Senecio Radicans ‘String of Bananas’ are native to South Africa where they grow on the ground along with other vegetations as ground cover. These are fast growing succulent plants with stems that can reach 3ft (90cm) long.
Succulents are well adapted to survive in dry, arid conditions and String of Bananas are no exception. They can store water in their stems and in the plump, banana shaped leaves. These plants are not frost tolerant and need protection from freezing temperatures and also intense heat. They have green leaves that are shaped like mini green bananas, which gives them their common name. The stems of the plant creep and grow like vines. They produce small white, yellow or lavender fuzzy flowers similar to String of Pearls. The flowers have a sweet spiced-cinnamon scent.