How To Grow String Of Bananas

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Hanging from a pot or trailing over your coffee table, string of bananas (senecio radicans) is a wonderful plant for you to grow indoors. Plus, it’s so on trend! It’s also incredibly easy to care for – just give it a bright spot out of direct light and water when the potting mix is dry.

Great For – Creating a talking point in your home, it can be a stunning feature in your kitchen, bathroom or living space.
Position – Indoors in a well lit spot, out of direct sunlight
Water – During the growing season, water the plant and allow the potting mix to dry between waterings. Water sparingly during winter and the cooler months, just enough to moisten the potting mix.
Soil – Well drained potting mix – look for one specially formulated for succulents
When To Grow – All year round
Hot Tip – Place in a spot that is out of reach of drafts and air conditioning. The cold air can caust the leaves to drop. Also keep out of reach of pets and children as it is considered toxic if ingested accidentally.

How To Grow

Step 1 – Choose a pot at least 200mm wide (or larger, depending on your plant size) and position in a well-lit spot in or outdoors. Ensure it’s out of direct sunlight, like sitting behind a sheer curtain.
Step 2 – Partially fill pot with potting mix, specially formulated for succulents. Remove plant from container, gently tease the
roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots.
Step 3 – Position in pot and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well.
Step 4 – After the intial water, allow potting mix to dry out until the next watering.
Step 5 – Feed occasionally during the growing season (usually mid spring to early autumn) with Yates Thrive All Purpose Liquid Plant Food. Apply at half strength to promote strong root development and healthy growth.

Growing Tips

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