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.
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 atype of fertilizer that is weak and mixes with each watering 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!