String of Pearls
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About String of Pearls
String of pearls evolved their signature shape as an adaptation to store water in dry environments. In place of leaves, cells in the green pearls perform photosynthesis to feed the plant. Translucent crescents act like windows to allow sunlight to reach cells on the inside of the pearl and increase their ability to capture the sun! 🪟☀️
How to care for String of Pearls
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 Chicago, Illinois.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
November 29th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Chicago is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…
November 28th, 2021
Chicago is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to decrease by 32.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per …
November 29th, 2021
This month, Chicago is getting an average of 7.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 12.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.0 total hours of dayl…
String of Pearls love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Chicago, Illinois ⛅.
String of Pearls does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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.
November 25th, 2021
The growing potential in Chicago is very low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to …