String of Tears
A succulent houseplant with pointed teardrop shaped foliage, forming many draping tendrils. Like many succulents it is relatively hardy and makes a great low maintenance houseplant. The stems tend to reach a few feet long, but can sometimes reach much longer under the right conditions. Due to the growth habit they do well in hanging baskets or near the edge of raised planters. It’s possible for string of tears to bloom, producing off white flowers which have a cinnamon or clove like scent.
- Low to moderate water depending on the conditions, usually waiting to water until the soil is almost completely dry is best. The roots should not be allowed to sit in water for prolonged periods as this can easily promote root rot.
- Catcus/succulent soil mixes are best, something with good drainage and allows air to get to the roots.
- They can tolerate full sun if acclimated but prefer a bit of afternoon shade or diffused light. They do well both on covered patios and indoors. They do very well indoors with bright diffused light, however lighting requirements can easily be reached in darker areas with grow lamps.
- Like all succulents, avoid freezing temperatures.