Othonna capensis "Ruby Necklace"
Othonna capensis "Ruby Necklace"
Othonna capensis "Ruby Necklace"
Othonna capensis "Ruby Necklace"
Othonna capensis "Ruby Necklace"
Othonna capensis "Ruby Necklace"
Othonna capensis "Ruby Necklace"
Othonna capensis "Ruby Necklace"
Othonna capensis "Ruby Necklace"
Othonna capensis "Ruby Necklace"
Othonna capensis "Ruby Necklace"

Othonna Capensis Ruby Necklace

(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Othonna Capensis has its origin in South Africa and is perfect for adding a pop of color to your garden. This summer-dormant succulent belongs to the Asteraceae family. The common names of Othonna Capensis are “String of Rubies” and “Ruby Necklace”. These plants are noted for their bean-shaped leaves and grow up to 2 inches in height. 

Growth Rate

The String of Rubies succulent plants are extremely fast-growing and easy to care for.


These succulents produce bright yellow flowers in the months of May and June. The attractive flowers of these plants are eye-catching for any landscape.


Water this variety just enough so that the soil is moist. Reduce watering during the dormancy period, ensuring water does not sit in the soil.


Othonna Capensis grows to its full potential in well-drained potting soil. This soil blend has a high content of nutrients, making it ideal for growing these succulents.


Ruby Necklace succulent plant is hardy in zone 9a to 11b. It is sensitive to frost and cannot survive in temperatures less than 50° F (10° C). So, if you live in cold regions, it is recommended to plant this variety indoors. 


This plant needs full sun to thrive at its best, but it does well in partial shade too.


These amazing succulent plants can be propagated with ease from stem cuttings.

A great plant for the beginner gardener, the Othonna Capensis “Ruby Necklace” is easy to grow and blooms for several weeks in the Spring.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Blooming Season May to june
Common Name String of rubies
Dormancy Summer
Family Asteraceae
Flower Bright yellow
Frost Tolerance 50°f
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 9a to 11b
Height 2 in.
Origin Southern africa
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Othonna capensis "Ruby Necklace"
Shape -
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Cheryl F.
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Love this place

I am now so into my succulents I keep planning where I will put them next!

Patricia C.
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First time buyer.

This site is awesome. I ordered 3 succulents . The care and wrapping of the plant was phenomenal all plants were individually wrapped and did not move. The delivery was fast. The quality of the plants are what you see in their advertisement. I will be a repeat buyer!!

Bob G.
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Othonna capensis

The plant arrived quickly and looked exactly as in the photographs. It’s healthy and showing signs of new growth. This is not my first purchase from Planet Desert. They are honest and have a lot of unusual plants.

Amy L.
United States United States

Happy plant

My ruby necklace is doing fine in the new home. It hasn't turned ruby yet but it is a gorgeous plant.

Othonna capensis "Ruby Necklace"

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request, and if your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge by request. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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