20 - 30cm Senecio String of Bananas 12cm Hanging Pot House Plant House Plant
20 - 30cm Senecio String of Bananas 12cm Hanging Pot House Plant House Plant

20 - 30cm Senecio String of Bananas 12cm Hanging Pot House Plant

  Senecio radicans, commonly known as String of Bananas, is a popular succulent vine admired for its unique, banana-shaped leaves and trailing growth habit. Native to South Africa, this plant is a fantastic choice for hanging baskets or as a...
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20 - 30cm Senecio String of Bananas 12cm Hanging Pot House Plant House Plant

20 - 30cm Senecio String of Bananas 12cm Hanging Pot House Plant

£29.99 £19.99

20 - 30cm Senecio String of Bananas 12cm Hanging Pot House Plant

£29.99 £19.99

 

Senecio radicans, commonly known as String of Bananas, is a popular succulent vine admired for its unique, banana-shaped leaves and trailing growth habit. Native to South Africa, this plant is a fantastic choice for hanging baskets or as a cascading element in succulent arrangements. Here are some key characteristics of the String of Bananas:

  • Leaves: The leaves are small, curved, and banana-shaped, giving the plant its distinctive look. They are fleshy, helping the plant store water, and typically measure about 2-3 cm (0.8-1.2 inches) in length.
  • Colour: The leaves are bright green with a slightly translucent quality, allowing you to see the water stored inside. They may turn a purplish hue under stress or in strong light.
  • Growth Habit: It is a trailing plant that can grow long vines up to 90-120 cm (3-4 feet), making it perfect for hanging baskets where it can cascade down beautifully.
  • Flowers: Occasionally, the plant produces small, white, and brush-like flowers with a pleasant, cinnamon-like fragrance.

Care Guide

String of Bananas is relatively easy to care for, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced gardeners. Here are detailed instructions to ensure your plant thrives:

  1. Light:

    • Optimal Conditions: Provide bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, especially in the morning or late afternoon, but avoid harsh midday sun which can scorch the leaves.
    • Low Light: In lower light conditions, the plant may become leggy and the leaves may lose their vibrant colour.
  2. Watering:

    • Frequency: Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. This succulent prefers infrequent watering, typically every 2-3 weeks, depending on the environment.
    • Method: Water thoroughly until water drains out of the bottom of the pot, then empty the saucer. Avoid letting the plant sit in water, as this can lead to root rot.
  3. Humidity:

    • Preferred Range: String of Bananas does well in average household humidity levels. It does not require high humidity and can tolerate dry indoor air.
    • Avoid Excess Moisture: High humidity or overwatering can cause the plant to rot.
  4. Temperature:

    • Ideal Range: Maintain a warm environment between 18-24°C (65-75°F). It can tolerate higher temperatures but needs protection from frost and cold drafts.
    • Minimum Tolerance: Do not expose the plant to temperatures below 10°C (50°F), as it is sensitive to cold.
  5. Soil:

    • Type: Use a well-draining succulent or cactus potting mix. You can also mix regular potting soil with sand or perlite to improve drainage.
    • pH Level: A slightly acidic to neutral pH (6.0-7.0) is ideal.
  6. Fertilising:

    • Frequency: Fertilise sparingly. During the growing season (spring and summer), apply a balanced, diluted succulent fertiliser once a month.
    • Dormant Period: Do not fertilise during the autumn and winter months when the plant's growth slows down.
  7. Pruning and Maintenance:

    • Pruning: Trim any dead or shriveled stems to encourage new growth and maintain a tidy appearance. Pruning can also help the plant become bushier.
    • Propagation: Propagate by taking stem cuttings and allowing them to dry for a day or two before placing them in soil. They will root easily and start new plants.
  8. Repotting:

    • Timing: Repot every 2-3 years or when the plant becomes root-bound. Spring is the best time for repotting.
    • Pot Size: Choose a pot that is only slightly larger than the current one to prevent excessive soil moisture.
  9. Support:

    • Hanging Needs: It is ideal for hanging baskets, where it can trail down naturally. No additional support is typically needed.
  10. Pests and Problems:

    • Common Pests: Watch for aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.
    • Common Issues: Overwatering and poor drainage are the most common problems, leading to root rot. Ensure the soil dries out completely between waterings and use well-draining soil.

By following these care guidelines, your Senecio String of Bananas will thrive, showcasing its unique, cascading foliage and adding a touch of greenery to your indoor or outdoor space.

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