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String of Bananas

Senecio radicans

String of Bananas is a plant which belongs to the Senecio genus.

The leaves of this senecio are shaped like a crescent moon. They are light green in color and since they are tough are recommended for new inexperienced gardeners.1

The mature flowers are of a clustered form. A type of flowering succulent / ornamental, it mainly grows as an evergreen plant - which means it retains leaves throughout the year. String of Bananas is known for its scandent growing habit.

South Africa is believed to be where String of Bananas originates from.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about String of Bananas have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow String of Bananas

  • Dappled Sun

  • High

String of Bananas likes a position of dappled sun and remember to water often. Use Zone 10 - Zone 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ensure your soil has a ph of between 6.1 and 7.8 as String of Bananas is a weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil loving plant.

See our list of companion Plants for String of Bananas to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing String of Bananas from seed

Transplanting String of Bananas

Common String of Bananas problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect String of Bananas plants:

Other names for String of Bananas

Fish hooks plant, banana vine

Latest String of Bananas Reviews

  • 25 Oct 2012

    Cremmy18 Cremmy18's "String of Bananas" was Reviewed day 10

    The newest additions to my “succulent” garden, the two clippings I got, seem to have gone through their “adjustment phase”, and seem to be doing well :)

    5 stars

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