Senecio Herraianus


Senecio herraianus, commonly known as "String of Tears" or "Collar of Beads," is a succulent plant belonging to the Asteraceae family.

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Senecio herraianus, commonly known as "String of Tears" or "Collar of Beads," is a succulent plant belonging to the Asteraceae family. This species is native to South Africa and has become a favorite among succulent enthusiasts due to its unique and attractive appearance. Its scientific name, "herraianus," is a tribute to the German botanist H.A. Herra.

Description: Senecio herraianus is a trailing succulent characterized by its long, slender cascading stems adorned with small, bead-like or teardrop-shaped leaves in shades of bluish-green to silvery. This plant has an elegant and delicate appearance, making it ideal for decorating shelves, hanging in hanging pots, or even being part of succulent arrangements. Its leaves store water, allowing it to survive in drought conditions.

Care (Watering and Fertilizing): Senecio herraianus is relatively easy to care for. Here are some tips to keep it healthy:

Watering: This succulent prefers a moderate watering approach. Allow the top layer of the soil to dry out before watering again. Avoid overwatering as excess water can lead to root rot. During winter, reduce the watering frequency due to its dormancy period.

Fertilizing: Feed your Senecio herraianus with a diluted balanced fertilizer once a month during the growing season, typically spring and summer. Reduce or suspend fertilization during winter.

Adaptation to Cold and Heat: This succulent is hardier to cold than one might think. It can tolerate temperatures below freezing for short periods, but its growth will slow down in cold climates. In warm climates, ensure it receives partial shade during the hottest parts of the day to prevent leaf burn. Overall, it prefers warm climates and benefits from temperatures between 15°C and 24°C

Senecio herraianus is a wonderful plant for succulent enthusiasts and those seeking a unique and elegant addition to their collection. With proper care, you'll enjoy its beauty and charm for a long time.


Data sheet

Senecio herraianus
This plant is native to South Africa, specifically the Eastern Cape region.
It typically grows as a trailing plant and can reach a length of several feet, although it's common to keep it in hanging pots or baskets where it can reach around 24-36 inches in length.
The leaves of Senecio herraianus are light green to bluish-green, and they have a cylindrical, elongated shape. They have a succulent and glossy appearance.
This plant produces small white to pale pink flowers, but its main attraction is its leaves rather than the flowers. Flowering can occur in spring or summer if provided with the right conditions.
void direct sunlight during the hottest parts of the day as it can damage the leaves.
The ideal temperature range for this plant is around 18-24 degrees
As a succulent, this plant prefers moderate watering

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