Senecio Plant Features
Senecios are an interesting group of easy-to-care for succulent houseplants often grown in hanging baskets. These indoor plants have earned a reputation for being a cinch to care for because if they get enough light, they're practically no-fail plants that need only occasional watering.
String of pearls is a variety that has trailing stems, it's often grown in hanging baskets so you can enjoy the plant's interesting texture. But you can also grow string of pearls in a traditional container and let it grow across a horizontal surface, such as a mantle.
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Senecio Growing Instructions
Grow senecios in a bright spot. Like most succulents, these are high-light houseplants that will take as much sun (or artificial light) as they can get.
Water senecios sparingly --- only after the soil dries. Take care not to overwater these interesting houseplants.
Senecios don't mind dry air (unlike most houseplants!), but they don't like to be exposed to drafts, so protect this plant from blasts of hot or cold air that may come from drafty windows or heating/cooling vents.
Note: Senecios is not intended for human or animal consumption.
Indoors: High light
Low water needs
Purifies the air
Super-easy to grow
Complement your Senecio with these varieties:
Most types of succulents grow well with string of pearls!
Earth star is an amazing bromeliad that offers a stunning textural and color contrast to string of pearls.
Varieties: Our Favorites
Senecio talinoides spp. cylindricus
Himalayan senecio is an upright-growing variety with needle-like green leaves.Exotic Angel
String of bananas is an easy-to-grow, low-water succulent that has trailing stems and unique banana-shaped leaves.Exotic Angel
String of beads is a unique houseplant for hanging baskets that has round, bead-like leaves on trailing stems.Exotic Angel