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Senecio Rowleyanus

Senecio Rowleyanus

The string of pearls, or Senecio Rowleyanus, is a striking houseplant. The hanging plant has striking leaves consisting of green balls that grow on stems. The green balls of the plant are very similar to peas, to which it owes its nickname. The string of pearls originates from the dry areas of Southwest Africa. In nature, the stems grow on the ground, forming a large mat of 'peas'. Taking care of the plant is easy, because it is a succulent plant. Although the string of pearls does have instructions for use. Success!

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Senecio Rowleyanus

The string of pearls, or Senecio Rowleyanus, is a striking houseplant. The hanging plant has striking leaves consisting of green balls that grow on stems. The green balls of the plant are very similar to peas, to which it owes its nickname. The string of pearls originates from the dry areas of Southwest Africa. In nature, the stems grow on the ground, forming a large mat of ‘peas’. Taking care of the plant is easy, because it is a succulent plant. Although the string of pearls does have instructions for use. Success!

Senecio Rowleyanus

The string of pearls, or Senecio Rowleyanus, is a striking houseplant. The hanging plant has striking leaves consisting of green balls that grow on stems. The green balls of the plant are very similar to peas, to which it owes its nickname. The string of pearls originates from the dry areas of Southwest Africa. In nature, the stems grow on the ground, forming a large mat of ‘peas’. Taking care of the plant is easy, because it is a succulent plant. Although the string of pearls does have instructions for use. Success!

Indirect sunlight

Water every 2 weeks

No air-purifying plant

Once every 2 weeks extra nutrition

Toxic

Repot every 3 years

Indirect sunlight

Water every 2 weeks

No air-purifying plant

Once every 2 weeks extra nutrition

Toxic

Repot every 3 years

How do you take care of the String of pearls?

The best location

The String of pearls likes light a lot, but he can hardly stand direct sunlight. Place the hanging plant on a spot with indirect sunlight. By the way, you will soon notice it when the plant is not hanging in place. In any case, make sure that you place the pea plant in a hanging flower pot or in a plant stand. This will give the plant enough space to grow downwards. This is very important for the hanging plant.

Watering the String of pearls

Like all other succulents, the String of pearls needs little water. The water you is stored in its peas. Therefore, give small amounts of water. The upper part of the soil may feel dry, but there may still be enough water in the peas. Despite the fact that the String of pearls is a succulent plant, it is best to water it once a week. The amount of water is very important. Only give a small amount! In winter, you can scale up the watering to once every 2 to 3 weeks.

Plant nutrition

It is better not to give the String of pearls extra plant nutrition. The plant uses too little energy for this. Would you still like to give the String of pearls some extra plant nutrition? If so, only give it some nutrients in the period between spring and summer. Halve the recommended amount that you will find on the leaflet of the plant nutrition.

Repotting

It is best to repot the String of pealrs immediately after purchase. After this it only needs to be repotted once every 3 years. For repotting it is best to use a flowerpot that is at least 20% larger than the previous one. Be sure to use fresh potting soil to give the String of pearls new energy. The best period for taking cuttings is spring to summer.

Air purifying function

The String of pearls is not an air-purifying plant. The reason for this is mainly the leaf of the plant. The plant has very long stems with small peas. These peas are not very good at purifying the air. No problem, that’s certainly not a problem. Plants are just like humans. Nobody’s perfect.

Is the String of pearls poisonous?

Unfortunately, the peas of the String of pearls can be poisonous. So keep a close eye on children and pets when they move around the plant. Cats in particular find the String of pearls very interesting. Contact a doctor at all times if the plant has been eaten.

Diseases and peculiarities

Thanks to its ‘leaves’, the String of pearls is not susceptible to pests or diseases. Good news, then! If the String of pearls lives in an environment with low humidity, it is best to water it. Thanks to the hard water jet, you can control pests. Doesn’t the plant suffer from pests or diseases? Then use pesticides.

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