A cascading succulent, Senecio ‘Angel’s Tears’ is related to the well known String of Pearls, however it does have a few really great characteristics that make it a standout.
Firstly it is variegated, the newer leaves have with two shades of green, and also some lovely pink tones in the rounded bead like leaves.
It is also much faster growing, capable of sending out long strings of beads to over 1 metre (3ft) in length in around 12 – 18 months.
This is great plant for hanging baskets, not only because of the fast growth rate but also because it can tolerate soil that is a little on the dry side for a week or two, so its easy care.
This is new hybrid of Senecio roweleyanus from Japan and is said to be a cross between ‘String of Pearls’ and ‘String of Tears’.
Senecio ‘Angel’s Tears’ Care
This is an easy care plant given a moisture retentive soil and a position in good light, however not direct sun.
Use a normal potting mix that retains some water
You will need to water once or twice a week from spring though summer. Once a week in winter should be sufficient.
Good morning sun and late afternoon sun suits the plant really well. Full sun tends to change the colour of the foliage to brown.
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