String of Pearls is a cool ornamental succulent that can be used in hanging baskets, planted in miniature or fairy gardens or in succulent arrangements. We often use small pieces as rows of 'onions' in the fairy veggie gardens.
The flowers are not very attractive and are followed by seed that pops open like a dandelion to be spread by the wind. These can be cut off to avoid this somewhat weedy look.
Despite its delicate appearance, this unusual succulent house plant is a vigorous grower, quickly creeping across the surface of the pot, then cascading down the side.
Senecio rowleyanus is native to South Africa. It grows long, trailing stems with its signature round 'leaves'. The stems of String of Pearl trail on the ground, rooting where they touch forming dense mats.