Senecio rowleyanus string of pearls
(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Commonly known as string-of-pearls or string-of-beads, is a creeping, perennial, succulent vine belonging to the family Asteraceae.
Its leaves are the size and shape of small peas (about ¼" diameter).Its trailing stems can grow 2-3" (60-90 cm). There is a small tip on at the distal point of each leaf and a thin band of dark green tissue on the side known as a "window". It blooms during the summer and, like all asterids, it has a compound flower. The trumpet shaped flower forms clusters (about ½" diameter) of small white flowers with colorful stamens. The flower will last about a month and is said to smell like cinnamon and other spices.
It can be grown indoors or outdoors (above freezing temperature) and is considered to be low maintenance. Like most succulents, it requires very infrequent watering (about once a month), a few hours of direct sunlight and is not affected by humidity. Good soil drainage is essential to prevent root rot, so sandy soil is recommended
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Common Name||String of pearl|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Hardiness Zone||9 – 12|
|Height||(30cm – 90cm)|
|Scientific Name||Senecio rowleyanus|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|