The Senecio pulcher is a perennial herb plant. These plants grow covering the whole land at their disposal. The Senecio pulcher is small in size and 60 cm in height; in the autumn it assumes a purple colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year.
Exposure Senecio pulcher
The Senecio pulcher should be grown in a bright place, with direct sunlight. The Senecio pulcher can't stand temperatures below zero; they should be grown in cold green houses or at least in a place where they are sheltered by the wind; when every risk of late freezings has gone by we can place them outside or remove the protections.These plants lose the aerial part during the coldest months of the year. As spring begins, stems and leaves quickly start to reproduce.
Watering Senecio pulcher
Water rarely, about once every 1-2 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water , keeping the soil dry for a few days before watering again; when wetting we suggest avoiding surpluses, however to wet the soil deep down. Perennial plants are subject to some months of vegetational rest. During these months it isn't necessary to water them.
Treatments Senecio pulcher
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.
Soil Senecio pulcher
We suggest a substratum characterized by an excellent drainage.
Notes Senecio pulcher
When wanted we can grow these plants in a vase. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.
This page concerns the weather continental it is possible to choose another climate area alpine mediterranean