String of Watermelon

*Plant height will vary.

This is a hard to find succulent. Perfect to add to your collection! It is called Watermelon since the leaves look like the fruit. The leaves are a bright green but can also turn a purple/burgundy shade if it is placed in a good amount of sunshine. This Watermelon is a distant cousin of Dandelions (Asteraceae family) believe it or not.


Part Sun
Pet Toxic


The Dirt

Native to South Africa. This plant grows rather quickly and cascades down faster than growing length wise. If too long? You can cut and propagate! These plants can flower tiny white bursts. It blooms from Spring until Fall.

Part Sun

This plant likes most rooms with windows facing west or east. You could place it in a spot away from a very sunny window – as light intensity goes down quick as you move away from the light source.


Water every three weeks. Let soil dry up before watering. Feel the soil, top layer should be dry, if not dry, wait two days. If the soil still is wet you risk giving the plant too much water, you don’t want it to rot.

Pet Toxic

Only when ingested it may cause mild oral and gastrointestinal upsetness. Keep out of reach from pets and small children.

String of Watermelon

Care Tips

Direct sun can damage the leaves

If overwatered the leaves can turn yellow and can make the soil too soggy. Soggy soil attracts gnats

Water every 2-3 weeks thoroughly and let soil dry before watering again

Remove anything that turns brow

Native to South Africa

Common Names

String of Beads
Gooseberry Plant
String of Tears

Botanical Name

Curio Herreanus



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