String of Bananas
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- Unique foliage and growth
- Ideal in a hanging pot or planter
- Makes a great gift
About This Plant
Up to 36 inches
Up to 24 inches
Leaf Time of Year
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Plant Care Tips
Planting InstructionsDig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Amend heavy soils with gravel, coarse sand, or a cactus and succulent mix to improve drainage. Return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Water new plants lightly but frequently to avoid rotting the roots. Check for water needs every few days to once per week. Mulch with gravel to improve drainage of water from the base of the plant.
General Care DescriptionThis plant will thrive with plenty of direct sunlight and without a lot of water. Hanging pots and planters allow this plant to display its namesake 'string-of-banana' shape as it grows towards the ground.
Effort of Care
This plant needs a lot of sunlight, if grown indoors, be sure to provide direct sunlight and possibly a grow-light.
Keep this plant's soil moist until established, about one year. Then only water once soil has dried.
Disease and Pests
Generally pest and disease resistant
USDA Hardiness Zone