Blue string of pearls

by Jan

example of Senecio rowleyanus (green)

example of Senecio rowleyanus (green)

Hi Jacki, I live in Australia and someone here is selling seeds for blue string of pearls. I have only heard of the green and the variegated variety, Is there a blue form?
Regards Jan.

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Dec 30, 2017
No such thing!
by: Jacki

This is pretty much a scam, using photoshopped images of Senecio rowleyanus, which is the String of Pearls plant, tinted a completely unlikely blue color. Don't get sucked into this! You'll be disappointed when the (possible) resulting plants are the usual green.

Stick with the green or variegated form - they're beautiful.

Jan 21, 2018
No artificial coloured plants
by: PG Kruger

Absolutely agree. Hate these artificially coloured plants. And there's beautifully Senecios that grows in the same way as this plant. The leaves are less round and more bean shaped but they go together very well

May 06, 2018
by: Kate

Yes i brought the seeds. Crock of shit, the plants are not even a string of pearls, althought it didn't cost a lot i have spend alot of time caring for the seeds. Dont waste your money or time

Mar 12, 2019
waste of time and money
by: Julie

nothing like pictured plant. It does not grow on string like trailers, it is NOT blue, it has no pearls...looks like common garden grass....who knows what it is or whether it is worth keeping

Mar 14, 2019

If there is one thing that I have learnt over 40 years of working with succulents it is this. Never buy seeds. Seedlings yes. You are definitely not the first person that have been taken in with this kind of scam. Buy plants and identify them yourself even if it takes time, and this happens all the time. The name on the container is most probably not correct

Enjoy your succulents

Dec 31, 2019
by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

My friend Kat has some interesting information about succulent scams here.

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