String of Pearls Care 101

Sprawling over the edges of containers or hanging baskets, the string of beads plant resembles a beaded necklace with its fleshy green, pea-like foliage.

Light

Thrives in bright indirect light. Can benefit from a few hours of direct sun. Not suited for low light conditions.

Water

Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light. 

Only water when potting mix is bone dry. They hate being over-watered. 

Pets

Toxic to pets

Sad Plant Signs

Wrinkling leaves, dry potting mix: Thirsty plant, underwatered

Mushy stems, wet potting mix: Root rot, overwatered

Leaf drop: Low light, moisture-stress

 

Hot Tip:

To prevent balding on the top of the plant, ensure that your plants soil is getting plenty of sunlight. This can also help prevent root rot as soil may take longer to dry out if it isn't seeing any sun. 

 

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