Plant Care String of Watermelons

String of Watermelons

4.7 out of 5 (10 experiences)

String of Watermelons has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate
String of Watermelons has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About String of Watermelons

String of Watermelons is a popular houseplant 🌿 that needs very little water to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as easy to propagate and a fast grower with a whopping 266 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

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

Taxonomy

Curio herreanus
Senecio
Asteraceae
Asterales

Also known as

Gooseberry Plant, Senecio herreanus, Senecio Herreinus and Senecio herreianus

How to care for String of Watermelons

Water

How often to water your String of Watermelons

Water needs for String of Watermelons
0.5 cups
every 12

String of Watermelons 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 Watermelons

Water 0.5 cups every
12

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5"
Light

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Finding light for String of Watermelons in your home

Light needs and placement for plant String of Watermelons: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

String of Watermelons may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize String of Watermelons

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for String of Watermelons: 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 Watermelons after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for String of Watermelons

String of Watermelons

String of Watermelons


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft 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.

What other plant parents say

String of Watermelons has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 5
String of Watermelons has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
String of Watermelons has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
String of Watermelons has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Keila avatar
@Keila
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 129 XP
06/27/2021

Very delicate but beautiful!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Medhatter avatar
@Medhatter
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 1,688 XP
06/27/2021

Bright light (1000+ FC) from above plant (avoid hanging too high) and thorough watering when top (25 -35%) of soil is dry. Water more frequently when pot is small or terracotta or roots will dry too much for plant to thrive.

Javabean4 avatar
@Javabean4
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 643 XP
globe Evansville, IN
05/29/2021

This is my first batch of pearls. I’ve had these a month or two. They have taken off and grown quite a bit already.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Plantsongb2be avatar
@Plantsongb2be
leaf-1 84 Plants
xp 946 XP
globe Bayonne, NJ
02/21/2021

Love this as a hanging plant but make sure it have great drainage and sunlight. Root rot is a real concern of not enough sunlight and/or too much water.

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