Plant Care String of Beans

String of Beans

4.3 out of 5 (3 experiences)

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


Senecio Herreinus

How to care for String of Beans


How often to water your String of Beans

Water needs for String of Beans
0.5 cups
every 12

String of Beans 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 Beans

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for String of Beans in your home

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

String of Beans 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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How to fertilize String of Beans

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

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Care Summary for String of Beans

String of Beans

String of Beans

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft 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

String of Beans has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
String of Beans has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
String of Beans has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Medhatter avatar
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 1,374 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.

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leaf-1 84 Plants
xp 946 XP
globe Bayonne, New Jersey

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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