Senecio rowleyanus

String of Pearls
A succulent houseplant, this trailing perennial has the distinction of being plant of the day because it was the subject of the first telephone query I handled this morning. The customer just wanted to know if we had some and how much they cost. While checking in the cactus house, I swiveled a hanging basket to find the price tag and it came flying down at me and uprooted itself. I patched it back together and went to wash the mud off myself, it had been over-watered. 12″ baskets, $14.99, 4″ pots, $3.49. Place String of Pearls in bright light and keep it on the dry side during the winter months. Feed with regular fertilizer during the growing season. Easily propagated by cuttings, or more accurately fall-offs. It sort of sheds strands of itself. I bet one could wear this plant, it could be a nice look.

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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