Senecio Rowleyanus


Senecio Rowleyanus are succulent plants native to Africa with a beautiful look. String of Pearls is a drought-tolerant plant that stores water in its rounded leaves that reminds us of small pearls making it sensitive to water, so avoid overwatering it.

Despite its delicate appearance, this unusual succulent plant is a vigorous grower, crawling quickly across the surface of the pot and then cascading down the side. Its stems can reach 60-90 cm.

String of Pearls is generally used as a hanging plant. If so, it is important to make sure that the light reaches the top of the plant and not just the bottom, or it will rot.

Senecio Rowleyanus is also known as string of pearls, bowl of peas.



Needs bright light

Leaf size

It has small leaves.

Leaf color

Its leaves have only 1 color


Looks great as a hanging plant


This plant is toxic if ingested

String of Pearls care

  • How much light does a String of Pearls need?

    Indoors, Senecio rowleyanus prefers a well lit position free from cold draughts. Give these plants bright light with some optional hours of direct sunlight daily.

  • How to water a String of Pearls?

    Water thoroughly, then allow to dry out slightly between waterings. This plant will not tolerate soggy soil. Cut back on water in winter, watering just enough to prevent the soil from drying out.

  • What's the ideal humidity for a String of Pearls?

    As this plant is ahe humidity is not an issue. It will thrive in average to dry room humidity.

  • How to fertilize a String of Pearls?

    Apply a slow release fertilizer once a month during the growing season otherwise its easy to burn the roots.

  • String of Pearls tips

    • Don't mist your String of Hearts, it leads to rot.

    • Place your plants in a brighter place during winter.

    • To encourage spring flowers, cut back on watering and keep the plant in a consistent temperature of 60 degree during winter

    • Let it dry before watering again.

Video tutorials of null care and tips

The videos might not be about exactly the same plant, but the same variety. In most cases, this not relevant because many of the varieties have the same requirements.

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