Caring for Your String of Pearls
The String of Pearls is a very easy succulent to grow indoors. It is an interesting houseplant that provides a unique focal point in the home, and it has a carefree growth habit. It resembles a beaded necklace with fleshy, green pea-like foliage, and it looks gorgeous sprawling over the edges of a container or hanging basket. You will enjoy adding this unusual-looking plant to your indoor garden and savour the touch of cinnamon fragrance from its small white blooms.
- As it is drought-tolerant, this plant can survive long periods without water. You can water it thoroughly one week and forget about it for the next week or two, as its water-storing abilities will allow it to thrive. If you water it too often, it can increase the chances of root rot. You will need to be sure that the soil dries out at least half an inch or one centimetre between waterings. In winter, you will only water it about once per month.
- To maintain its size and appearance, you will find pruning helpful. Just trim off any dead stems and pearls, as well as stems that have lost a lot of their pearls. The pruning will help promote a more compact and fuller plant.
- Easy propagation makes it very rewarding and easy to share your String of Pearls plant with others. Whenever you prune it, you can simply place a cutting or two in a pot of soil, and it will easily take root.
Do take care when growing your String of Pearls in a home with pets and small children, as this succulent plant is not safe for your littlest companions to consume.
Rare and Collectable Eye Candy
At Succulents Australia, we have a wide range of amazing succulents, indoor plants, and accessories that you can add to your indoor garden at home. Our range of rare collectables features eye-popping rarities for your home.
- Lavender Pebbles is a slow-growing pink beauty that can grow up to thirty centimetres high and is often pendulous. Its soft pink pruinose leaves fade to a grey colour and look wonderful in a tall container pot in which the stems are allowed to grow long and hang.
- The Tom Thumb is a bit of a delicate baby. A compact shrub with a rounded shape, it bears small dark-purple leaves and is ideal to grow in a gravel garden or container as a focal point.
- An Emerald Ice succulent has concentric rosettes with an abundance of green leaves with creamy white margins in a beautifully arranged variegated geometric pattern.
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