About String of Pearls Plant
Though it may be a bit more high maintenance than other indoor plants, this gorgeous vining succulent is worth the extra work. Whether placed in hanging baskets by the window or on a high shelf that showcases its beautiful trailing vines, it is a statement piece in any room.
The string of pearls plant was previously classified under the genus Senecio rowleyanus, but was recently changed to Curio rowleyanus. It is in the daisy (Asteraceae) family.
The string of pearls plant is considered a succulent, which is a tracheophyte. Tracheophytes are vascular plants, meaning water and food are carried throughout the plant via lignified and non-lignified tissues.
These plants are also considered trailing plants, meaning they have long, trailing stems hanging from the plant.
These plants grow natively in South Africa.
This unique, trailing vine succulent gets its name from the small, bright green, spherical leaves that look like “pearls” or peas. The bead-like leaves trail down the plant’s long stems and can grow up to 3 feet long in the right conditions.
They may also produce small, white flowers, though they don’t tend to flower frequently indoors.
Types Of String of Pearls Plants
There are several varieties of this unique plant, but here are some of our favorites:
String of tears
String of beads
Variegated string of pearls
Purple string of beads
Variegated string of tears
String of Pearls Styling
Because these are trailing succulents, it is best to place them high up so that their vines can hang. They look beautiful in hanging pots, but can also be used to style a bookshelf or any shelf high enough off the ground to allow for optimal growth. String of pearls plants can also be planted in modern wall planters and grouped with other plants, like ivy or Pothos, to create a living wall.
We love these stylish plants as accents in a home office or even the corner of a bedroom, as they give a beautiful pop of green and hang so elegantly.