Plant Care Senecio String of Pearls

Senecio String of Pearls

4.2 out of 5 (32 experiences)

Senecio String of Pearls has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Senecio String of Pearls has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

String of Pearls

Taxonomy

Senecio rowleyanus
Senecio
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Senecio String of Pearls

Water

How often to water your Senecio String of Pearls

Water needs for Senecio String of Pearls
0.5 cups
every 12

Senecio String of Pearls 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 Senecio String of Pearls

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Senecio String of Pearls in your home

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

Senecio String of Pearls 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 Senecio String of Pearls

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Senecio String of Pearls is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Care Summary for Senecio String of Pearls

Senecio String of Pearls

Senecio String of Pearls


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

Senecio String of Pearls has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 23
Senecio String of Pearls has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 10
Senecio String of Pearls has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 9
Senecio String of Pearls has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 3
Senecio String of Pearls has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Senecio String of Pearls has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Senecio String of Pearls has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Marrakech avatar
@Marrakech
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 1,050 XP
globe Seattle, Washington
05/13/2021

Somewhat hard to maintain and a bit sensitive to movement, light, and water!!

Sarahsalith avatar
@Sarahsalith
leaf-1 333 Plants
xp 9,322 XP
04/29/2021

*This plant sits obstinately on a shelf under a grow light in my west-facing plant room. I water it ever so carefully when Greg tells me to water it.*

I was enraptured by images of this plant sitting elegantly on a shelf or hanging in the perfect basket in front of a sunny window. I got the plant. I placed it in a precise location in my east-facing dining room ... it died. I got another one and placed it in a south facing window ... it died. West-facing window - dead. Sheesh! This is one of the pickiest plants I've ever had.

If you give it too much water, it dies. If you don't give it enough water, it dies. If you give it too much sun, it dies. It it doesn't get enough sun, it dies. Ask me how I know: this is my sixth and FINAL try for this plant.

This plant has brought me only angst and unhappiness. I don't want a plant that demands that I keep it under a grow light at all times. This plant is the bane of my existence. It's survival of the fittest in my house.

As soon as this plant dies, I'm getting the faux version. The faux version looks so real and amazing and it spills daintily over its pot. It will cost me $46 but that is MUCH LESS than what I've already paid for this plant. Then I can be happy.

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@Venusthightrap
leaf-1 53 Plants
xp 1,821 XP
globe Lexington, Virginia
04/20/2021

When I first got my string of pearls, I was so afraid I’d kill them. I hadn’t much experience with houseplants at that point. I bottom water these bad boys and they have taken off. One of my favorite plants to watch grow!

Fast grower Fast grower
Canaanhogan avatar
@Canaanhogan
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 1,216 XP
04/15/2021

It’s very hard to underwater but very easy to over water

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Lilly avatar
@Lilly
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 764 XP
globe Ballston Lake, New York
03/16/2021

I started propagating a piece of her last week at it’s started rooting in three days

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Demi avatar
@Demi
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 539 XP
globe Chicago, Illinois
03/11/2021

It grows like crazy. I got mine less than a month ago and it gave more than 15 leaves

Fast grower Fast grower
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@Sofiaavello
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 710 XP
globe Pembroke Pines, Florida
02/27/2021

impossible to keep alive

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@Lilyyandow
leaf-1 45 Plants
xp 519 XP
globe Bedford, New Hampshire
02/16/2021

i don’t have too too much experience with it but for me it seems to be taking a long time to grow, i’ve heard of it dying easily but i’ve had no problems with that it seems rather sturdy

Jxkie avatar
@Jxkie
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 97 XP
02/15/2021

BOTTOM WATER ONLY , water 2-3 weeks, leave by the window, don’t let your pets near it. i love my string of pearls but you need to pay attention to them or else they will die rapidly. pain in the ass sometimez

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate

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