String of Fish Hooks (Senecio Radicans)

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If you're a succulent aficionado looking for a unique addition to your collection, look no further than the Senecio R...



If you're a succulent aficionado looking for a unique addition to your collection, look no further than the Senecio Radicans, popularly known as the String of Fish Hooks. This trailing succulent is renowned for its hook-shaped, fleshy leaves that drape elegantly from long, vining stems. With the potential to grow up to 8 feet under optimal conditions, this plant is a captivating choice for both indoor and outdoor settings.


Plant Care Tips: Your String of Fish Hooks

String of Fish Hooks Light: The Ideal Luminescence

Bright to high indirect light is the String of Hooks' best friend. Position it near a south or west-facing window but be cautious of direct exposure to hot summer sun, which can scorch the leaves.

String of Fish Hooks Soil: The Foundation for Growth

A well-draining soil mix is crucial for the String of Hooks. A succulent and cactus mix is an excellent choice, ensuring that water drains out quickly to prevent root rot.

Watering Your String of Hooks: The Balancing Act

Overwatering is a common pitfall with this plant. Allow the soil to dry out entirely between waterings. Indoors, you may need to water every 3-6 weeks, depending on the season and your home's humidity. Always ensure that the water drains out completely to avoid root rot.

String of Fish Hooks Fertilization: Less is Often More

While not a heavy feeder, a springtime top dressing of worm castings and organic compost can benefit the String of Hooks. If you feel the need to fertilize, opt for an organic liquid houseplant fertilizer, but only apply it once in the spring. Avoid winter fertilization when the plant is dormant.

String of Hooks Temperature: A Hardy Companion

This plant is remarkably versatile, tolerating temperatures ranging from 25 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. This adaptability makes it a suitable choice for various climates.

Pruning Your String of Fish Hooks: Managing Growth

Pruning can help control the length of your String of Hooks. Pinching off longer vines will not only encourage fuller growth but also provide you with cuttings for propagation.


Additional Tips and Tricks

  • Best Uses: The String of Hooks is ideal for hanging baskets and wall pots. It can also be included in mixed container plantings, but be cautious as it tends to dominate less vigorous plants.

  • Growth Speed: This plant grows rapidly in warm weather. As a year-round houseplant, its growth rate is moderate but still faster than many other plants.

  • Name Variations: The String of Hooks is also known as String of Bananas and Senecio radicans "glauca." Regardless of the name, its unique appearance makes it a must-have for any succulent collection.


Frequently Asked Questions


How do you care for a String of Hooks plant?

To care for a String of Hooks, provide bright indirect light, well-draining soil, and water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.

Does String of Hooks like humidity?

While the String of Hooks can tolerate various humidity levels, it doesn't require high humidity to flourish.

How do you propagate a String of Hooks?

Propagation is simple; use either stem or leaf cuttings and plant them in a well-draining soil mix.

Are String of Hooks toxic?

Yes, the String of Hooks is toxic to pets. Keep it out of reach if you have animals in your home.

Weather Conditions

Please be mindful of the weather conditions in your area, as rare plants can be particularly vulnerable to cold temperatures especially during shipping. If the temperature drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit in your location, we strongly advisepurchasing Winter Shipping Protection or consider purchasing the plant when weather is more suitable.

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Extreme cold can cause damage to plants during shipping, potentially leading to wilted or damaged foliage, root rot, or even death. While we take every precaution to carefully package and protect your plants during transit, we cannot guarantee their condition if they are exposed to freezing temperatures during delivery.

We recommend monitoring local weather forecasts closely and timing your plant orders accordingly. Additionally, consider providing a secure and sheltered location for package delivery to minimize exposure to cold temperatures upon arrival.

Please understand that while we strive to deliver the highest quality plants, factors beyond our control, such as inclement weather, may impact their condition during shipping.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in ensuring the safe arrival of your rare plants.

Shipping Information

Orders ship within 4-7 business days. 

Please advise, shipping times can vary due to processing times and size of order.

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