Plant Care String of Bananas
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String of Bananas

4.4 out of 5 (59 experiences)

String of Bananas has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
String of Bananas has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

Senecio radicans and String of Fishhooks

Taxonomy

Curio radicans
Curio
Asteraceae
Asterales

What other plant parents say

String of Bananas has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 38
String of Bananas has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 28
String of Bananas has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 17
String of Bananas has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
String of Bananas has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
String of Bananas has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 4
String of Bananas has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Cjsplanties avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant String of Bananas named String of Bananas by Cjsplanties on Greg, the plant care app
04/30/2021

I really liked this plant until it just decided to die one day. After looking into everything I couldn’t find any reason for it to be ‘wilting’ I had been watering it on the same schedule. Before it …

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@Angelina
New Port Richey, FL
Rating of the plant String of Bananas named Your plant by Angelina on Greg, the plant care app
07/13/2021

This plant is absolutely beautiful when I purchased it was a small plant it as grown so much and I was to cut some pieces off and I placed them 4 different hanging baskets and placed them hanging fr…

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@Angelina
New Port Richey, FL
Rating of the plant String of Bananas named Your plant by Angelina on Greg, the plant care app
07/13/2021

This plant is absolutely beautiful when I purchased it was a small plant it as grown so much and I was to cut some pieces off and I placed them 4 different hanging baskets and placed them hanging fr…

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@Lynnec222
East Providence, RI
Rating of the plant String of Bananas named String of Bananas by Lynnec222 on Greg, the plant care app
05/02/2021

Buy a plant that is very full on top as plant can bald. Is a fast grower in the right conditions so the length will come. If bananas get crispy on top, you need to water more frequently but be carefu…

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@Blairular
Denver, CO
Rating of the plant String of Bananas named Athena by Blairular on Greg, the plant care app
04/08/2021

Absolutely obsessed with lil girlie!!! She has been putting out new bananas like nobodies business and is so beautiful to look at, even as a tiny baby. I can’t wait to see her in a few years as a hug…

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@Lillththeec…
Albany Heights, Auckland
Rating of the plant String of Bananas named Banan by Lillththeecatus on Greg, the plant care app
07/02/2021

I love my string of bananas! Such a cute crawler to add!! They are so easy to look after, and taking cuttings to propagate and grow are super easy too. Totally recommend to new growers.

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@Mama d
Little Rock, AR
Rating of the plant String of Bananas named Sol by Mama d on Greg, the plant care app
05/22/2021

I love that it looks like little dolphins and it really grows fast! I am really looking forward to how beautiful it will be with long strings of dolphins hanging down over the sides.

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@Danielndmil…
Norwich, England
Rating of the plant String of Bananas named Cleopatra by Danielndmills on Greg, the plant care app
06/22/2021

Great plant, loves to grab anything around it and use it for support while hanging. We nearly lost him to mould but managed to pull through 💪

Yuiiiiiink avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant String of Bananas named Apollo by Yuiiiiiink on Greg, the plant care app
05/03/2021

not my favorite, i dropped it one time and it hasn’t grown as much ever since. i’m very sad about it, but it’s still alive and well!

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@Silvia
Albuquerque, NM
Rating of the plant String of Bananas named String of dolphins by Silvia on Greg, the plant care app
07/30/2021

It’s a succulent and is pretty hearty I have to watch myself I over water if I’m mot careful. It really looks like dolphins.

How to care for String of Bananas

Water

How often to water your String of Bananas

Water needs for String of Bananas
0.5 cups
every 9

String of Bananas needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of String of Bananas

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for String of Bananas in your home

Light needs and placement for plant String of Bananas: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

String of Bananas love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

String of Bananas does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of String of Bananas in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize String of Bananas

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for String of Bananas: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your String of Bananas after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for String of Bananas

String of Bananas

String of Bananas


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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