String succulents are exactly what their name implies- succulents that are growing in a form of creeping strings or chains. All of these plants have somewhat similar characteristics, with pendant stems and green and fleshy leaves. Strings are formed by multiplying rows of leaves or forming a vine. String succulents do not require much care, which makes them perfect for outdoor and indoor hanging displays, as well as vertical gardens.
What makes string succulents so popular among succulent collectors and home decorators is their appearance. Those succulents can vary in leaf shape, form, texture, size, color and blooming. Therefore, here are 10 string succulent to add to your collection and take a home decoration on the next level.
Curio rowleyanus aka “String of Pearls”
This beautiful string succulent is native to the dryest parts of southwest Africa. Name “String of Pearls” comes from specific leaves in the shape and size of small pearls. This succulent blooms in the summer with whiteish small flowers in the form of a bush. “String of Pearls” is a great choice for hanging baskets, since it tends to grow downwards over the edge of their containers.
Crassula perforata aka “String of Buttons”
Crassula perforata is native to South Africa. This succulent is somewhat fast-growing, which makes it a great filler for the arrangements. With woody stems and characteristic triangular green leaves with reddish edges, this succulent is a real eye-catcher in the arrangements as well as alone in an interesting container. Crassula perforata blooms in spring with small, star-shaped, white to yellowish flowers.
Curio radicans aka “String of Bananas”
Curio radicans is another native South African succulent with multiple tendrils caring glossy, banana-shaped leaves. Like many other African species, this succulent is relatively hardy and easy to take care of. With enough water and a good balance between light and shade, “String of Bananas” is a fast-grower that will fill up the container or make an arrangement stand out easily. This succulent blooms in late winter and early spring with small, white flowers, filling the air with cinnamon scent.
Ceropegia woodii aka “String of Hearts”
“String of Hearts” is a great choice if you want an evergreen succulent. This tuberous plant has long trailing stems and adorable small, heart-shaped leaves. Leaves are gray-patterned and change color when exposed to light. With sufficient light, they’ll have deep green color and change to pale green under insufficient light conditions. “String of Hearts” usually blooms in late summer and early fall, with flowers lasting up to 6 weeks.
Curio herreanus aka “String of Beads” or “String of Watermelons”
This beautiful succulent is native to Namibia and South Africa. The common names come from oval, pointed, bead-like leaves lined with delicate purple stripes. Moreover, this succulent has characteristic translucent “leaf windows” which allows it to absorb more light. Curio herreanus blooms from spring to fall with small, whiteish flowers in a bush form on long peduncles.
Dischidia nummularia aka “String of Nickels”
This succulent is a perfect choice for outdoor hanging baskets or artistic succulent frames. Dischidia nummularia is an epiphytic climbing plant with small, round, opposite leaves that looks like tiny coins dangling on a stem. When the plant is young, leaves are occasionally covered in powder. This succulent is native to Australia and Asia. “String of Nickels” usually blooms in the spring with white to yellowish flowers.
Curio citriformis aka “String of Tears”
This unique succulent is native to Lesotho, South Africa, and Swaziland. “String of Teras” is a slow-grower, with erect, trailing stems and teardrop-shaped leaves. Leaves are soft, with transparent longitudinal stripes. The color of the leaves depends on the season and can vary from green to deep green. Small, creamy-yellow flowers appear from late summer to winter on wiry, thin stalks.
Peperomia prostrata aka “String of Turtles”
This succulent is another great addition to hanging container gardens and terrariums. Native to Brazilian rainforests, “String of Turtles” is a small, slow-growing vining plant with tiny, delicate leaves. Leaves can vary from dark green to purple with a breathtaking pattern of white veins. It blooms with cream-colored flowers on long spikes.
Curio peregrinus aka “String of Dolphins”
This succulent as a hybrid of Curio articulatus and Curio rowleyanus. Curio peregrinus is pretty rare and impressive succulent. As its name implies, leaves looks like tiny dolphins jumping from the waves. As the plant matures, leaves will become more and more alike until they are absolutely similar to one another. “String of Dolphins” blooms in the fall, with small, white, cinnamon-scent flowers. This is an amazing succulent to pot in a hanging container, as it looks breathtaking on its own.
Crassula rupestris aka “Jade Necklace”
This is an unusual African slow-growing succulent. With its rounded, thick green leaves with red edges tightly stacked along the stem, Crassula rupestris is a real eye-catcher. It blooms with small, star-shaped flowers, pinkish in color and grouped in clusters.