String Of Tears Variegated


300 in stock

Variegated String of Pearls is a well-loved wishlist item for all plant collectors. It’s known for its pearl like leaves that are swirled in cream, green, and sometimes even pink and purple colors with the right combination of sun stress and water. The thin, string-like stems trail elegantly and can cascade several feet.

It’s a perfect gift for yourself, your family, and all your loved ones with its fascinating look and elegant features. It is more vibrant and striking than actual pearls!

The plant is beautiful in a hanging basket, and can be grown inside the house in a bright airy room, or outside in a protected patio. The plant will purify the air, cleaning up the atmosphere around wherever it is situated. You will need to provide protection from frost.

Variegated String of Pearls is slower growing in comparison to its non-variegated counterpart, due to lacking some of the chlorophyll that completely green leaves possess.

Care Tips

Light: Indirect light, shade, or early morning sun. They are more sensitive to direct sunlight as the variegated parts lack the chlorophyll to process it. Direct sunlight would cause sunburn easily.

Water: Only when potting mix is dry to touch. Needs regular infrequent watering in summer and much less in winter

Soil: Well draining succulents potting mix

Temperature: The optimal temperature range is from 18 Celcius to 32C during the day. At night keep the temperature above 5C

Planting: String of Pearls does best in places where its strings are able to hang or form ground cover. Baskets are perfect for letting the impressive strings grow and trail. Garden walls and rockeries also allow this plant to spread and thrive.

Fertilizer: Use a general fertilizer twice a year to enhance new growth and the plant’s overall health. Over fertilizing causes malformed growth.

Blooming: The flowers are dainty and white, and form tightly compacted puffballs. Each bloom has a halo of deep red to golden yellow filaments.

Dormancy: Variegated String of Pearls don’t go into full dormancy, but growth slows during winter months.

Propagation: String of Pearls propagates via clippings. Allow the cut end to callous over and insert into dirt during warm months. Roots sprout from the leaf nodes.

  • Easy grow
  • Attractive hanging plant
  • Variegated string
  • low maintenance