Senecio rowleyanus: How to Grow and Care for String of Pearls

Senecio rowleyanus String of Pearls

Scientific name: Senecio rowleyanus

Common name: String of Pearls

This beautiful trailing Succulent is easy to grow. It is perfect for hanging baskets, and can be grown indoors. Be careful not to get wet.

Quick Look at Senecio rowleyanus

  • Partial shade
  • Requires less water than a typical succulent. Be careful not to over-water!
  • Plant can grow up to 3″ (7.6 cm) tall, and can trail several feet in length
  • Zone 10 (Minimum 30° F | -1° C)
  • Not cold hardy
  • Propagate by seed or cuttings
  • Can be toxic to pets and humans
  • Summer Dormant

General Care for Senecio rowleyanus “String of Pearls”

The Senecio rowleyanus “String of Pearls” is easy to care for. It grows quickly without much effort. The colorful flowers bloom in the spring.


Senecio rowleyanus can be more sensitive to water than other plants. Too much will cause thepearls to burst. The best time to water is when the soil is completely dry.

Where to Plant

It does well in light shade. If grown in a container, let it show off its features by planting it high. If planted outdoors can be used as ground cover.

It can be grown indoors in bright sunlight.

How to Propagate Senecio rowleyanus “String of Pearls”

You can take a cutting from the stem with a sharp knife or pair of scissors. Allow it to dry out for a day or two, then place the cutting in well-draining soil. Water when the soil is not wet.



  1. Senecio rowleyanus (String of Pearls) – Wikipedia

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