Plant Care String Of Buttons
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String Of Buttons

4.7 out of 5 (62 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 37
String Of Buttons has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 35
String Of Buttons has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 15
String Of Buttons has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 12
String Of Buttons has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 8
String Of Buttons has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
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, Pennsylvania
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, Illinois
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.

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@Sofia
Framingham, Massachusetts
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, Manitoba
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.

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

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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.

String Of Buttons does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of String Of Buttons in your home 🏡.

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.

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 the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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