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Senecio crassissimus

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Senecio Crassissimus goes by the common name “Lavender Steps” or “Propeller Plant”. This succulent resembles the propellers of a plane and has flat vertical leaves. This beautiful succulent hails from Madagascar and belongs to the family of Asteraceae. Lavender Steps plant goes dormant in summer. Furthermore, it can grow up to a height of 24 inches.

Growth Rate

The growth rate of Senecio Crassissimus is neither considered fast nor slow. It grows at a medium pace, and the young plant sometimes takes years to start blooming.

Flowering

Senecio Crassissimus grows bright yellow flowers that appears like daisy blossoms. It blooms best in the mid-summer and early autumn seasons.

Watering and Feeding

The propeller plant needs much less water than other plants in the family. Do not overwater it, and ensure you only water when the soil is dry. Fertilize the plant lightly and annually.

Soil

Nurture the plant with a well-drained and sandy soil mix. Keep the soil's Ph level anywhere in the neutral zone.

Hardiness

Senecio Crassissimus grows best in the summer & autumn season. As its frost tolerance ranges from -1.1° C (30° F) to 10° C (50° F), you need to protect it from extreme frost conditions. Additionally, it features hardiness of 10a to 11b.

Light

The succulent needs bright but indirect sunlight for a minimum of 4 hours a day. Ensure it does not receive any direct sun rays.

Propagation

When you prune the plant during its growing season, cut one of its stems and replant it in a different pot with a sandy soil mix for easy propagation.

The large leaves of this succulent look like they have just turned on the edge making the plant attractive to the human eye.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

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