A true collector’s plant, this unique semi-succulent has very long stems that trail like strings. Its common name comes from the needle-like green leaves that decorate those “strings” from top to bottom. Native to southernmost Africa, String of Needles can be used outdoors in some Zones, away from scorching direct light. Used as a houseplant, String of Needles likes indirect bright light. Requiring little care, this plant prefers a deep watering and plenty of time to dry out before it is watered again. Infrequent watering can be done from the top or the base, but this plant should never sit it water. Care should also be taken to avoid getting its needle-like leaves wet. String of Needles flowers in shades of white, pink, and purple. It works best in a small hanging container or plant-pot placed on a high shelf where it can trail down dramatically, out of reach of pets. Easily propagated through cuttings, this plant is a collector’s specimen that can multiply.