The Senecio Rowleyanus, which we also call the String of pearl plant, is a striking appearance. A kind of long shrub with peas. The plant grows fast, and remains beautiful all year round. A good addition to your interior!
Although the plant looks so cozy and carefree, it does have some demands. The plant has the characteristics of a succulent plant, which makes it easy to drown.
Taking care of the String of pearls
His care may not be the easiest, but it’s fun. It’s better to water the pea plant too little than too much. Really? Believe us! The pea plant drowns very quickly.
Water the plant once every 2 weeks in the summer. In winter you can scale up the watering to once every 3 to 4 weeks. This depends on the drought and heat in the house. The quicker the soil dries up completely, the quicker a little new water is needed.
It is best to place the plant in a spot with enough indirect sunlight. Direct sunlight is in any case a no-go!
Propagating the String of pearls
Propagating the String of pearl plant is similar to the Chinese Lantern plant. You don’t need a lot of supplies and the cuttings themselves are simple.
- String of Pearls
- Vase with water
To start with, cut a stem of the String of pearl plant with clean scissors. The stem must be at least 15 centimetres to survive.
Consider which side of the stem will hang in the water. On this side you cut off the lower String of pearls.
Then hang the stem in a vase with water. You can also cut away peas that are still touching the water.
Roots are expected to develop after a few weeks. You can then put the stem in the flowerpot with fresh soil, or add it to the mother plant.