String of Pearls
This much sought after String of Pearls, possibly the most delicate succulent plant there is. They have long spindly tendrils, lined with fleshy bead-like fronds.
I am easy to grow with small, spherical leaves that look like a string of pearls (hence my name!).
Although beautiful, it can be a little fussy when it comes to care. It likes its soil on the dryer side as it is very vulnerable to rot and it needs to be in a consistently warm, bright spot. In winter, when less light is available, reduce watering to an absolute minimum.
Growing pot size: 15cm plus hanging hook. We advise buying a larger decorative pot size as the lip of the hanging pot makes it slightly bigger
Overall plant height including growing pot: 20-25cm
Pets: Keep away from nibbly pets
Useful to know:
I am from Southwest Africa
I'm fast growing, and my tendrils could grow as long as 1m.
Keep me in a bright room but don't like me get much direct sun.
Water me well when soil is completely dry, but make sure I never sit in water. Ideally water at the bottom of the pot instead of the top of the soil.
Keep me above 13°C and keep me away from draughts and open windows. I will droop and loose pearls if it gets chilly.
Feed me once per month during growing season.
Prune any straggly ends to keep me healthy.
To encourage growth, repot me every year or two into a slightly larger pot.
Keep away from children and animals.
Although I am supremely delicate, I am actually a succulent.