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Monthly Archives: May 2018

What You Need To Know About Growing A String Of Bananas Houseplant

Everyone seems to be madly in love with that wacky and wonderful succulent String Of Pearls and rightfully so. Did you know there's another adorable  "string" succulent on the block? This 1 is easier to keep alive and just as attractive; in my humble opinion anyway. Let me introduce you to or reacquaint you with the String Of Bananas houseplant and how to grow it.Here's why I think growing String Of Bananas as a houseplant is easier than its Senecio... Read more

How To Grow A String Of Bananas Plant Outdoors

If you're looking for another fantastic hanging plant to grace your porch or patio, then head's up on this one. String Of Bananas, or Senecio radicans, is easy to grow and easy on the eyes too. I've lived in mild climates for over 32 years now and in the past 13 years have grown succulents year round in my gardens. Here's what I've learned over the years - I'm passing it on so you too can have success growing a String Of Bananas plant outdoors.I guess I'm... Read more

4 Ways To Propagate A String Of Hearts Plant (Rosary Vine)

My String Of Hearts vine traveled with me, along with numerous other plants and 2 crazy kitties, in a very packed car when I moved from Santa Barbara to Tucson a couple of years ago. We all survived the 9+ hour trip (barely!) and boy oh boy has my String Of Hearts grown like a weed here in the toasty, sunny southern Arizona desert. It was time for a major haircut and I actually ended up cutting off all the trails. So this my friend, is a great time to show... Read more

How & Why I Pruned My Trailing Fishhooks Succulent

If you want a trailing succulent which grows fast and is easy to maintain, look no further because you've found it here. The plant of which I speak goes by the names Trailing Fishhooks, Fishhooks Plant, String Of Fishhooks, Senecio “Fish Hooks ” and Blue Pickle Vine as well as its botanic moniker Senecio radicans glauca.  Good grief - it's confusing to have so many names! My own Trailing Fishhooks succulent had gotten too long. It was way overdue for... Read more

How To Plant Paddle Plant (Flapjacks Kalanchoe) Cuttings

Sometimes your plants become much too happy, which leads to them growing and growing! My gorgeous Paddle Plant was no different. It was overtaking the other succulent beauties in the same pot they were all growing in. It was time for a haircut and thinning out. I had intended to let the 2 cuttings heal over for 2 weeks but it ended up being almost 4 weeks; you know how that goes! It was time to plant those Paddle Plant cuttings and get them on their way to... Read more

How To Plant Small Snake Plants & Succulents In Small Pots

Time to fess up: I'm a pot addict. No, not the aromatic herb you smoke or ingest but the pretties which hold, adorn and accent plants. Whether they be ceramic, resin, fiberglass or concrete, plant pots and containers always catch my eye. Here's how I planted small snake plants and succulents in small ceramic pots I just had to have - you know how that goes!Talavera... Read more