String of Bananas or Senecio Radicans are one of my favorite succulents! They grow really fast and are great trailing plants for hanging.
In this post, I’m going to show you how to grow a String of Bananas plant from cuttings in just three simple steps. These plants are super easy and root very fast!
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What You’ll Need:
- String of Banana Cutting
- Rooting Hormone (optional)
I’ve found that the best method for rooting most trailing plants is in water, especially with String of Bananas. Rooting hormone is also totally optional, as I’ve noticed the roots grow just as fast without it.
Get your String of Bananas cutting. Make sure the cutting has a node at the bottom, as shown above. This is where the root will come in. If you’d like, you can dip the cuttings in rooting hormone, then tap off the excess.
If you want to stay on the safe side, you can let the cutting dry and callous to prevent rotting, but I usually place them in water immediately and have never had issues with rotting.
Now, place your cuttings in water so that the nodes are underwater. Remember to change the water as needed. You should notice roots coming in within a week.
Once roots are plentiful, the cutting can be planted. The cuttings above have been in water for a few weeks and are ready to be planted. These plants like bright light and well-draining soil. Water when the top of the soil feels dry.
Now you’ve grown your own String of Bananas! It’s really so easy, this is one of my favorite plants to propagate.
Above is a photo of my mother String of Bananas plant. It has been on our bathroom shelf for over three years and will not stop growing!