Senecio herreianus - String of beads

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This easy plant is a treat for the eyes with its adorable little trailing pearls!

 Senecio herreianus                       


Common Names: String of Pearls, String of Beads, String of Peas

Family: Asteraceae

Origin: South America, Asia

Growth: Trailing / Cascading

Light: Full sun

Foot Candles: 250+

Water: Let dry completely 

Humidity: Not required

Temperature: 16°C - 40°C

Soil: Well draining cactus mix

Container: Pot with drainage

Nutrients: 7-7-7 Monthly 

Propagation: Stem cuttings

Interiorscape Use: Reception, trailing succulent

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

Common Issues: Variegated cultivar needs a lot of light to keep variegation. Prone to stretching. “Pearls” can sometimes revert to different shapes. 

Comments: An extremely popular houseplant. Requires little maintenance and provides interesting foliage and flowers. Part of the “String of” plant collective.  

Toxicity: Ingestion of any part of plant may cause minor illness like vomiting or diarrhea. Contact with the plant's juice or sap may cause skin irritation or rash.