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Othonna 'String of Rubies'

Othonna 'String of Rubies'

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String of Rubies, scientifically Othonna capensis, is a captivating succulent admired for its trailing stems adorned with small, ruby-red leaves. This plant forms dense clusters of foliage that cascade elegantly from hanging baskets or containers. 'String of Rubies' typically exhibits a trailing growth habit and can reach lengths of approximately 12-18 inches when fully mature.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Othonna capensis

Common: String of Rubies, Ruby Necklace, Little Pickles Plant

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 65-80°F
  • Humidity: Low
  • Water: Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Cacti and Succulent Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Can tolerate higher temperatures but should be protected from frost. Ideal nighttime temperature is around 50°F (10°C).
  • In indoor settings, place it in a south or west-facing window to ensure it gets plenty of light. Insufficient light can lead to leggy growth.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Asteraceae family, also known as the Aster, Daisy, Composite, or Sunflower family, is one of the largest and most diverse plant families in the world that includes over 32,000 species.
  • Native to South Africa.
  • Othonna capensis grows quickly and can form dense mats or cascading stems, making it ideal for hanging baskets or as a ground cover in suitable climates.
  • The vibrant ruby-red color of the stems is more pronounced when the plant is under mild stress, such as bright light or drought conditions.
  • Pet Safe / Nontoxic
  • Low Maintenance

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