String of tears *Green


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Senecio herreanus, aka String of Beads, String of Tears, String of Watermelons, and String of Raindrops. Its narrow, green to purple stems are somewhat stiff and can grow over 1.0 feet long whether trailing from a pot or creeping along the ground as they do in the wild.

The subglobose leaves are truly shaped like raindrops. They are lined with fine purple stripes and translucent “leaf windows” that help the plant absorb more sunlight. Purple tones on the leaves and stems will deepen when grown in bright sunlight.

Soft succulents will not survive a hard frost, but if there is a risk of freezing temperatures they can be brought indoors to grow on a sunny window sill or under a grow light. They need bright sunlight, great drainage, and infrequent water to prevent rot.

Pick containers with drainage holes and use well draining cactus and succulent soil with mineral grit such as coarse sand or perlite. Water deeply enough for water to run out the drainage hole, then wait for the soil to fully dry before watering again.

String of tears produces white, pompom-like blooms that smell of cinnamon. To grow a full, trailing cascade, ensure all stems get sunlight and prune regularly, replanting the stem cuttings back in the pot

Plant Care

  • The String of Tears does best in partial shade or indirect bright light rather than in the full direct sunlight.
  • All plants of this type are adapted to live in fairly dry environments.
  • They are able to store water in their stems and leaves for long periods of time.
  • Spray NPK 19:19:19 once a month for best result


  • Hanging plant
  • fast growing