1. Select Healthy Parent Plant
When selecting a healthy parent plant for your string of pearls, opt for a mature one with long, hanging stems. Look for a vibrant green color in the leaves, free from yellowing or browning to identify a healthy plant. Additionally, examine the stems for firmness and avoid those that are soft or mushy.
Healthy roots should be free from any visible pests or diseases, such as spots or webbing. Choosing a plant with evenly spaced leaves along the stems is indicative of balanced growth. A robust, thriving string of pearls is more likely to propagate successfully and yield a strong, new generation of plants.