Senecio Herreianus “String of Tears”
- Plant Care
The String of Tears (Senecio herreianus or Curio herreianus) is an interesting succulent plant hailing from Namibia in South Africa. This member of the Asteraceae family is a tender perennial succulent desired for its creeping stems and attractive, tear-shaped foliage.
The stems are narrow, green-purplish and stiff and can grow over 30cm. They hang from the pot or crawl along the ground as they do in nature. The globose leaves are in the shape of raindrops. They are lined with thin purple stripes and translucent “leaf windows” that help the plant absorb more sunlight. The purple tones on the leaves and stems will intensify when it grown in full sunlight.
- The String of Tears does best in partial shade or indirect bright light rather than in the full direct sunlight.Wait until the soil is almost entirely dry and then water very deeply.Plant this succulent in a loose potting soil that drains well. You can add sand or pebbles to the soil to ensure that it won’t hold too much water.15 - 30°CDuring the growing season, fertilize for about once in a month.
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