What is the correct way to grow string of pearls succulents?

I keep buying string of pearls succulents and keep killing them. I am successful at growing many different succulents but this particular plant seems determined to die on me. Any suggestions? What's the secret?

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  • Deborah Coyner Petch Deborah Coyner Petch on Jul 01, 2017
    It likes to dry out between feedings, and it likes sandy soil similar to what cactus would grow in. If you are in a humid area or it is getting rained on often, that may be your problem. Good luck.

  • C C on Jul 02, 2017
    I bought some a few weeks ago off of Etsy, and they are doing well. The seller suggested a certain kind of soil, which I bought at Lowe's. I live in the hot, humid, south, and I keep them under the patio so they can get afternoon sun, but only about 4 hours. I sprinkle with water every few days. I bought 3 other kinds at the same time, and all are doing good.

    One thing I did do was put some of the fertilizer spikes in the pot, halfway between the plant and the pot edge. I put the plants in hanging pots. Maybe that helped?

  • LauraW LauraW on Jul 02, 2017
    Thanks for the suggestions. I might be overwatering or using incorrect soil. It's so frustrating because I really like them! I will try again using all of your tips. Thanks to all that responded.

    • C C on Jul 05, 2017
      The soil I bought was for cactus, I believe. You might research what kind of soil to try. I know regular potting soil didn't do so well when I tried growing them before. They all died.

      But for some reason, my Aloe plant did well with it.