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String of Rubies

Othonna capensis

$39.00
Size: Small Size Chart
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  • Pet Warning:Toxic To Ingest

  • Care Level:I'm Easy

  • Overall Size: 4" to 14" W 6" to 8" H

String of Rubies (Othonna capensis) lives happily in succulent style creeping over the ground carrying along with her succulent oblong-shaped plump leaves. She thrives in heated conditions in full sun. She is a stunning spiller over a rock wall or container planting. Accentuate your desert garden or use her in xeriscaping where water is a shortage. And bonus, her bright yellow flowers bloom throughout the season, giving her a happy smile throughout the summer! When she gets stressed or drier than average, her leaves will blush into a ruby color, entitling her to the name! She grows no more than 6 inches tall and spreads up to 15 inches wide.
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String of Rubies
String of Rubies
About String of Rubies

As camels have adapted to desert conditions and hold fats in their humps during drought to survive, so has this southern Africa native plant, Othonna capensis, better known as String of Rubies. His swollen leaves and stems store moisture and cope longer in dry conditions. Their plump leaves take the shape of a pickle, and you'll find them hugging the ground while their small bright golden daisy flowers look up at you.

Care Level: I'm Easy

Easy for beginners

Pet Friendly: Warning

Toxic if ingested

Origins: South Africa

South Africa

Fun Facts: The bean-shaped l...

The bean-shaped leaves on this plant turn ruby-red when they're under stress which is how it achieved its common name!

String of Rubies

Great For People Who…

  • Great for people who are on the go and need low maintenance plants
  • Great for people who love curvy unique green leaves
  • Great for people who like to hang their plants
  • Great for people who love to share plants with their friends
String of Rubies

Great For Spaces That…

  • Great for space with a range of low to high indirect light
  • Great for spaces with bright indirect light
  • Great for spaces with shelving or with an upward climbing trellis
  • Great for spaces with tabletops and desks

Othonna capensis Care Guide

String of Rubies

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