Strings of Pearls (Hanging Pot)
Hanging Pot Measurements: Approx. 12cm(Ø) x 9cm(H)
A plant with a distinctive and unusual appearance, String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus), also known as string of beads, is bound to be a conversation piece.
- An indoor plant with small, bright green, beadlike leaves that appear on long, slender stems, string of pearls is usually planted in a hanging basket where it has space to cascade freely.
- String of pearls is often grown indoors, but it can also grow outdoors.
- String of pearls is a succulent, and like other succulent plants, it requires little maintenance to keep it happy and healthy.
- String of Pearls plant like bright indirect light.
- If they’re outdoor they like shaded area with some morning direct light or bright indirect light.
- If they’re indoor they like to be near the window with strong natural light.
- They don’t like direct sunlight, they will get burnt easily.
- String of Pearls succulent should be kept at average indoor temperature of 21-26°C (70-80°F).
- Don’t keep them in drafty areas, or areas with air conditioner, and open window as cold air may causes the leaves to drop.
- String of pearls aren’t frost-tolerant so they’ll need to be moved indoor in the winter.
Soil & Pot
- Like any succulent need well-draining soil to thrive.
- Choosing a well-drained pot is the first step to make your spring of hearts happy.
- Terracotta and unglazed ceramic pots are the two most popular choices thanks to their extraordinary drainage.
- The pot need to be big enough to let them fill to the brim, as if the pot is too big for the plant then the soil will stay wet for too long and the pearls resting on that wet soil will get rot.
- They have very shallow roots so they don’t need a deep pot as well.
- Any kind of succulent potting soil, but sandy soil is preferable, mix with 3 part good potting soil and 1 part sharp sand.
- String of Pearls are very sensitive to overwatering, so make sure that you give them just enough water.
- Recommended amount is once every two weeks.
- Do not overwater your plant is to check if the soil is half an inch (1.2cm) dry before the next water.
- It does not need a lot of fertilizer and too much fertilizer can kill it.
- During growth time, they might get fertilized once every 2 or 4 weeks in spring and mid-summer.
- No fertilizer is needed for fall and winter.
- The fertilizer should be weakened so as not to overwhelm the plant.