Curio rowleyanus aka String Of Pearls


Common names

String Of Pearls, Senecio Rowleyanus, String Of Tears, String Of Beads, Variegated String Of Pearls

How to care for String Of Pearls


String Of Pearls should be watered regularly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.


When growing the String Of Pearls, it's important to use a potting soil that is well-draining and does not retain excessive moisture. An optimal soil mix should contain a high proportion of perlite or vermiculite for good drainage and some organic matter for nourishment. Simply add a few scoops of perlite to regular cactus soil to achieve this.


String Of Pearls requires abundant, bright, and direct light to thrive. The best placement for this plant is within one foot of a window to ensure it receives enough light. If you live in an area with more extreme weather, such as hot summers or cold winters, you may need to adjust the placement of the plant accordingly. During hot summer months, it is important to place the plant away from full sun, as this can cause the leaves to yellow or burn. During cold winter months, it is best to move the plant closer to the window to take advantage of the extra light that can help it survive. By keeping an eye on the current weather in your area, you can make sure your Senecio Rowleyanus is always in the right place to thrive.


During the wintertime, it is common for String Of Pearls to go dormant, resulting in a slowdown of growth. To accommodate this, waterings should be spaced out more.


Ploi lacks confirmed information on the toxicity of this plant. If you, a relative, or your pet accidentally consume plant material with unknown toxicity, it's best to consult a medical expert.


String Of Pearls plants thrive in dry environments, however, if you choose to provide extra humidity or mist your plant, the lingering water on the leaves can create an ideal environment for certain types of harmful fungi.


The String Of Pearls grows at a slow pace and doesn't require any supplementary fertilizers. By renewing its potting soil once a year, it should receive enough nourishment. Remember, plants obtain their energy from sunlight, not fertilizers.

Region of origin

String Of Pearls’s native range is Southwestern Africa.