String of Pearls Senecio Herreanus Succulent House Plant 6cm Pot



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Senecio herreianus, commonly known as String of Beads or String of Watermelons, is a trailing succulent plant native to South Africa. It is a popular plant for hanging baskets and can also be grown as a ground cover in warm climates. Here are some care tips for Senecio herreianus:

  1. Light: String of Beads prefers bright, indirect light but can also tolerate some direct sunlight. Avoid exposing it to intense sunlight for long periods, as it can scorch the leaves.

  2. Water: This plant is drought-tolerant and can be watered sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out between watering. Overwatering can cause root rot, so it's important to avoid keeping the soil too moist. In general, it's better to underwater than overwater.

  3. Soil: Senecio herreianus prefers well-draining soil with some organic matter. A mix of potting soil, perlite, and sand is ideal.

  4. Temperature and Humidity: This plant prefers warm temperatures between 60-80°F (15-26°C) and moderate humidity levels. It can tolerate lower temperatures, but should be protected from frost.

  5. Fertilizer: Fertilize sparingly, once a month during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.

  6. Pruning: Regular pruning will help the plant maintain a healthy shape and prevent it from becoming too leggy. Simply trim back any excess growth using clean, sharp scissors or pruning shears.

  7. Propagation: Senecio herreianus can be propagated easily from stem cuttings. Simply cut a stem with several leaves and allow the cut end to callus over for a few days before planting in well-draining soil. Keep the soil slightly moist and in bright, indirect light until new growth emerges.

String of Pearls Senecio Herreanus Succulent House Plant 6cm Pot House Plant