String of Pearls is a beautiful, cascading succulent that will add that little quirk to any house. The plant grows fast and propagates easily and can grow both indoor and outdoor. If you are looking for a beautiful succulent to grow, Senecio Rowleyanus Strings of pearls is a great choice. And there’re a few care tips that you need to know to care for String of pearls properly.
String of Pearls plant like bright indirect light, if they’re outdoor they like shaded area with some morning direct light or bright indirect light, if they’re indoor they like to be near the window with strong natural light. They don’t like direct sunlight, they will get burnt easily. Depending on how hot your area is, indoor String of Pearls should be kept near South or West window or in hot, desert-like area, 5’ - 10’ away from South or West window to keep it from sunburnt. In darker, cooler months consider moving them to a brighter place.
If your place doesn’t have enough light for them, then consider putting them 6 - 12 inches under fluorescent light fixture and give them 12- 16 hours of light per day.
String of Pearls succulent should be kept at average indoor temperature of70° - 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.String of pearls aren’t frost-tolerant so they’ll need to be moved indoor in the winter.
String of Pearls are very sensitive to overwatering, so make sure that you give them just enough water. Recommended amount is once every two weeks. One tip to make sure you don't overwater your plant is to check if the soil is half an inch (1.2cm) dry before the next water. During winter time, cut back watering to once per month.
String of pearls are often grown indoor, but it does not mean it can not make a great outdoor plant. For outdoor String of Pearls, it’ll depend on how hot the area is, that you can adjust the number of times to water the plant or you can let the rain does the job for you.
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