Senecio Macroglossus Variegated 20cm Hanging Basket
Common Name: Variegated Wax Ivy, Flowering Ivy
Bright Indirect Light
Easy To Grow Plant
Feed Every Two Months
This is truly an easy to grow plant to add to your indoor jungle. They grow fast and are always green and lush!
Senecio macroglossus variegatus, commonly known as Variegated Wax Ivy or Variegated Natal Ivy, is a trailing succulent plant with attractive variegated foliage.
Appearance: Have elongated, fleshy leaves that are typically green with creamy-white or yellow variegation. The variegation pattern can vary, with some leaves having broader stripes and others having more subtle marbling. The leaves are smooth and glossy, giving the plant an appealing texture.
Growth Habit: Trailing or cascading growth habit. It sends out long, trailing stems that can reach several feet in length. The plant can be grown in hanging baskets or trained to climb up a trellis or support.
Lighting Requirements: Thrive in bright, indirect light. It can tolerate lower light conditions but prefers a well-lit spot. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight for extended periods, as it can scorch the leaves. Placing the plant near a north-facing or east-facing window can provide suitable lighting.
Temperature and Humidity: This plant prefers average to warm temperatures between 18-24°C. It can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures but should be protected from drafts and temperature extremes. Senecio macroglossus variegatus adapts well to normal room humidity levels.
Watering: Keep the soil slightly moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant thoroughly when the top inch (2.5 cm) of soil feels dry. It is more drought-tolerant than many other succulents, but avoid overwatering to prevent root rot.
Soil and Fertiliser: Use a well-draining potting mix suitable for succulents. A mixture of cactus potting soil, perlite, and coarse sand is commonly used. Fertilise the plant sparingly during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertiliser diluted according to the package instructions.
Pruning and Maintenance: Prune to control its size and shape. Trim back any leggy or overgrown stems to promote bushier growth. Regularly remove any yellowed or damaged leaves to maintain the plant’s appearance and overall health.
Senecio macroglossus variegatus is a visually appealing trailing plant with its variegated foliage and cascading growth habit. With the right care and conditions, it can add a touch of green and white beauty to your indoor or outdoor space.
Senecio Macroglossus Variegated 20cm H/B