String of Banana


This plant is a distant cousin of Dandelions (Asteraceae family) believe it or not. However, it as a succulent. This particular succulent has leaves that are in the shape of glossy bananas, hence the name. The shape of their leave allows for maximum water storage but they minimize the surface area of the leaf, thus less sun exposure. Perfect for beginners.

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Native to South Africa. Some say this is an easier succulent to care for than String of Pearls. This is because the stems don’t dry out and brown as much as the Pearls do. This plant grows rather quickly and cascades down faster than growing lengthwise. If too long? You can cut and propagate! These plants can flower tiny white bursts that smell like cinnamon.

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This plant likes most rooms with windows facing west or east. You could place it in a spot away from a very sunny window – as light intensity goes down quick as you move away from the light source.


Water every three weeks. Let soil dry up before watering. Feel the soil, top layer should be dry, if not dry, wait two days. If the soil still is wet you risk giving the plant too much water, you don’t want it to rot.

Pet Toxic

Only when ingested it may cause mild oral and gastrointestinal upsetness. Keep out of reach from pets and small children.

String Of Banana

Care Tips

Keep out of direct sunlight since the leaves can burn

Water every 2-3 weeks thoroughly and let soil dry before watering again

Too much water can make the thin stems prone to pests and mold. Try to water the soil, as oppose to the leaves

Remove anything that turns brown

Native to South Africa

Common Names

String of Bananas

Botanical Name

Senecio Radicans



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