How do you care for Senecio Serpens?

Place the leaf on top of coarse, well-draining soil in a warm, dry, well ventilated setting with bright indirect sunlight. Water the soil thoroughly, being careful not to drench the leaf. Don’t water again until the soil has completely dried out. The leaf will send out roots to access the water in the soil.

Are Senecio Serpens poisonous?

Senecio serpens, the blue chalk sticks plant, is one of the finest varieties among all blue succulents. Yet in the succulent forms, these blooms are typically small, and often overlooked. Most senecio are toxic, and will bite back if they are ingested.

How tall do Senecio get?

tall (30-45 cm) and 18-24 in. wide (45-60 cm). Easily grown in sandy, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in sun or light shade. Drought tolerant, Senecio can survive long, dry periods.

How do you identify Senecio?

Succulents in the genus Senecio have flowers that are daisylike and yellow, or red-orange puffs. Blooms dry into dandelion-like tufts. Leaves range from sky blue through shades of green. Some senecios are whitish, and at least one (Senecio jacobsenii) blushes purple-pink.

Can Senecio grow in shade?

For best results grow Senecio cineraria ‘Silver Dust’ in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. To encourage new basal growth, flowering should be prevented by regularly removing lengthening stems.

How do you prune Senecio Serpens?

Senecio serpens doesn’t have to be pruned.

Are Senecio toxic to humans?

Compositae family. Of more than 3000 Senecio species, more than 30 have been established as causing livestock and human poisonings. Many other plant species have been suspected of poisoning, but their toxicity has not been confirmed.

Are Senecio toxic to cats?

The String of Pearls plant is considered 💀TOXIC💀 to both cats and dogs AND humans but like, just don’t eat your house plants you goof!

Is Senecio a succulent?

There are more than 1,000 varieties of senecio plants, and about 100 are succulents. These tough, interesting plants may be trailing, spreading groundcovers or large shrubby plants.

Are all Senecio succulents?

Except for some species that are considered noxious weeds, most Senecio plants are gorgeous succulents, striking hues and fabulous foliage attributes. This plant family definitely has diversity in appearance: some are small, some grow large shrubs, while some are trailing plants or creeping ground covers.

How often should I water Senecio?

every 7 to 10 days
In Spring, Summer and early Autumn as a rough guide, expect to water every 7 to 10 days providing your plant is growing in a bright warm location. In Winter once every three or four weeks is likely more than enough.

Is Senecio a perennial?

Senecio candidans Angel Wings ‘Senaw’ is a new, unusual and eye-catching evergreen perennial with huge silvery or grey-white leaves. The leaf texture is soft, downy, almost velvety and irresistible to touch. This plant is all about foliage – yellow flowers may be borne, but rarely.

How big does a Senecio serpens plant get?

Grows up to 12 in. tall (30 cm) and 2-3 ft. wide (60-90 cm). Easily grown in sandy, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in sun or light shade. Drought and heat tolerant, Senecio can survive long, dry periods.

What kind of leaves does a blue Senecio have?

“Blue senecios” have become hugely popular because of their azure leaves, which look amazing planted in swaths or combined with other primary-colored plants. A classic combination is blue senecio with yellow jade and red aloes. Senecio mandraliscae (blue chalk sticks).

What kind of light does a Senecio need?

Shrub and ground-cover senecios do best in full sun except in desert climates. Grow trailing senecios in bright shade or indoors near a sunny window. Those with green, white or variegated leaves fare better as indoor plants than do the blue ones, which need strong sunlight.

What kind of climate does Senecio live in?

Drought and heat tolerant, Senecio can survive long, dry periods. Unlike many succulent plants, Senecio is a winter grower and summer-dormant. Excellent for rock gardens, succulent gardens or Mediterranean gardens. Not sure which Senecio to pick?