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String of Bananas

String of Bananas

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The string of bananas (Senecio radicans) is actually a close relative of the popular string of pearls succulent but is known for being faster growing and easier to care for. For anyone who has unsuccessfully tried to keep a string of pearls alive, the string of bananas may be the succulent for you.

String of bananas are fast-growing, low-maintenance succulents that can be easily enjoyed by beginners and experts alike. They are drought-tolerant and do not require regular fertilizing, repotting, or pruning. The most important part of growing a healthy string of bananas is ensuring that the succulent receives enough light as they do not grow well in low-light conditions. Place your string of bananas in a bright, sunny window and ignore it and it will be happy.

Light

These trailing succulents require bright, direct light when grown indoors. Choose a location that receives at least six hours of sunlight throughout the day. String of bananas do well under grow lights as well if needed.

If this plant is not receiving enough light, it will become leggy and the banana-shaped leaves will become significantly more spaced out along the stem - a look that is often considered less visually appealing. 

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