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Senecio ⎮ String of Pearls


An all-time favorite for the way its bead-like leaves can cascade several feet on slender, trailing stems. String of Pearls is a popular succulent for hanging pots and can make any space feel like a jungle oasis. 

Bright, indirect sun is ideal. Tends to need more frequent water than most succulents, due to its slender stems. For a bountiful effect, prune long strands and place back in the pot to re-root.

Fun fact: The unique leaf shape maximizes water storing volume while minimizing exposed leaf area. Having less surface area reduces water loss to evapotranspiration but it also reduces the leaf area that can absorb sunlight. To counteract this, each leaf has a translucent sliver or "window" through which sunlight enters. Cool, right?!