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Fishhooks Senecio: This Trailing Succulent Is So Easy To Grow!


Hi, it’s now and today. I’m going to tell you how I care for the gray Fishhooks senecio. This beauty is a great, really tough, easy to maintain plant, both outdoors and indoors. So stick around. I’m gonna tell you how I take care of it so before I get started in on this care video. I just want to show you my new air plants. What a fine selection! I’m gonna be starting an air plant project soon and I have this succulent hanging here because the trails are about four feet long on it, so it’s sort of hard to stand here and do the video or have it on the ground, so it’s. I just wanted to show you that. Here are the ants and this one shows no sign of slowing down at all, and today is February 7th, its Super Bowl Sunday, just about four or five hours north of here up in Santa Clara, it’s beautiful! Today it was like 80 I just had to wait for the Sun to go down, so I could. I could film this. But this plant is called string of Fish Hooks, Gray Fish hook. Sometimes it’s called string of bananas and it’s a little confusing because there’s another succulent that also goes by those names and the same genus and species. Oh, dear, it just looked a little bit up on the branch. This one right here is the one that I know. As string of bananas, it has shorter fatter leaves, which look more like bananas to me, but to confuse things, It also goes by Senecio radican’s so no matter what you call it, It’s very easy to take care of outside. It likes part. Sun, I give it morning. Sun and and I shelter it from the stronger afternoon Sun. If you’re someplace where it’s strong, hot Sun all day, you’ll need to keep it more shaded inside. However, it likes bright to highlight, which is a little bit vague, but it some would be odd near a West window or a South window where it gets a lot of light and the reason why it does so well in homes is because it doesn’t mind the dry air and it’s also very easy and in the watering Department and like most succulents or pretty much all succulents, I know, except for a few like to be dry. They really like to dry out almost completely in between waterings outside in the summer. I water mine about every two weeks. I give them a good, thorough drink inside. It’s probably every three to six weeks, depending on the temperature of your home, and you want to water it thoroughly so that it drains out and it gets the roots get wet, but then they can dry out now. Temperature-wise this really has a wide range. Its party to about 25 degrees Fahrenheit, but it can go up to a hundred degrees, so it’s really quite versatile. I just like to, uh I. I just like to play with trails now. In terms of soil, a fast draining mix is best because that’s gonna keep the roots from getting too wet and eventually rotting out, so its succulent and cactus mix is the best thing for it fertilizing like most succulents. It really doesn’t need it, but if you feel like you really want to fertilize your grave fishhooks you can give it a balanced house plant fertilizer, a liquid fertilizer, of course, organic is best in this spring, and that is all that it really needs outdoors. I just top dress my with worm castings and a little bit of organic compost and it’s as happy as can be now in terms of pests. Mine have never gotten any any at all, but I imagine. Because of the fleshy leaves that it would probably be susceptible to mealy bugs and what you can do is just take it into the shower and give it a good hosing down with a water. Make sure it’s not too cold or not too hot, and you also don’t want to do it in the you know in the winter because you want the plant to be able to dry out relatively fast, both the foliage and the plant after you give it a hose down if you have your blade too small or you have a really big kitchen sink, you can do it in the sink or like outdoors. The garden hose works too, and you just sort of gently blast off those cottony, mealy bugs in terms of propagation. I’ve done a video on that. I just posted it last week. Propagation is really really easy. It’s either done by stem cuttings or it’s done by leaves. And I have that covered for you in a video. I posted last week. The link will be on the screen and it will also be down below. Oh, and what? I forgot to tell you is. It’s a fairly fast grower outdoors in the warmer weather. It grows really fast indoors. It’ll probably be more of a moderately fast grower, but it will. It definitely definitely grows at a pretty good rate so. I hope you have enjoyed this video and found it to be helpful. I have a lot more videos coming your way. I have a driftwood and succulent series. I have aloe vera care. I penstemon pruning salvia, pruning the big winter pruning of my Mugen via three ways to propagate snake plants, so stay tuned because they’re all coming your way soon, and I thank you for all your comments and your likes and your subscribes. I really appreciate and speaking of the garden, let’s get out in the garden and make the world a more beautiful place whether your garden is indoors or outdoors. I thank you as always so much for watching. See you in the next video bye.