String of Bananas
I am the String of Bananas, a cascading succulent that is perfect for the dreamy look you're trying to achieve. My vines are slow growing but with a bit of patience and love, my banana shaped leaves will be hanging around your home. I am super easy to propagate and care for so I am great for beginners. Showcase me on tall bookshelf or hang me from the ceiling in a macrame planter to add contract amongst your other houseplants.
Difficulty Level: low maintenance and easy to care for
Light Needed: bright, direct light
Water: not much, keep the soil relatively dry
Plant Traits: drought tolerant, easy indoor plant
The String and Bananas is an easy to care for and well loved houseplants. It is a cascading succulent with long vines comprised of shiny green, banana-shaped leaves. While each leaf can grow up to 1" big, the vines themselves can reach lengths of up to 36" long. If you have tried the String of Pearls without luck, don't stress, the String of Bananas is a more hardy and easy to care for alternative. This plant is drought tolerant and loves a lot of sunshine.
Botanical Name: Senecio radicans
Nicknames: String of Bananas, Fishhook Senecio, Fishhook Succulent, Banana Vine, Creeping Berry, Necklace Plant
Plant Type: Succulent
Native To: South Africa
Mature Size: Up to 36" long
Leaf Color: Shiny green
Leaf Shape: Small and curved, banana shaped
Growing Season: Spring and summer
Favorite Rooms: Living room, kitchen, bedroom
Health Benefits: Produce oxygen for us to enjoy
Grow Pot Size: 6" wide x 5" tall
Healthy & happy plant in premium soil
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BIODEGRADABLE GROW POT
Our biodegradable grow pots are made of 50% sphagnum peat, wood fiber and lime to adjust the pH. The peat content provides a combination of superior root penetration, good drainage and aeration whilst the wood fibers strengthen the pot.
Designed for easy transplant. They are 100% compostable and approved for organic production. Simply place the entire biodegradable pot into your planter and the roots of your plant will soon grow through and decompose the pot.
ECO-FRIENDLY ROOT POUCH
Our recycled & semi-degradable eco-friendly fabric bags are made from a mix all natural fibers and recycled plastic water bottles saved from landfills. The breathable fabric allows for your plants to stay cool in the summer and provides good drainage to avoid overwatering. They provide a healthy environment for your plant to grow by pruning the roots and creating dense, healthy root structures.
These fabric bags are washable and recyclable. It will take 1-2 years for the bags to semi degrade. Use your fabric bag as a decorative planter and remove from the bag when it is time to repot. This planter is designed by Root Pouch.
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This plant needs as much light as you can provide it indoors to flourish, medium to full light is necessary. If there is too little light the plant will not grow. During summer, keep out of harsh sunshine. Rotate the plant every 3-6 months for even growth.
Water every 2-3 weeks, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. This plant is drought tolerant and prefers less water opposed to too much as it is highly susceptible of root rot. Don't keep it evenly moist at all times but don't keep it bone dry either. During winter the plant is dormant so only give a tad bit of water to avoid it being bone dry.
Normal household temperatures and humidity is fine for this plant. Keep away from hot or cold drafts. The plant originates from a dry environment so no extra humidity is necessary.
This plant can grow vines up to 36" long and leaves up to 1" big. Succulents do not necessary need fertilizer but if the plant is not growing healthy, you can give it a 1/2 strength diluted fertilizer or organic compost in spring or summer, none in winter.
This succulent likes to be root bound so only repot every 1-2 years during spring or summer. When repotting, be sure to use a well-draining or succulent soil and choose a pot no larger than 1" bigger. Be gentle when repotting to avoid breaking any stems, but if any fall off, pop them back into the soil and they will regrow their roots.
The String of Bananas is one of the most easy houseplants to propagate through cuttings. Use a sharp knife to cut off a section of stem that has some leaves. Leave the cutting on your table for about a week so the tip can callus. When callused over, place the cutting on top of succulent soil and lightly water to allow the roots to grow. When rooted, pot the cutting(s) into a small pot with succulent soil and provide bright, indirect light.
Mildly toxic to cats, dogs, and other pets.