String of Pearls

English name:

String of Pearls

Latin name:

Senecio rowleyanus

About me:

I am easy to grow with small, spherical leaves that look like a string of pearls (hence my name!).

Useful to know:

Origin

I am from Southwest Africa

Height/Growth

I'm fast growing, and my tendrils could grow as long as 1m.

Light

Keep me in a bright room but don't like me get much direct sun.

Water

Water me well when soil is completely dry, but make sure I never sit in water.

Temperature

Keep me above 13°C and keep me away from draughts and open windows. I will droop and loose pearls if it gets chilly.

Feeding

Feed me once per month during growing season.

Grooming

Prune any straggly ends to keep me healthy.

Care

To encourage growth, repot me every year or two into a slightly larger pot.

Toxicity

Keep away from children and animals.

Fact

Although I am supremely delicate, I am actually a succulent.

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