You’ll literally go bananas with this stunning succulent. String of Bananas (Senecio radicans) is a hardy succulent plant that tolerates most conditions. It has white flowers that appear at various times of the year, with light green leaves that look just like bananas hanging from the stem. Perfect to flow over a bookshelf, windowsill or even in the office.

How to grow a string of bananas

  1. Choose a well-lit spot indoors or a full sun, protected position outdoors.
  2. Fill the pot with Yates Thrive Succulent & Cacti Potting Mix.
  3. Remove the plant from its container, try not to disturb the roots excessively. Give the foliage a light prune to encourage new shoots.
  4. Position the plant in the middle of the new pot. A hanging basket would be ideal. Fill in around the plant with potting mix and water in well. 
  5. Water regularly in summer but reduce in cooler months.


Growing tips

  • To keep tidy, tip prune every couple of months. This will promote new dense growth.

  • Plants can be propagated easily by stem and leaf cuttings.

  • Check for pests and diseases regularly and treat accordingly. 

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Yates Thrive Cacti Succulent Potting Mix

Specifically formulated for the successful growing of desert cacti such as opuntia, cereus and mammillaria, tropical cacti such as epiphyllum and schlumvergera, a rang eof succulent plants including aloe, euphorbia, kalanchoe and echeveria and bromeliads such as aechmea and vriesea.