String of pearls (Senecio rowleyanus) is a vining, flowering succulent native to southwest Africa. Its round leaves, which look like little peas, store water; this makes the plant drought-tolerant and happy hanging in a window of your home. It can also thrive outdoors in an area with light shade.
Likewise, people ask, how do you grow succulent pearls?
In this regard, can succulents grow in water beads?
– DON’T Use Beads with These Plants – Certain indoor plants will not do well with these beads. Plants to avoid using with them include orchids, cacti and succulents.
How do I know if my string of pearls need water?
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.
Any average household humidity level is fine for String-of-Pearls, but try to keep it at about 50% or higher.
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.
String of Pearls succulent should be kept at average indoor temperature of 70° – 80° degrees Fahrenheit. During winter, keep the plant at cool temperature – around 55° – 60° degrees Fahrenheit. Don’t keep them in drafty areas, or areas with air conditioner and open window as cold air may causes the leaves to drop.
On average, the string of pearls grows anywhere between 5-15 inches every year, depending upon living conditions. Being succulent, they thrive in temperature levels above 70°F and humidity levels below 50%. If the temperature falls below 60°F, the growth rate of your string of pearls will slow down.
Light. String of pearls plants thrive on a combination of direct and indirect sunlight, totaling between six and eight hours a day. They’re best when kept in direct sunlight during the softer morning hours, then moved to a spot that gets diffused, indirect light, or partial shade during the harsher afternoon hours.
Aphids are tiny, obnoxious, and hungry for pearl juice! An infestation of these pests will drain the life from your string of pearls, make it discolored, wilted, and eventually kill it. … Aphids and mealybugs can both be deterred by insecticidal soap or neem oil.
String of pearls is very easy to propagate. You can either try water propagation, and pot them up into soil after they have rooted, or plant them directly into the soil. … For water propagation, remove a few pearls off of one end of each cutting, and place that part of the strand in a vase with water.