Senecio Crassissimus


Senecio crassissimus, aka Propeller Plant, Lavender Steps, or Vertical Leaf Senecio, is a delicate succulent with fleshy leaves and purple margins that outline each leaflet. Being native to Madagascar, it is perfect for a sunny windowsill in your home and needs minimal water. Its leaves are flat, similar to the propellers on a prop plane, from which it gets its name.

They love as much sun as possible. The best spot for them is where they can see the sun during the majority of the day.

They will do best in bright light. A nice bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window, either with or without blinds, depending on if the plant can handle sun. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.

They like the soil to be completely dry before the next watering. That usually takes about 4 weeks in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but for them, it's always safer to underwater or water when you see signs of lack of water (i.e. wrinkly or soft leaves).

Their humidity requirement is low, so do not mist them or put them in a terrarium.

If your Senecio starts to get "leggy" as it grows, where the new growth is stretched out or floppy, and the leaves are not very dense, consider pruning it back to encourage more growth points, and place it in brighter spot than it was before!

The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.

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