Plant Care String of Pearls

String of Pearls

4.5 out of 5 (245 experiences)

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

Taxonomy

Curio rowleyanus
Curio
Asteraceae
Asterales

What other plant parents say

String of Pearls has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 131
String of Pearls has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 99
String of Pearls has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 90
String of Pearls has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 19
String of Pearls has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 15
String of Pearls has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 15
String of Pearls has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 8
String of Pearls has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 5
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@Neeviez
Baltimore, Maryland
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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Chesnee, South Carolina
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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@Angelina
New Port Richey, Florida
Rating of the plant String of Pearls named Your plant by Angelina on Greg, the plant care app
08/15/2021

I am so confused about the string of pearls plant it’s been a disaster not a cheap plant each one I paid 30 dollars no luck after watering every 14 days with a syringe o make sure it doesn’t wet the …

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@Laura901
Pompano Beach, Florida
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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@Egotopia
Jacksonville, Florida
Rating of the plant String of Pearls named Curio rowleyanus by Egotopia on Greg, the plant care app
05/18/2021

I’ve had great success with this plant my bottom watering so the plant can get what it needs without drowning. Does well in direct, warm light. When colder temperatures come around, keeping this plan…

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Juliagoolia05 avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant String of Pearls named Pearl by Juliagoolia05 on Greg, the plant care app
05/29/2021

I absolutely love my pearls! I purchased 2 cuttings and they grew so fast and well overtime! I have it in an east facing window, mist every other day, and water about 2 weeks or so. You can cut and p…

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@Sherrylynn
Barrington, Nova Scotia
Rating of the plant String of Pearls named Pearl by Sherrylynn on Greg, the plant care app
08/19/2021

Definitely one of my favs by far … I got her when she was 4 pearls on a string… over the last year she has grown like crazy… give them lots of light and do not over water … I have mine in a terracott…

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Koaloveskale avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant String of Pearls named Aster by Koaloveskale on Greg, the plant care app
05/19/2021

I’ve had this guy for over a year now. He seems to like his home and grows rapidly in the sun. He seems to require a lot of water but I love the way his pearls fall. Sometimes it grabs onto nearby pl…

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Crisselle avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant String of Pearls named Sol by Crisselle on Greg, the plant care app
07/20/2021

The most perfect beginner window sill plant!!! Much like golden pothos, you just set it and forget it! I water bottom water it every 2-3 weeks or so - sit in water with diluted fertilizer for about 3…

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@Aliou1218
Richmond, British Columbia
Rating of the plant String of Pearls named Chain of Pearls by Aliou1218 on Greg, the plant care app
07/27/2021

I personally find it a little difficult to take care of. When I first bought it, it was triple in size. Now this is all that’s left. I don’t know how to take care of this plant. I’m worried about ove…

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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

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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 region 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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