Senecio Pendulus

Synonyms:

Kleinia pendula
Cacalia pendula
Notonia pendula
Kleinia subulifolia
Monadenium subulifolium
Notonia trachycarpa

Habitat:

Native to Arabian peninsula and northeastern Africa-Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and Yemen.
In nature this species grows in humus-rich areas where moisture regularly comes from the sea, altitude range of 800–1250 meters above sea level.

Description:

Senecio pendulus is a creeping cactus-like succulent with green stems and showy red flowers. The stems are marbled in a pale green looking like snake skin. The stems arch over and touch the soil where they re-root and send out new stems. If there is a strong light stems often will turn purplish. Individual stems are jointed and brittle, up to 30 cm long up to 2cm in diameter, variable in size and shape, waxy and rough from persistent dried leaf-scales.
Leaves are scale-like, 2-18 mm long, withers quickly but remains for a while like a pseudo-thorns.

Cultivation:

Like other Senecio, it is resistant to drought. You can water regularly in summer but allow the soil to dry out between watering, in winter we recommend you to water occasionally.
We suggest to cultivate S. pendulus in a hanging basket or it can be ground planted so that will carpet. Choose a position with some filtered sun and avoid intense afternoon sun in summer.
If Senecio pendulus is at home needs bright but indirect light, so we recommend to place it near a window.
Avoid frost , keep above 32° F (0 °C), although can go down to 28 ° F (-2 ° C) but only for very brief periods.
This plant prefer well draining soil, we suggest to use a container with at least one drainage hole at the bottom.
Fertilizing the plant once a year but lightly.

Propagation:

Senecio pendulus can be grown from seeds or cutting. Seeds need warm temperatures and constant moisture to germinate.
Cuttings are easier and quick to propagate because Senecio pendulus tends to re-root itself. Remove a stems from the main plant and placing in well draining soil.

Curiosity:

The common name is Inchworm Plant, Tapeworm Plant for his shape like a worm.

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