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Senecio crassissimus - Plant

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Attractive leaves of Senecio crassissimus has the hick, waxy silver-grey with bright purple margins.
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Description for Senecio crassissimus

Senecio crassissimus is evergreen leaf-succulent Leaves are the vertical manner of silver-grey waxy appearance laterally positioned purple circumference flattened fleshy leaves. It has thick erect stems produce bright yellow daisy-like flowers at the tip of the plant during mid-summer to autumn.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Senecio crassissimus, Kalanchoe crassissimus, Vertical leaf senecio, Propeller plant Yellow Summer to Autumn Up to 2 ft Easy to grow

Planting and care

Plant succulent where it receives several hours of bright sunlight but is protected during the hottest part of the day. Avoid total shade, which causes the plant to become long and spindly. Sunlight brings out the intense red leaf edges.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sunlight Sandy soil Moderately 25 to 35 degree C Feed bi-weekly in the summer with a liquid fertilizer, or use slow-release pellets.

Caring for Senecio crassissimus

  • While usually grown as a houseplant, the succulent perennials of the Kalanchoe family can grow outside in regions with warm or mild winters. The more light, the denser the foliage and the more numerous the blooms.
  • Water Senecio crassissimus deeply whenever the top of the soil feels dry and let the soil dry before watering again, as Kalanchoe rots quickly in the muddy soil.
  • Check the leaves often during the winter months, and water only when the leaves begin to appear shriveled.

Typical uses of Senecio crassissimus

Special features: The large leaves of Senecio crassissimus looking as if turned on the edge are the most unique feature.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for outdoor and indoor living room.

References

  • http://www.llifle.com/Encyclopedia/SUCCULENTS/Family/Asteraceae/29042/Senecio_crassissimus
  • https://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?plant_id=3814
  • https://worldofsucculents.com/senecio-crassissimus-vertical-leaf-senecio/

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