Senecio (Senecio spp.)

Senecio Plant Features

Senecios are an interesting group of easy-to-care for succulent houseplants often grown in hanging baskets. These indoor plants have earned a reputation for being a cinch to care for because if they get enough light, they're practically no-fail plants that need only occasional watering.

String of pearls is a variety that has trailing stems, it's often grown in hanging baskets so you can enjoy the plant's interesting texture. But you can also grow string of pearls in a traditional container and let it grow across a horizontal surface, such as a mantle.

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Senecio Growing Instructions

Grow senecios in a bright spot. Like most succulents, these are high-light houseplants that will take as much sun (or artificial light) as they can get. 

Water senecios sparingly --- only after the soil dries. Take care not to overwater these interesting houseplants. 

Senecios don't mind dry air (unlike most houseplants!), but they don't like to be exposed to drafts, so protect this plant from blasts of hot or cold air that may come from drafty windows or heating/cooling vents. 

Note: Senecios is not intended for human or animal consumption. 
  • Water

    Low water needs

  • Light

    Indoors: High light

  • Colors


  • Special Features

    Purifies the air

    Super-easy to grow

Complement your Senecio

Most types of succulents grow well with string of pearls!

Earth Star
Earth star is an amazing bromeliad that offers a stunning textural and color contrast to string of pearls.

Our favorite varieties

String of Beads

String of Beads

Senecio rowleyanus

String of beads is a unique houseplant for hanging baskets that has round, bead-like leaves on trailing stems.

Himalayan Senecio

Himalayan Senecio

Senecio talinoides

Himalayan senecio is an upright-growing variety with needle-like green leaves. Note: You may also see it called Kleinia talinoides or Curio talinoides.

String of Bananas

String of Bananas

Senecio radicans

String of bananas is an easy-to-grow, low-water succulent that has trailing stems and unique banana-shaped leaves.