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Senecio 'String of Bananas'

Senecio 'String of Bananas'

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Senecio 'String of Bananas' is an intriguing trailing succulent known for its elongated, banana-shaped leaves that dangle along cascading stems, resembling a string of green bananas. Exhibiting a fast-growing and trailing growth habit, 'String of Bananas' can drape several feet, making it a fantastic choice for hanging baskets or elevated containers where its distinctive foliage can be showcased.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Senecio radicans

Common: String of Bananas, Banana Vine, Fishhook Senecio, String of Fishhooks

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 60-80°F
  • Humidity: Medium
  • Water: Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering
  • Fertilize: Every 6-8 weeks during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Cacti and Succulent Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Senecio's can tolerate some direct light.
  • Trim back excessively long stems to maintain shape and encourage bushier growth.
  • Easily propagated through stem cuttings. Allow the cut end to callous over before planting in soil.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Asteraceae family, also known as the aster, daisy, composite, or sunflower family, is one of the largest and most diverse plant families in the world that includes over 32,000 species.
  • Senecio species are found worldwide, from desert regions to mountainous terrains and tropical areas. Some popular species like Senecio rowleyanus (String of Pearls) are native to parts of Africa.
  • The String of Bananas gets its name from its elongated, banana-shaped leaves, which add a unique touch to any plant collection.
  • It's a fast grower and can quickly fill a hanging basket with its trailing stems.
  • Some Senecios have been reclassified as the Curio genus. The new botanical name for this plant is Curio radicans.
  • Like many succulents, the Blue Chalk plant is highly drought-tolerant, making it a great choice for xeriscaping or low-water gardens.
  • Unsafe / Toxic
  • Low Maintenance
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