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String of Pearls

Regular price $28.99
Sale price $28.99

Plant Description:

Explore the unique charm of the String of Pearls (Curio rowleyanus), a distinctive succulent celebrated for its trailing stems adorned with tiny, spherical leaves. This captivating plant, native to Africa, is widely recognized for its bead-like appearance, making it a popular choice for hanging planters. Propagation through stem cuttings ensures the longevity of this succulent, which, while often cultivated as a hanging plant worldwide, naturally forms a terrestrial ground cover in its East African habitat. While the String of Pearls occasionally produces fragrant white flowers, its primary allure lies in its ornamental foliage.

Care Tips for a Happy String of Pearls:

  • Light: Place in bright, indirect light to enhance its distinctive appearance; avoid exposure to harsh sunlight.
  • Soil: Optimal growth in a well-draining succulent mix, possibly including perlite and orchid bark.
  • Water: Allow the top 50% of the soil to dry before thorough watering; prevent overwatering to avoid root rot.
  • Temperature: Maintain consistently warm conditions; protect from cold temperatures.
  • Fertilizer: Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer every 2-3 weeks during the growing season.

String of Pearls Well-Being Signs:

  • Variegation Loss: Inadequate light; ensure proper exposure for vibrant appearance.
  • Leggy Growth: Insufficient light; consider relocating to a brighter spot or using a grow light.
  • Yellow Leaves: Evaluate light and watering conditions; adjust care based on specific plant needs.

Pet Friendliness:

Considered toxic to pets and humans if ingested; keep out of reach.

Common Pests and Problems:

  • Pests: Watch for common houseplant pests such as spider mites, thrips, and scale.
  • Diseases: Monitor for fungal leaf spots; isolate and treat promptly with a copper-based fungicide.
  • Root Rot: Avoid overwatering; ensure proper drainage to prevent root rot.

FAQs:

Is the String of Pearls easy to care for?

Yes, the String of Pearls is easy to care for, requiring water once every week or two.

How long can String of Pearls live?

String of Pearls can live about three to five years, but they can be propagated indefinitely from cuttings.

Can String of Pearls grow indoors?

Yes, it can grow indoors in a sunny window and is a popular indoor hanging plant.

Shipping & Handling Options

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  • Lakewood Plant Company HQ: 15612 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107
  • Select "Free Pickup" at checkout.
  • Receive a notification for plant pickup at our Lakewood shop.

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  • Fixed price delivery for Zones 1-4 in Greater Cleveland.
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Important Notes:

  • Orders processed within 3-5 business days.
  • Delivery times vary by method and location.
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14 Day Plant Guarantee

At Lakewood Plant Company in Lakewood, Ohio, we stand behind the quality of our plants with a guarantee that ensures your satisfaction. Our commitment is to deliver plants that are not only beautiful but also thriving and healthy. If, for any reason, your plants do not arrive in a happy and healthy condition, we guarantee a free replacement.

To take advantage of our guarantee, simply contact us within 14 days of receiving your order and provide a photo of the plants in question. Our dedicated team is here to make sure you have a positive and successful gardening experience.

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