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Vertical Leaf Senecio Profile

Written by Maggie

Feb 07 2021

Vertical Leaf Senecio Profile

Vertical Leaf Senecio, scientific name Vertical Leaf Senecio, belongs to the genus Vertical Leaf Senecio in Compositae. Vertical Leaf Senecio is mainly distributed in the south of Madagascar Island. Vertical Leaf Senecio (Senecio crassissimus) has a certain ornamental value.High 50 ~ 80 cm, stems, branches are green, sometimes slightly purple halo, rough surface, residual leaves off the scales. Fleshy leaf blade obovate, bluish green, slightly pinkish, leaf margin and leaf base are purple; Inflorescences are capitate, floret clusters, yellow or vermilion. Vertical Leaf Senecio has strong habits, suitable for warm, dry and sunny environments, basin soil should be loose and fertile, good drainage. Its branches and leaves are tall and straight, the purple of the leaf edge is more beautiful and charming, easy maintenance, often for ornamental family foliage plant cultivation, but also plant arrangement of succulent greenhouse.

Vertical leaf Senecio picture

Vertical leaf Senecio

Vertical leaf Senecio morphological characteristics

Vertical Leaf Senecio (Senecio crassissimus) is 50 ~ 80 cm high, stems, branches are green, sometimes slightly purple halo, rough surface, residual leaves off the scales. Fleshy leaves are obovate, bluish green, slightly pinkish, leaf margin and leaf base are purple, 4 ~ 6 cm long, 2 ~ 3 cm wide. Inflorescences of vertical leaf senecio (Senecio crassissimus) are 50-100 cm tall, small clusters of yellow or vermilion. Vertical Leaf Senecio (Senecio crassissimus) has strong habits, suitable for warm, dry and sunny environments, basin soil should be loose and fertile, good drainage. Vertical Leaf Senecio branches and leaves are tall and straight, the purple of the leaf edge is more beautiful and charming, easy maintenance, often for ornamental family foliage plant cultivation, but also plant arrangement of Succulent greenhouse.

Vertical leaf Senecio distribution and growth habits

Origin Madagascar, now the world can be cultivated in many places.

Vertical Leaf Senecio (Senecio crassissimus) has a strong habit, suitable for warm, dry and sunny environments, drought and semi-shade, not cold, avoid dampness. The suitable temperature for growth is 15 ~ 22℃.

Vertical leaf Senecio

Vertical leaf Senecio growing methods

Illumination

Vertical Leaf Senecio (Senecio crassissimus) grows best in a warm, airy environment with plenty of sunlight, which encourages its leaves to grow closer together. The lack of light will cause the leaves to become more and more spaced apart, no longer full, it will become lighter and lighter color. Full sunshine can be carried out under the condition of shading and ventilation.

Temperature

Vertical Leaf Senecio (Senecio crassissimus) preference for cool and fear of heat will make it go into a dormant state and stop growing when the temperature is higher than 35 degrees in summer, so it should be placed in a cool place.

Water 

Compared to other fleshy Vertical Leaf Senecio (Senecio crassissimus), the biggest worry is that it doesn't require constant watering. Because basically in the whole summer is Vertical Leaf Senecio dormant period, so at this time about two to four times a month watering can. Just water the edges of the pot each time, between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., because the sun has gone down at that time, so watering won't damage the roots. Uneven watering can also cause rot oh, so every watering to water thoroughly, such as the soil is dry after the second watering. Be sure to avoid long-term rain to prevent damage to the roots.

The substrate

Vertical Leaf Senecio (Senecio crassissimus) doesn't require much of the substrate, it doesn't require how fertile the substrate is. So the substrate is generally mixed with coarse sand and peat soil, can keep permeable.It is also possible to mix peat with cinder and a small amount of perlite, and mix it in proportion. If you want a loose substrate, not easy to water, you can spread a layer of river sand on its surface.

The basin

In order to allow them to get better development, Vertical Leaf Senecio (Senecio crassissimus) have to be transplanted at regular intervals. As the plant grows, the original pot is no longer suitable for its roots. So change the pot every one to two years. The best time to replace the pot is before the first watering in early spring, when it is in its growing season.

Vertical leaf senecio propagation method

Vertical Leaf Senecio (Senecio crassissimus) propagation can be cuttings and cuttings. Cuttage is very simple, take the healthy old branches off dry cuttings in slightly wet sand soil. More than 20 days of cool and ventilated root, cutting is not often water supply, otherwise it is easy to rot, cutting should choose spring and autumn. Or the mother issued next to the larvae can be broken off and inserted into the wet soil, generally in 10-15 days out of the root.

Vertical leaf Senecio