A string of Pearls is a beautiful and delicate succulent that is native to the Western Cape region of South Africa. This plant has been popular for many years, but there are still those who have never seen or heard of it before. With its beauty as well as ease of care, String of Pearls is a great choice for both beginning growers and seasoned gardeners alike. In this article, we will discuss how to propagate String of Pearl cuttings, what materials you’ll need, and how to prepare your cuttings so they can be planted outdoors in pots or directly into the ground!
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The right location:
Pea plants should be placed in a bright and sunny to partial shade. It can spend the summer outdoors. In winter, it should go back indoors, because it does not survive frost.
The pea plant should be planted in suitable soil, such as cactus soil. It needs only moderate watering and should never stand moist, then it rots. Gladly in between let the soil dry out a little, similar to succulents. It is relatively resistant to diseases. Spider mites and aphids can sometimes occur; rather rarely.
Propagation of the pea plant – here’s how:
You will need small pots, cactus soil, and sharp scissors. Cut off a small shoot of the pea plant and place it on the soil. Put a little soil over the end of the shoot. They should take root fairly quickly. Water them with a light spray of water. This is best done from a plant sprayer.
Methods to Propagate String of Pearls
If you want to propagate your pea plant, there are two ways to do it: by cuttings and by dividing the root ball.
To propagate your String of Pearls by cuttings, you first need a piece of a shoot from the mother plant. Sometimes the shoots already form roots on their own. If you find such a shoot, it is perfect for propagation!
When you have cut your shoot, simply place it on moistened growing soil*. If you like, you can let the shoot dry out for a day or two.
Another option is to remove the lowest leaves from the shoot. On this site, you put it into the substrate.
Both variants have high success rates. Once a week you should moisten the substrate again.
After two to three weeks the first roots should have formed. After four weeks you should already see new growth.
Tip: If you propagate several cuttings in one pot you will get a bushy and full look!
Propagation by division
This type of propagation is especially useful when repotting. First, carefully remove the substrate from the roots.
Then divide the root ball into several parts and plant each part in its own pot. The advantage of this method is that you will get magnificent plants directly.
No matter which method you choose, you should refrain from fertilizing for the time being. Also, this year will probably not form flowers.
Watering Curio Rowleyanus
Curio rowleyanus is quickly watered over. As a succulent, it does not need much water. Depending on the climate zone, it is enough if you water it every two weeks in summer. In winter, watering once a month is usually sufficient.
Between waterings, you should let the substrate dry completely. When watering, it will then be completely moistened. However, make sure that the plant is not standing in water. Waterlogging quickly attacks the roots.
A good indicator for watering is the leaves. As soon as they become slightly shriveled it is time to reach for the watering can again!
A string of Pearls does not need to be sprayed.
The string of pearls plant does not need much spraying as long as they are in a warm climate zone with lots of sunlight. In fact, if the leaves become shriveled it is time to water them! The string of pearls needs little watering but must be allowed to dry fully between sessions. If you notice that the soil has begun to pool after you have watered your succulent make sure there is drainage so it doesn’t sit in its own puddle. Keep an eye on their leaves for signs of standing water and begin watering again when needed! They do not need many nutrients unless they are in a large pot with very little soil. It is best to add in some slow-release fertilizer or cactus mix into the top inch of your existing soil every three months!
The string of pearls plant can be propagated by taking a cutting from a healthy stem and placing it in moist, rich soil. Make sure to keep the soil around it moist and in a warm spot until you notice new growth! You can also report your succulent into fresh soil when needed. Make sure that they are well-hydrated before doing so, however.