Contrary to its name, string of bananas (Curio radicans) is not a fruit, but a succulent vine plant with banana-shaped leaves. This South-African native plant is part of the Asteraceae family, and it features small, white flowers that bloom in early spring.
Beside this, should you cut the flowers off succulents?
While the unusual features of succulents mesmerize every sight, some of the plants overly sprawl, outgrowing from your container or garden space. … Since most of these plants can seal off the trimmed points, it is always best to cut off the diseased, dead, or broken stems, flowers stalks, and leaves.
Moreover, why is my string of bananas growing upwards?
Why is my String of Bananas growing upwards? This is most likely an indication that your plant is not growing in sufficient light. Move your plant to stronger light. These plants grow best with at least some direct sun indoors and directly in front of a window.
Can string of bananas grow inside?
If you live in a cooler climate, however, you can grow string of bananas indoors. This exotic-looking plant is well suited for containers or hanging baskets. In fact, its cousin, string of pearls, is a commonly grown houseplant with similar care.
Take a few stem cuttings. Unlike other succulents, the stem of String of Bananas are thin so you do not have to wait for the stems to dry. … Keep away from direct sunlight to prevent sunburn while propagating and rooting the cuttings. Mist every few days or when the soil feels dry.
Keep in mind, however, succulents don’t need heavy watering, even to bloom. You may be surprised by a flower on the stressed succulent if it is sited properly – sometimes it’s all about location, location, location.
It is true that there are certain succulents that flower once and die right after. But not many. Most succulents won’t die after they bloom.
What does a death bloom look like? Death blooms come from the very very center (apex) of succulents like sempervivum, agave and some kalanchoe. If you see a bloom stalk (inflorescence) coming from somewhere else, like in between layers on an echeveria, it is a normal bloom and will not die after blooming.
Many people remove spent blooms as flowers fade to keep plants healthy and the garden looking its best. If you want to deadhead cactus flowers, wear thick gloves, especially if you have several plants to work with. Long sleeves may be needed sometimes or long pants.