Senecio Anteuphorbium

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Senecio Anteuphorbium is a succulent that originates from of Southern Africa. In this post, we’ll take a look at care guidelines, and show you why this succulent became favorite plant among plant lovers.

Appearance and Classification

Senecio Anteuphorbium belongs to the Asteraceae family and is closely related to other succulent species like Senecio stapeliiformis and Senecio serpens. The appearance of this plant closely resembles that of Euphorbia plant, leading to its unique name “Anteuphorbium.”

Senecio Anteuphorbium has long, finger-like leaves that grow in a spiral. The color of these leaves range from pale green to bluish-gray. Mature plants can reach heights of up to 6 inches (15 cm) and often form clusters with multiple rosettes. This plant can produce small flowers that are usually greenish-white or yellowish in color.

Senecio Anteuphorbium grows in a spiral shape which helps the plant capture more sunlight while minimizing water loss in its dry environment.

The thick, waxy coating on its leaves to reduce moisture loss, making it well-suited to thrive in arid conditions.

Care Tips

Light: Senecio Anteuphorbium thrives in bright, indirect sunlight. A spot with filtered sunlight is perfect. You should avoid exposing it to intense, direct sunlight for extended periods, as it can cause sunburn.

Watering: This plant prefers soil that drains well. Water sparingly, allowing the soil to completely dry out between waterings. During the growing season (spring and summer), you can water it a bit more frequently, but always be cautious not to overwater.

Temperature: Senecio Anteuphorbium is sensitive to frost and prefers temperatures between 60°F to 80°F (15°C to 27°C). Low temperatures during winter can harm this succulent.

Potting: Choose a pot with drainage holes. A cactus or succulent mix is suitable for planting.

Propagation: You can propagate this succulent by taking stem cuttings. Trim a healthy stem, let it dry for a few days, and then plant it in well-draining soil.

Medicinal Use

Senecio Anteuphorbium is used for treating wounds and snakebites. However, it should not be ingested without proper knowledge.

A commonly asked question about Adenia Glauca

A thread from u/Sigong: “Is is possible for Senecio anteuphorbium (Swizzle Stick) to have thrips? I’m currently dealing with a thrip infestation and a scale infestation on a few other plants, and this one seems to have some leaf malformation, but no visible larval thrips, adult thrips, or scales.”

Answer: Yes it’s possible. You can get rid off thrips from your plant by removing dead leaves from your succulent. Use neem oil regularly to deter thrips. Also, avoid over-fertilizing. Too much fertilizeer attracts thrips, so be careful!

Before you go …

Spend a few minutes to check two other plant posts about Senecio:

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