String of Bananas

Regular price $19.00
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String of Bananas
String of Bananas

String of Bananas

Regular price $19.00
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Product Description

A fast growing, low-maintenance succulent. String of Bananas is a newer succulent that is a relative of the String of Pearls but easier to grow. It is a trailing succulent that is fast growing and easy to care for. It features sleek, banana shaped leaves that grow on long stems and is a great option to be grown in hanging planters.

Product Details
  • Light – Bright light is ideal
  • Water – Water once the soil is dry 
  • Difficulty – Beginners
  • Pet Friendly – Moderately toxic if ingested
Size Chart

Grow pot plant sizes: small [4” ], medium [6”], large [8”], extra-large [10”] – All these are diameter measurements

Corresponding pot measurements: small [5-6” pot], medium [7-8” pot], large [9-11” pot], extra large [11-13” pot]

Plant Care

BOTANICAL NAME: Senecio radicans

COMMON NAME: String of bananas

GOOD FOR: Beginner plant parents 

HEIGHT: Trails can grow up to 6 ft long 

LIGHT: Thrives in bright, direct light. Choose a location that gets at least six hours of sunlight throughout the day.  It also responds to grow lights. Plant will become leggy if not receiving enough light to grow.

WINDOW PREFERENCE: South or west window is ideal

WATER:  These plants are succulents, so over watering can become a major issue. Drought tolerant with low water needs. Consider the soak and dry method of watering to minimize that risk. Soak and dry method require soaking the plant until water runs out of the bottom of the pot and soil is fully moist. Do not water again until soil is fully dry.

HUMIDITY: Basic household humidity

TEMPERATURE: Prefers to be above 60 degrees. Keep away from drafts and heat vents.  

SOIL / REPOTTING:  We recommend using a succulent or cactus potting mix when repotting. Likes to be root bound, so repotting every couple of years would be sufficient. Choose a pot 1-2 inches larger than the current pot when it's time to repot.

PLANT FOOD: In spring and summer, feed once a month. We recommend using Joyful Dirt Succulent Plant Food. Stop feeding in fall and winter due to slower growth and dormancy.

PRUNING: Prune the longer, mature stems for propagation.

PESTS: Sap sucking pests are a problem like aphids, mealybugs, scale insects and spider mites.

TOXICITY: This plant is toxic. Keep away from children and pets! 

ANGRY PLANT PROBLEMS: Highly susceptible to root rot. Make sure plant does not sit in water and soil adequately drains.   

Please Note

Orders can be scheduled for pickup at Nan's Rustic Kitchen and Market in Stow, MA during checkout. We are not able to ship live plants at this time.

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