It’s almost exactly what comes to mind when you come across this peculiar plant’s name. Cascading over pots like an emerald string beaded necklace, the story behind the succulent pearly shape of this plant’s leaves is in reality, just an adaptation to its dry environment to minimise water loss. 

 

Hailing from Southwest Africa, the String of Pearls is native to arid weather, making them extremely drought tolerant. Many prefer to place these easy to care for plants in hanging baskets, providing a breath of fresh air for the lazy gardeners who want to spice up their collection with these beautiful unique plants.

 

Here are some pointers on how to care for the String of Pearls!

 

  • Keep soil well drained
  • Put under bright indirect sunlight
  • Water once every 10-14 days (Add enough water to keep soil moist!)