How To Propagate String Of Fishhooks: A Step-By-Step Guide


String of Fishhooks (Senecio radicans) is a succulent perennial plant, native to South Africa. It has long cascading stems with small, spoon-shaped leaves. As one of the most popular hanging succulents around, it’s easy to see why many people are eager to propagate their own String of Fishhooks at home. In this article we’ll discuss how you can do just that!

Gathering Materials

Before getting started on propagating your String of Fishhooks, you’ll want to make sure you have all the necessary materials and tools. You’ll need a pair of sharp scissors or pruning shears; sterilized potting soil; rooting hormone; containers for planting; and a spray bottle filled with water. It’s also beneficial to have access to natural light or other suitable lighting such as grow lights or fluorescent bulbs.

Taking Cuttings

The best time to take cuttings from your existing String of Fishhooks is in late spring when it’s actively growing and producing new leaves and stems. Make sure the area where you’ll be taking your cutting is dry so as not to disturb any nearby roots when making your cuttings – about 6 inches should be enough stem length for each cutting! Using sharp scissors or pruning shears, trim off the desired length from each stem tip – don’t forget that each cutting must include some healthy leaves in order for them to produce roots later on.

Preparing Cuttings For Planting

Once all your cuttings are taken care of, it’s time prepare them for planting: start by dipping the end of each stem into some diluted rooting hormone solution (follow instructions on package). This will help stimulate root growth during propagation process so make sure they’re evenly coated before setting aside onto a clean surface – let sit until completely dry before moving onto next step which is filling up containers with fresh potting soil mix!

Planting & Watering Cuttings

Now comes one last step before being able set back plants out into their new homes: every container should be filled 3/4 way full with moistened potting soil mix then add 1 teaspoonful per hole (or more depending upon size)of slow-release fertilizer pellets before placing individual cuttings deep into holes made earlier . Once all pieces are securely planted within containers , lightly mist entire surface with water from spray bottle if needed then move outdoors or place under appropriate lighting condition indoors in order keep humidity levels high throughout course duration until visible signs indicating successful root development become evident (i .e., visible growth seen near base area ). After few weeks checking regularly topsoil layer ensures continued moisture content which helps promote optimal development rate within newly planted specimens !