Senecio radicans: How to Grow and Care for String of Bananas

Senecio radicans String of Bananas

Scientific name: Senecio radicans

Common name: String of Bananas

If grown in the ground instead of in a hanging garden, the “String of Bananas” can trail along the ground. ThisSucculent grows quickly and is easy to propagation.

Quick Look at Senecio radicans

  • Partial sun to partial shade
  • Typical water needs for a succulent
  • Plant grows up to 24″ (61 cm) tall
  • Zone 10a (Minimum 30° F | -1.1° C)
  • Not cold hardy
  • Propagation by cuttings
  • Can be toxic to humans and animals
  • Summer Dormant

General Care for Senecio radicans “String of Bananas”

Senecio radicans is a trailing succulent. Succulent growers who love “String of Pearls” but find it difficult to grow “String of Bananas” are a great alternative. It’s easier to keep alive.


ASucculent needs typical watering needs. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

If you live in a zone that gets colder than 30 F (- 1.1 C), it’s best to plant this Succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does very well in partial sun.

Place the plant in a room that gets indirect sunlight.

How to Propagate Senecio radicans “String of Bananas”

If you want to grow Senecio radicans, you need to remove a stem from the main plant and then place it in well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out.

Stems can be planted in the same pot as the original plant, increasing the amount of spiller.


  1. Senecio radicans (String of Bananas) – Wikipedia

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