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Senecio Herreianus - Plant

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Senecio herreianus is a succulent plant with trailing stems of oval pointed, bead like, green leaves with vertical, translucent lines. The flowers are small, white to near white, brush like on long peduncles.
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Description for Senecio Herreianus

Senecio herreianus is a succulent plant, similar to the more common Curio rowleyanus, with trailing stems of oval pointed, bead like, green leaves, up to 0.4 inch (10 cm) with vertical, translucent lines or photosynthetic windows. The flowers are small, white to near white, brush like on long peduncles.

Winter hardy to USDA Zones 9-12. Intolerant of frost. In St. Louis, plants must be brought indoors prior to first fall frost date for overwintering. This plant is best grown in a dry, sandy, well-drained, cactus-type potting mix in part shade. Allow roots to dry out between waterings.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
String of Beads, Gooseberry Plant, Melon Vine, Green marble White Seasonal bloomer 1.00 to 2.00 feet easy to grow

Planting and care

Plant bulbs in autumn. Plants do not thrive in Zones 9 to 10 without a period of refrigeration; they need a cold, dormant period. Select a site with soil that drains well. How can you tell? After a good rain, find a spot that is the first to dry out.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun to part shade well-drained soil Dry 70-80F/21-27C Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Senecio Herreianus

    The mulch should feel moist but not wet. Apply a high-potassium liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks from early spring until 6 weeks after flowering. Keep moist in winter. Apply a thin layer of compost each spring, followed by a 2-inch layer of mulch.

Typical uses of Senecio Herreianus

Special features: Excellent ornamental for hanging baskets.

Culinary use: na

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

References

  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/
  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/

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