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Curio rowleyanus

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Senecio rowleyanus
Phonetic Spelling
KYUR-ree-oh raw-lee-AY-nus
Description

String of Pearls is a plant in the daisy family that is native to South Africa.  It is often grown as a houseplant in hanging baskets with bead-like leaves that cascade down on long thin stems.  Its fleshy leaves allow this plant to be quite drought tolerant.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#drought tolerant#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#drought tolerant#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Curio
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Africa
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Houseplant
    Habit/Form:
    Cascading
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Description:
    White pom-pom flowers that have a cinnamon fragrance.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Lime green round succulent leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Hanging Baskets
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses