The round leaves of Senecio rowleyanus reduce the succulent's exposure to sun and slow evaporation, making String of Pearls extremely drought tolerant.
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String of Pearls: A Field Guide
The succulent String of Pearls, with its delicate green bubbles along a slender stem, recalls the plastic pop-apart beads of childhood dress-up bins.
The round leaves of Senecio rowleyanus reduce the its exposure to sun and slow evaporation, making it extremely drought tolerant. (In fact, one of the worst things you can do is give it too much moisture; let soil dry out before you water it.) The tendrils on String of Pearls can grow to three feet long, draping luxuriantly over the edge of a planter or urn. In nature, String of Pearls is a creeper, with its little orbs digging down where they land to form a ground cover amid rocks and other shade plants.