How Often To Water String Of Pearls Plant (Summer & Winter)


A string of pearls plants is the best beautiful looking succulent plant, Which looks like a necklace with string and a bunch of Beats.

watering string of plants
watering string of plant

A string of pearls plants are succulents and they only need watering once in 7 days (week), When the roots of the plants dried completely. Typically in winter, you need to water less frequently compared to the summer season.  The recommended watering string of plants is like 15 days once in the winter season (winter dormacy).

We need to water the string of pearls plants very carefully otherwise it is susceptible to root rot, maybe because of more watering or slow-draining soil.

Low or over-exposure light conditions and Overwatering or underwatering will make plants susceptible to weak and it gets diseases.

For the better growth of plants, We need to water the string of pearls plant carefully by determining the season ( winter or summer).

Read till end of your article to know complete watering guide. Here are the detailed steps that I follow to water my string of pearls plant to thrive to full.

1. Don’t Overwater string of pearls plant

Don’t water the plant blindly with the duration (1 or 2 days interval). Check the soil before you water the string of pearls plant.

Avoid watering if the top layer of the soil is already moist. you can check the soil moisture by moisture meter or simply by finger.

Overwatering leads to the major problems of plant-like root rot and fungal infections, when a string of pearls plant overwatered, leaves that store the water burst and become white spots.

Water thoroughly but don’t overwater the plant. Ensure you have a drainage hole in the pot so that water won’t stay a long time in the pot.

2. Underwatering String Of Pearls Plant Turn Brown

Water once or twice a week is more than enough for the string of pearls plant during summer, if it is winter then I only water once every week.

Solution:

  1. Check the soil before you water the string of pearls plant.
  2. Water if the top layer of the soil is dry.
  3. Usually i water twice a week, this can differ depending on climate contions, sun intensity and humidity.
  4. In dormant period we need to water less compared to summer because growth of plant will be reduced.

Water thoroughly but don’t overwater the plant. Ensure you have a drainage hole in the pot so that water won’t stay a long time in the pot.

If you Overwater leads to major problems like root rot and fungal infections, when a string of pearls plant overwatered, the plant will die if action is not taken in time.

You also need to take care of potting mix as if the water sits for more time, then it leads to another problem.

3. Don’t use slow draining Soil for string of pearls plant

slow draining soil is always a problem for any plant. If you use slow draining soil for a string of pearls plant then it will cause root rot problem for sure.

Slow draining soil and less exposure light are the main causes of root rot and eventually plant will get infested by pests or it will have mold and the plant start turning white, brown, black.

4. Root Rot for String of Pearls plant

In the string of pearls plant if we use low draining soil or over water the plants where water sits near roots. This will affect the plant roots.

when the roots got weak then it’s easy for pest infestation or causes mold so this will make the string of pearls turn white in long term.

5. Chlorine or Fluroid in Water affects string of pearls plant

Water the plant only when it is dry, If you find the top layer of the soil kind of white substance then extra salts that have in the water. So avoid using Tap water.

Use filtered water to water the plants. Give more light to a string of pearl plants.

Reduce quantity and frequency of watering in winter (dormant period).

6. Low exposure to Sunlight or any artificial light for string of pearls plant

To keep the plant healthy light is essential. The string of pearls can tolerate low exposure to sunlight. But it grows well in bright indirect light.

If you keep the string of pearls plant in low light and give more water. This will remain wet for more time, so this is a problem for the plant.

If the plant gets enough sunlight then the soil will not be moist for a longer time, This also helps in preventing mold and pest infestation.

Give six to eight hours of bright light to help the plant. It cannot tolerate the harsh afternoon sunlight.

7. Watering Place

Watering from top for string of pearls plant

watering the string of plants will make the whole plant wet, and sometimes if we make the beats also wet then there will be more chances of it being attracted by pests.

Sometimes it is difficult to make out for a string of pearls kind of plant to check the moisture by finger because the plant will be crowded in less space. At this time we choose to water from the bottom.

Watering from Bottom for string of pearls plant

I suggest watering the string of pearls plant by bottom because it’s difficult to check the moisture content of soil by finger as the plant will be crowded in less space.

We need to choose the pot accordingly to water the plant from the bottom.

FAQ:

Water string of pearls from top or bottom?

I suggest watering the string of pearls plant by bottom because it’s difficult to check the moisture content of soil by finger as the plant will be crowded in less space.

How to bottom water string of pearls?

I suggest watering the string of pearls plant by bottom because it’s difficult to check the moisture content of soil by finger as the plant will be crowded in less space. Use half-filled water in a bucket, submerge the plants until the soil is wet and remove the pot from the bucket.

Final Thoughts:

These are the tips I normally use to water my plants in the garden. Let me know in the comments how do you find these tips are they useful?

Harshavardhan

I love and passionate about gardening. All these started a few years back, planting, watering plants, and helping the plants grow without any diseases. I enjoy spending time with plants, greenery which gives me peace of mind.

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