Senecio Herreianus 'string of watermelon'


Senecio herreianus is a cascading succulent with long trails of oval leaves. We love the stripped variegation and red blush some leaves take, which has given it the nickname ‘string of watermelons.’


Southern Namibia and northwestern South Africa


Senecio herreianus love two to three hours of direct sunlight. Provide southern exposure as much as possible. However, when it’s hot, these plants prefer partial shade at peak hours. The diffused light of a screen door or sheer curtain will be perfect.


Water once the soil dries out to 2 inches below the surface. Make sure to drench the soil thoroughly until water is dripping from the bottom of the plant. Overwatering could lead to leaf drop or root rot. Always err on the side of underwatering.

Tula's Tip

Senecio herreianus grows and blooms best when somewhat rootbound. Repot every two or three years, moving it to a pot just 2 inches wider. Fertilize: Senecio herreianus do not require fertilizer, though it can be added to give container grown plants a boost or to supplement poor soil.


Approx. 8-10" long x 7" at the widest point. Every plant will vary in size, color and shape.


Delivery Method

In-store, NYC delivery and pickup available. Delivered Bare root