Pearl necklace is a one of a kind succulent that is effectively unmistakable by its leaves, which develop into round, marble-like little balls. Due to these leaves, S. rowleyanus is generally alluded to as a pearl necklace or the dab plant. Its leaves develop on trailing stems, which hang down the sides of the pot and can stretch out up to two feet down whenever left alone. These stems likewise can be utilized to engender the plant, which is a hearty cultivator.
Despite the fact that regularly developed as a hanging plant, in its normal natural surroundings (the deserts of East Africa) the pearl necklace is earthbound and structures tangles along the ground. Alongside its eccentric leaves, the pearl necklace can blossom white blooms with a lovely fragrance suggestive of cinnamon.
Growing the String of Pearls Plant
The pearl necklace plant isn’t specific about its conditions and given enough light and manure it will develop vivaciously in a solitary season. A solitary S. rowleyanus plant will get by for around five years if appropriately thought about, however whenever engendered from stem cuttings you can keep on developing this plant pretty much inconclusively.
Consider developing this plant with various draping originates from a crate, which allows it to sparkle: its stems can likewise be twined together. This is an eye-getting houseplant that lone needs cooler winter temperatures and heaps of light to flourish: it is normally adjusted to live in parched pieces of Africa, and its whimsical leaves are intended to enable the plant to hold most extreme water.
Despite the fact that hanging crates are suggested, you can likewise develop the pearl necklace in a dish, enabling it to shape an earthly tangle the manner in which it does in nature. The foliage of this plant is somewhat lethal and ought to never be expended, so ensure it’s not effectively open to youngsters or pets; whenever ingested it can mess stomach up like spewing or looseness of the bowels, and its sap can likewise disturb the skin.
The string of pearl needs just a couple of long stretches of direct daylight every day. It does, nonetheless, require backhanded daylight also. While your plant can endure and flourish with at least care, a lot of light is significant.
Any normal succulent gardening soil is fine, yet sandy soil is ideal. A decent decision for this plant is a desert plant preparing blend; on the other hand, utilize a 3:1 blend of gardening soil and sharp sand.
Keep its dirt softly soggy during the developing season in the spring and summer. Throughout the winter, its water can be downsized. In the event that its round forgets about are straightening, it needs more water. Be mindful so as not to overwater; succulents like pearl necklace are dry season safe however can’t get by with wet, wet roots.
Temperature and Humidity
Pearl necklace flourishes in warm temperatures over seventy degrees from spring through fall. S. rowleyanus develops best with a cooler winter, down to around fifty degrees Fahrenheit. Low mugginess is best for this plant (40 percent or lower). Your pearl necklace plant will flourish outside in summer yet maintain a strategic distance from extremely sweltering afternoon sun which can consume its leaves.
Feed your pearl necklace plants fortnightly during the developing season with a decent fluid or water-solvent compost like a 12-12-12, weakened to about half quality. During its torpid period, it just needs encouraging about at regular intervals.
Potting and Repotting
It’s a smart thought to repot each year toward the start of spring. S. rowleyanus must be repotted a couple of times before it, in the long run, starts to bite the dust back: following a couple of years, you’re in an ideal situation spreading new cuttings as opposed to attempting to safeguard a solitary plant.
Propagating String of Pearls
The string of pearls propagates quite easily: simply take stem cuttings and replant the leaves in potting soil. Make sure to keep its soil slightly moist. It should root quickly.
Varieties of String of Pearls
S. rowleyanus is an individual from the daisy family, yet no other plant very looks like it, and it’s normally sold essentially as “pearl necklace” instead of its herbal name. Nonetheless, a few plants do show slight variegation: yellow spots on the round leaves. The Senecio sort itself is monstrous, with more than one thousand types of wildflowers, weeds, and bushes.
Common Pests and Diseases
S. rowleyanus has no significant irritation or ailment issues, and it doesn’t require a lot of care. It does, be that as it may, need a lot of light all year. It is, be that as it may, helpless to root decay, so ensure its waste is great.