Senecio Mandraliscae - Plant
Common name: Senecio tenuifolius
Bloom time: August-October.
Height: 15-45 cm
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Determine whether or not the blue finger plant receives bright sunlight. Prune nearby plants foliage or move the blue finger to a site that receives bright sunlight if necessary. In climates with hot summers, however, the plant benefits from light afternoon shade.
Prune the plant nearly to the ground in early spring. Pruning removes old growth and makes room for healthy new growth.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 6º F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Water the plant only during dry summer weather.
- Blue finger is a drought-tolerant succulent that can survive long, dry periods.
- Watch for signs that the plant needs water, especially leaves that begin to look shrunken or wilted.
- Water the plant s site deeply, and then allow the soil to dry completely before watering again.
Stop watering the plant in late summer or early autumn.
- Withhold water completely during the winter months.
- Damp, cool soil places the plant at risk for stem rot.
The disc flowers are narrow at the base, 3 mm long, hairy with white hairs on the ribs and brown colour
- Unverified information Slender-Leaf Senecio is widely used for its medicinal properties.
- The leaves of the plant are valuable.
- These leaves from the Indian medicinal plant are used as an emollient and vulnerary.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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