String Succulents spill down pots and containers like a flow of emerald water. These plants are adapted to creep along the ground, rooting as they go, to catch the small amount of light that trickles between the branches of the bush canopy above them. Others grow on rocky slopes and root into shallow crevasses there.
Many of these plants were formerly included in the genus Senecio but were recently moved into their own genus called Curio. This change was so recent that, on our website, we keep the name Senecio on our products that should be in Curio in order to not confuse people who are used to the Senecio name. We do note in the description if they are currently in Curio though.
Care for string succulents is similar to general succulent care. They need well draining soil and infrequent water; although they tend to like a bit more water than most succulents. The only major difference is that many string succulents prefer only partial sun. Be careful not to fry these cute strings in the sunlight and know the symptoms of sunburn.
These plants make for easy propagation via cuttings as they’re used to rooting from all along their stems and they grow fairly quickly. This means they can be a source of continual gifts once you get your own established plant. Also, if you accidentally break a stem you can just plant it right back into the pot. This will lead to a more filled out look. This is all true even for the variegated varieties which add attractive dashes of yellow and pink into their otherwise green leaves.
Crassula perforata ssp. kougaensis
Senecio herreanus - String of Tears
Senecio rowleyanus f. variegatus - Variegated String of Pearls [limited]