The Senecio Rowleyanus, otherwise known as the string of pearls is characterized by its small pearl-shaped leaves strung on a trailing vine. These plants originated in Africa.
Botanical Name: Senecio Rowleyanus
Nicknames: String of Pearls
Origin: Southwest Africa
Size: The Senecio Rowleyanus plant can grow trailing stems as long as 2 to 3 feet.
Lighting: The string of pearls plant thrives in bright indirect sunlight with some direct light.
Watering: Keep this plant’s soil moist, avoid allowing the soil to be too dry, but allow the soil to dry between waterings. Do not overwater. Watering can be cut back during the winter season.
Fertilizing: Feed Senecio Rowleyanus every week during spring, summer, and fall with a liquid fertilizer half diluted.
Temperature: This plant prefers temperatures of 70-80°F during spring, summer, and fall and 55-60°F during the winter.
Humidity: Senecio Rowleyanus thrives in average to low humidity.
Soil: The string of pearls does well with succulent and cactus soil.
Propagation: Use 4-inch stem cuttings placed in moist soil to propagate Senecio Rowleyanus.
Poison Information: Senecio Rowleyanus is a level 4 poisonous plant that is particularly poisonous for dogs and other house pets.