Free Senecio Rowleyanus Plants

acalypha hispida plant
As its name suggests, this plant produces unusual, bead-like leaves on trailing stems. It is a good subject for a small hanging basket or pot, and is best displayed in or near to a window, where the higher light intensities will help to keep it well balanced and healthy. For a more massed effect, plant several specimens together in the same container. As with many other cacti and succulents, great care should be taken with watering, as the plant will quickly suffer if the compost is kept too moist. Furthermore, because it is a trailing species the weight of the foliage puts more of a strain on the roots, so any damage to the roots will rapidly affect the plant. In the early winter the Senecio produces small, whitish, fragrant flowers.

Plant type : Succulent with trailing habit
Season of interest : All year round
Size : 45-60cm (18—24in) trails
Flower : Uninteresting, white, fragrant, produced late spring/early autumn
Leaf : Globular, 1cm (1/2in), green, on string-like trailing stems
Temperature : 10-28°C (50 — 82°F)
Aspect/Light : Full sun
Humidity : Low
Watering : Evenly moisten compost in spring and summer, allowing to dry a little before re-watering; keep on dry side in autumn and winter
Feeding : Once a month with half strength flowering plant fertilizer in spring and summer
Propagation : Remove 7.5-10cm (3—4in) pieces in spring or early summer and pot in cactus and succulent compost at 20-22°C (68—72°F)
Potting : Cactus and succulent compost
Problems : Aphid
Availability : Occasionally available all year round
Uses indoors : Hanging basket plant in or near window