New vertical garden with succulents, including string of pearls, hen and chicks, and ice plant. Does it need full sun, or will it do ok on the north side of the house? Thanks!
Most succulents, including the plants you've mentioned, do best in full sun, so they are likely to be unhappy on the north side of the house. The hen and chicks plant can tolerate partial shade but not full shade. This article discusses some succulents for shade:
I'm new to succulents and need some advice! My recently purchased string of pearls plant was knocked over all the strands of pearls throughout are connected to their own little roots - as opposed to the plant being bound together by one cluster of roots. I never imagined it looked like this underneath! I tried to replant, which was beyond tedious of a task let me tell you, but just can't seem to get the roots to stay covered properly to encourage growth into their new soil and pot. I'll cover one piece, then add another but in the process accidentally disturb the soil and uproot what was covered moments before! I may need a 2nd set of hands to help me out, but are there any tips or tricks for replanting the dozen or so bits of the plant and their roots?
You may want to try placing section into smaller pots.
These links will help you.
I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. It's by a window, I try to water it lightly once a week, the soil doesn't look right, but, it was flourishing when I bought it a couple of months ago. I haven't done anything but water it once a week. I know it's a succulent. It's like a cactus..requires minimal care..but something is wrong..
Once a week may be too often. It is best to check the soil instead of watering on a schedule.
This article will refresh you on the care requirements.
My string of pearls plant seems to be producing not pea shaped round pearls but more like oblong shape with the pointy end? Is it too much sun or not enough sun? also the segments between beads seems to be longer than I would like which makes me think it's not enough lights should be in direct sun? Please advise.
Yes. You are correct in your assumption. These require bright sunlight. They can be grown, happily, in full sun.
Here is an article for further care:https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/string-of-pearls/string-of-pearls-plant.htm
I just bought two string of pearl plants, I read that they are like cactus and are okay indoors under bright artificial light. Also, I haven't had a chance to pot them into a succulent type potting mix. I do have a well drainage mix but it isn't "sandy". Will they do okay? Should I just take them home and repot them?
Yes, they will do well under horticultural lighting. The succulent mix, whether sandy or not, will be most suitable for these plants. Just don't let them dry out too much, as they like lightly moist soil.
Have 4 pots of Strings of Pearls that I had at work. Brought them home and 2 of the pots have some Pearls that are soft and white looking...Plants still look very good but was wondering why this has happen. Have pulled off all the white soft pearls...These plants get only morning light and are on a flower rack under a Crape Myrtle tree. Is this happening maybe because of too much rain or watering...Just don't want these plants to die...I have rooted all of them and they are Beautiful. Please let me know what you think I should do...Thanks Jacquelyn
I recommend only watering these plants every 2 to 3 weeks. they are very drought tolerant. Also, they tend to like high amounts of light, so make sure they get plenty. Here is an article that will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/string-of-pearls/string-of-pearls-plant.htm
Help I think I have over watered my string of pearls plant what can I do to help save it
Although these plants resemble succulents, they are actually better suited for outdoor growth. They can do well indoors, though with little care. They need as bright of light as you can possibly give them, and require a somewhat moist soil with dry periods in between. They are pretty drought tolerant though. If you are afraid that you have overwatered, then put a bright CFL or LED bulb over them until they dry out some. Even then you may want to keep this on the plant if it does not receive bright light for most of the day.
This article will give you more information on this plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/string-of-pearls/string-of-pearls-plant.htm