Senecio Articulatus

Where does succulent come from?

Senecio Articulatus - The Succulent WorldSouth Africa, Cape Province.

What succulent looks like?

Senecio Articulatus - The Succulent WorldFormed by fat, bluish grey to bluish-purple striped joints l,5-10 cm long and 1,5-2 cm in diameter that looks like green sausages about as thick as a finger. During winter each sprouts a little tufts of leaves and then they grow another segment. So from looking like a sausage with a topknot it ends up looking like a string of sausages with topknots! Each stem can reach 30-40 cm height, but much taller if shaded and overwatered. The stems store water for long periods.

How to grow succulent?

Senecio Articulatus - The Succulent WorldSenecio Articulatus is probably a winter grower and need water from October, when the new leaves can be seen forming on the growing tip In April the leaves begin to go yellow and drop off, so now it rests quite dry in to summer. 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.

Give the plant an airy growing medium which mainly consists of non organic material such us clay, pumice, lava grit, and only a little peat or leaf-mould.

How to take care succulent?

Senecio Articulatus - The Succulent WorldFull sun to filtered light.

It is easy to propagate by cuttings in late spring to summer, just take a cutting of the plant let it dry for 1 or 2 weeks and stuff it in the ground (preferably dry, loose, extremely well draining soil).