String of Fishhook Plant - Senecio Radicans &
String of Fishhook Plant - Senecio Radicans &
String of Fishhook Plant - Senecio Radicans &
String of Fishhook Plant - Senecio Radicans &
String of Fishhook Plant - Senecio Radicans &
String of Fishhook Plant - Senecio Radicans &
String of Fishhook Plant - Senecio Radicans &
String of Fishhook Plant - Senecio Radicans &
String of Fishhook Plant - Senecio Radicans &
String of Fishhook Plant - Senecio Radicans &
String of Fishhook Plant - Senecio Radicans &
String of Fishhook Plant - Senecio Radicans &

Introducing the stunning string of fishhooks, scientifically known as Senecio radicans glauca, which is a trailing succulent variety of the Senecio radicans.

The fish hook plant, also known as the blue pickle vine, is a hybrid trailing succulent that belongs to the Asteraceae family and is native to South Africa. The name "string of fish hook" comes from its distinctive appearance, as its leaves resemble tiny fishhooks. 


This fishhook Senecio plant features long, slender stems that cascade down, making it an excellent choice for hanging baskets or trailing down from shelves.

The stems are covered in small, cylindrical leaves that grow in pairs along the stems.

When the fishhooks plant has the proper growing conditions it grows very quickly and can get up to 32 feet tall. Whether you grow Fishhooks Senecio indoors or out, just make sure you give it room to trail!

The flowers of a string of fishhooks bloom from late summer to winter with daisy-like flowers. These delicate blooms are typically a creamy white or pale-yellow color and appear sporadically. While the Senecio flowers are not the main attraction of this hanging plant, they add a lovely touch when they do appear.

Most sites mix up the string of fishhook and string of bananas plants, but the glauca fishhook differs from the string of bananas (Senecio radicans) by having smaller, cylindrical leaves resembling fishhooks and a bluish-green color, whereas the string of bananas has elongated, banana-shaped leaves and a bright green color. Furthermore, the shape of 'Hooks' is longer and flatter than that of the string of bananas, which is rounded with a plump shape.

The Senecio radicans glauca fish hooks can be propagated from leaf or stem cuttings. This fish hook plant is not frost-hardy and winter-dormant. Avoid placing it directly under ACs, as it may cause leaves to droop. The fish hook plant looks best in hanging baskets as well as pots hung on walls. These can be grown in the driveway too. 

Watering Needs 

Succulents, like the Senecio Fish Hook plant, are excellent at withstanding drought or drought-tolerant fish hook plants. That's because the foliage of these succulent plants has the capacity to store water. Their leaves will explode if the soil is excessively wet or if you give them too much water.

Therefore, you typically only need to let the roots completely dry before watering them again. Watering them before they are completely dry can cause the roots to soak up water, which is bad because they are particularly prone to rotting. When your string of fishhook plants and roots get mushy, you'll recognize that something is wrong. 

If you notice the leaves trimming or wrinkling, this indicates that your Senecio plant needs to be watered. You ought to water these plants once every two weeks or so during the height of their growing season. 

You can dramatically cut back on that in the winter and only do it once a month. It's important to check the moisture level of the soil by sticking your finger about an inch deep into the soil. If it feels dry, it's time to water. If it still feels moist, wait a few more days before watering. 

Light Requirements

The glauca string of fishhooks prefers bright, indirect sunlight. If you are growing his hanging plant indoors it thrives when placed near a window with filtered sunlight or in a well-lit area of your home. Remember to rotate the fish hooks plant occasionally to ensure all sides receive adequate light for even growth.

When outdoors, ensure light shade and full sun indoors. Avoid exposing your fishhook plant to direct sunlight, as it can cause the leaves to burn.

If you notice the leaves stretching or becoming pale, it might indicate that the Senecio plant is not receiving enough light, so you can try moving it to a brighter location. 

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs

The fishhook plant prefers well-draining soil. A good option is a succulent potting mix, which provides the right balance of moisture retention and drainage. You can also create your own potting mix by combining regular potting soil with perlite or pumice to improve drainage.

Planet Desert specializes in succulents and has specialized succulent potting soil that includes an organic substrate with mycorrhizae to help with the growth of a healthy root system to help your string of fishhook Senecios thrive.

When it comes to fertilizing, these fishhook plants don't require heavy feeding. A balanced (5-10-5) natural NPK fertilizer can be applied once a year during the growing season of spring. It's important not to over-fertilize, as this can lead to salt buildup in the soil and damage your fishhook succulent.

If the leaves start turning yellow or the Senecio succulent appears unhealthy, it may be a sign of over-fertilization, so it's best to reduce or stop fertilizing until the Senecio plant recovers.

Hardiness Zones & More 

When growing indoors, they prefer temperatures between 60-80°F during the day and slightly cooler temperatures at night. They become mushy when exposed to chilly temperatures for too long. So, throughout the winter, you should bring the pots indoors. If the air in your home is particularly dry, you can increase humidity by placing a tray of water near the plants or using a humidifier.

For outdoor cultivation, your fishhook plant is generally suitable for USDA hardiness zones 10-12. Like many other succulents, they can withstand heat well, but they can only withstand cold or moisture for a brief period of time.

This fishhook Senecio can adapt to both dry and moderately humid environments. However, they may benefit from slightly higher humidity levels, especially during the drier winter months. 

Remember, these are general guidelines, and it's always best to observe your specific plant's response to its environment and make adjustments accordingly. 

Final Thoughts

Overall, the String of Fishhooks (Senecio radicans glauca) is a fantastic trailing succulent that's perfect for hanging baskets or cascading down shelves. Its unique fishhook-shaped leaves give it a distinctive appearance. This plant loves bright, indirect light, so place it near a window where it can soak up some rays. When it comes to watering, it's best to let the soil dry out between waterings to prevent overwatering. This low-maintenance plant is a great addition to any succulent collection and adds a touch of whimsy to your space.

Give this succulent a try if you're looking for a beautiful plant Senecio radicans glauca - a string of fishhooks to care for! 

Bloom Season Winter
Botanical Name Senecio radicans 'Glauca'
Common Name String of fish hooks, Curio radicans
Dormancy Winter
Family Asteraceae
Flower Color Cream-white, pale yellow
Genus Senecio
Growth Habit Trailing, hanging
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 10, 11, 12
Mature Size 32 ft. tall
Native Area South Africa
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By stem, leaf cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat tolerant, pest resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized succulent potting soil
Special Features Unique foliage
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Mild toxic to humans, mild toxic to pets(Keep away from children)
Watering Needs Low

Pests & Common Problems of String of Fishhook Plant

Here are some common pests and problems that can affect the Senecio radicans glauca fish hook plant like other plants

Overwatering: This can lead to root rot and cause the string of fishhooks to decline. Remember to let the soil dry out partially between waterings. 

Mealy bugs: These small, white, cottony insects can infest the fish hook plant and feed on its sap. Use a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol to remove them, or consider using an insecticidal soap. 

Spider mites: These tiny pests can cause webbing and yellowing of these blue-green leaves. Regularly misting your fish hook plant and keeping the humidity level up can help prevent spider mite infestations. 

Leaf drop: Excessive watering, cold drafts, or sudden changes in temperature can cause the fish hook plant to drop its leaves. Ensure the plant is in a stable environment with consistent temperatures.

Leggy growth: Insufficient light can cause the plant to grow long and leggy. Make sure it receives enough bright, indirect light to promote compact and healthy growth. 

Remember to regularly inspect your fish hook succulent for any signs of pests or problems and take appropriate action to address them promptly. 

Frequently
Asked Questions
 

  • What is the difference between a string of bananas and Fishhooks? 

    The difference between the string of bananas and fishhook plants lies in their leaf shape and growth habit. The string of bananas (Senecio radicans) has small, banana-shaped dark green leaves that trail down like a cascading vine.  On the other hand, the fishhooks plant (Senecio radicans glauca) has elongated, fishhook-shaped blue-green leaves that also trail down. Both plants have a similar growth pattern and care requirements, but the main distinction is in the shape of their leaves. 

  • How do you propagate Senecio fish hooks? 

    To propagate Senecio fish hooks, you can take stem cuttings. Simply cut a healthy stem from the plant, remove the lower leaves, and let the cutting dry for a day or two. Then, place the cutting in well-draining soil and keep it lightly moist.  After a few weeks, roots should start to develop, and you can gradually increase watering. Remember to provide bright, indirect light and maintain a warm and humid environment for successful propagation.

  • What are the adaptations of the fish hook plant? 

    The fish hook plant (Senecio radicans glauca) has several adaptations that help it thrive in its environment. One of its main adaptations is its succulent leaves, which store water and allow the plant to tolerate periods of drought.  This adaptation helps the plant survive in arid conditions. Additionally, the trailing growth habit and fishhook-shaped leaves help the plant maximize its exposure to sunlight, which is essential for photosynthesis. These adaptations enable the fish hook plant to survive and thrive in various environmental conditions. 

  • How do you take care of a fishhook plant?

    1. To take care of a fishhook plant, make sure to provide it with bright, indirect light, as it thrives in well-lit conditions.
    2. Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry, as it prefers to be slightly underwatered rather than overwatered. 
    3. Use a well-draining soil mix and consider adding a balanced fertilizer during the growing season to promote healthy growth.
    4. The fishhook plant also prefers average room temperatures (USDA zones 10-12) and moderate humidity levels.
    5. Overall, it's a relatively low-maintenance plant that can bring a touch of greenery to your space.

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Introducing the stunning string of fishhooks, scientifically known as Senecio radicans glauca, which is a trailing succulent variety of the Senecio radicans.

The fish hook plant, also known as the blue pickle vine, is a hybrid trailing succulent that belongs to the Asteraceae family and is native to South Africa. The name "string of fish hook" comes from its distinctive appearance, as its leaves resemble tiny fishhooks. 


This fishhook Senecio plant features long, slender stems that cascade down, making it an excellent choice for hanging baskets or trailing down from shelves.

The stems are covered in small, cylindrical leaves that grow in pairs along the stems.

When the fishhooks plant has the proper growing conditions it grows very quickly and can get up to 32 feet tall. Whether you grow Fishhooks Senecio indoors or out, just make sure you give it room to trail!

The flowers of a string of fishhooks bloom from late summer to winter with daisy-like flowers. These delicate blooms are typically a creamy white or pale-yellow color and appear sporadically. While the Senecio flowers are not the main attraction of this hanging plant, they add a lovely touch when they do appear.

Most sites mix up the string of fishhook and string of bananas plants, but the glauca fishhook differs from the string of bananas (Senecio radicans) by having smaller, cylindrical leaves resembling fishhooks and a bluish-green color, whereas the string of bananas has elongated, banana-shaped leaves and a bright green color. Furthermore, the shape of 'Hooks' is longer and flatter than that of the string of bananas, which is rounded with a plump shape.

The Senecio radicans glauca fish hooks can be propagated from leaf or stem cuttings. This fish hook plant is not frost-hardy and winter-dormant. Avoid placing it directly under ACs, as it may cause leaves to droop. The fish hook plant looks best in hanging baskets as well as pots hung on walls. These can be grown in the driveway too. 

Watering Needs 

Succulents, like the Senecio Fish Hook plant, are excellent at withstanding drought or drought-tolerant fish hook plants. That's because the foliage of these succulent plants has the capacity to store water. Their leaves will explode if the soil is excessively wet or if you give them too much water.

Therefore, you typically only need to let the roots completely dry before watering them again. Watering them before they are completely dry can cause the roots to soak up water, which is bad because they are particularly prone to rotting. When your string of fishhook plants and roots get mushy, you'll recognize that something is wrong. 

If you notice the leaves trimming or wrinkling, this indicates that your Senecio plant needs to be watered. You ought to water these plants once every two weeks or so during the height of their growing season. 

You can dramatically cut back on that in the winter and only do it once a month. It's important to check the moisture level of the soil by sticking your finger about an inch deep into the soil. If it feels dry, it's time to water. If it still feels moist, wait a few more days before watering. 

Light Requirements

The glauca string of fishhooks prefers bright, indirect sunlight. If you are growing his hanging plant indoors it thrives when placed near a window with filtered sunlight or in a well-lit area of your home. Remember to rotate the fish hooks plant occasionally to ensure all sides receive adequate light for even growth.

When outdoors, ensure light shade and full sun indoors. Avoid exposing your fishhook plant to direct sunlight, as it can cause the leaves to burn.

If you notice the leaves stretching or becoming pale, it might indicate that the Senecio plant is not receiving enough light, so you can try moving it to a brighter location. 

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs

The fishhook plant prefers well-draining soil. A good option is a succulent potting mix, which provides the right balance of moisture retention and drainage. You can also create your own potting mix by combining regular potting soil with perlite or pumice to improve drainage.

Planet Desert specializes in succulents and has specialized succulent potting soil that includes an organic substrate with mycorrhizae to help with the growth of a healthy root system to help your string of fishhook Senecios thrive.

When it comes to fertilizing, these fishhook plants don't require heavy feeding. A balanced (5-10-5) natural NPK fertilizer can be applied once a year during the growing season of spring. It's important not to over-fertilize, as this can lead to salt buildup in the soil and damage your fishhook succulent.

If the leaves start turning yellow or the Senecio succulent appears unhealthy, it may be a sign of over-fertilization, so it's best to reduce or stop fertilizing until the Senecio plant recovers.

Hardiness Zones & More 

When growing indoors, they prefer temperatures between 60-80°F during the day and slightly cooler temperatures at night. They become mushy when exposed to chilly temperatures for too long. So, throughout the winter, you should bring the pots indoors. If the air in your home is particularly dry, you can increase humidity by placing a tray of water near the plants or using a humidifier.

For outdoor cultivation, your fishhook plant is generally suitable for USDA hardiness zones 10-12. Like many other succulents, they can withstand heat well, but they can only withstand cold or moisture for a brief period of time.

This fishhook Senecio can adapt to both dry and moderately humid environments. However, they may benefit from slightly higher humidity levels, especially during the drier winter months. 

Remember, these are general guidelines, and it's always best to observe your specific plant's response to its environment and make adjustments accordingly. 

Final Thoughts

Overall, the String of Fishhooks (Senecio radicans glauca) is a fantastic trailing succulent that's perfect for hanging baskets or cascading down shelves. Its unique fishhook-shaped leaves give it a distinctive appearance. This plant loves bright, indirect light, so place it near a window where it can soak up some rays. When it comes to watering, it's best to let the soil dry out between waterings to prevent overwatering. This low-maintenance plant is a great addition to any succulent collection and adds a touch of whimsy to your space.

Give this succulent a try if you're looking for a beautiful plant Senecio radicans glauca - a string of fishhooks to care for! 

Bloom Season Winter
Botanical Name Senecio radicans 'Glauca'
Common Name String of fish hooks, Curio radicans
Dormancy Winter
Family Asteraceae
Flower Color Cream-white, pale yellow
Genus Senecio
Growth Habit Trailing, hanging
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 10, 11, 12
Mature Size 32 ft. tall
Native Area South Africa
Plant Type Perennial succulent
Propagation By stem, leaf cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat tolerant, pest resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized succulent potting soil
Special Features Unique foliage
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Mild toxic to humans, mild toxic to pets(Keep away from children)
Watering Needs Low

Pests & Common Problems of String of Fishhook Plant

Here are some common pests and problems that can affect the Senecio radicans glauca fish hook plant like other plants

Overwatering: This can lead to root rot and cause the string of fishhooks to decline. Remember to let the soil dry out partially between waterings. 

Mealy bugs: These small, white, cottony insects can infest the fish hook plant and feed on its sap. Use a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol to remove them, or consider using an insecticidal soap. 

Spider mites: These tiny pests can cause webbing and yellowing of these blue-green leaves. Regularly misting your fish hook plant and keeping the humidity level up can help prevent spider mite infestations. 

Leaf drop: Excessive watering, cold drafts, or sudden changes in temperature can cause the fish hook plant to drop its leaves. Ensure the plant is in a stable environment with consistent temperatures.

Leggy growth: Insufficient light can cause the plant to grow long and leggy. Make sure it receives enough bright, indirect light to promote compact and healthy growth. 

Remember to regularly inspect your fish hook succulent for any signs of pests or problems and take appropriate action to address them promptly. 

Frequently
Asked Questions
 

  • What is the difference between a string of bananas and Fishhooks? 

    The difference between the string of bananas and fishhook plants lies in their leaf shape and growth habit. The string of bananas (Senecio radicans) has small, banana-shaped dark green leaves that trail down like a cascading vine.  On the other hand, the fishhooks plant (Senecio radicans glauca) has elongated, fishhook-shaped blue-green leaves that also trail down. Both plants have a similar growth pattern and care requirements, but the main distinction is in the shape of their leaves. 

  • How do you propagate Senecio fish hooks? 

    To propagate Senecio fish hooks, you can take stem cuttings. Simply cut a healthy stem from the plant, remove the lower leaves, and let the cutting dry for a day or two. Then, place the cutting in well-draining soil and keep it lightly moist.  After a few weeks, roots should start to develop, and you can gradually increase watering. Remember to provide bright, indirect light and maintain a warm and humid environment for successful propagation.

  • What are the adaptations of the fish hook plant? 

    The fish hook plant (Senecio radicans glauca) has several adaptations that help it thrive in its environment. One of its main adaptations is its succulent leaves, which store water and allow the plant to tolerate periods of drought.  This adaptation helps the plant survive in arid conditions. Additionally, the trailing growth habit and fishhook-shaped leaves help the plant maximize its exposure to sunlight, which is essential for photosynthesis. These adaptations enable the fish hook plant to survive and thrive in various environmental conditions. 

  • How do you take care of a fishhook plant?

    1. To take care of a fishhook plant, make sure to provide it with bright, indirect light, as it thrives in well-lit conditions.
    2. Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry, as it prefers to be slightly underwatered rather than overwatered. 
    3. Use a well-draining soil mix and consider adding a balanced fertilizer during the growing season to promote healthy growth.
    4. The fishhook plant also prefers average room temperatures (USDA zones 10-12) and moderate humidity levels.
    5. Overall, it's a relatively low-maintenance plant that can bring a touch of greenery to your space.

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