A plant having a distinctive and strange look, string of pearls (Senecio rowleyanus), also called string of beads, is bound to be a discussion piece. Where it’s room to cascade a an inside plant with tiny, vivid green, bead-like leaves that seem on long stems, string of pearls is typically planted in a hanging basket. String of pearls is a succulent, and like other succulent plants, it it takes little upkeep to keep it healthy and happy.
Place string of pearls in a vibrant window, ideally a window facing south or west. If natural light is restricted, spot the plant 6 to 12″ under a fluorescent light fixture. Leave the light on for 12 to 16 hrs per day.
Water string of pearls carefully throughout the hole in the basket or pot until water drips — generally no more than once monthly. Discard water in the drainage saucer never, and in case your pot is placed on one permit string of pearls to stand in water. Allow the mixture to dry before watering the plant.
Provide water sparingly. Supply sufficient moisture to dampen the planting medium to the plant.
Fertilize string of pearls every two to a month throughout summer and spring. Use a general purpose liquid houseplant fertilizer, but dilute the combination to one third to one half the the answer suggested on the container. Fertilizer throughout the winter and fall months.
Place string of pearls crops in typical room temperatures. Avoid drafty areas, windows and airconditioners, because cool air might cause leaf fall.