String of Beads (Senecio) Houseplant

Regular price £13.50

String of Beads (Senecio hereianus) similar to String of pearls but with slightly more oval shaped succulent leaves also nicknamed String of bananas.  

This hardy hanging plant is a trailing succulent vine which makes it a unique and perfect hanging houseplant or looks fab draping from a shelf. The little succulent leaflets are small slightly oval bead like shapes.

Native to southwest Africa. Houseplant for beginners or any of us busy bees that want something beautiful and low maintenance which also makes this the perfect plant for an office or business. 


Comes in a plastic 10.5cm diameter pot

light: BRIGHT

Happy in bright light conditions to moderate light. 


Spring to Autumn months, keep the plant's soil moist, but not wet, about once every 10-14 days. In winter less watering and let it dry out in between waterings- roughly once a month. Beads that look too flat are a sign that it needs watering and that soil is dry.


string of bananas, string of beads, string of pearls, teardrops.


They will grow quite long, but if you want them to grow thicker cut them back and repot the cuttings into moist soil to propagate. 


If ingested by humans it is toxic and can lead to nausea and vomiting, however can be very toxic to animals so keep out of reach of pets.

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Cactus Care Tips: The most common question I get asked is 'How NOT to kill your Cactus'

So here it is plain and simple...


 Cactus Tips: Luckily our little prickly friends are hearty creatures & are built for mother nature's land of neglect... the desert. The most common cactus or succulent killer is over watering. Your cactus wants  'dry feet' as its typical terrains are dry & arid, so go easy on H2O so the roots don't rot.

         Only water when soil dries. This can range depending the environment, but usually once a month in cooler seasons & no more than twice a month in warmer seasons. During the winter cold season cacti and succulents become dormant so you do not need to water them, give them a lil winter break. Ideally use a spray bottle or mister & try not to water the actual plant, but the soil directly around the base. 

        Your concrete planter porous so the pot itself recreates a rocky base and imitates the natural layers for drainage that the plants enjoy from their desert home. Also each parcel includes a layer of extra stones for the pot bottom to help with drainage for roots & extra acidic cactus soil. As a rule of thumb it's good to re-pot your cactus or succulent every 2-4 years, either if it's grown enough to go up a pot size, but mainly to replenish the soil's nutrients.

        Cacti & Succulents prefer light & warmth, but avoid direct sun as they can burn. To assist with growth & flowering use cactus feed in every other watering.

         Thank you for your support & I hope your purchase brings you a little sunshine indoors.


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