The most common reason for the Crassula perforata to start dying is root rot. The root rot usually develops from prolonged exposure to standing water. It is fine to pour lots of water on a String of Buttons but it is essential that it quickly and thoroughly drains through the bottom of your container.
Accordingly, how often do you water a string of buttons?
|Common Name(s)||String of Buttons, Necklace Vine, Pagoda Plant|
|Light||Partial sun to partial shade|
|Water||Water when soil is dry; typical water needs for a succulent|
|Soil||Loam, Sand; Well drained|
|Fertilizer||1/3 strength balanced fertilizer every other week of the growing season|
Similarly, can you propagate string of buttons in water?
How do I revive a string of buttons?
Jade plants can lose their leaves due to overwatering and underwatering. In order to revive a dying jade plant (Crassula ovata), you have to emulate some of their growing conditions with an emphasis on watering with a good soak then allowing the soil to dry out, well draining soil and some direct sunlight.
Keep away from direct sunlight. Water the soil every few days or when it feels dry. After about two weeks or so, you will notice new roots growing. After about four to six weeks, the cuttings should be fully rooted and you will soon notice new growth developing from the top or the sides of the stem.
Crassula perforata is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 20° F (-6.7° C), it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.
When growing a string of buttons, babies spring from the bottom of the plant. Divide and repot in spring, when possible. If you want to keep them upright, prune from the top and root the cuttings for more plants. You may also remove the babies with a sharp cut.