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Senecio rowleyanus

String of Pearls

This beautiful trailing succulent is easily propagated. It’s perfect for hanging baskets, and can be grown indoors if given proper sunlight. Be careful not to over-water.

Quick Look:

  • 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

Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Senecio rowleyanus “String of Pearls”

Senecio rowleyanus “String of Pearls” is an easy succulent to care for. It grows quickly and without much effort. White flowers with colorful stamens bloom in the spring.


Senecio rowleyanus can be more sensitive to watering than other succulents. Too much, and the “pearls” will burst. It's best to water using the “soak and dry” method, watering only when the soil is completely dry.

Where to Plant

“String of Pearls” does well in light shade. If grown in a container, let it show off its trailing features by planting it high. Can also be used as ground cover if planted outdoors.

Can be grown indoors in areas with bright sunlight.

How to Propagate Senecio rowleyanus “String of Pearls”

Propagating “String of Pearls” is easy! Simply take a cutting from the stem using a sharp, sterilized knife or pair of scissors. Allow it to dry out for a day or two, and then place the cutting in well-draining soil. Water when the soil is completely dry.


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