String of pearls (Senecio rowleyanus) is a super popular succulent that grows long stems lined with fascinating green 'pearls'. They're great for growing in hanging baskets or displayed on shelves, where their long stems can cascade over the edges.

How to grow string of pearls in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 150mm wide (or larger, depending on your plant size) and position in a well-lit spot in or outdoors. Ensure it’s out of direct sunlight, like sitting behind a sheer curtain. 
  2. Partially fill pot with potting mix specially formulated for succulents. Remove plant from container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots. 
  3. Position in pot and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well.
  4. After the intial water, allow potting mix to almost completely dry out before watering again. 
  5. Feed fortnightly from spring to autumn with Yates Thrive Indoor Liquid Plant Food or use a Yates Thrive Indoor Plants & Ferns Dripper which feeds for 4 weeks. 



Growing tips

  • Tip prune regularly to encourage an attractive multi- stemmed look. You can use these ‘cuttings’ to grow new plants!
  • Re-pot in spring once the plant becomes overcrowded.
  • It's easy to propagate new plants via stem cuttings. This can be done by laying a length of stem cuttings. This can be done by laying a length of stem on top of Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix and watering regularly to initiate root development at nodes.
  • Due to its mildly toxic nature, position this plant away from curious children and pets.

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Recommended products

Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix

Specially formulated for trouble-free seed raising in trays (or outdoor seed sowing direclty into the ground) and propagation of cuttings.