My string of pearl is changing colour ?? #505880 - Ask Extension


My string of pearl is changing colour ?? #505880

Asked November 27, 2018, 3:23 AM EST

Hello , 
My string of pearl has started turning a brown / purple colour ? The buds are not squishy  , they remain hard . I believe it has good draining soil and the pot has a hole in the bottom . The sting of pearl is quite long approx 800mm to 1m . 

Thank you

Mesa County Outside United States

Expert Response

Thank you for your question. It is difficult to tell from the photo whether there is still any green (live) tissue above the string, although those on the counter look a bit green. It would appear that the strings are dying from the top down. This typically happens from over-watering. You can remove the plant from the pot any lay the green strands on new potting soil. Since these are actually groundcovers, the plant will root and form new plants. Hope this is helpful. Good luck!
Kristena LaMar Replied November 27, 2018, 10:47 AM EST

Loading ...