Senecio rowleyanus “String of Pearls”

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1 gallon $10.80

Senecio rowleyanus is often displayed in hanging pots to show off the long strands of bead shaped leaves. Also striking trailing over rocks or draped along the top of a long wall.

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All plants shipped bare root in one-gallon sizes.
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Senecio rowleyanus "String of Pearls"

  • Names and Synonyms:  
    Curio rowleyanus, Kleinia rowleyana
  • Common Names:  
    String of Pearls, String of Beads, Rosary pearls, Bead Plant, String of Peas, String of Marbles, Necklace Plant, Green Peas, Irish Beads, String o' Pearls, Rosary Vine
  • Family:  
    Asteraceae
  • Origin:  
    Indigenous to the Eastern and Western Capes of South Africa and to Southern Namibia.
  • Size Label:  
    1 gallon
  • Height:  
    3-6"
  • Width:  
    training stems can reach 2'-3'
  • Cold Tolerance:  
    10 to 15°F, -12.2 to -9.4°C
  • Heat Tolerance:  
    High heat tolerance
  • Light Requirement:  
    Light shade to full sun
  • Water needs:  
    Very drought tolerant
  • Maintenance:  
    None
  • Uses:  
    This plant is often displayed in hanging pots to show off the long strands of bead shaped leaves. It would also be striking trailing over rocks or draped along the top of a long wall. Leaves detach easily so the plants should be kept in somewhat sheltered locations.
  • Propagation:  
    This plant can be easily propagated by cutting or pinching off 4 inches of healthy stem tip and lightly covering them with moist potting mix. The roots will quickly develop from where the leaves were attached to the stem. It can also be propagated from seed.
  • Problems:  
    Mealybugs when grown as a houseplant. Requires good drainage to avoid root rot.
  • Special notes:  
    This is a fun succulent plant with rounded fleshy leaves attached alternatively along a narrow stem so that each stem resembles a strand of pearls or peas. The leaves have a translucent stripe on them that allows light inside the spherical leaf where more chloroplasts are located to carry out photosynthesis. The odd shape of the leaves is an adaption to arid environments and allows for the storage of water while exposing a minimum amount of surface area per volume to the dry desert air. This greatly reduces water loss due to evaporation relative to typical flattened leaves of most plants. The vegetation of S. rowleyanus is somewhat poisonous. Eating it can cause minor illnesses such as vomiting or diarrhea. The plant’s sap may cause skin irritation or rash. It is best located away from small children and pets.