Plant Care String Of Buttons
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String Of Buttons

4.7 out of 5 (54 experiences)

String Of Buttons has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
String Of Buttons has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Ivory Tower, Necklace Vine, Pagoda Plant, Ivory Pagoda and Ivory Towers

Taxonomy

Crassula perforata
Crassula
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

What other plant parents say

String Of Buttons has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 34
String Of Buttons has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 30
String Of Buttons has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 13
String Of Buttons has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 10
String Of Buttons has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 6
String Of Buttons has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
String Of Buttons has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
String Of Buttons has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
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@Laursinger
Collegeville, PA
Rating of the plant String Of Buttons named Cassandra by Laursinger on Greg, the plant care app
03/07/2021

I love her but had some trouble early on because I was told they’re great for low light. As you can see in the picture, the leaves grew very far apart, and she has fewer leaves than usual because her…

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Breezygobrazy avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant String Of Buttons named Peter Parker by Breezygobrazy on Greg, the plant care app
05/25/2021

This is an older picture, but mine has grown so much since then. I let us completely dry our before the next watering & I have it right in front of a window so it does get a lot of sun. I love it so …

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Lucia avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant String Of Buttons named harmony by Lucia on Greg, the plant care app
05/06/2021

i actually propagated this plant after a larger plant got root rot. i had her in water for much longer than necessary and contemplated keeping her in water forever but decided to put her in soil. did…

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@Karen
Chicago, IL
Rating of the plant String Of Buttons named Your plant by Karen on Greg, the plant care app
03/19/2021

This plant was a house warming gift along with two others. The other two were not nearly as hearty (that is why it is off center). This plant is easy and happy. Keeps going even when my cat tries to …

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Keyshaj avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant String Of Buttons named TLC by Keyshaj on Greg, the plant care app
05/15/2021

Not the easiest to prop but as long as you have good light and enough water grows pretty well. Have new babies on a bunch of plants. Took a while to trot from a cutting though. Had new growth before …

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Lucia avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant String Of Buttons named remy by Lucia on Greg, the plant care app
05/06/2021

i’ve knocked her over a few times and i got her VERY small so she’s been growing very long and leggy even though she is in a bright light spot.

Sofia avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant String Of Buttons named Pumpie by Sofia on Greg, the plant care app
04/04/2021

This plant will tell you when it needs to be watered. They will shrivel up and make it very obvious. Luckily they bounce back super easy too

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@Faithplants
Norwich, England
Rating of the plant String Of Buttons named Sonora by Faithplants on Greg, the plant care app
05/17/2021

This plant was a gift from my brother last year and since then it has grown so much and is really easy to care for. Plus it’s super pretty.

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@Rxmom
Winnipeg, MB
Rating of the plant String Of Buttons named Versailles by Rxmom on Greg, the plant care app
05/03/2021

Every so often I remove a leaf and a whole new stem starts. I’ve also cut one off and stuck it back in the dirt and it easily took root.

Mysteriousnova avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant String Of Buttons named Charybdis by Mysteriousnova on Greg, the plant care app
05/21/2021

It makes a good beginning succulent. Mine grew a third (3rd) stem on its own and manages to survive infrequent waterings

How to care for String Of Buttons

Water

How often to water your String Of Buttons

Water needs for String Of Buttons
0.5 cups
every 12

String Of Buttons needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in New York, NY.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of String Of Buttons

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for String Of Buttons in New York, NY

New York, NY

93% High

Growing String Of Buttons in New York right now

Light needs for plant String Of Buttons in New York, NY

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

July 26th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in New York is currently high 📈.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…

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Light needs for plant String Of Buttons in New York, NY

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 5.1% ☀️

July 25th, 2021

New York is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in New York is expected to decrease by 5.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 19.4 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant String Of Buttons in New York, NY

Daylight will decrease by 0.5 hours 📉

July 26th, 2021

This month, New York is getting an average of 12.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 3.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.9 total hours of da…

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Finding light for String Of Buttons in your home

Light needs and placement for plant String Of Buttons: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

String Of Buttons love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in New York, NY ☀️.

This is a great time to watch your String Of Buttons thrive 🌿!

Nutrients

How to fertilize String Of Buttons

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for String Of Buttons: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your String Of Buttons after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot String Of Buttons

Nutrient needs for plant String Of Buttons in New York, NY

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

July 19th, 2021

The growing potential in New York is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any …

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Care Summary for String Of Buttons

String Of Buttons

String Of Buttons


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in New York, NY, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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