String of Raindrops, is a beautiful succulent, widely believed to be a hybrid of the well known String of Pearls. The leaf shape is ellipsoidal, pointed at the front, resembling droplets. Hanging String of Raindrops are not only an excellent indoor foliage plant, but also a great indoor air purifier. Perfect to elevate your indoor space in all aspects.
- Greenhouse grown.
- Available in 2", 4" and 6" pots.
Recommended Care Instructions -
Light - Like most succulents they will need some sun or bright light to really thrive indoors. Many of the varieties you can buy will get by with less light but this in turns results in slower or no growth.
Watering - Unlike other succulents, Senecio plants do like water on a fairly frequent basis. A large number of plants growing in a pot use more water than a plant growing solo. That said they will easily rot if given too much water or allowed to fester in damp very low light conditions. As a rule it's advisable to wait until the soil has dried out a bit rather than keeping it constantly moist.
Humidity - Succulent Senecio plants are adapted to dry arid conditions so there is no need to increase humidity in a standard home or office. In fact you may actually find problems occur if the humidity levels are unnaturally high for whatever reason, as this can encourage damp resulting in rotting and the strings on your String of Raindrops plant falling apart and rolling away!
Feeding - A fertiliser design for Cacti and Succulents is ideal, but you can always use a normal houseplant feed. Just make sure you dilute it to about half of the recommend amount listed in the instructions. Once every two months or so during the growing seasons will be enough to keep your Senecio healthy and thriving.
Temperature - Warm temperatures are welcomed. They can however tolerate quite cool temperatures if required, but don't risk exposing them to frost of any kind.
Repotting - You only need to repot your Senecio when the container has become congested and there is little room for your plant to expand. It's also a good idea to change the soil every three years regardless because by this point the soil has likely broken down and is no longer absorbing adequate water or holding the necessary nutrients for your plant. When you come to do it, ensure you use a free draining growing medium, either ready made or you can mix normal compost with a little grit, perlite or sharp sand etc.