String Of Bananas

The String of Bananas is a delightful trailing succulent that belongs to the Senecio genus. As a member of the Asteraceae family, this charming plant is native to South Africa. Its unique name is derived from the distinctive banana-shaped leaves that grow in cascading strands, creating a visually appealing and trailing effect. The succulent leaves are typically green, and they can develop a slight silvery sheen, adding to the plant’s allure. When given suitable conditions, the String of Bananas may produce small, tubular, lavender flowers that complement its overall charm.


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Pot Size


Approx Height (incl pot)


Common Name

String of Bananas

Latin Name (Plants only)



Allow the top inch of the soil to dry out before watering. The String of Bananas is a succulent, and overwatering can lead to root rot. Water sparingly but thoroughly, and adjust the frequency based on the environment and season.


Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce or eliminate fertilization in the fall and winter when growth slows down.


The String of Bananas is adaptable to average indoor humidity levels. It doesn't require high humidity but benefits from occasional misting in dry conditions.

Light Requirements

Provide bright, indirect light for your String of Bananas. While it can tolerate some lower light conditions, it thrives in ample indirect sunlight.

Toxic to Cats/Dogs/Children

This plant is not toxic


Maintain average room temperatures between 15-24°C. Protect the plant from drafts and cold temperatures.

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