Plant Care String Of Rubies

String Of Rubies

Reviewed by: | Last Updated: 03/14/2022

4.4 out of 5 (11 experiences)

String Of Rubies has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
String Of Rubies has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

String of Pickles, String of Pickles, String of rubies, Ruby Necklace, Little Pickle, string of ruby necklace, Ruby Necklace, Little Pickles and Ruby Necklace/String of Rubies


Crassothonna capensis

How to care for String Of Rubies


How often to water your String Of Rubies

Water needs for String Of Rubies
0.5 cups
every 9

String Of Rubies 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 Rubies

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for String of Pickles in your home

Light needs and placement for plant String Of Rubies: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

String Of Rubies may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize String Of Rubies

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for String Of Rubies: 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 Rubies after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

String Of Rubies is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for String Of Rubies

String Of Rubies

String Of Rubies

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

String Of Rubies has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 8
String Of Rubies has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
String Of Rubies has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
String Of Rubies has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
String Of Rubies has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Kit avatar
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 287 XP

Needs plenty of light

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
@AshinByAlex avatar
leaf-1 66 Plants
xp 4,630 XP
globe Vallejo, CA

Bought this plant purple not knowing it turns bright green when it’s happy! I love this plant. Easy to take care of and u cant do much wrong

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
@Torisplants avatar
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 387 XP
globe Toronto, Ontario

I left my string of rubies in almost no light as I was moving and she began to turn purple on her leaves (as seen in initial pic)!! Once I moved her back into indirect light she turned green once again and has been thriving! Just keep ur plants happy and near windows and they’ll love you :))

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Browns easily Browns easily
Lexi avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 26 XP
globe Arvada, CO

Haven’t had any issues with this plant and it grows super well and fast! Sits in my south facing window with direct sun and gets water every 2-4 days and is pretty tough! Same as it’s relative plants like the pearls and dolphins they’re all in the same window and grow wonderfully. I would definitely recommend!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Alex avatar
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 121 XP

I love my string of pickles plant, Meg. She is my hanging plant that hangs from the ceiling of my bedroom and she is very cute, and for people like me who have difficulty taking care of plants, don’t worry cause she will live out anything- ok maybe not everything....

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor

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