String of Buttons Propagation – How to Take Cuttings & Regrow it

String of Buttons Propagation – How to Take Cuttings & Regrow it

Buttons on a String Before that, let me just say that these plants have a really distinct appearance and grow extremely quickly. Propagation is simple, and any novice gardener can achieve that. They are succulents with button-shaped leaves, and propagating them only requires a basic understanding of plant biology. Let’s check the procedures for spreading a string of buttons now:

String of Buttons Propagation

It is simple to spread string of buttons and can be done using scissors, but make sure to disinfect (clean) it first. The following are the steps for spreading a string of buttons:

1 .  Take a Fresh Cutting.

Cutting can be done either under the first leaf or by taking a 2- to 3-inch stem cut.

2 . Always Check if cutting is green or not.

Most people who cut a brown or drought-damaged stem by mistake find it difficult to grow these strings of buttons. Pick a healthy-looking cutting that is fresh, supple, and most importantly, green.

3 . Now Prepare soil mix.

Combine succulents and cacti. When you have prepared well-drained soil, divide the mixture in thirds and add perlite for improved drainage.

4 . Choose a Pot.

Choose any pot; if you plan to make three to four cuts, go with a large pot; otherwise, a small pot will serve.

5 . Moisture it.

Properly irrigate the soil to keep it moist. This will hasten the process of root growth.

You have now mastered plant propagation and grown new plants effectively.

String of Buttons Care

Since this plant grows best in the winter and enters a period of hibernation in the summer, you must properly care for it and get to know it better during that time.

If you don’t want to read a lot, you can find all of this information in the video I’ve provided below.

Carefully follow the row of buttons


These succulents may thrive in temperatures between 60 and 70 °F. However, once the temperature falls below 40°F, it needs warmth to avoid freezing.


The string of buttons can grow in a nice pot with appropriate holes and well-drained soil. You can make the soil with two thirds succulent and cactus soil mix and one third perlite for ideal water drainage.


It is a plant for the winter. In the summer, water once every week, and constantly check the water’s dryness before you water again. Don’t provide a lot of water because they don’t like to sit in moist soil. Give them regular water over the winter.


Button strings can grow in both direct sunlight and light shade. For these plants, morning full sun can be beneficial, and 2-4 hours of light each day can be sufficient; if not, find a spot with some partial shade where it receives some light.

When I stated “full sun,” I meant that they could flourish but that you should keep the leaves from scorching. It can withstand some light exposure, but not intense summer sun.


This plant can benefit from pruning, which will encourage additional growth. Trimming is required and can be used to create a nice-looking, healthy succulent plant by getting rid of the old, pale leaves.


To emphasize how simple it is to prune button strings, I’ve provided the complete procedure below.


Even though this plant doesn’t require much repotting for 1.5 years, if the soil in your container is completely covered with stems and there is no room for more to grow, you should repot it in a larger pot. If not, you might later see the leaves turning pale.


Mealybugs and aphids may occasionally infest this plant, but you can prevent this by washing its leaves with household soap. For an organic alternative, you can use a pesticide. I personally use Bonide NEEM oil insecticide, which is effective against most pests and is safe for use on a variety of plants, including succulents.

About String of Buttons

It has triangular leaves in a brighter green and cream color combination. The majority of succulents come from South Africa and are indigenous to the African continent. They are blooming until the fall and were discovered on the sides of cliffs. It has a rich appearance and would look wonderful in a book shelf or other ornamental setting. The 18′′ long string of button-sized beads includes a 3–4′′ pot. These succulent plants grow quickly, which is why so many people enjoy growing them. This makes maintenance and propagation simple.


The cost of a string of buttons ranges from approximately $5 to $10 on various Ecommerce websites.



Watch the video for an easy-to-understand caring guide.

The links for both the pesticide and the cactus and succulent soil mix are immediately above.

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