Senecio is a genus of the daisy family that includes ragworts and groundsels. The scientific Latin genus name, Senecio, means "old man." Variously circumscribed taxonomically, the genus Senecio is one of the largest genera of flowering plants.
Senecio radicans (string of bananas) is a succulent houseplant. A member of the family Asteraceae, the asters, this species is closely related to the common String of Pearls, and is native to South Africa. It has multiple tendrils of glossy, banana-shaped foliage.