The Variegated String of Pearls, or Senecio rowleyanus ‘Variegata’, is a unique succulent plant that is native to Southwest Africa. It is known for its round, bead-like leaves that drape over the edges of its container, and its variegated coloring that ranges from green to white.
The Variegated String of Pearls plant thrives in bright, indirect light. It can also tolerate some direct sunlight, but too much can cause the leaves to burn. It is best to place the plant near a window that receives bright, filtered light throughout the day.
The String of Pearls Variegated plant prefers to be kept on the drier side, as it is sensitive to overwatering. Water the plant only when the soil is completely dry, and be sure to allow excess water to drain out of the bottom of the pot. In the winter months, it is important to water the plant even less frequently as it enters a state of dormancy.
The String of Pearls Variegated plant prefers well-draining soil that is specially formulated for succulents and cacti. It is important to ensure that the soil is not too compacted, as this can lead to waterlogging and root rot.
Temperature and Humidity
The String of Pearls Variegated plant prefers temperatures between 60-80°F (15-27°C) and low to moderate humidity levels. It is best to avoid placing the plant in areas with extreme temperature fluctuations, such as close to air conditioning or heating vents.
The String of Pearls Variegated plant can be propagated through stem cuttings. Simply take a cutting from an established plant and allow it to callous over for a few days before planting it in well-draining soil. It is important to avoid overwatering the new plant until it has taken root.
The String of Pearls Variegated plant is a unique and beautiful addition to any succulent collection. By following these care tips, you can ensure that your plant thrives and continues to grow its beautiful, variegated leaves.