The Senecio Radicans Glauca or ‘String of Fish Hooks’ is a hybrid succulent variety to add to your ‘Strings’ collection! ‘Glauca’, derived from the Greek glaukós refers to it’s blue-green coloring that differentiates it from it’s popular sister, the ‘String of Bananas’ which is a pure green color. You can also tell the difference but looking at the shapes of the ‘Hooks’- these are longer and flatter than that of it’s sister which are a rounder, more plump shape. However that’s about it as far as differences go. If you do have a collection of ‘String’ plants such as ‘Hearts’, ‘Pearls’ or 'Dolphins' the care guidelines are the same. They require high light conditions and must be allowed to dry between waterings.
Ed's Plant Profile
- Botanical Name: Sejection Radicans Glauca
- Common Name(s): String of Fish Hooks
- Family: Asteraceae
- Native Range: Hybrid, Southern Africa
Ed's Care Guide
- Care Level: Easy
- Light: Prefers bright indirect light
- Water: Water thoroughly, but allow the soil to dry between watering. Drought tolerant.
- Humidity: Low
- Temperature: 60-70F. Avoid cold drafts.
- Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves.
- Feeding: Fertilize with diluted liquid fertilizer during spring and summer.
- Propagation: Very easy to propagate from cuttings in water, soil or sphagnum moss.
- Growth: Trailing
- Common Pests: Mealybugs, aphids, scale & spider mites- regularly check your plant as these are easily treatable if caught early
- Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets