Fish Hooks Succulent

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  • Low-Maintenance Succulent
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Below Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 8 Feet

For a rather unusual trailing succulent that originates from West Africa, the Fish Hooks Succulent or Senecio radicans as it is botanically named, is definitely worth a look. With small and green fish-hook or banana-like foliage, it is obvious where this plant got its common name. Being drought tolerant, it is easy to grow and will put up with a fair bit of neglect. From the same Asteraceae family of plants as the String of Pearls, it has a similar habit but the Fish Hooks Succulent is easier to care for.

Best Locations For Growing Fish Hooks Succulent

Being fairly adaptable, the Fish Hooks Succulent can be grown in any room. However, this plant is considered mildly toxic so care must be taken if deciding to grow it around children or pets. 

Fish Hooks Succulent Sunlight Requirements

The Fish Hooks Succulent likes to grow in bright, indirect light, but will also tolerate some shade. It is best to avoid placing it near a south-facing window though, as the harsh midday sun can burn the foliage. 

Fish Hooks Succulent Care

If allowed to trail, this stunning succulent can grow up to 8 feet in length. However, if it needs to be kept smaller, it can be easily pruned. The Fish Hooks Succulent is a tough and hardy plant and will survive in any indoor space as long as the temperature does not fall below 60 °F. High humidity is not necessary, although to promote vigorous growth, regular misting or some time spent in a humid bathroom will help. 

Watering Fish Hooks Succulent

Storing water in its leaves, this succulent can go for long periods without water. Requiring watering every 2 to 4 weeks, it is important to allow the soil to dry out between waterings, otherwise, the roots may rot. After watering, it is advisable to allow any surplus water to drain away, which will help prevent the plant from sitting in overly wet soil. To control its size or to encourage fresh growth, the stems can be cut just above a leaf node using a clean, sharp pair of scissors. 

Feeding Fish Hooks Succulent

To encourage strong and healthy growth, this succulent can be fed every 4 to 6 weeks during the growing season with a weakly diluted houseplant fertilizer.

Fish Hooks Succulent Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Below Average - Let the soil dry completely, then, water deeply.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: High
Habit: Trailing
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 8 feet
Mature Spread: 2 feet
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Shade/Description: White
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Blue, Green
Foliage Description: Green to a Greenish Blue
Temperature: 25° - 100°F (-4° - 38°C)
Humidity: 75% Or Above
Common Name: Fish Hooks Succulent
Other Name(s): Fish Hooks
Scientific Name: Senecio radicans
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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