String of Tears is also called Senecio rowleyanus which has raindrop pea-shaped leaves. Moreover, you can decorate your house wall with beautiful stems of strings of the tear. In addition the look of this plant is very stunning. Whereas, this plant has the aroma of cinnamon.
What are the alternative names for String of Tears?
It is known with many names such as Green marble vine, Gooseberry Kleinian, String of pearls, String-of-beads, String of Tears, Gooseberry Senecio. The Scientific name is Senecio rowleyanus or Curio herreianus.
|Flower||It bears small brush-like clustered white flowers|
|Growth rate||Generally the growth rate is medium.|
|Evergreen||Yes, it is an evergreen plant.|
|Fruit Color||Specifically the fruit has a bright red color|
|Attracts||Generally it attracts pest, butterflies, and hummingbirds|
|Plant type||Flowering plant|
|Flower bloom||Seasonal bloomer|
|Length||0.3 inches in diameter|
|Shape||Pea shape leaves, large, round, teardrop or raindrop|
|Sun||Full sun to partial shade|
|Required pH||6.0 to 7.0|
|Level of drainage||Well-drained|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer|
|Soil type||Sandy soil|
|Origin||Native to South Africa|
How to care for the String of Tears?
Senecio herreianus plant best grows in full sun. They need partial shade in the summer season. If strings of tear grow in the full shade then they will leggy and lanky.
During the growing season, plant needs few water. But be careful soil never left too dry for a long time.
This plant preferred well drain soil. They grow best in sandy soil.
The plant can be grown from seeds or cutting. You can prune plants at any time.
This plant needs fertilizer annually, but lightly because too much fertilizer is harmful to the plant.
Senecio herreianus plant growth:
This plant can grow 25cm in the year. If the plant gets a good light level, warm temperature, and adequate water then it will grow the best condition.
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