Plant Care String Of Buttons

String Of Buttons

4.7 out of 5 (73 experiences)

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

About String Of Buttons

String Of Buttons is a super popular houseplant 🌿 that needs very little water to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor and a fast grower with a whopping 1629 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

String Of Buttons likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Crassula perforata
Crassula
Crassulaceae
Saxifragales

Also known as

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

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 Portland, Oregon.

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 Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

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Growing String Of Buttons in Portland right now

Light needs for plant String Of Buttons in Portland, Oregon

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

January 23rd, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Portland is currently very low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant String Of Buttons in Portland, Oregon

Sunlight will increase by 40.3% ☀️

January 24th, 2022

Portland is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Portland is expected to increase by 40.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.9 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant String Of Buttons in Portland, Oregon

Daylight will increase by 1.0 hours 📈

January 23rd, 2022

This month, Portland is getting an average of 7.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 11.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.7 total hours of day…

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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 ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Portland, Oregon ⛅.

String Of Buttons does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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.

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

What other plant parents say

String Of Buttons has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 43
String Of Buttons has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 42
String Of Buttons has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 20
String Of Buttons has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 13
String Of Buttons has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 11
String Of Buttons has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 5
String Of Buttons has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
String Of Buttons has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Unfeignedbanana avatar
@Unfeignedbanana
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 50 XP
globe Wilmington, North Carolina
01/02/2022

It’s very easy to take care of the water every day either

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Sophee avatar
@Sophee
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 100 XP
globe Indianapolis, Indiana
09/23/2021

Fun beautiful plant

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Honeyyvoiced avatar
@Honeyyvoiced
leaf-1 43 Plants
xp 3,294 XP
globe Kenosha, Wisconsin
07/23/2021

I’ve been wanting this plant for awhile for its hardy properties and how pretty it is and I highly recommend

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
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@Jferluvsconifers
leaf-1 69 Plants
xp 7,381 XP
globe Greensboro, North Carolina
07/22/2021

This guy is a cutting from another plant and is doing quite well with minimal water and lots of sun.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Georginab avatar
@Georginab
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 119 XP
07/15/2021

Quite a fast grower but very shallow roots

Fast grower Fast grower
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@Thisisanasoasis
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 159 XP
07/03/2021

Needs a lot of water
Dies easily

Browns easily Browns easily
Junglevision avatar
@Junglevision
leaf-1 58 Plants
xp 1,104 XP
globe Hanover, New Hampshire
05/29/2021

Love her! Such a great color palette, and can survive and thrive off minimal work.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Sunflowerstacy avatar
@Sunflowerstacy
leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 162 XP
globe Tucson, Arizona
05/27/2021

Beautiful. Grows fast. Different colors.

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Breezygobrazy avatar
@Breezygobrazy
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 269 XP
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 much and I would definitely recommend it for a beginner plant parent because it’s so easy to care for.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Mysteriousnova avatar
@Mysteriousnova
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 337 XP
05/21/2021

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

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Faithplants avatar
@Faithplants
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 438 XP
globe Norwich, England
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.

Fast grower Fast grower
Holidae avatar
@Holidae
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 483 XP
globe Mississauga, Ontario
05/16/2021

I have had this guy for many years and have cloned him successfully many times. Absolutely love!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Keyshaj avatar
@Keyshaj
leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 1,547 XP
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 roots.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Lucia avatar
@Lucia
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 802 XP
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 super all but had a hard time staying upright so i added a stick to help.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Lucia avatar
@Lucia
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 802 XP
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.

Survivor Survivor
Stringofpip avatar
@Stringofpip
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 184 XP
05/03/2021

She’s so so cute and grows quite fast!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Rxmom avatar
@Rxmom
leaf-1 101 Plants
xp 3,898 XP
globe Winnipeg, Manitoba
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.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Sofia avatar
@Sofia
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 172 XP
globe Framingham, Massachusetts
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

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor
Shimmy avatar
@Shimmy
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 434 XP
globe Chesapeake, Virginia
03/31/2021

Pretty and easy so far

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Cassie avatar
@Cassie
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 59 XP
globe Ithaca, New York
03/31/2021

Make sure you water it if you notice the leaves begin to shrivel and they will plump up again

Survivor Survivor

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