Senecio Citriformis is commonly known as the String of Tears. A South African native, this is a one-of-a-kind evergreen succulent with teardrop-shaped leaves that point vertically. The leaves have grey-green colors and veins. Growing up to 10 cm in height, this winter-dormant plant belongs to the Asteraceae family.
The lovely Senecio citriformis plant is sturdy and has a fast growth rate.
This houseplant produces small clustering Creamy-yellow flowers that bloom from late summer to winter.
Watering and Feeding
Once every two weeks is the recommended amount of water for this succulent. Overwatering can be avoided by checking if the soil is half an inch (1.2 cm) dry before watering again. During the winter season, limit watering to once a month.
The String of tears plant prefers soil that drains well. It is critical to use a container with at least one drainage hole at the bottom when growing indoors.
Senecio citriformis can withstand temperatures or has a frost tolerance of -5° C (23° F) for short periods and belongs to the hardiness zone of 10a to 11b.
Throughout the year, this unique plant requires full sun to partial shade, which promotes flowering and heavy leaf production. In the summer, it should be protected from excessive sun exposure.
Stem cuttings are the best way to propagate Senecio citriformis. This method not only saves time and effort but also makes use of plucked stems.
Senecio Citriformis ‘String of Tears’ is an adorable houseplant for a beginner gardener. It requires little attention and grows easily.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Late summer to winter|
|Common Name||String of tears|
|Frost Tolerance||-5° C for short periods|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Hardiness Zone||10a to 11b|
|Scientific Name||Senecio citriformis|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|
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