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 Phoenix, Arizona.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
November 28th, 2021
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Phoenix is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…
November 28th, 2021
Phoenix is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Phoenix is expected to decrease by 23.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.2 megajoules of energy per m2 per…
November 29th, 2021
This month, Phoenix is getting an average of 10.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 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 maximize the potential for growth.
String of Pearls does not tolerate low light 🚫.
Phoenix, Arizona currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample 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 26th, 2021
The growing potential in Phoenix is medium 👌.
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…