to pets if ingested. 

Explore our succulent collection to find more Senecio succulent varieties, such as String of Tears and String of Dolphins, available on Lively Root. 

String of Pearls Benefits

  • Strong air-purifying properties, improving indoor air quality
  • Adds a touch of elegance and charm to indoor and outdoor spaces
  • Known for its traditional medicinal properties and association with good luck
  • Requires minimal maintenance, making it an ideal choice for busy plant enthusiasts

Strings of Pearls Plant Alternative Names

  • String of Beads
  • Rosary Plant
  • Bead Plant
  • Necklace Plant

Strings of Pearls Plant Care Guide

Strings of Pearls is a low-maintenance succulent, making it ideal for beginner and experienced plant enthusiasts. 

Light Requirements and Watering

Place your plant in bright, indirect sunlight and water thoroughly when the soil is dry. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings to prevent root rot.

Temperature and Humidity

These indoor plants thrive in average room temperatures and don’t require high humidity levels. However, they may benefit from occasional misting during dry weather.

Soil and Repotting

Use a well-draining succulent or cactus potting mix to ensure proper drainage. Repot your Strings of Pearls every 2-3 years to refresh the soil and provide more space for growth. 

Feeding and Propagation

Fertilize your plant sparingly during the growing season with a balanced succulent fertilizer diluted to half strength. Propagate by taking stem cuttings and allowing them to callus before planting in well-draining soil.

Pruning and Cleaning

Trim leggy or damaged stems to encourage bushier growth. Remove debris or dead leaves from the plant to prevent pests and diseases. 

Common Issues

Watch out for signs of overwatering, such as yellowing or mushy stems, and adjust your watering schedule. Additionally, adequate airflow around the plant should be ensured to prevent fungal diseases. 

Strings of Pearls: Placement, Companion & Alternative Plants

Finding the perfect spot for your Strings of Pearls is essential for its health and growth. To complete this unique succulent, let’s explore placement options and companion plants. If you have pets, consider growing some alternative green beauties.

Best Locations & Uses

  • Ideal for hanging baskets, allowing its trailing vines to cascade gracefully
  • Perfect for bright, indirect light conditions, such as near a sunny window or under a skylight
  • Adds a whimsical touch to shelves or mantels, draping elegantly over the edges
  • Thrives in outdoor containers on patios or balconies with filtered sunlight
  • A relatively small plant, which makes a stunning centerpiece when displayed in a decorative pot on a tabletop or desk

Companion Plants

Enhance the beauty of your Strings of Pearls with these complementary companions:

  • Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum): Known for its air-purifying qualities, the Spider Plant, with its lush foliage, contrasts beautifully with the delicate strands of the Strings of Pearls.
  • Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureus): With its trailing vines and heart-shaped leaves, the Golden Pothos adds a lush green backdrop that highlights the unique appearance of the Strings of Pearls.
  • Begonia (Begonia boliviensis): The vibrant colors and interesting leaf shapes of Begonias create a striking visual contrast when paired with the delicate pearls of the Strings of Pearls.

Alternative Plants

Explore these pet-friendly alternatives to the Strings of Pearls:

  • Boston Fern (Nephrolepsis exaltata): Known for its graceful fronds and air-purifying qualities, the Boston Fern thrives in similar conditions to the Strings of Pearls, making it a perfect alternative for pet owners.
  • Chinese Money Plant (Pilea peperomioides): The Chinese Money Plant is perfect for pet owners looking for a safe and stylish green addition to their home. 
  • Neanthe Bella Palm (Chamaedorea elegans): With its compact size and graceful fronts, the Neanthe Bella Palm is safe for pets and adds a tropical vibe to any room. 

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Bring a touch of natural elegance into your home or office with our Strings of Pearls plant. Shop now and elevate your space with this unique and eye-catching addition!

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
Based on 22 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 18 Total 4 star reviews: 3 Total 3 star reviews: 1 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
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  • AY
    Alan Y.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Beautiful plant delivered safely and quickly

    Received my string of pearls plant quickly and it was very well packed. I had been looking for a plant like this for a while, at various nearby nurseries, without success. Glad to have placed the order!

  • AP
    Alexis P.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    Brilliant plant, received in perfect healthy condition!

    I will be completely honest and say that I have never been impressed this much ever in my life while purchasing online. My String of Pearls is GORGEOUS and so healthy. Just the way they show us in pictures, I have received the same quality— and I've been waiting to find the perfect SOP too! Can't wait for this baby to keep growing. I've had a great experience with Lively Root for this beautiful plant and am thoroughly enjoying the lovely new addition to my little home garden.

  • VP
    Vilayvanh P.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    3 years ago
    Still a super cute plant

    Still a super cute plant and I love it. It wasn’t as long as I thought the trails might be compared to the photo on the the website. Still a cute plant and it was very healthy and packaged amazing.

  • JF
    Jacqueline F.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    What is your plant experience? Green Thumb
    Where is your new plant living? Kitchen
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Very different looking plant!

    LOVE this plant! It’s is soo different, soo many people have commented on it!!

  • VM
    Villette M.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Nicely packaged

    Arrived well packaged. It was kept in tack really good. It did have a little bit of mushy pearls close to the soil.

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