Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name:

Genus: Senecio

Specie: S. rowleyanus


English Name:


Common Name:

string-of-pearls or string-of-beads

Botanical Family:

Name in Latin: Asteraceae

Name in English: Aster, Daisy, Sunflower Family

The Plant

Origin: Southwest Africa

Growth Habit: trailing succulent

Flower: pale: brush -like, composite; cinnamon smell

Blooming Period: winter

Leaf: small spherical - 1/4 inch diameter


ornamental : hanging basket, houseplant

Care and Handling

Soil: well drained succulent/cactus mix

Amount of water: dry out between waterings, Remember to reduce watering during the winter or dormant season.

Nutrition: liquid fertilizer diluted by 50% , once a month

Special handling: fleshy leaves are poisonous if consumed, bright to direct light.

Special feature/remarks:

reduce watering during the winter or dormant season.