Senecio citriformis
Senecio citriformis
Senecio citriformis
Senecio citriformis
Senecio citriformis
Senecio citriformis
Senecio citriformis
Senecio citriformis
Senecio citriformis
Senecio citriformis
Senecio citriformis
Senecio citriformis

Senecio Citriformis String Of Tears

(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

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.

Growth Rate

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.

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Blooming Season Late summer to winter
Common Name String of tears
Dormancy Winter
Family Asteraceae
Flower Creamy-yellow
Frost Tolerance -5° C for short periods
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 10a to 11b
Height 10 cm
Origin South africa
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Senecio citriformis
Shape -
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade

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Senecio citriformis

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request, and if your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge by request. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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