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by Tara B
(Walla Walla, WA USA)


Just as above…small round “peas” on threadlike vines! What is this?? I love this little plant!

Comments for Small round “peas” on threadlike vines!

Sep 18, 2010

Peas in a Pod
by: Jacki

Tara, you and me both! This is called Senecio rowleyana – it also comes in a variegated form, but I’m pretty partial to the plain green one, like yours. This page of succulent plants has a bit more information for you.

I love the little teapot, it makes a perfect container for this great plant.

Sep 19, 2010

has another name easier to remember…
by: Anonymous

string of pearls

Sep 19, 2010

Botanical name, common name
by: Jacki

The common names of lots of plants are fun and descriptive – but for accuracy, the botanical name has to be used.

Latin is a ‘dead’ language, meaning no-one speaks it anymore, so it was chosen as the language of scientific names.

As it is the same in all languages, even if you only speak Swahili you’ll know which plant I’m talking about.

Common names are used regionally, and several different plants can have similar common names depending on which country or region you come from.

So by all means, use common names; but knowing the correct botanical name – even though they can be tongue twisters – will give you access to more information about the plants we love.

Sep 19, 2010

by: Anonymous

Thank you! I am so glad to know what it is called, both scientifically AND casually! And I didn’t once think of putting it in a hanging basket, silly of me, huh? I just kept putting the strands back in the pot.

You have a great site, by the way. 🙂

Sep 20, 2010

Your on the right track
by: Anonymous

Actually what you were doing, putting the long ends back in the pot, is helping it get bigger. Soon they will grow roots and begin to produce more.

Sep 20, 2010

by: Jacki

Hi Tara, thank you for the nice comment – this website has been so much fun for me – should I even admit that? I’m glad I have so much knowledge to share with my visitors, and I also appreciate my visitors sharing their knowledge too!

Nov 12, 2010

by: anja

i believe it is called a string of pearls im like 99% sure

Nov 12, 2010

by: Jacki

Anja, you can be 100% certain! It certainly does go by the name of string of pearls, rosary vine and several others. As I explained above, these are common names and very descriptive.

Apr 20, 2012

rosary vine is…
by: judi

ceropegia woodii I thought, unless the common name differs in New Zealand as happens a lot…a perfect example of why we need the botannical name to understand universally which plant we’re talking about.
Today I bought this String of Peas! Cute 🙂

Just to make it even more confusing, I call Ceropegia woodii Hearts Entangled – what a fun name!


Apr 21, 2012

entangled – great name
by: judi

my plant must be about 18 yrs old & flowers all year, when it’s happy & entangled 🙂

Apr 07, 2015

string of pearls
by: LaDonna

this sweet thing is called string of pearls and i have one that is about 3 years old. look up the name string of pearls on the internet and you will see it has specific needs in the soil. you should add to reg potting soil, sand, crushed egg shell and bone meal. the recipe is online. have fun.

Dec 01, 2015

Safety of eating, how to cook
by: Patrick

Are the peas (beads) eatable.

Dec 01, 2015

by: Jacki

As far as I know these are not edible. Just because they look like peas, doesn’t mean they taste like them. Don’t do it!