String of Bananas 'Purple Flush'
Senecio herreianus 'Purple Flush'
The String of Bananas is not yet widely available in the UK. It has vibrant lilac vines and little fleshy green fronds coming off. It makes a nice change from the better-known String of Pearls.
Each one comes with its own detachable hanger, so you can pop your Senecio overhead immediately or take the hanger off and let the tendrils trail down a shelf or mantelpiece.
Although beautiful, it can be a little fussy when it comes to care. It likes its soil on the dryer side as it is very vulnerable to rot and it needs to be in a consistently warm, bright spot. In winter, when less light is available, reduce watering to an absolute minimum.
Size: comes in 14cm growing pot with hanging hook.
Pets and children: Safe