Where does succulent come from?
Cultivated. Garden origin.
Senecio anteuphorbium f. cristata hort.
What succulent looks like?
Senecio Anteuphorbium f. cristata is a very rare and nice succulent with a thin crested trunk. The grey-blue stem will form a convoluted fan-shaped cluster.
How to grow succulent?
Give the plant a well drained, airy, growing medium which mainly consists of non organic material such us clay, pumice, lava grit, and only a little peat or leaf-mould.
It prefers to be on the dry side with good but infrequent waterings but looks best with regular watering in hot months. Less water during winter. No water should ever be allowed to stand around the roots. But it adapts to different growing conditions from extreme heat and drought, to high moisture as it has a low rot potential.
How to take care succulent?
The flower stems need to be removed to keep a tidy appearance. This species do tend to get sort of leggy, which is particularly a problem if grown as a potted plant, and yearly pruning is often necessary to shape. Like quite small pots, repot in very later winter, early spring.
Unlike ‘monstrose’ varieties of plants, where the variation from normal growth is due to genetic mutation, crested growth can occur on normal plants. Sometimes it’s due to variances in light intensity, or damage, but generally the causes are unknown.