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 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.

Flowering

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.

Soil

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.

Hardiness

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.

Light

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.

Propagation

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

Bloom Season Late summer to winter
Botanical Name Senecio citriformis
Common Name String of tears
Dormancy Winter
Family Asteraceae
Flower Color Creamyyellow
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 10a to 11b
Mature Size 10 cm
Native Area South africa
Resistance 5° C for short periods
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade

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Senecio citriformis

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Please note: All Landscape Ready plants that are in a 6-inch pot or larger WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

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Please note: Our large plants are many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive 100% healthy and looking great.

Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

If you live in a cold climate and 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. If you do not order a heat pack, we do not send one with your order.

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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.

Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is 6" and larger WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, you will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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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.

Flowering

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.

Soil

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.

Hardiness

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.

Light

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.

Propagation

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

Bloom Season Late summer to winter
Botanical Name Senecio citriformis
Common Name String of tears
Dormancy Winter
Family Asteraceae
Flower Color Creamyyellow
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 10a to 11b
Mature Size 10 cm
Native Area South africa
Resistance 5° C for short periods
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade

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