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The most popular string succulents (String of Hearts, String of Pearls, String of Bananas, String of Dolphins), native to South Africa, have gorgeous shape and versatility. The stems can grow up to 3 feet (90cm) long. They look great in hanging baskets a few feet up or trailing as vines in a container. When cut, the stems will split into two or more and keep on growing.
String Succulents like bright indirect light, if they’re outdoor they like shaded area with some morning direct light or bright indirect light, if they’re indoor they like to be near the window with strong natural light. They don’t like direct sunlight, they will get burnt easily.
If your place doesn’t have enough light for them, then consider putting them 6 - 12 inches under the fluorescent light fixture and give them 12- 16 hours of light per day.
String succulents should be kept at an average indoor temperature of 70° - 80° degrees Fahrenheit. During winter, keep the plant at a cool temperature - around 55° – 60° degrees Fahrenheit. Don’t keep them in drafty areas, or areas with air conditioner and open window as cold air may causes the leaves to drop. They aren’t frost-tolerant so they’ll need to be moved indoor in the winter.
String Succulent Plants like any succulent need well-draining soil to thrive. Hence, choosing a well-drained pot is the first step to make your spring of hearts happy. Terracotta and unglazed ceramic pots are the two most popular choices thanks to their extraordinary drainage. Choosing the perfect size of the pot is another important factor for succulents to grow well.
String Succulents are very sensitive to overwatering, so make sure that you give them just enough water. Recommended amount is once every two weeks. One tip to make sure you don't overwater your plant is to check if the soil is half an inch (1.2cm) dry before the next water. During winter time, cut back watering to once per month.
They are often grown indoor, but it does not mean it can not make a great outdoor plant. For outdoor, it’ll depend on how hot the area is, that you can adjust the number of times to water the plant or you can let the rain does the job for you.
Succulents usually don’t need a lot of fertilizer and too much fertilizer can kill String Succulents too. During growth time, they might get fertilized once every 2 or 4 weeks in spring and mid-summer. And no fertilizer is needed for fall and winter. And the fertilizer should be weakened to not overwhelm the plant.
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