I am so excited to let you know that my String of Pearls has rooted very well…both in water and in soil. But hands down, the water-rooted cuttings for String of Pearls was by far the quickest and easiest.
I had roots coming from the back side of the little pearls within a day or two. I sure did. Those roots have grown so long that I am seriously in need of finding a new pot to put them into as soon as possible.
And guess what I decided upon? Those head vases that I bought several months ago at Marshall’s thinking that I might try to make a mold of some sort so that I could make a similar pot in hypertufa. But I just never did that because I wasn’t sure I could, but I was overjoyed to rediscover these pots sitting on a back row in the shelves.
Perfect for String of Pearls!
This post is a follow-up from my String of Pearls Cuttings post and video. Check those out to see how I took the cuttings and put them into both water and soil. I sure hope I have a boatload of new plants for summer outside!
Checking through Pins on Pinterest, there are so many plants in head vases and I just love that look. So I am planting my String of Pearls in this set and plan to have lots of “hair” later on this year.Â
But I have prepped a video to show how these roots developed and I am planting them up on the video to show you how thickly I am planting them. These planters, the head vases, are cement vases with a large interior so that the roots should have lots of room. However, they are NOT drilled already with holes, so I am putting those drain holes in prior to planting them.
I am using sandy soil for a well-draining medium for these succulent plants. Since it is spring (mid April Ohio Zone 6), I am feeding them too as I will during this summer period. Using a[easyazon_link identifier=”B01EBEZLWM” locale=”US” tag=”thehypegard0d-20″] type of fertilizer that is weak and mixes with each watering [/easyazon_link] seems to work for me. Here is an affiliate link to that product. You may want to try it too.
So what do you think? Didn’t they turn out well? I will do a Plant Update later on the YouTube channel Kim’s Gardens and let you know how they are doing. Thanks for visiting today!