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Introducing the unique and eye-catching succulent Ruby necklace, also known as Othonna capensis; a vibrant member of the Othonna genus. 

The name "Ruby Necklace" comes from the delicate shape and bright ruby red hues of its leaves, which resemble necklace pendants made of priceless gems. Native to South Africa, this trailing succulent has several other common names, such as a string of pickles, a string of rubies, and a little pickle. This ruby necklace plant is a true beauty that can add a pop of color to any indoor or outdoor space! 


The bean-shaped plump leaves of the ruby necklace plant are fleshy and cylindrical.

When exposed to direct sun for at least 5-6 hours a day, this sun-loving succulent's foliage color will change from lush green to vibrant red.

They grow densely along the stems, creating a cascading effect that makes them a popular choice for hanging baskets or trailing over the edges of containers

The ruby necklace plant has thin and delicate stems that can grow up to 6.6 feet long and 2 inches tall; adding to the ruby necklace plant's graceful appearance.

The ruby necklace's most popular feature is its stunning foliage, which has cascading strands of vibrant green leaves that turn reddish in bright sunlight and excellent shape. These string of rubies succulent plants are extremely fast-growing and easy to care for. 

The flowers of the ruby necklace plant are like little daisies. During mid-spring through fall or year-round, it produces these yellow, small, daisy-like flowers that add a bright contrast to the foliage. 

To propagate the Ruby Necklace plant, you can take stem cuttings. With time and proper care, the cutting should develop roots and grow into a new plant. Additionally, if you happen to damage a few leaves or stems, don't worry. You can use these cuttings for propagation. It's an exciting way to expand your collection of Ruby Necklace plants. 

The ruby necklace plant Belongs to the Asteraceae family and is related to the Senecio, including its popular String of Hearts, String of Dolphins, String of Pearls, and more.

Watering Needs 

Like most succulents, the Ruby Necklace plant has moderate watering needs. It's important to strike a balance with its watering schedule to keep it healthy. Let the soil dry out partially between waterings, but make sure not to let it completely dry out. It's important to avoid excess moisture because it can cause root rot. 

In the spring and summer, during the growing season, you can water the Ruby Necklace plant more frequently or keep the soil moist. By inserting your finger about an inch into the soil, you can determine the moisture level.  If it feels dry at that depth, it's a good indication that it's time to water. Be sure to water thoroughly and let the excess water drain out of the pot. 

Remember, it's better to underwater than to overwater this plant necklace. Reduce watering during the dormancy period, ensuring water does not sit in the soil. 

Light Requirements 

When growing indoors, choose a location where it can get plenty of bright, filtered sunlight throughout the day. Placing it near a south-facing window with sheer curtains or in a well-lit room would be ideal. 

If you're unable to provide bright, indirect light for at least 5 hours a day, the Ruby Necklace plant can tolerate lower light conditions, but it may not grow as vigorously, and its colors may fade. Consider supplementing with artificial grow light to ensure it receives adequate light. 

When growing outdoors, this ruby necklace plant needs full sun to thrive at its best, but it does well in partial shade too. When exposed to direct sun, this sun-loving succulent's foliage color will change from lush green to vibrant red. However, it's important to avoid exposing the Ruby Necklace plant to direct sunlight over 6 hours daily, especially during the hottest parts of the day. 

Direct sunlight for about more that 6 hours a day, can scorch the leaves and cause damage. If you notice the leaves of this beautiful plant turning yellow or brown, it may be a sign that your necklace plant is getting too much direct sunlight.

Remember to periodically rotate your ruby necklace plant to ensure even light distribution and promote balanced growth. With the right amount of light, your ruby necklace succulent will flourish and showcase its vibrant colors! 

Optimal Soil & Fertilizers 

When it comes to choosing the best soil for your ruby necklace plant, 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. Planting them in ordinary soil with poor drainage will result in compacted roots, stunted growth, and, most likely, root rot. Instead, make or buy well-draining succulent soil mixes, or ideally, use our specialized potting mix that contains 5 natural substrates and mycorrhizae to promote the development of a strong root system that helps your succulent to thrive. 

As for fertilization, the Ruby Necklace plant is not a heavy feeder. During the growing season in the spring, you can use a balanced natural liquid fertilizer (5-10-5) NPK and apply it once a year. During the dormant season, which is typically in fall and winter, you can reduce or even stop fertilizing the plant. This period allows the ruby plant to rest and prepare for new growth in the following season. 

Remember to always water your ruby necklace succulent before applying fertilizer to avoid any potential root burn. With the right soil and occasional fertilization, your Ruby Necklace plant will have the nutrients it needs to thrive and display its beautiful foliage! 

Hardiness Zone & More 

When growing your Ruby Necklace plant indoors, it thrives in average room temperatures ranging from 60°F to 75°F. It can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures in the winter, but it's best to keep it away from drafts or cold windows. This plant is fairly adaptable and can tolerate average indoor humidity levels. However, it appreciates a bit of extra humidity, so misting the leaves occasionally or placing a tray of water nearby can help create a more favorable environment.

For outdoor cultivation, it is typically suited for USDA hardiness zones 9 to 11, where temperatures don't drop below 25°F. If you live in a colder region, you can still enjoy this plant outdoors during the warmer months and bring it indoors when the temperature drops.

If you live in a drier climate, you can also use a humidifier to maintain the desired humidity level. Just be cautious not to place the plant directly in front of an air conditioner or heating vent, as fluctuating temperatures and dry air can negatively impact its health.

Final Thoughts

Overall, the Ruby Necklace plant (Othonna capensis) is a stunning drought tolerant that features trailing stems adorned with vibrant, ruby-red leaves. It's a perfect choice for hanging baskets or as a cascading plant on shelves. This plant thrives in bright, indirect light and prefers well-draining soil. When it comes to watering, it's best to allow the soil to dry out between waterings to prevent overwatering. With its eye-catching color and easy care requirements, the Ruby Necklace plant is sure to be a showstopper in any succulent collection.

Give it a try and enjoy the beauty and intrigue this unique Ruby necklace plant, Othonna capensis, brings to your home or garden! 

Bloom Season Mid spring, Fall
Botanical Name Othonna capensis
Common Name Ruby necklace plant, String of rubies, String of pickles
Dormancy Winter
Family Asteraceae
Flower Color Bright yellow
Genus Othonna
Growth Habit Trailing, hanging
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 2 in. tall, 6.6 ft. long
Native Area Southern Africa
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, pest resistance, heat tolerant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type our specialized potting mix
Special Features Unique foliage
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Mild toxic to humans, mildly toxic to pets(Keep away from children)
Watering Needs Moderate

Pests & Common Problems of Ruby Necklace Plant

The Ruby Necklace Plant is generally a low-maintenance plant, but it can still face a few common problems and pests. Here are some common pests and problems that can affect the Ruby Necklace plant: 

Overwatering: Avoid excessive watering, as it can lead to root rot and fungal diseases. Before watering again, allow the top inch of soil to dry. 

Lack of humidity: The Ruby Necklace plant prefers higher humidity levels. If the air is too dry, you can mist the leaves or place a tray of water nearby to increase humidity. 

Pest infestations: Keep an eye out for common houseplant pests like mealybugs or spider mites. If you notice any signs of pests, gently wipe the leaves with a damp cloth or use an organic insecticidal soap to control the infestation. 

Insufficient light: The Ruby Necklace plant thrives in bright, indirect light. If it's not getting enough light, it can result in leggy growth or pale leaves. Consider placing it near a bright window or providing supplemental grow lights. 

Remember, proper care and attention can help prevent these issues and keep your Ruby Necklace plant happy and healthy! 

Frequently
Asked Questions

  • How do you take care of a ruby Necklace plant? 

    1. To take care of a Ruby Necklace plant (Othonna capensis), you'll want to provide it with bright, indirect light.

    2. Use a well-drained soil mix for healthy growth.

    3. Water it when the top inch of soil is dry but be careful not to overwater.

    4. This ruby necklace plant prefers higher humidity, so misting the leaves or using a humidifier can help.
    5.   
    6. Keep an eye out for pests, and make sure to give it some space to trail and grow.

    7. With the right care, your Ruby Necklace plant will thrive outdoors in USDA zones 9-11. 

  • Is Ruby Necklace an indoor plant? 

    Yes, the Ruby Necklace plant (Othonna capensis) can be grown as an indoor plant. It is well-suited for indoor environments, as it thrives in bright, indirect light.  Just make sure to provide it with proper care, including the right amount of water, humidity, and occasional pruning to keep it healthy and happy indoors. It might be a lovely addition to your collection of indoor plants!

  • Does Ruby Necklace need full sun? 

    The Ruby Necklace plant prefers bright, indirect light rather than direct sunlight over 6 hours daily. While it can tolerate some morning or evening sun, it's best to avoid placing it in full sun for a prolonged period as it can scorch the leaves. Find a spot with bright, filtered light, and your Ruby Necklace plant will thrive! 

  • Why is my ruby Necklace plant dying? 

    There could be a few reasons why it's dying. It's possible that it's not getting enough light, or it could be overwatered.  Watering should be adjusted in response to soil moisture levels. Also, make sure it's not exposed to extreme heat or cold temperatures. If you provide the right conditions and care, there's a good chance your plant can recover!

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Introducing the unique and eye-catching succulent Ruby necklace, also known as Othonna capensis; a vibrant member of the Othonna genus. 

The name "Ruby Necklace" comes from the delicate shape and bright ruby red hues of its leaves, which resemble necklace pendants made of priceless gems. Native to South Africa, this trailing succulent has several other common names, such as a string of pickles, a string of rubies, and a little pickle. This ruby necklace plant is a true beauty that can add a pop of color to any indoor or outdoor space! 


The bean-shaped plump leaves of the ruby necklace plant are fleshy and cylindrical.

When exposed to direct sun for at least 5-6 hours a day, this sun-loving succulent's foliage color will change from lush green to vibrant red.

They grow densely along the stems, creating a cascading effect that makes them a popular choice for hanging baskets or trailing over the edges of containers

The ruby necklace plant has thin and delicate stems that can grow up to 6.6 feet long and 2 inches tall; adding to the ruby necklace plant's graceful appearance.

The ruby necklace's most popular feature is its stunning foliage, which has cascading strands of vibrant green leaves that turn reddish in bright sunlight and excellent shape. These string of rubies succulent plants are extremely fast-growing and easy to care for. 

The flowers of the ruby necklace plant are like little daisies. During mid-spring through fall or year-round, it produces these yellow, small, daisy-like flowers that add a bright contrast to the foliage. 

To propagate the Ruby Necklace plant, you can take stem cuttings. With time and proper care, the cutting should develop roots and grow into a new plant. Additionally, if you happen to damage a few leaves or stems, don't worry. You can use these cuttings for propagation. It's an exciting way to expand your collection of Ruby Necklace plants. 

The ruby necklace plant Belongs to the Asteraceae family and is related to the Senecio, including its popular String of Hearts, String of Dolphins, String of Pearls, and more.

Watering Needs 

Like most succulents, the Ruby Necklace plant has moderate watering needs. It's important to strike a balance with its watering schedule to keep it healthy. Let the soil dry out partially between waterings, but make sure not to let it completely dry out. It's important to avoid excess moisture because it can cause root rot. 

In the spring and summer, during the growing season, you can water the Ruby Necklace plant more frequently or keep the soil moist. By inserting your finger about an inch into the soil, you can determine the moisture level.  If it feels dry at that depth, it's a good indication that it's time to water. Be sure to water thoroughly and let the excess water drain out of the pot. 

Remember, it's better to underwater than to overwater this plant necklace. Reduce watering during the dormancy period, ensuring water does not sit in the soil. 

Light Requirements 

When growing indoors, choose a location where it can get plenty of bright, filtered sunlight throughout the day. Placing it near a south-facing window with sheer curtains or in a well-lit room would be ideal. 

If you're unable to provide bright, indirect light for at least 5 hours a day, the Ruby Necklace plant can tolerate lower light conditions, but it may not grow as vigorously, and its colors may fade. Consider supplementing with artificial grow light to ensure it receives adequate light. 

When growing outdoors, this ruby necklace plant needs full sun to thrive at its best, but it does well in partial shade too. When exposed to direct sun, this sun-loving succulent's foliage color will change from lush green to vibrant red. However, it's important to avoid exposing the Ruby Necklace plant to direct sunlight over 6 hours daily, especially during the hottest parts of the day. 

Direct sunlight for about more that 6 hours a day, can scorch the leaves and cause damage. If you notice the leaves of this beautiful plant turning yellow or brown, it may be a sign that your necklace plant is getting too much direct sunlight.

Remember to periodically rotate your ruby necklace plant to ensure even light distribution and promote balanced growth. With the right amount of light, your ruby necklace succulent will flourish and showcase its vibrant colors! 

Optimal Soil & Fertilizers 

When it comes to choosing the best soil for your ruby necklace plant, 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. Planting them in ordinary soil with poor drainage will result in compacted roots, stunted growth, and, most likely, root rot. Instead, make or buy well-draining succulent soil mixes, or ideally, use our specialized potting mix that contains 5 natural substrates and mycorrhizae to promote the development of a strong root system that helps your succulent to thrive. 

As for fertilization, the Ruby Necklace plant is not a heavy feeder. During the growing season in the spring, you can use a balanced natural liquid fertilizer (5-10-5) NPK and apply it once a year. During the dormant season, which is typically in fall and winter, you can reduce or even stop fertilizing the plant. This period allows the ruby plant to rest and prepare for new growth in the following season. 

Remember to always water your ruby necklace succulent before applying fertilizer to avoid any potential root burn. With the right soil and occasional fertilization, your Ruby Necklace plant will have the nutrients it needs to thrive and display its beautiful foliage! 

Hardiness Zone & More 

When growing your Ruby Necklace plant indoors, it thrives in average room temperatures ranging from 60°F to 75°F. It can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures in the winter, but it's best to keep it away from drafts or cold windows. This plant is fairly adaptable and can tolerate average indoor humidity levels. However, it appreciates a bit of extra humidity, so misting the leaves occasionally or placing a tray of water nearby can help create a more favorable environment.

For outdoor cultivation, it is typically suited for USDA hardiness zones 9 to 11, where temperatures don't drop below 25°F. If you live in a colder region, you can still enjoy this plant outdoors during the warmer months and bring it indoors when the temperature drops.

If you live in a drier climate, you can also use a humidifier to maintain the desired humidity level. Just be cautious not to place the plant directly in front of an air conditioner or heating vent, as fluctuating temperatures and dry air can negatively impact its health.

Final Thoughts

Overall, the Ruby Necklace plant (Othonna capensis) is a stunning drought tolerant that features trailing stems adorned with vibrant, ruby-red leaves. It's a perfect choice for hanging baskets or as a cascading plant on shelves. This plant thrives in bright, indirect light and prefers well-draining soil. When it comes to watering, it's best to allow the soil to dry out between waterings to prevent overwatering. With its eye-catching color and easy care requirements, the Ruby Necklace plant is sure to be a showstopper in any succulent collection.

Give it a try and enjoy the beauty and intrigue this unique Ruby necklace plant, Othonna capensis, brings to your home or garden! 

Bloom Season Mid spring, Fall
Botanical Name Othonna capensis
Common Name Ruby necklace plant, String of rubies, String of pickles
Dormancy Winter
Family Asteraceae
Flower Color Bright yellow
Genus Othonna
Growth Habit Trailing, hanging
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 2 in. tall, 6.6 ft. long
Native Area Southern Africa
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, pest resistance, heat tolerant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type our specialized potting mix
Special Features Unique foliage
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Mild toxic to humans, mildly toxic to pets(Keep away from children)
Watering Needs Moderate

Pests & Common Problems of Ruby Necklace Plant

The Ruby Necklace Plant is generally a low-maintenance plant, but it can still face a few common problems and pests. Here are some common pests and problems that can affect the Ruby Necklace plant: 

Overwatering: Avoid excessive watering, as it can lead to root rot and fungal diseases. Before watering again, allow the top inch of soil to dry. 

Lack of humidity: The Ruby Necklace plant prefers higher humidity levels. If the air is too dry, you can mist the leaves or place a tray of water nearby to increase humidity. 

Pest infestations: Keep an eye out for common houseplant pests like mealybugs or spider mites. If you notice any signs of pests, gently wipe the leaves with a damp cloth or use an organic insecticidal soap to control the infestation. 

Insufficient light: The Ruby Necklace plant thrives in bright, indirect light. If it's not getting enough light, it can result in leggy growth or pale leaves. Consider placing it near a bright window or providing supplemental grow lights. 

Remember, proper care and attention can help prevent these issues and keep your Ruby Necklace plant happy and healthy! 

Frequently
Asked Questions

  • How do you take care of a ruby Necklace plant? 

    1. To take care of a Ruby Necklace plant (Othonna capensis), you'll want to provide it with bright, indirect light.

    2. Use a well-drained soil mix for healthy growth.

    3. Water it when the top inch of soil is dry but be careful not to overwater.

    4. This ruby necklace plant prefers higher humidity, so misting the leaves or using a humidifier can help.
    5.   
    6. Keep an eye out for pests, and make sure to give it some space to trail and grow.

    7. With the right care, your Ruby Necklace plant will thrive outdoors in USDA zones 9-11. 

  • Is Ruby Necklace an indoor plant? 

    Yes, the Ruby Necklace plant (Othonna capensis) can be grown as an indoor plant. It is well-suited for indoor environments, as it thrives in bright, indirect light.  Just make sure to provide it with proper care, including the right amount of water, humidity, and occasional pruning to keep it healthy and happy indoors. It might be a lovely addition to your collection of indoor plants!

  • Does Ruby Necklace need full sun? 

    The Ruby Necklace plant prefers bright, indirect light rather than direct sunlight over 6 hours daily. While it can tolerate some morning or evening sun, it's best to avoid placing it in full sun for a prolonged period as it can scorch the leaves. Find a spot with bright, filtered light, and your Ruby Necklace plant will thrive! 

  • Why is my ruby Necklace plant dying? 

    There could be a few reasons why it's dying. It's possible that it's not getting enough light, or it could be overwatered.  Watering should be adjusted in response to soil moisture levels. Also, make sure it's not exposed to extreme heat or cold temperatures. If you provide the right conditions and care, there's a good chance your plant can recover!

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