15 - 25cm Senecio Herreianus String of Dolphins 12cm Hanging Pot House Plant House Plant
15 - 25cm Senecio Herreianus String of Dolphins 12cm Hanging Pot House Plant House Plant
15 - 25cm Senecio Herreianus String of Dolphins 12cm Hanging Pot House Plant House Plant

15 - 25cm Senecio Herreianus 12cm Hanging Pot House Plant

Senecio herreianus, commonly known as String of Beads, String of Raindrops, or String of Watermelons, is a trailing succulent native to Namibia and South Africa. It's known for its cascading stems adorned with plump, teardrop-shaped leaves. Here's a detailed care...
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15 - 25cm Senecio Herreianus String of Dolphins 12cm Hanging Pot House Plant House Plant

15 - 25cm Senecio Herreianus 12cm Hanging Pot House Plant

£24.99 £19.99

15 - 25cm Senecio Herreianus 12cm Hanging Pot House Plant

£24.99 £19.99

Senecio herreianus, commonly known as String of Beads, String of Raindrops, or String of Watermelons, is a trailing succulent native to Namibia and South Africa. It's known for its cascading stems adorned with plump, teardrop-shaped leaves. Here's a detailed care guide for Senecio herreianus:

  1. Light: Senecio herreianus prefers bright, indirect light or filtered sunlight. Place it near a south, east, or west-facing window. Too much direct sunlight may scorch the leaves, while insufficient light can lead to weak and leggy growth.

  2. Temperature: This succulent thrives in temperatures ranging from 55-80°F (13-27°C). It is not frost-tolerant, so if you live in an area with freezing temperatures, it's best to grow the plant indoors or move it inside during the colder months.

  3. Watering: As a succulent, the String of Beads requires less frequent watering than other houseplants. Allow the top inch (2.5 cm) of soil to dry out before watering thoroughly, and then let the excess water drain. Over-watering can cause root rot, so be cautious not to let the plant sit in standing water.

  4. Soil: Use a well-draining, succulent or cactus potting mix to prevent root rot. You can create your own mix by combining equal parts potting soil, perlite or pumice, and coarse sand. Ensure the pot has drainage holes to allow excess water to escape.

  5. Fertilization: Fertilize your Senecio herreianus sparingly, using a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength. Feed the plant once every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) and avoid fertilizing during the dormant period (fall and winter).

  6. Repotting: Repot the plant every 2-3 years or when it becomes root-bound. Choose a pot one size larger than the current one, with drainage holes. Use fresh, well-draining succulent potting mix when repotting.

  7. Pruning: Trim the plant to maintain its size and shape or to remove any dead or yellowing leaves. Pruning can also encourage bushier growth. Use clean, sharp scissors or pruning shears to minimize the risk of disease transmission.

  8. Pest control: Inspect the plant regularly for pests like mealybugs, spider mites, and aphids. If an infestation is detected, remove affected leaves and treat the plant with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

  9. Propagation: Senecio herreianus can be easily propagated through stem cuttings. Cut a healthy stem with several teardrop-shaped leaves, let it callous over for a day or two, and then place it in well-draining succulent soil. Keep the soil slightly moist, and roots should develop within a few weeks.

By following this care guide, your Senecio herreianus will thrive, adding a charming and cascading accent to your home or garden.

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