Plant Care String of Bananas
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String of Bananas

4.5 out of 5 (70 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

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 located in Chicago, Illinois.

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

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5"
Light

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Plant care guide for String of Bananas in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

67% Medium

Growing String of Bananas in Chicago right now

Light needs for plant String of Bananas in Chicago, Illinois

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

October 16th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Chicago is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant String of Bananas in Chicago, Illinois

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 37% ☀️

October 16th, 2021

Chicago is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to decrease by 37% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.2 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant String of Bananas in Chicago, Illinois

Daylight will decrease by 2.0 hours 📉

October 15th, 2021

This month, Chicago is getting an average of 10.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 16.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hours of da…

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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 🚫.

Chicago, Illinois currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

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.

When to repot String of Bananas

Nutrient needs for plant String of Bananas in Chicago, Illinois

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

October 16th, 2021

The growing potential in Chicago is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any…

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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 your location in Chicago, Illinois, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

String of Bananas has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 45
String of Bananas has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 31
String of Bananas has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 21
String of Bananas has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 7
String of Bananas has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 6
String of Bananas has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
String of Bananas has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Mia avatar
@Mia
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 64 XP
10/02/2021

🍌🍌🌱🌱

Survivor Survivor
Eleni avatar
@Eleni
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 244 XP
globe Midlothian, Texas
08/26/2021

The sting of bananas Is by far one of my favorites!! I would highly recommend getting one if you’re unsure how to care for any succulents!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Sophiekotar44 avatar
@Sophiekotar44
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 69 XP
globe Lawrence, Kansas
08/24/2021

It needs at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day.

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Jferluvsconifers avatar
@Jferluvsconifers
leaf-1 63 Plants
xp 5,566 XP
globe Greensboro, North Carolina
08/15/2021

I got her as a tiny cutting but she throws off baby bananas very quickly and easily.

Fast grower Fast grower
Hazyportarica avatar
@Hazyportarica
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 693 XP
08/10/2021

Love this plant. It’s getting bigger every day!

Fast grower Fast grower
Tuliptalons avatar
@Tuliptalons
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 329 XP
globe Kenmore, New York
08/07/2021

I’ve had this guy for over a year and a half and he’s survived forgetting to water and even a move across the state! i used to have it on a windowsill but it’s vines got long enough for me to hang it :)

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Theajohnson avatar
@Theajohnson
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 597 XP
globe Thornleigh, New South Wales
08/02/2021

very easy to propagate

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Silvia avatar
@Silvia
leaf-1 103 Plants
xp 3,724 XP
globe Albuquerque, New Mexico
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.

Jeannieh avatar
@Jeannieh
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 1,554 XP
globe Greeley, Colorado
07/28/2021

Don’t overwater!

Fast grower Fast grower
Gerg avatar
@Gerg
leaf-1 26 Plants
xp 315 XP
globe Cheadle Hulme, England
07/28/2021

Great soft hard

Honeyyvoiced avatar
@Honeyyvoiced
leaf-1 62 Plants
xp 2,594 XP
globe Kenosha, Wisconsin
07/22/2021

I’m new to this plant but I already love it so much. Very hardy

Fairyplant avatar
@Fairyplant
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 123 XP
globe East Palo Alto, California
07/22/2021

I love this plant it’s makes me happy for some reason but it’s kinda dying needa save 🏃🏽‍♀️🙌🏼

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Angelina avatar
@Angelina
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 745 XP
globe New Port Richey, Florida
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 from my tree they just keep growing with little maintenance.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Angelina avatar
@Angelina
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 745 XP
globe New Port Richey, Florida
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 from my tree they just keep growing with little maintenance.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Noekylie avatar
@Noekylie
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 142 XP
globe Lexington, Texas
07/06/2021

can go 2+ weeks without watering! don’t over estimate the water.

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Olivia20 avatar
@Olivia20
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 629 XP
globe Port Washington, New York
07/02/2021

bright sunlight is necessary, south or west window. after that you’ll see it grows quickly

Fast grower Fast grower
Lillththeecatus avatar
@Lillththeecatus
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 520 XP
globe Auckland
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.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Danielndmills avatar
@Danielndmills
leaf-1 27 Plants
xp 596 XP
globe Costessey, England
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 💪

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Kikisbabies avatar
@Kikisbabies
leaf-1 73 Plants
xp 3,022 XP
globe San Francisco, California
06/17/2021

Such a cute hanging plant.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Macu avatar
@Macu
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 146 XP
06/12/2021

It died

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