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Senecio rowleyanus
String of  beads

Senecio rowleyanus, String of beads


Senecio rowleyanus, String of beads

This perennial succulent forms creeping mats that root at the nodes. The spherical leaves are 1/4 in (6 mm) across. White daisy flowers 1/2 in (12 mm) across appear on 1 1/2 in (35 mm) stalks in summer. Widely grown in hanging baskets with vertically hanging stems of gray bead leaves, it comes from southwestern Africa.
Cultivation: Reasonably fertile, well-drained soil suits these frost-tender to fully frost-hardy plants, as well as a sunny location. Regular tip pruning encourages a bushy habit.
Propagate shrubs from cuttings in summer, annuals from seed in fall (autumn) and perennials by division in spring.