About Variegated String of Pearls
Variegated String of Pearls belongs to the Senecio genus and is native to South Africa. This succulent is known for its pearl-like green foliage lined with white variegation. The stems produce small green peas that almost resemble green beads. Like a normal String of pearls, variegated String of pearls bloom white flowers at the end of the vines, which is charming, especially when located in a hanging planter.
How to Care for Variegated String of Pearls
Sunlight: String of Pearls variegated prefer full bright sunlight while located indoors as ornamental houseplants. Provide a sunshade in scorching summer to string succulents and move them indoors before frost.
Water: Bottom watering the plant and allowing the soil and roots to drink water from the planter drainage holes. Or soak the plants with the planter pot and get them out of the container after 15 minutes of bath time. Never top watering the string succulents. During active growth seasons, the string of hearts variegated should be watered frequently.
Soil: Use a well-aerating cactus and succulent soil mix blended with 20% or 30% extra perlite or gritty rocks. Adding organic or professional cactus fertilizer to the soil can promote thriving growth during active seasons.
Planter: Grow in wider shallow containers or hanging baskets with multiple drainage holes at the bottom to prevent excess moisture.
Propagation: Take 4-5 inch healthy stem cuttings and allow to dry for 48 hours before planting in suitable soil mix.
Fertilizer: Use a balanced succulent fertilizer at the recommended concentration every 3-4 weeks during the growing season.
Disease: Overwatering encourages fungal stem rot. Allow soil to partly dry before the next watering. Discard severely infected plants.
Primary color: Green
Secondary color: Purple
Bloom color: White
Cold hardiness: Zone 10-12
Product format: 2" pot
Suitability: Outdoor containers, fairy gardens, hanging baskets
Propagation: Stem cuttings
Special characteristic: Pearl-shaped green leaves