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Senecio Species, Lavender Steps, Propeller Plant, Vertical Leaf Senecio

Senecio crassissimus

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Senecio (sen-ek-ee-o ) (Info)
Species: crassissimus

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Smooth

Foliage Color:

Bronze

Blue-Green

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From leaf cuttings

By simple layering

By air layering

By tip layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Canoga Park, California

Clayton, California

Mission Viejo, California

Pleasant Hill, California

Reseda, California

Rowland Heights, California

San Francisco, California

San Leandro, California

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Zephyrhills, Florida

Hollywood, South Carolina

Houston, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 30, 2018, DMichael from Fort Lauderdale, FL wrote:

Purple Ladder (Senecio crassissimus) is one of just a few succulent Senecio species which can be grown outdoors in Ft Lauderdale’s subtropical / tropical 10b climate, although it will never bloom here. It is our best substitute for Crassula sp. (eg Jade Plant), which as a rule don’t survive here (Silver Jade marginally so, with no real growth).. Even so, Purple Ladder is best suited to a Mediterranean climate. It should be grown it a very dry, very sunny location in Ft Lauderdale, where it will form a branching, spreading mat/ mound up to 2 feet high in the middle. It will exhibit purple coloring during the cooler, drier part of the winter months.

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