Senecio Anteuphorbium

 Where does succulent come from?

Senecio anteuphorbium (L.) Sch.Bip. - The World SucculentNorth and Northeast Africa from Morocco (Sahara desert) to the Arabian Peninsula.

What succulent looks like?

Senecio anteuphorbium (L.) Sch.Bip. - The World Succulent

This is an extremely rare, new succulent with lime-green upright stems. Flowers are small and insignificant, but the cylindrical stems, to 4′ tall and 3′-5′ wide and can be an interesting vertical accent. Loves full sun. Water wise.

Contrarily to most succulent Senecio species that have usually foetid smelling flowers Senecio anteuphorbium has sweetly fragrant blooms.

How to grow succulent?

But others suggest to water it moderately all year round as it tends to be an opportunistic plant that tend to grow in each time of the year whenever it has enough water in fair weather and rest when temperatures are too hot or too cool and may have several or sometimes no growth cycles in a year.  This ensures that it keeps its compact habit. Fire resistant.

Senecio anteuphorbium (L.) Sch.Bip. - The World SucculentGive 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?

Senecio anteuphorbium (L.) Sch.Bip. - The World SucculentThe 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.