As it goes I always have a current favourite where plants are concerned. So right now it is ‘String of Pearls’. Do you have this amazing plant? I have not been able to get my hands on one as yet but can’t wait to own one. Also known as ‘String of Beads’ or ‘Rosary’ String of Pearls is a perennial vine of the Asteraceae family and is native to south-west Africa. It belongs to the succulent family and it requires very little hands on care.
This bead like succulent is quite a unique looking plant and will do very well in bright light. Consider putting your plant in a sunny windowsill.
This succulent loves to sprawl, make sure there is plenty of room for it to grow. Hanging baskets are a very good way to show off this lovely succulent.
Grow it in combination with other succulents and the effect is purely magic.
This particular succulent is distinct and different, but be cautious and keep it away from pets and young children as it can be toxic when consumed.
Display these beautiful succulents on your mantel. See how stunning they look.
What a creative arrangement and such a clever way to use the string of pearls.
It is an ideal plant for indoors and patios in hanging baskets and patios. It is a drought tolerant plant.
These amazing plants are both drought and heat tolerant but not very cold tolerant.
It’s mostly the foliage rather than the flowers which interests most gardeners.
I really want to own one of these, I will keep you posted about that.
I came across this brilliant article about how to care for and propagate the String Of Pearls plant. Check it out here. Do any of you own this beautiful succulent? Have you kept it indoors or outdoors. Please do share any useful tips that you might have about this beautiful succulent.
It’s a fact that plants are good for us. That for every building we construct , we should be planting a 100 trees. It is extremely heartening to see that indoor plants have been embraced wholeheartedly by designers and bloggers around the world so much so that without plants any space seems totally incomplete. The darling of most designers for the longest time has been the Fiddle Fig Tree. Succulents, terrariums and air plants are also very popular. One of the new ‘IT’ plants currently is the Pencil Cactus. The Pencil Cactus is actually a Euphorbia tirucalli, hence it is actually a succulent as opposed to a true cactus. It is a truly resilient and good-looking plant. A word of caution for this succulent, like all Euphorbias the pencil cactus has milky white stem latex that is a local irritant and can cause a lot of discomfort, it is also mildly poisonous. So this should be kept in mind if you are planning to grow or get one as a houseplant.
- It has a spiky, architectural shape which will definitely make it stand out from all the other house plants that you own.
- The Pencil Cactus is sometimes called the Milkbush because of the milky stem latex that oozes from the plant when cut.
- The stem latex is a skin and eye irritant and all parts of this particular succulent can be poisonous if ingested. It is best to avoid keeping this succulent indoors if you have young children and gloves should be worn when handling cuttings.
- Pencil cactus can be readily propagated from cuttings. After taking a cutting dip it in fresh water to avoid the latex from flowing out, then allow the cutting to dry for a week before potting it in moist sand or cactus mix.
- It will grow very well in a sunny window sill.
- There are thousands of varieties of Euphorbia and given bright light and warmth it can be grown easily.
Let’s take a look at 10 very stylish spaces with the Pencil Cactus.
The pencil cactus can grow as tall as 6 foot if taken care of well. Lovely isn’t it??
Grow it in a small glass container, don’t let the lack of space deter you from owing one of these beauties.
One of the varieties of the Pencil Cactus is the ‘Fire Pencil Cactus’. Incredible isn’t it ?
This architectural, sculptural beauty will do very well if kept on a sunny window sill.
It’s a sculptural beauty !!
This space is an absolute stunner and look at that gorgeous Pencil Cactus plant.
Grow it in the garden alongside other succulents and cactii.
More eye candy. It’s sculptural form is just outstanding, one of the reasons why this plant is incredibly popular.
The Pencil Cactus grows very well outdoors and looks really good in combination with other succulents and plants.
I love plants as miniatures!!