Plant Care String of Tears
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String of Tears

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String of Tears has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
String of Tears has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Taxonomy

Senecio citriformis
Senecio
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for String of Tears

Water

How often to water your String of Tears

Water needs for String of Tears
0.5 cups
every 12

String of Tears 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 Tears

Water 0.5 cups every
12

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5"
Light

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Finding light for String of Tears in your home

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

String of Tears 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.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize String of Tears

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

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Care Summary for String of Tears

String of Tears

String of Tears


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 Tears has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
String of Tears has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
String of Tears has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Natalieellen33 avatar
@Natalieellen33
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 274 XP
globe Elizabethtown, Kentucky
05/17/2021

These are fast growing and beautiful

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate

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