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Common names:
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Botanical names:
Curio articulatus Accepted
Kleinia articulata Synonym
Senecio articulatus Synonym

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Succulent light green with purplish reverse
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Winter
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

Seasonal growth changes for Senecio Articulatus

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Location: At our garden - San Joaquin County, CADate: Summer 2013 and Spring 2014Seasonal growth changes for Senecio Articulatus
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Location: Indoors at home - San Joaquin County, CADate: 20Jan2017-WinterPhoto update of my Senecio articulatus
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Location: Washington 8bDate: 2017-06-17
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Date: 2019-09-11
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Date: 2008-10-28
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Location: Rock Island, Il.Date: 2012-07-01
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Location: At our garden - San Joaquin County, CADate: 2015-04-07Additional stem growing on my Senecio articulatus
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-11-18Long, snake like arms terminate in leaf groups, very strange.
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-11-183.5 years old
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Date: aug 15 2016weird
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Location: Quad Cities Botanical Garden, Rock Island, Il.Date: 2012-07-02
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Location: Indoors - San Joaquin County, CADate: Fall Season - 08Nov2013New set of leaves forming this Fall - Senecio articulatus
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-11-18leaf group at end of a snaky arm
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Location: CaliforniaDate: 2020-05-23
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Comments:
Posted by plantmanager (New Mexico - Zone 8a) on Feb 17, 2018 12:38 PM

I used to think this was a difficult plant to grow. It's very easy if you give it plenty of water and high humidity. (It loves more water than most other succulents.) I have it growing like a weed now in my greenhouse. The segments are easily detached if you're not super careful. When they do detach, I stick them back in or on the soil, and they root quickly and form new plants. They bloom a lot, but so far mine haven't set seeds. This is a unique little plant that always gets comments when people see my plants.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Oct 30, 2012 11:42 AM

As they grow, these plants form what "appears to be a caudex" above the soil line.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Wow! by plantmanager Jan 14, 2016 6:59 PM 2
Cissus quadrangularis? by purpleinopp Oct 8, 2017 7:51 AM 4
2 dolphins? by purpleinopp Jul 18, 2021 11:42 AM 6
No clue what this is! (indoor plant) by swilce May 14, 2021 1:20 PM 10
Trying to find out succulent name/species by ForTheWin May 27, 2020 5:43 PM 4
Can anyone identify these? by JimsPlants May 5, 2020 3:58 PM 3
Succulent identify by Wamalgas Nov 27, 2018 9:25 PM 2

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