Senecio pendula – 4 pieces

4 pieces $6.50

This small senecio worms its way up and down through the soil and forms a bowl of small snakes!

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All plants shipped bare root in one-gallon sizes.
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Senecio pendula - 4 pieces

  • Names and Synonyms:  
    Senecio pendulus, Cacalia pendula, Kleinia pendula, Notonia pendula, Monadenium subulifolium
  • Common Names:  
    Inch Worm Plant, Tapeworm Plant
  • Family:  
    Asteraceae
  • Origin:  
    This plant originates from Yemen and Saudi Arabia
  • Size Label:  
    4 pieces
  • Height:  
    >6"
  • Width:  
    2-3'
  • Heat Tolerance:  
    High heat tolerance
  • Light Requirement:  
    Light shade to part-day sun
  • Water needs:  
    Very drought tolerant
  • Maintenance:  
    None
  • Uses:  
    Senecio pendula makes a wonderful potted specimen plant. It should be grown in rich, well-draining soil. A wide pot or hanging basket shows off the plant the best. It can be used as an interesting ground cover in frost-free areas where it takes on the appearance of a den of hibernating snakes.
  • Propagation:  
    This plant can be easily propagated from cuttings or grown from seed.
  • Problems:  
    Prone to rot if overwatered in cool weather. Keep on the dry side and use well draining but rich soils.
  • Special notes:  
    This fun and unusual plant is a creeping cactus-like succulent with multi-colored white and green marbled patterned stems (which take on burgundy hues in bright sun). It grows with snaking cucumber-like stems, which arch back to the ground like caterpillars and root at the tips only to repeat the process as they grow. Senecio pendula is a slow growing succulent. When grown indoors it needs bright light and ample airflow. In spring the plant blooms with bright orange composite flowers.