As a budding gardener, we understand that forgetting you have a plant to care for is acceptable. A tip often given to beginning gardeners is to buy plants that are easy to care for and plants that can survive neglect.
This is how the plant can remain healthy even if it is forgotten. Choosing a plant to buy as a beginner should first be based on these criteria, the good news is that there are beautiful flowering and non-flowering plants that are easy to grow and can survive a bit of neglect. .
In this article, we’ll show you everything you need to know about one of our favorite colorful and easy-to-grow houseplants. Pearl necklace.
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|botanical name||Senecio Rowleyanus.|
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Pearl necklaces are a unique plant that comes in the shape of a small round pearl resembling a pea. The unique shape of pearl necklaces has earned its name. The name of the plant is named after a British botanist, Gordon Douglas Rowley, known for his interest in succulents.
Succulents are plants with thick organs to store water, they store water in almost all their parts; stem, leaves, roots, etc. They have also adapted to survive in places that are too dry for the world’s vegetation, such as Africa, deserts, etc.
Also known as Senecio rowleyanus, pearl necklace is a flowering plant, although it rarely flowers indoors, it has been known to do so when planted outdoors, and popularly in spring , it produces white flowers that give off an amazing fragrance, almost like cinnamon.
Round “leaves” grow on the trailing stems and you can see them spreading up the sides of the container or basket. They look best when hanging. Although pearl necklaces are easy to grow, you need to know what it takes to grow them and what they get out of it. You’re lucky! We have it here!
Pearl necklaces are easy to grow and can survive several weeks of neglect. However, they still need their basic care like watering, bright light, temperature, less humidity, etc.
Requirements for pearl propagation.
Like any other houseplant we have mentioned on UnAssaggio.com, here are some of the requirements needed to propagate pearl necklaces.
Like many other succulents, lighting is very important for pearl necklaces. However, this beauty benefits from a mix of direct and indirect light. When grown outdoors they are usually found best in partial shade, in their natural environment they are usually found under trees or rocks.
However, if you are growing them indoors, you should place them where they can receive direct sunlight in the early hours of the day and indirect light when the sun is strong or hot. You can also place them in bright indirect light throughout the day.
The best soil to grow your pearl necklace is sandy soil. However, you can use regular potting soil. The important thing to keep in mind is that they grow best in well-drained soil.
Watering is important, but they are not easily forgiven with too much water. Just give them enough water. You can make a schedule that works best for this, such as once every two weeks.
You should check the top layer of soil when it is almost dry before watering, this will help you plan a healthy schedule. If you are growing outdoors, you may want to schedule based on how hot or cold your environment is. Adjust your watering schedule in winter or when it rains.
Pearl necklaces are not so special with humidity, so you can place them in a slightly humid environment. Do not place them in a high humidity environment such as the bathroom or kitchen.
5. Flower pot
The type of pot you use when growing your plant can affect your plant. Pearl necklaces benefit from well-drained soil and this is impossible without pots with drainage holes. Due to their excellent drainage systems, terracotta and unglazed ceramic pots are two popular choices for your pearl necklace.
You should buy pots big enough for the space, but the pots should not be too big, because the water stays in the pot too long and it can lead to rotting of the roots. Pearl necklaces have shallow roots; therefore, they do not need deep pots.
Succulents like pearl necklaces don’t really need that much fertilizer; too much fertilizer can damage and eventually kill pearls. You can encourage their growth during the growing season by feeding them occasionally; however, said fertilizer should be diluted to half its strength.
You should keep your pearls indoors at 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit and in the winter you can keep them at 55-60 degrees Fahrenheit. Be careful not to store them in places with air conditioning or where cold air can enter, the leaves can fall.
Easily flaunt a pearl necklace
Pearl necklaces are fairly easy to propagate; you don’t have to worry too much. It can be propagated by stem cutting in soil or by stem cutting in water and they are very similar.
1. trunk cut on the ground
The first thing to note is that you cut a stem from a healthy plant, about 5 inches long, and remove the top three leaves from the bottom to expose the nodes. Once done, place it carefully in a pot filled with well-drained potting soil. Water it gently because you don’t want it to get overwhelmed. Your plant should root quickly.
of them. cut the trunk in the water
Make a stem about 3-5 inches long, removing the leaves at the bottom. Place the lower part of the stem in a container of water, moving the container to a location where it can receive light throughout the day.
After a few days, your plant will begin to take root. Once these roots are clearly visible move them carefully into a container of soil, you can start with a small pot and as they grow move them to a larger pot.
How to care for your pearl necklace
- As before, you may need to be very careful when watering your pearls. As they grow, they can go weeks without water. You also may not be able to control how moist they are with your fingers or hands. However, you can set a schedule to water them every 12-14 days indoors or once every 3 weeks outdoors.
- Your plant can develop faults if it receives too much or too little water. i.e. you may notice the leaves starting to wilt, this indicates that you have under-watered. You should step it up!
- If you can’t give your plant the amount of natural light it needs, you can place it under a fluorescent light. 14 to 16 hours of artificial light during the growing season should be enough for them.
- Pearl necklaces are toxic to humans and pets to consume. Keep this beauty away from children and pets. Be aware that the juice can irritate your skin.
- Pearl necklaces are not free from pest and disease problems. You need to pay attention to your plant in order to notice these things early.
- While Pearl Necklaces are known to be long-lived, lack of basic care can cause them to die faster than expected. You have to give them the basic care they need, which is light, water, temperature, pot, etc.
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Pearls are essential in your home. They look best hanging in a basket, but you can place them anywhere in the house except in damp areas and near pets and children.
Although not as harmful when consumed, they can cause discomfort and irritation. You should consult your doctor immediately upon consumption.