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String of Buttons Plants

Crassula perforata

String of Buttons, or Stacking Crassula, are a unique looking succulent plant that grows in a piling habit in an upwards spiral. They will work either as a perfect addition to a shelf or desk indoors.

Growzone: 9-11

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String of Buttons Succulent Plants for Sale Online

The string of Buttons Plant is a small succulent plant that looks just like towers of buttons climbing precariously upward. They also go by the names Stacked Crassula, Necklace Vine, or Pagoda plants. These little gems are perfect for an office desk or a bookshelf, as long as there's a good source of indirect light.

The string of Buttons, or Stacking Crassula, is a unique looking succulent plant that grows in a piling habit in an upwards spiral. They will work either as a perfect addition to a shelf or desk indoors.


Growing Zone: 9-11
Mature Height: 10 to 12 Inches
Mature Width: 12 to 14 Inches
Classification: Succulent
Sunlight: Filtered to bright indirect light
Habit: Piling, spreading
Foliage: Green, triangular leaves, may develop pink tips
Soil Condition: Very well drained, likes to dry out between waterings
Water Requirements: If unsure, wait to water
Uses: Attractive plant to be featured on a tabletop or windowsill, can spread far if planted outdoors
This Plants Growzone: 9-11 String of Buttons Plants Hardiness Zone

How to Care for String of Buttons Plants

When buying your String of Buttons Plants, be sure to read the recommended care instructions.

How much sun do String of Buttons Succulents Need?

How much sun do String of Buttons Succulents Need?

String of Buttons is a sun-loving plant. If planting outdoors (zone 9 or warmer), ensure it will receive a minimum of 4 hours of sunlight a day. When indoors, bright indirect light is best, and it will tolerate filtered light. It will probably not thrive in low light corners, so window sills that do not get too much direct sunlight are better.

What kind of soil is best for Stacking Crassula?

What kind of soil is best for Stacking Crassula?

String of Buttons Plants need very well draining soil, they are used to more arid climates. They are sometimes used in landscaping designs that require very little water, perfect for water conservation efforts. We recommend a good cactus potting mix, or amending potting soil with lots of coarse sand and similar materials that will allow extra drainage. These kinds of plants do well in terra cotta pots, since those pots offer more aeration and retain less moisture than glazed pots.

How do I propagate String of Buttons Plants?

How do I propagate String of Buttons Plants?

String of Buttons Plants may be propagated via cuttings. Choose a stack that has at least 3 to 4 inches available with lots of leaves, and remove that much of the stem. Let the stem dry for a few days, then simply replant in cactus soil or potting soil amended to be very very well draining. Place your newly planted cutting in a very sunny location. It may take a few months for the cuttings to develop a root system - make sure they have just enough water, not too much. Cuttings from the tops of taller stems are less woody and work better.

How often should I water my String of Buttons Plant Plant?

How often should I water my String of Buttons Plant Plant?

String of Buttons plants are used to arid climates, so they will be just fine if they go a little longer between waterings. Water well, then leave the plants alone until the soil has dried out completely before watering again. The rate at which the soil dries has a lot to do with the season and how dry or humid your home is - you may need to water ad frequently as every 10 days or as infrequently as once a month.


Additional Information

String of Buttons or Crassula perforata is one of the best-loved members of the stacked Crassula family.  It produces alternating, triangular leaves of pale green. In its native home, South Africa, it grows among rocks and in the crevices of cliffsides and blooms from midsummer to fall. When grown in bright light, the edges and tips can take on a rosy pink hue. 

It branches freely, growing up to 10 inches tall, and begins to weep to create a nice spilling effect. The String of buttons plant is very easy to keep short, simply snip off the growing tip with sharp, clean scissors. The removed tips can be nestled into a new container and in a short time, they will root and create new plants. 

String of Buttons plants can be grown in hanging baskets where the weeping stems can hang down over the sides of the pot. Remove any flowering stalks as soon as they form as the flower stems can become unsightly and make the plant unattractive. 


Frequently Asked questions

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