Senecio herreianus - String of beads
This easy plant is a treat for the eyes with its adorable little trailing pearls!
Common Names: String of Pearls, String of Beads, String of Peas
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.