Plant Care Gooseberry Plant

Gooseberry Plant

4.7 out of 5 (10 experiences)

Gooseberry Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate
Gooseberry Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

String of Watermelons, String of Watermelons, Senecio herreanus, Senecio Herreinus and Senecio herreianus


Curio herreanus

How to care for Gooseberry Plant


How often to water your Gooseberry Plant

Water needs for Gooseberry Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Gooseberry Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 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 Gooseberry Plant

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for String of Watermelons in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Gooseberry Plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Gooseberry Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Gooseberry Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Gooseberry Plant

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

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Care Summary for Gooseberry Plant

Gooseberry Plant

Gooseberry Plant

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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

Gooseberry Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 5
Gooseberry Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
Gooseberry Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Gooseberry Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
@keila avatar
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 129 XP

Very delicate but beautiful!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Medhatter avatar
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 1,688 XP

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
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 643 XP
globe Evansville, IN

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
leaf-1 84 Plants
xp 946 XP
globe Bayonne, NJ

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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