Senecio String of Pearls
4.2 out of 5 (32 experiences)
Also known as
String of Pearls
How to care for Senecio String of Pearls
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.
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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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.
What other plant parents say
*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.