10 String of Plants Varieties with Pictures and Care Guides


String of plants are very popular and are easy to grow. They are perfect to grow in a hanging basket, on top of a shelf or on a pedestal. Herebelow are ten popular string of plants varieties.

10 Popular String of Plants Varieties for Growing Indoors

Our list of popular string of plants includes String of Pearls Plant, String of Nickels Plant, String of Dolphins Plant, String of Hearts Plant among other. Keep reading for our full list.

1. String of Pearls Plant | Senecio rowleyanus

String of Pearls, Senecio rowleyanus

String of Pearls Plant also called String of Beads Plant is a unique indoor plant which bears pendant thread-like stems on which spherical green leaves grow.

Senecio rowleyanus grows as a trailer, with long trailing stems which make it perfect for a hanging basket, a pedestal or a top a table or shelf where the stems can beautifully cascade downwards.

String of Beads Plant thrives in bright light with some direct sunlight, moderate warmth and moderately moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Read more on how to grow and care for String of Pearls Plant.

2. String of Bananas Plant | Senecio radicans

String of Bananas Plant, Senecio radicans

String of Bananas Plant also called String of Fishhooks is a unique plant which bears pendant thread-like stems on which are tiny leaves shaped like small green bananas.

Senecio radicans leaves bear a translucent window that runs the length of the leaf which allows light to reach into interior of the leaf where photosynthesis takes place.

String of Bananas Plant grows best in bright light with some direct sunlight, average warmth and moderately moist, rich, well drained soil. Learn how to grow and care for String of Bananas Plant.

3. String of Lemons Plant | Senecio citriformis

String of Lemons Plant, Senecio citriformis

String of Lemons Plant also called String of Tears or String of Teardrops bears erect stems on which oval, teardrop-shaped or lemon-shaped leaves grow.

The leaves in Senecio citriformis are green to dark-green with translucent longitudinal stripes (windows) which allow light to reach into the interior of the leaf where photosynthesis takes place.

String of Lemons Plant requires bright light with some direct sunlight, moderate warmth and moderately moist, fertile, well-drained soils. Read more on how to grow and care for String of Lemons Plant.

4. String of Watermelons Plant | Senecio herreanus

String of Watermelons Plant, Senecio herreanus

String of Watermelons Plant also called String of Beads, String of Raindrops or Gooseberryplant bears pendant thread-like stems on which oval, bead-like leaves grow.

The leaves in Senecio herreanus are dark-green with purple stripes and resemble the rind of the watermelon fruit and hence the common name.

String of Watermelons Plant thrives in bright light with some direct sunlight, moderate warmth and moderately moist, fertile, well-drained soils. Learn more on how to grow and care for String of Watermelons Plant.

5. String of Dolphins Plant | Senecio peregrinus

String of Dolphins Plant, Senecio peregrinus

String of Dolphins Plant also called Dolphin Necklace, Flying Dolphins or Dolphin Plant bears pendant thread-like stems on which curvy leaves with two small points grow and look like a pod of flying or jumping dolphins, hence, the common name.

Senecio peregrinus is one of the common of the 10 types of Senecio Plants which easily adapt to indoor growing conditions.

String of Dolphins Plant grows best in bright light with 4-6 hours direct sunlight, moderate warmth and moderately moist, fertile, well-drained soils. Read more on how to grow and care for String of Dolphins Plant.

6. String of Hearts Plant | Ceropegia woodii

String of Hearts Plant, Ceropegia woodii

String of Hearts Plant also called Rosary Vine, Chinese Lantern or Chain of Hearts is an unusual succulent which is excellent for a hanging basket.

Chain of Hearts Plant bears trailing stems and fleshy grey-green leaves with an eye-catching marbled pattern which make it ideal for a hanging basket.

Ceropegia woodii thrives in bright, indirect light away from direct sunlight, average warmth and moderately moist, rich, well-drained soil. Learn how to grow and care for String of Hearts Plant.

7. String of Buttons Plant | Crassula perforata

String of Buttons Plant, Crassula perforata

String of Buttons Plant also called Necklace Vine or Pagoda Plant is an easy to grow succulent plant even for a beginner. It can survive a considerable period of time without water.

Crassula perforata like these 16 Types of Crassula Varieties can survive a considerable period of time without water due to the fleshy leaves and stems which store water.

Necklace Vine does well in bright light with some direct sunlight, average warmth and loose, well-drained soil coupled with monthly feeding during the growing season. Read more on how to grow and care for String of Buttons Plant.

8. String of Nickels Plant | Dischidia nummularia

String of Nickels Plant, Dischidia nummularia

String of Nickels Plant also called Button Orchid is a trailing succulent plant which bears greenish-yellow foliage whose leaves are opposite and round and look like numerous coins, hence the common name.

Dischidia nummularia is related to Million Hearts Plant (Dischidia ruscifolia) and Watermelon Dischidia (Dischidia ovata).

Button Orchid thrives in bright light with some morning sunshine, average warmth, moderately moist, rich, well-drained soil. Learn more on how to grow and care for String of Nickels Plant.

9. String of Rubies Plant | Othonna capensis

String of Rubies Plant, Othonna capensis

String of Rubies Plant also called String of Pickles, Little Pickles or Ruby Necklace is characterized by thin oval-shaped leaves and reddish-purple trailing stem.

The trailing stems in String of Pickles are spectacular when they cascade downwards beautifully in a hanging basket or on a pedestal.

Ruby Necklace requires very bright light, average warmth and moderately moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Learn how to grow and care for String of Rubies Plant.

10. String of Turtles Plant | Peperomia prostrata

String of Turtles Plant, Peperomia prostrata

String of Turtles Plant also called Magic Marmer bears heart-shaped leaves with beautiful patterns of white veins which vary in color from maroon to dark blue to purple in young plants and they become silvery-white as the plant matures.

Magic Marmer is one of the popular 15 Peperomia Varieties that can be grown in the home successfully as it easily adapts to indoor growing conditions.

Peperomia prostrata thrives in bright light with some direct sunlight, warm and humid conditions and moderately moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Read more on how to grow and care for String of Turtles Plant.

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