String of Pearls
Gary V. Deutschmann, Sr.
raiar at inlink.com
Sat Feb 17 15:27:58 EST 1996
gailh at alr.com (gail hunter) wrote:
>Does anyone know how to propergate a "String of Pearls"?
The String of Pearls (Senecio Herreianus) is a moderately easy plant
to grow and propagate.
Remember, the String of Pearls is a succulent and does not tolerate
wet soils, and requires a sunny location.
It is propagated from cuttings!
Soft tip cuttings take root faster, but any section of the vine may be
used to make cuttings. Remove two lower leaves (beads) from the
rooting end and leave at least two (preferably four) leaves (beads)
exposed on the cutting after planting. Use of a mild rooting compound
The plant, although succulent, flourishes in hydroculture systems
without alteration to established water levels for your system, but
dislikes clay based substrates, red-veined slate is the optimum
substrate for most houseplants and strongly suggested for all
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