The String-of-beads Plant

Meet the Curio rowleyanus, a plant that's as fun to grow as it is to say. Commonly known as the 'String-of-beads', this plant is a true showstopper with its unique design features and vibrant green color.

Curio rowleyanus

Partial Shade

Specific light requirements are not available.

Very Low Water Needs

Thrives in dry conditions (once every two weeks), rarely needs watering.

Sand Specialist

Thrives in sandy soils, requiring moderate care and preparation.

Moderately Adaptable Soil pH

Can thrive in acidic to neutral pH ranges.

Moderate Human Safety Concerns

This plant may cause irritation or mild reactions.

Safe for Pets

No known safety risks to pets and livestock.


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About Curio rowleyanus

The String-of-beads plant is a potted plant that can grow between 1 to 2 feet in height and 1 to 3 feet in width. It's a thick-leaved climber with verdant, ornamental leaves that resemble a string of green beads. During the hot weather period, it blooms milky, odoriferous flowers that add to its ornamental value.

Despite its name, the String-of-beads plant doesn't produce any fruits. But who needs fruits when you have such a fun and unique plant to look at?

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Our design recommendations

The String-of-beads plant is perfect for adding a touch of whimsy to your garden. Its unique design features make it an excellent choice for a showpiece plant. It can be grown in a pot or in swinging pots for an added touch of charm. This plant is versatile and can be grown in various locations. It's perfect for a pot on your terrace or even indoors in a well-lit area.