Project Description

Senecio radicans

String of Bananas

This popular trailing succulent has leaves that are shaped like bananas or fish hooks, and if grow in the ground instead of in a hanging garden, “String of Bananas” can trail along the ground. When cared for properly, this succulent grows quickly, and is easily propagated.

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Quick Look:
  • Partial sun to partial shade

  • Can be grown indoors if given enough light

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 24″ (61 cm) tall

  • Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)

  • Not cold hardy

  • Propagation by cuttings

  • Can be toxic to humans and animals

  • Actively grows in Spring and Fall

Also available from Leaf and Clay, Succulents Box, and Etsy.

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Senecio radicans “String of Bananas”

Senecio radicans “String of Bananas” is a common trailing succulent. For succulent growers who love “String of Pearls” but find it difficult to grow, “String of Bananas” is a great alternative. It is easier to keep alive and much less fussy.

Watering

“String of Bananas” has typical watering needs for a succulent. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

“String of Bananas” is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 30° F (-1.1° C), it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in partial sun.

If planting indoors, place in a room that gets indirect sunlight.

How to Propagate Senecio radicans “String of Bananas”

Senecio radicans “String of Bananas” is a prolific propagator! Using a sharp, sterile knife or pair of scissors, remove a stem from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing in well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.

You can plant the stem cuttings in the same pot as the original plant, increasing the amount of “spiller.”

Pairs Well With

Echeveria ‘Doris Taylor’

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