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String of pearls succulent flower This succulent is native to South Africa where it trails on the ground and forms dense mats by rooting wherever they can. The spherical shape of the leaves is an adaptation to arid environments. They store water while exposing a minimum amount of surface area to the dry air and as a result, water loss is reduced.<br />
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This is my first attempt at growing string of pearls - luckily, mine is doing very well outside, trailing down the pot beautifully, and currently flowering profusely. The flowers are very small, no more than 10 mm fully opened and stand proud from the leaves on stalks, which grow 90 degrees from the main stems. <br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/120572/string_of_pearls_flower_lateral.html" title="String of pearls flower lateral"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3314/120572_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1672876810&Signature=m9ZRquOqqZouK0blfDGRHWcZI%2BM%3D" width="200" height="198" alt="String of pearls flower lateral This succulent is native to South Africa where it trails on the ground and forms dense mats by rooting wherever they can. The spherical shape of the leaves is an adaptation to arid environments. They store water while exposing a minimum amount of surface area to the dry air and as a result, water loss is reduced.<br />
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This is my first attempt at growing string of pearls - luckily, mine is doing very well outside, trailing down the pot beautifully, and currently flowering profusely. The flowers are very small, no more than 10 mm fully opened and stand proud from the leaves on stalks, which grow 90 degrees from the main stems.<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/117662/string_of_pearls_succulent_flower.html<br />
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String of pearls succulent flower

This succulent is native to South Africa where it trails on the ground and forms dense mats by rooting wherever they can. The spherical shape of the leaves is an adaptation to arid environments. They store water while exposing a minimum amount of surface area to the dry air and as a result, water loss is reduced.

This is my first attempt at growing string of pearls - luckily, mine is doing very well outside, trailing down the pot beautifully, and currently flowering profusely. The flowers are very small, no more than 10 mm fully opened and stand proud from the leaves on stalks, which grow 90 degrees from the main stems.

String of pearls succulent This succulent is native to South Africa where it trails on the ground and forms dense mats by rooting wherever they can. The spherical shape of the leaves is an adaptation to arid environments. They store water while exposing a minimum amount of surface area to the dry air and as a result, water loss is reduced.<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/117662/string_of_pearls_succulent_flower_macro.html<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/120572/string_of_pearls_flower_lateral.html Asteraceae,Asterales,Australia,Curio rowleyanus,Flora,Geotagged,Macro,Rosary vine,Senecio rowleyanus,String-of-Pearls,Summer,australia,bead plant,botany,new south wales,string of beads,string of pearls,succulent


String of pearls flower lateral This succulent is native to South Africa where it trails on the ground and forms dense mats by rooting wherever they can. The spherical shape of the leaves is an adaptation to arid environments. They store water while exposing a minimum amount of surface area to the dry air and as a result, water loss is reduced.<br />
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This is my first attempt at growing string of pearls - luckily, mine is doing very well outside, trailing down the pot beautifully, and currently flowering profusely. The flowers are very small, no more than 10 mm fully opened and stand proud from the leaves on stalks, which grow 90 degrees from the main stems.<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/117662/string_of_pearls_succulent_flower.html<br />
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    comments (5)

  1. Hi Ruth.
    I was looking at our String -of-Pearls also today and decided to take photos of the perfusion of the flowers. Due to it being cold and wet I decided to wait a day or two. Nice to see your close up of the beauty in that little flower. Should say not just one flower but maybe a dozen in one flower head.
    Posted one year ago, modified one year ago
    1. Look forward to seeing! Great that you are growing this as well. Posted one year ago
  2. Lovely! Mine have never flowered, but look healthy otherwise. Posted one year ago
    1. Great news Christine. Perhaps as I am located around the same latitude these plants are native to, having them outside in their flowering period, the winter sun is just the right strength/angle to set off flowering? Posted one year ago
      1. Makes sense :) Posted one year ago

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''Curio rowleyanus'', syn. ''Senecio rowleyanus'', is a flowering plant in the daisy family Asteraceae. It is a creeping, perennial, succulent vine native to the drier parts of southwest Africa. In its natural environment its stems trail on the ground, rooting where they touch and forming dense mats.

Similar species: Asterales
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Jul 3, 2021. Captured Jul 1, 2021 13:05 in 47 Yule Rd, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/16.0
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO250
  • 105mm