Plant Care String of Pearls
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String of Pearls

4.7 out of 5 (28 experiences)

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

Taxonomy

Curio rowleyanus
Curio
Asteraceae
Asterales

What other plant parents say

String of Pearls has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 23
String of Pearls has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 13
String of Pearls has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 11
String of Pearls has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 3
String of Pearls has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
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@Neeviez
Baltimore, MD
Rating of the plant String of Pearls named Poki by Neeviez on Greg, the plant care app
04/15/2021

I have had my SOP for about a year and it has quadrupled in size during that time! I got her in a 3 in pot and now she has grown into a 6 in pot. I kept her in a (frosted) west window. At first, I on…

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@Possumsplan…
Chesnee, SC
Rating of the plant String of Pearls named String of Pearls by Possumsplants on Greg, the plant care app
04/27/2021

It was one of the first plants I bought when I got into plantkeeping, and based on what other’s had said about it, I was terrified I was going to kill it. But it’s been one of my easiest keepers this…

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@Laura901
Pompano Beach, FL
Rating of the plant String of Pearls named Curse of the black pearl by Laura901 on Greg, the plant care app
05/03/2021

I personally LOVE string of pearls! But they can be finicky. My best advice is to bottom water!! Pot your string of pearls in a container with plenty of bottom drainage holes and then when it’s time…

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@Kriswhite
Toronto, ON
Rating of the plant String of Pearls named Gary 2 by Kriswhite on Greg, the plant care app
03/13/2021

I love how it grows like a vine but has these cute droplets hanging down. Very pleasing to look at!

Nerskine avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant String of Pearls named Pearl by Nerskine on Greg, the plant care app
04/17/2021

I live this gal! She’s growing so fast- I can’t wait to put her in a hanging basket!

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@Audsoddplan…
Reno, NV
Rating of the plant String of Pearls named Rapunzel by Audsoddplants on Greg, the plant care app
03/19/2021

Great plant to propagate, and to grow. Just water when the pearls get wrinkled

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@Audsoddplan…
Reno, NV
Rating of the plant String of Pearls named Rapunzel by Audsoddplants on Greg, the plant care app
03/19/2021

Great plant to propagate, and to grow. Just water when the pearls get wrinkled

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@Lynnec222
East Providence, RI
Rating of the plant String of Pearls named Fingers Crossed by Lynnec222 on Greg, the plant care app
05/02/2021

Fussy but beautiful plant. My fingers are crossed that I can keep this alive.

Deejay avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant String of Pearls named Pearl by Deejay on Greg, the plant care app
04/28/2021

Don’t overwater or get the delicate pearls wet. Best to bottom water.

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@Nicole
Newburgh, NY
Rating of the plant String of Pearls named Your plant by Nicole on Greg, the plant care app
05/01/2021

Do not overwater! Only water when leaves get squishy

How to care for String of Pearls

Water

How often to water your String of Pearls

Water needs for String of Pearls
0.5 cups
every 9

String of Pearls 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 String of Pearls

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for String of Pearls in your home

Light needs and placement for plant String of Pearls: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

String of Pearls love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

String of Pearls does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize String of Pearls

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

Care Summary for String of Pearls

String of Pearls

String of Pearls


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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.

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