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Senecio rowleyanus

String of Pearls

String of Pearls



  • Very bright
  • a few hours of sunlight



Bloom time

  • November
  • December
  • January

  • Unique
  • Easy care
  • Hanging plant
  • Tolerates drought
  • Toxic

Discover Senecio rowleyanus, also known as the "String of Pearls," a trailing succulent native to South Africa that will bring a touch of lush greenery and bohemian charm to your indoor décor.

Characteristics and Growing Information

  • Foliage: Senecio rowleyanus is distinguished by its long, thin, and branching stems adorned with fleshy, spherical leaves of a soft green, resembling a string of pearls.
  • Flowering: This succulent blooms in spring or summer, producing small daisy-like white flowers, adding a delicate touch to its decorative foliage.
  • Light: Senecio rowleyanus thrives in bright, but indirect light. Place it near an east- or west-facing window to provide it with optimal sunlight without risking burning its leaves.
  • Watering: Water Senecio rowleyanus moderately, allowing the soil to dry completely between waterings. Avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot.
  • Humidity: This succulent adapts well to average room humidity.
  • Temperature: Senecio rowleyanus prefers warm temperatures, ideally between 64°F and 75°F (18°C and 24°C). Protect it from cold temperatures and drafts.
  • Repotting: Repot your Senecio rowleyanus every two years or when the pot becomes too small. Choose a slightly larger pot with well-draining soil specially formulated for succulents and cacti.
  • Propagation: Propagating Senecio rowleyanus is easy to achieve by stem cuttings. Take 2-4 inch cuttings, let them dry for a few days, and then plant them in moist soil.


  • Hanging: Senecio rowleyanus is ideal for hanging baskets or pots placed high up, allowing its trailing stems to spread gracefully.
  • Miniature Gardens: This miniature succulent is perfect for creating miniature gardens and terrariums, bringing a touch of greenery and unique texture to your compositions.
  • Indoor Décor: Senecio rowleyanus will add a touch of bohemian charm and natural greenery to your indoor décor, whether in your living room, bedroom, or workspace.

Additional Tips

  • For optimal growth, fertilize your Senecio rowleyanus once a month during the growing season (spring and summer) with a diluted fertilizer for succulents.
  • Feel free to lightly prune overly long stems to maintain a harmonious shape and encourage branching.
  • Senecio rowleyanus is slightly toxic to pets and children. Place it out of their reach.

Plant details


- in.
- in.
23 - 39 in.



  • Drooping

Flowering colours:

  • White-pink

Plant needs


  • The soil must dry out between waterings


  • Easy

Soil requirement:

  • Well drained



  • Drought



  • Hanging basket
  • Patio Pot


  • Pearl foliage

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