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Care of the plant Senecio angulatus or Creeping groundsel.

Care of the plant Senecio angulatus or Creeping groundsel

The genus Senecio, family Asteraceae, comprises 1,600 species of herbaceous succulent plants and shrubs distributed over all continents. Some species are: Senecio angulatus, Senecio mandraliscae, Senecio stapeliiformis, Senecio serpens, Senecio kleinia, Senecio elegans, Senecio bicolor, Senecio mikanioides, Senecio jacobsenii, Senecio cruentus, Senecio scaposus, Senecio compactus, Senecio petasitis, Senecio barbertonicus, Senecio rowleyanus.

Common names: Creeping groundsel, Cape ivy. This species is native to South Africa.

They are herbaceous plants that can be climbers if they are helped with supports. They have bright fleshy leaves of a triangular shape and wavy edges. The intense yellow flowers appear in clusters of highly decorative inflorescences. They bloom from fall to winter.

These easy-to-grow plants are ideal for regions with a Mediterranean climate as climbing plants to cover walls, fences and pergolas and in hanging pots.

Senecio angulatus needs full sun exposure; it can grow in semi-shade but will produce more leaves than flowers.

They are very rustic plants that grow in any type of well-drained soil.

Always water moderately, waiting for the soil to be completely dry. They are quite resistant to drought plants.

They do not need pruning but it is important to control their growth because they tend to become invasive.

Fertilize in spring and summer monthly with mineral fertilizer to promote flowering.

They are plants resistant to the usual pests and diseases.

They are propagated from seeds sown in spring or by stem cuttings.

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Senecio angulatus
Senecio angulatus
Senecio angulatus
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