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March 30, 2011

String of Pearls is a great indoor plant

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String of Pearls is a flowering plant in the family which includes Dusty Miller and German Ivy. It is native to southwest Africa and is an easy to care for plant. It's lovely in a hanging planter because it grows long, trailing stems of spherical leaves. The flowers are pale and brushlike. . The fleshy leaves are poisonous and should not be consumed.

This family and their delicate, succulent tapestries fill the same horticutual niche. String of Pearls, is a popular and low-maintenance plant to grow in a sunny window. It is a slow-growing variety, but your patience will be rewarded.
Light: Window.

Water: Water when surface is dry. They are forgiving if you forget.

Fertilizer: Use either a balanced or low-nitrogen formula at low levels, but frequently---March through October.

Soil: Should be loose and porous like a cactus soil.

The plant you will receive is growing in a 6" hanging basket and the vines are just beginning to cascade over the edge of the pot. One caveat here. The fleshy leaves are poisonous and should not be consumed.

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Posted by Marilyn Renaker at March 30, 2011 5:37 AM
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