Plant Care String of Pearls

String of Pearls

4.6 out of 5 (117 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 72
String of Pearls has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 55
String of Pearls has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 48
String of Pearls has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 10
String of Pearls has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 10
String of Pearls has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 7
String of Pearls has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 6
String of Pearls has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 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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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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Tabbyscastle avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant String of Pearls named Bailey by Tabbyscastle on Greg, the plant care app
05/27/2021

This plant can grow super long and is particularly pretty in a hanging pot! Just make sure you don’t overwater since it is a succulent. Overall, this plant is just super cute!

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@Anna
Zanesville, OH
Rating of the plant String of Pearls named Mando by Anna on Greg, the plant care app
05/21/2021

In the span of a month this plant gave me four new vines 2+ inches each!! It honestly impressed me how fast this plant grew as I was told it is a very slow grower

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@Sarahnotsara
White Lake, MI
Rating of the plant String of Pearls named pearl by Sarahnotsara on Greg, the plant care app
05/17/2021

This beautiful plant no longer looks like this, I am not sure what I did wrong but luckily I was able to save a piece before it completely died. Starting over!:(

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@Javabean4
Evansville, IN
Rating of the plant String of Pearls named Pretty Pearl by Javabean4 on Greg, the plant care app
05/29/2021

This is my second batch of pearls. My first set, I drowned. These pearls seem to be a little more picky than my other strings. Hopefully these grow much better.

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 Miami, FL.

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 Miami, FL

Miami, FL

86% High

Growing String of Pearls in Miami right now

Light needs for plant String of Pearls in Miami, FL

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

June 12th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Miami is currently high 📈.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…

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Light needs for plant String of Pearls in Miami, FL

Sunlight intensity will increase by 3.7% ☀️

June 12th, 2021

Miami is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Miami is expected to increase by 3.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 19.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant String of Pearls in Miami, FL

Daylight will increase by 0.5 hours 📈

June 13th, 2021

This month, Miami is getting an average of 9.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 3.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.6 total hours of daylig…

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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 Miami, FL ☀️.

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.

When to repot String of Pearls

Nutrient needs for plant String of Pearls in Miami, FL

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

June 9th, 2021

The growing potential in Miami is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any pla…

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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 Miami, FL, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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