For a balanced development, it is best to position the The Senecio in a place where it is exposed to at least a few hours of direct sunlight. Usually during the coldest periods of the year the aerial part of these plants dries; it will begin to develop again the spring after.The Senecio needs a minimum temperature superior to 15°C, during this time of the year it is best to check the night temperatures before setting it outside.
The development of these plants is columnar, they grow aiming high with a scarce lateral development. This plant in the winter assumes a green colouring; it is medium in size and can reach 60 cm high. It keeps its leaves in the winter. The Senecio is a succulent plant.
In the spring let’s remember to fertilize our perennial plants, using a slow release granular fertilizer, to add in one solution every 3-4 months. If desired we can also use a liquid fertilizer for flowering plants, to mix with the irrigation water every 20-25 days.
We suggest watering these plants only from time to time, but we must remember to wet the soil deeply using 2-3 glasses of water every 1-2 weeks . Generally during the period of vegetatational rest it isn't necessary to water our perennial plants, which in many cases lose their aerial part.
The spring weather, with a high temperature swing between the day and night hours, and pretty frequent rains, can favour the development of fungus diseases, which should be treated pre-emptively with a systemic fungicide, to use before the gems grow excessively; at the end of the winter we also suggest a wide range insecticide to prevent the attack of aphids and cochineals. We should always remember to do these treatments when there aren't flowerings in the garden.
Grow these perennial plants in a very well drained substratum.
Notes - Senecio
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.