Senecio Radicans (Senecio, String of Bananas, String of Beans)
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Meet the Senecio Radicans, also affectionately known as the String of Bananas or String of Beans. This unique succulent is a true eye-catcher from the Cape Province of South Africa. It boasts low-growing tendencies, sending forth delicate trailing stems that can gracefully extend up to 2 feet in length. The cylindrical, fleshy leaves, approximately an inch in size, paint a picture of green elegance.
This trailing Senecio is more than just a plant; it's a visual delight that will captivate anyone who sets eyes on it! With its soft green stems, this hanging houseplant exudes a delicate charm, making it a perfect addition atop dressers or shelves, infusing your living spaces with a refreshing rainforest ambience. Its allure lies in its versatility and ease of care, requiring minimal attention to thrive. Whether suspended in hanging baskets, placed on shelves, or incorporated into mixed container arrangements, this plant effortlessly enhances any setting.
Adding to its charm, the Senecio Radicans showcases stunning and distinctive flowers. Small, daisy-like blooms in a cheerful yellow hue grace the tips of its stems. These blossoms are surrounded by a halo of vivid red or purple hairs, creating a striking contrast of colours that adds to the plant's overall appeal.
As a houseplant, the String of Bananas is a popular choice for those seeking a unique, low-maintenance plant. Its drought-tolerant nature and minimal watering needs make it an ideal companion for busy plant owners. Thriving in bright, indirect light, it also proves adaptable to lower light conditions, ensuring suitability for various indoor environments. Elevate your indoor greenery experience with the charismatic and easy-going Senecio Radicans – a true botanical gem!
As a part of the Asteraceae family, the String of Bananas is most closely related to the Senecio genus, which includes popular trailing succulents like the String of Pearls, String of Dolphins and more.
This would be a wonderful surprise for any occasion, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentine's Day and even a Christmas gift. When gifting, we can include a free, handwritten card - specify your message at the basket stage of delivery, and we’ll do the rest! We won’t give the game away with paperwork or prices, so it’ll be a wonderful surprise!
How do I care for String of Bananas?
This lovely succulent is easy to care for, and suitable for beginners.
Where should I put it?
You can put this houseplant in bright indirect light
How much should I water it?
Only water when it is dry - soak and let it drain away. Let it dry in-between watering, remember drench and drought.
Does this Senecio need feeding with Liquid Fertiliser?
You should feed your houseplants once a month during spring and summer, try our Organic seaweed Indoor plant fertiliser.
When developing our original Happy Houseplants’ Organic Tropical Plant Food, we decided not to tinker with it too much, so you'll find no chemical supplements in this 100% cruelty-free vegan product.
What size is the String of Bananas?
Is it suitable if I have pets?
No! It could be toxic to pets if eaten.
All our plants are supplied in a plastic nursery pot