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Senecio crassissimus


Unusual flat grey leaves

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Senecio crassissimus

Origin: Madagascar

Known as the Verical-leaved Senecio, Propellar Plant or Lavender Steps, it is an unusual species, endemic to Madagascar. It has significantly flattened leaved disposed off vertically. It has grey leaves with a purple hue grown in bright light.

Plant Size: Well established plants, 10 to 15 cm high are offered.

About Senecio

Senecio (in the broad sense) is a very large genus in the daisy family (Asteraceae). Composite flowers with ray florets is normally what distinguishes species belonging to the family. However, some like Kleinia lack the ray florets. The family has many succulent members, formerly mainly included in Senecio and Othonna, but has been separated in several genera. The succulent members are well represented in Southern Africa with several genera and species from the Western Cape throughout South Africa and neighboring countries.

Caring for your Senecio

Pot: Senecio is well suited to cultivation in containers. Some of the larger succulent species of Senecio are also well suited to a protected spot in the rockery in frost free areas.

Soil: The plants prefer a well-drained soil, a mixture of soil with some organic matter or composted bark mix will do.

Light: Most species of Senecio prefer growing in sunny positions, with many only showing their true colours when grown in full sun.

Water: Senecio does well with weekly watering in summer and can be reduced in winter.

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