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

(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

Origin and Habitat: South Africa

Description: Senecio citriformis is a beautiful and unique scrambling succulent clothed with vertically-directed leaves spindle-shaped and small, somewhat resembling a lemon in outline. Leaves are covered in a grey-green waxy bloom, with transparent veins. It produces tiny clustering yellowish flowers in late summer to winter.
Blooming season: Late summer to Winter.

Cultivation and Propagation: Senecio citriformisis easy to grow, do well in succulent gardens or in a pot in a window sill and forms the striking trailing stems if grown in a suspended basket. In a warm Mediterranean climate, it can be grown as a ground cover as well.
Growth rate: The plants grow profusely and can fill a 25 cm pot in just a year or two given the best conditions.
Soil: This plant does well in a cactus potting mix. Use pot with good drainage.
Transplantation: Repotting every 2-3 years. The trick is to be as careful as possible, as the string of pearls falls apart easily. Add some potting mix (compost) to the new container to bring the repotted plant to the correct height. Cautiously upturn the old container, supporting the plant with a gentle hand, position the root ball into the new container, add extra potting mix to fill any empty spaces, and carefully arrange the pearls to hang over the pot.
Watering: Water regularly during the growing season every weeks or so, making sure to drench and letting all the water drain out of the pot. If all the leaves fall off don't fret, stop watering and wait until it starts to grow again. Less water during winter months. In the rest period no high atmospheric humidity!! Care must be taken with watering as they tends to become swollen and untidy in growth habit if given too much water and shade.
Exposure: light to direct sunlight through the year, which encourages flowering and heavy leaf production. It should be protected from too much exposure in Summer
Hardiness: Reputedly sensitive to frost , but less so if kept on the dry side prior to, and during, cold weather (hardy to -5° C for short periods). However some warmth throughout the year will increase the grower's success (minimum 5° to 8°C during rest season). It does not like hot weather and needs cool air with ample airflow.

 

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
Dormancy Winter
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
Scientific Name Senecio citriformis
Shape -
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade
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Have spend hundreds of dollars and still impressed with the size and quality of plants!!

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. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. 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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