Plant Care String Of Rubies

String Of Rubies

Reviewed by: Kiersten Rankel | 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

Taxonomy

Crassothonna capensis
Crassothonna
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for String Of Rubies

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of String Of Rubies in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing String of Pickles →

Common String of Pickles Problems →


💦 Water Needs

String Of Rubies prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

String of Pickles Water Frequency →

String of Pickles Root Rot →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

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🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
String Of Rubies can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 5a-10b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

String of Pickles Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

String Of Rubies can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

How to Propagate String of Pickles →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for String Of Rubies

String Of Rubies

String Of Rubies


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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
@Kit
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 287 XP
07/27/2021

Needs plenty of light

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
@AshinByAlex avatar
@@AshinByAlex
leaf-1 66 Plants
xp 4,630 XP
globe Vallejo, CA
07/22/2021

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
@@Torisplants
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 387 XP
globe Toronto, Ontario
07/21/2021

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
@Lexi
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 26 XP
globe Arvada, CO
07/06/2021

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
@Alex
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 121 XP
05/20/2021

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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