String of Pearls - Variegated - 6" pot
Variegated String of Pearls (now Curio rowleyanus f. variegatus) (Jacobsen & Heath): A phenomenal variegated oddity in the succulent world. String of Pearls is a well-loved favorite but its variegated form is a cut above. Its bead-like leaves are mottled with cream, green, and sometimes even pink! The thin, string-like stems can cascade several feet. This species is native to South Africa where it grows as ground cover in the shade of rocky outcroppings.
String of Pearls tends to like a bit more water than most succulents. Only water when the soil is dry; a slight wrinkling of the leaves indicates the plant is ready for water. It is a member of the Aster family and produces pom pom-like flowers that smell of cinnamon. Try growing Variegated String of Pearls in a hanging pot near a sunny window for an impressive trailing effect. In frost free climates (zone 10+), it also thrives outdoors in a pot or as a ground cover. For a truly bountiful cascade, prune and re-plant the longest strands regularly.