String of Fishhooks (Senecio radicans)

String of Fishhooks (Senecio radicans)


The String of Hooks is an incredibly easy plant to maintain and grows very quickly. It makes an excellent hanging plant or spilling from a pot on a shelf.  The unique blueish green colour compels it to stand out amongst other plants.

The String of Fish Hooks has been cultivated as an indoor hanging plant. However, in its natural habitat (originating in South Africa) it vigorously creeps along the ground forming a vine as it goes. It is a very robust succulent and isn’t too picky about its growing conditions. Strands will grow to the floor if left. To promote a healthy plant and create a full looking plant don’t hesitate to prune.

As it is a succulent the String of Fish Hooks is drought tolerant. Its leaves or “hooks” are designed to retain maximum levels of water in dry conditions. The most common problem with this pot plant is root rot due to overwatering. Ensure you have good drainage and don’t overwater. If its leaves are becoming flat and wrinkly it is a sign that it is too dry.