The String of Pearls plant is an apt name, with its round, succulent-like leaves carried down long, slender stems. Despite its delicate appearance, this unusual succulent house plant is a vigorous grower, quickly creeping across the surface of the pot, then cascading down the side. Its trailing stems can reach 2-3 ft (60-90 cm). If long stems become straggly, you can cut them off, this type pruning will help encourage new growths and you can propagate cuttings too. Light and Water Keep in bright light with some direct sunlight. Although beautiful, it can be a little fussy when it comes to care. It likes the soil on the dryer side as it is very vulnerable to rot, and it needs to be in a consistently warm, bright spot. In winter, when less light is available, reduce watering to an absolute minimum. Try watering your plant to keep it moist during growing seasons (spring, summer) and cut back in winter to just enough so the soil doesn’t dry out. Beads that look flat are a sign that the soil is too dry. Give it a good drink but take care not to over water. This succulent will not tolerate soggy soil.