Senecio herrea. (String of Beads)
Commonly known as the string of bananas this succulent is very desirable the bean like strings over time grow to form the decorative hanging plants.
Drought tolerant and happy to be pot bound. So easy to look after. They do like bright diffuse light in the uk I suggest a hanging pot in a glasshouse or a south facing window.
Require little water, if the pearls start to shrivel it is too dry. If they start to fall off or brown or rot from the base its too wet. We find the best way is to dunk the whole plant when the soil pulls away from the edge of the pot, allow the bubbles to stop then remove and allow to drain. In the summer this is once or twice a month in the winter only if required.
Early in the summer fantastic small white pom-pom flowers emerge from the strings which give off the most unbelievable scent. So strong you almost cant believe it comes from something so small.
The plant comes as a young plant propagated from the parent plant shown with a minimum of three strings each approximately 10cm long. This take around 6-12 months to reach the size shown assuming the correct conditions are given. When mature the strings can reach 50cm or even longer. Can be grown in pots as well as baskets and can be trimmed if you need to.
Comes in a 7cm pot.