Hi, it’s! Nell, and today I’m hanging out by my string of bananas That’s planted along with my rosary by my string of hurts and my string of pearls, but I want to show you how I’m gonna propagate it because I took a couple cuttings of it, and I thought it would be a good opportunity to show you how I did it and how I’m going to propagate them now. Here are the two cuttings. I took, and I just cut them off the bottom of this string and this string because what I’m trying to do is I’m trying to encourage a little bit more growth up at the top, So I’m gonna propagate them, and then I’m just gonna plant them in in between these three cuttings because I don’t want to do an actual plant because I have these other plants in here, so it’s easier to put cuttings in and I can take cuttings and then just put them back in and that way the plant will gradually grow because I have so many plants around here. It’s not like this is my only plan, so I’m not staring it all the time saying. Oh, my gosh, there’s hardly anything there now. This is also a senecio. This goes by Senecio Radican’s. Also, this is my gray fishhooks and I know the string of bananas as Senecio Radican’s Goloka. So it’s a little bit confusing as to what the actual botanical name is, but you can see this one goes. Oh, oops, all the way down to the ground. I cut it every month because it grows so fast, but it has a little bit more robust and not as fat, short leaf as the string of bananas because some people call this string of bananas too. But I know it has string of fish hooks or string hooks. First, your string hooks The chokes inizio. Now Here’s another string of fish hooks. I have on the right and the string of bananas is on the left. Not quite sure if you can see the difference, But the leaves are quite a bit longer on the fishhooks, and they actually look more like fish, hooks and bananas. Look more more like bananas to it to me anyway. It’s not clear in this. There will be a picture in the blog post. Okay, so here’s what. I have going on for this operation. I have my Fiskars that I actually took the cuttings with the two cuttings. There’s two floral pins or greening pins because the cuttings are kind of heavy and they might pull out of the very loose mix, so I want to pin them down and a very important horticultural tool that I oftentimes use a chopstick and that is going to make the hole for where the cuttings go into into that pot of very light mix now. This is a local, succulent and cactus mix. It’s great. It’s from a company called tanks and it contains a lot of palm fiber and big chunks of vermiculite. It’s great, it’s just really a nice, big, chunky mix and the succulents seem to love it. It’s also great for propagating succulents, – any kind of a succulent and cactus mix will do because you want it to be nice and light, so the roots can easily form okay so. I just wanted to come in a little bit closer, so you can see how find those stems actually are. String of pearls actually have a little bit finer stem, but with these, I only let them heal off like a day – four days at the most. That’s why I wanted to get this in with other succulents with much fleshy or stems, I let them heal off for anywhere from two weeks to nine months, but these you can actually plant right away because those stems are really fine, so time to get them in the mix. Okay, so this is super simple and you would propagate string of pearls the same way – what? I’ve done is I’ve removed the bottom one. Two three. This one has four bananas off of the stem so that the nodes actually actually show through because this is where the roots are going to are going to come out of so you, so you want to be sure to get the the the nodes exposed there and you want to have at least one or two in the soil in the mix, so I just get the chopstick. This is a chunky mix and I am going to plant them in two separate holes because I want to plant them in two separate spots in that hanging pot and the reason why I’m not doing it directly in the pot is because the pot does tend to dry out. Those plants are more established and this way. I can keep my eye on this because I don’t want them to go to dry. I also don’t want to over overwater them because with cuttings they need, they need a little bit more water than those established plants. Okay, so I have it in in the mix and it’s holding in, but I’m going to go ahead and take the greening pin and just secure it around the stem and that’s going to make sure that the cutting stays in the pot. I love those I will leave a link to where you can buy these greening pins or floral pins in the blog post. Okay, and I’m going to plant this one, not too far apart because I’m gonna plant my string of Hearts cuttings in here, too. I’ve got those cutting up those coming up, but as you can see that, this is a beautiful cutting, and I’m just gonna put it down in there like that, and then just sort of loosely get the loose mix around, and I’m going to pin that one. Also, it’s just like that, and there’s no. There’s no compost in here. There’s no worm castings or anything. It’s just a straight mix because you don’t want to use that until after you after you plant the plant the cuttings, so I will put these on in a lightly shaded area outdoors because it is the end of October here, but it is currently like 92 degrees, so there’s not going to be any freeze for a long time and I will probably water them every five days because it is still warm if it goes down into the low 80s or the high 70s which it’s not supposed to. I will I might water them a bit more about, as I said, I don’t want them to dry out, but I don’t want them to be soaking wet either, see? I told you it was easy. That’s all there is to it. You can also propagate the individual bananas, too. If you if you wanted to do that, but Im. Way too impatient, I want to get. I want to get some bang for my buck. So I waited until those string of bananas got a little bit longer, and then I took some cuttings, just a quick reminder of what it looks like before I plant it in. Here’s the string of bananas here. It might be sort of hard to see see with all the green background, But I’m gonna plant one right about here, and then I’m gonna plant another one right about there, and then that’ll fill that in here is a close-up on those little roots, so you can see that, okay, so you can see here where they’re starting to trail down and over a bit, They’re still very short, but they will fill in over here, and then I will let these get a little bit longer and then just keep on pinching them and you so. I hope you have found this video to be helpful. I thank you for all. Your likes senior subscribes. I really appreciate them and I have a lot more videos coming your way, so please come back and let’s see what else. Oh, let’s get out of the garden. We’re into our indoor gardens because this is also a house plant -. I just happen to grow mine outdoors, but it’s a popular house plant. We’re into our homes and make our worlds a more beautiful place. I thank you as always for watching and Ill. Catch you in the next video bye.