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String of Bananas

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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

Succulent houseplant that has multiple tendrils of glossy, banana shaped foliage.3

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. This plant tends to bloom in late autumn.

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

As String of Bananas is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.

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

  • Partial Sun

  • High

Take clippings to reproduce plants. Leave them to dry for 3 days to a week in a place out of direct sun. Put he cutting directly in the ground and allow it to root in place or it can be rooted in water.2

String of Bananas likes a position of dappled sun / partial sun and remember to water often. Use Zone 6 - 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

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Other names for String of Bananas

Fish hooks plant, banana vine

Latest String of Bananas Reviews

  • 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

    Cremmy18 about growing "String of Bananas"

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