Introduction: Propagating My String of Bananas
My String Of Hearts has been growing like crazy in the warm desert temps and was badly in need of a haircut. I pruned about 3' of trails off 5 or 6 weeks ago. Growing in the same hanging pot is a String Of Bananas and a String of Pearls. I noticed the trails of the SOBs had started to branch and fill out at the bottom but the tops were getting a little bare. I decided it was time to get on with the propagating of my String Of Bananas plant and do some filling in.
Step 1: Take the Cuttings and Add Them to the Plant Mix.
I took the cuttings, & for the sake of the video, planted them in the mix right away. With thin stemmed cuttings like String Of Bananas or String Of Pearls, I usually let them heal over for 1-3 days before planting.
Step 2: Create Two Holes in the Mix.
2 holes were made in the mix with the larger end of the chopstick & I planted them in.
Step 3: Secure the Cuttings.
The cuttings were secured down with the floral pins. By the way, the pins can be saved & used over again multiple times.
Step 4: Let Them Settle.
Let them settle in for a few days & then gave them a good watering.