The Variegated Senecio Rowleyanus, more commonly known as the Variegated String of Pearls, is an indoor succulent popular for its trailing, oval-shaped foliage. Undemanding and easy to grow a plant. Its variegated pearls have beautiful intricate detail and colour; they look stunning trailing down shelves, and their easy-care nature makes it hard not to love!
The plant derives its name from its long and slender stems that hang down and are adorned with small, spherical-shaped leaves that resemble pearls. The plant can reach a length of two to three feet, making it a perfect choice for areas such as hanging baskets or elevated shelves where its stems can trail gracefully.
Caring for the String of Pearls is relatively straightforward. These plants prefer well-draining soil and bright, indirect light to thrive. Overwatering can cause root rot, so it's best to let the soil dry out between waterings and then water thoroughly, allowing the excess water to drain out.
The String of Pearls is an excellent choice for adding a unique touch of interest and texture to any room. The plant's long and trailing stems can be styled in various ways, such as draping them down from a hanging basket or wrapping them around a trellis or hoop. Additionally, the plant works well in a terrarium or mixed plant arrangement.
To create an appealing display with the String of Pearls, consider combining it with plants with contrasting textures, such as those with broader leaves or foliage of different colours. The plant also pairs well with natural materials such as wood or woven baskets, which complement its earthy tones.
In conclusion, the String of Pearls is an outstanding and low-maintenance plant that can add a whimsy to any indoor space. This plant can flourish and grow by providing the proper care, beauty, and interest for years to come.
It’s a classic 70s houseplant making a huge comeback - for a good reason; its stunning easy-care nature makes it hard not to love!
If you decide to give this interesting houseplant as a gift, we can include a free, handwritten card - specify your message at the basket stage of delivery, and we’ll do the rest! We won’t give the game away with paperwork or prices either, so it’ll be a wonderful surprise!
Senecio Rowleyanus care
Variegated Senecio Rowleyanus is easy to care for, suitable for beginners.
How should I water this houseplant?
If you remember Drench and Drought and this plant will be happy - only water when it had dried out, soak through and leave until dry again. Be careful to make sure that the plant isn’t left sitting in water as it won’t like that!
Should I feed Variegated String of Pearls?
Yes, you can water once a month during spring and summer, try our vegan, organic plant food.
Is this plant toxic to pets?
Yes, this could cause problems if a pet nibbled it.
What size is this houseplant?
If you would like more information on caring for houseplants, please have a look at our video here
Our plants are supplied in a plastic nursery pot
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