Plant Care String of Bananas
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String of Bananas

4.0 out of 5 (14 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 12
String of Bananas has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 8
String of Bananas has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
String of Bananas has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
String of Bananas has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
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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@Lynnec222
East Providence, RI
Rating of the plant String of Bananas named String of Fish Hooks 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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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!

Hallesgarden avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant String of Bananas named Dolores by Hallesgarden on Greg, the plant care app
04/17/2021

Grows incredibly fast and very easy to care for. Very easy to water-propagate, grew roots in just 3 days

Kristinsplants avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant String of Bananas named Ophelia by Kristinsplants on Greg, the plant care app
03/10/2021

I love my string of bananas! It's super easy to take care of and looks so fun.

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@Alyssa
Sparks, NV
Rating of the plant String of Bananas named string of bananas by Alyssa on Greg, the plant care app
04/29/2021

it’s growing so much! they’re so easy to handle as well!

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@Junglepussy
Las Vegas, NV
Rating of the plant String of Bananas named chlorophil by Junglepussy on Greg, the plant care app
05/11/2021

they’re so tiny and cute !!!!!!

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

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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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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