by Nell


The mother plant


I have this string of pearls (Senecio rowleyanus) inside of a glass bauble and I wanted to cut in between each rooted node to spawn new shoots off each cut which, if I’m not incorrect, should branch into 2 new vines. It’s a very cool project and I want it to be as full as possible!

Comments for Propagation idea

May 11, 2021

You’re absolutely correct!
by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

I’ve done exactly what you’ve described, to make the original plant fuller.

It does this two ways; one is that as you cut off the growth, it makes more shoots, sometimes one, but most often two new shoots will emerge.

Then, the newly propagated plants make even more shoots. Plant them or just place them where they’ll touch the soil, roots will come out of the stems that are in contact with soil.

One thing; cut off the shoots close to the previous leaves (that look like peas) so there isn’t a long stub that will just die and rot. The new shoots emerge from close to the existing leaves.