Senecio radicans is a dramatic, cascading succulent with long trails of crescent-shaped leaves. Commonly called 'fishhooks' in its native habitat it can be found trailing across arid sandy ground and dangling off of coastal cliffsides. In late winter or early spring, expect flourishing plants to blossom with tiny, cinnamon-scented flowers.
Native to the Cape Province of South Africa.
Senecio radicans love plenty 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.
Senecio radicans grows and blooms best when somewhat rootbound. Repot every two or three years, moving it to a pot just 2 inches wider. Fertilize: Senecio radicans do not require fertilizer though it can be added to give container grown plants a boost or to supplement poor soil.
Small measures 4" diameter grow pot. Medium measures 6" Hanging grow pot. Every plant will vary in size, color and shape.
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