String of Pearls - Knowledgebase Question

Chittenango, NY
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Question by Rempets4g
February 19, 1999
I saw a hanging house plant on this show. Its was called a String Of Pearls. It looks like a long string of peas. I would like to know where you can get them and some information on them?

Answer from NGA
February 19, 1999
The String of Pearls (also called String of Beads)you saw was probably Senecio rowleyanus. This plant is originally from Southwestern Africa where it grows as a succulent perennial. It is easy to grow and does very well in a hanging basket in bright light and can be encouraged to bloom by giving it a spell of cooler temperatures (say 50 or 55 degrees) in early winter followed by a return to its normally preferred warmer temperatures (average household or over 60 degrees). They are occasionally available in garden centers or nurseries which carry houseplants.

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Answer from micaelaburlando94
June 10, 2020
The string of Pearl Plant is a unique creeping succulent known for its eye-catching appearance. It is a very unusual houseplant in the Asteraceae family. Succulents are plants with parts that are enlarged, plump and engorged, usually to store water in dry soil or climate conditions. The string of Pearl is also classified as a vining plant. A vine can be defined as any flora with a growth habit of creeping or trailing stems. It is extremely tough and will thrive in almost any situation when grown indoors. Due to such qualities, it is very hardy and will thrive with minimal care when grown indoors or outdoors.

the link below has an in-depth care guide as well as some places you can buy it from!

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