Senecio Scaposus is a beautiful, unusual succulent native to South Africa. It grows in elegant rosette-like shape with long, thick felt leaves in silvery white color. Like other succulents, this plant is relatively low maintenance and only needs bright light, well-drained soil and infrequent watering.
PLANT CARE :
- Water sparsely. Root rot from overwatering is the most common cause of its demise, so be careful not to overwater it. Allow soil to dry out completely between waterings. Using a Sustee Moisture Meter stick helps to figure out how much moisture is in the soil so you don’t under or overwater.
- Dry conditions may promote blooming in summer.
- Grow in a very well-draining soil mix, such as cactus mix or add inorganic materials such as small pea gravel, sharp sand, poultry grit or pumice to potting medium (up to 1:1 mixture).
- Use a shallow container since the plants will not produce an extensive root system (and if they are unable to quickly remove moisture from a large volume of soil, they will be more susceptible to root rot).
- Providing a rest period during the winter with cooler temperature at 12-15°C.
- Repot every year or two or fertilize lightly in spring with fertiliser suitable for cacti.
- The leaves are slightly toxic; ingestion may cause vomiting or diarrhea the plant’s sap may cause skin irritation or rash in sensitive individuals.
Height of the plant - 10 cm. Diameter of the pot - 8 cm. Sustee size S.
The height of the plant is measured from the base of the pot to the top of the plant.
The diameter of the pot is measured at the top part of the pot.