How to Take Good Care of String of Pearls
- Light. Either grown indoors or outdoors, String of Pearls plants need to be placed in a spot where it can get at least 6 to 8 hours of bright, indirect sunlight per day. …
- Soil & Pot. Pearls Plant like any succulent need well-draining soil to thrive. …
Correspondingly, what is a succulent pea?
String of Pearls as Houseplants
When cut, the stems will split into two or more and keep on growing. They get their common name, String of Pearls, Peas or Beads from these round leaves that appear like little green peas. These round pea-like leaves store water, giving them their drought tolerant, succulent nature.
Besides, why is my pea succulent dying?
The reason for a string of pearls plant dying is most often due to watering too often or the soil retains too much moisture which turns the pearls brown or yellow and mushy.
How often do you water a pea succulent plant?
Keep the plant’s soil lightly moist during the growing season in the spring and summer, then reduce water during the winter months. If you notice the succulent’s spherical leaves flattening, it’s a good indicator that the plant needs more water. You will likely need to water your plant once every seven to 14 days.
The leaves of Senecio radicans (long form) are thick and succulent and shaped like little green beans strung along the thin, thread-like, green stems.
This slow-growing plant can grow to be 3′ feet high and 3′ feet wide. Typically, it stays a bit shorter and a height of about one foot is common. The plant has a spreading, rambling, clump-forming growth habit. It branches from the base and roots along the stems making it an excellent succulent groundcover.
Top or Bottom watering? Some folks have better success bottom watering, but if your pot doesn’t have that option, top watering is not a problem as long as the air circulation is good at the soil surface.
As the flowers mature each one forms a tiny pea-like pod.
|Trifolium repens. White clover.||Trifolium repens. White clover.|
|Medicago sativa. Alfalfa. Introduced and cultivated for livestock forage and hay.||Melilotus officinalis. Yellow Sweet Clover. Escaped from cultivation.|
The string of pearls can survive in both bright and low-light areas, but you will see faster growth if it is placed in a bright spot. Placing the string of pearls under direct sunlight might show significant growth, but it will scorch the leaves and burn the plant.
The best way to tell whether your String of Pearls are shriveling from underwatering or overwatering is to pay attention to your watering habits. How often are you watering your plant? If you water once a month or less and you notice your String of Pearls are shriveling, they are clearly being underwatered.
Keep It Alive
- Keep string of pearls in average indoor temperatures, around 72 degrees Fahrenheit, and avoid drafty areas.
- Like most succulents, string of pearls is drought tolerant. …
- To prune, simply trim off any bygone stems or beads.