Plant Care String of Pearls

String of Pearls

4.5 out of 5 (188 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 107
String of Pearls has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 77
String of Pearls has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 74
String of Pearls has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 14
String of Pearls has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 14
String of Pearls has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 10
String of Pearls has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 7
String of Pearls has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
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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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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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@Egotopia
Jacksonville, FL
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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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, BC
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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@Dancing_tim
Hattiesburg, MS
Rating of the plant String of Pearls named Shakira by Dancing_tim on Greg, the plant care app
06/16/2021

This plant is very picky about lighting, but once you find the right spot for this plant, it’ll be a wonderful addition to your collection. I LOVE how much growth this plant has given me since the d…

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Nostalg.iia avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant String of Pearls named Pearl by Nostalg.iia on Greg, the plant care app
06/22/2021

Once you find the conditions and amount of watering that this plant likes, it is an easy plant to look after. However in the time period where the conditions are not right you are likely to get brown…

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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 located in Beaverton, OR.

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.

Plant care guide for String of Pearls in Beaverton, OR

Beaverton, OR

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Growing String of Pearls in Beaverton right now

Light needs for plant String of Pearls in Beaverton, OR

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

July 27th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Beaverton is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunlig…

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Light needs for plant String of Pearls in Beaverton, OR

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 7.9% ☀️

July 28th, 2021

Beaverton is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Beaverton is expected to decrease by 7.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 18.8 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant String of Pearls in Beaverton, OR

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

July 28th, 2021

This month, Beaverton is getting an average of 12.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 4.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 14.1 total hours of d…

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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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Beaverton, OR ☀️.

This is a great time to watch your String of Pearls thrive 🌿!

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 your location in Beaverton, OR, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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