Senecio herreanus - String of Watermelons [large] [limited]



  • Senecio herreanus (now Curio herreanus) - String of Watermelons
  • Senecio herreanus (now Curio herreanus) - String of Watermelons

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String of Watermelons aka String of Beads or String of Raindrops (now Curio herreanus) (Jacobsen & Heath): A stunning trailing species with incredible foliage. It grows narrow, string-like stems that are somewhat stiff and can reach over 1.0' long. The branching stems sport round leaves with pink to purple striping running lengthwise. Purple tones on the leaves and stems will deepen when grown in bright sunlight. String of Watermelons makes a real impact in a hanging pots near a sunny window. It likes a little bit more frequent water than most succulents; water whenever the leaves start to wrinkle. In frost-free climates, it can also thrive outdoors in a container or as a ground cover. This plant is fully rooted in a 3.5" round, plastic pot.

Soft succulents will not survive a hard frost, but if there is a risk of freezing temperatures they can be brought indoors to grow on a sunny window sill or under a grow light. They need bright, diffuse light, great drainage, and deep, infrequent water to prevent rot. Pick containers with drainage holes and use well-draining cactus and succulent soil with 50% to 70% mineral grit such as coarse sand, pumice, or perlite. Water deeply enough for water to run out the drainage hole, then wait for the soil to fully dry before watering again.

C. herreianus produces white, pompom-like blooms that turn into fluffy puff balls. To grow a full, trailing cascade, ensure all stems get sunlight and prune regularly, replanting the stem cuttings back in the pot.Look to our Succulent Cuttings Guide for tips on succulent propagation.

Full Senecio Guide

Color - Primary

Green / Lime

Color - Secondary

Purple / Black

Bloom Color

White Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 10 (30F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Filtered / Partial Sun

Recommended Light Conditions

Bright Indoor Light

Maximum Height

Over 12"

Growth Habit / Shape

Hanging / Trailing

Product Format

3.5" Pot

Special Characteristic

Showy Blooms

Special Characteristic

Easy to Propagate

USDA Zone map for average annual extreme minimum temperatures





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