The Himalayan Groundsel, also known as Senecio Himalaya, is an alpine plant that can be found in the Himalayas. In this post, we’ll look closer at this plant, its characteristics, where it’s found, and why everyone seems to know about it.
Senecio Himalaya’s Physical Characteristics
Senecio Himalaya is part of the Asteraceae family. It is known for its gray-green leaves covered in hairs which helps them hold onto moisture and protect the plant from harsh alpine conditions.
This plant produces yellow, daisy-like flowers in late spring. It can vary in size, which depends on the plant’s environment. It’s size is ranging in between 4 and 16 inches.
Senecio Himalaya Care
Sunlight: This plant prefers bright, indirect sunlight. It can tolerate direct sunlight, but during hotter months, you can shield this plant to protect it from scorching.
Temperature: This plant prefers in cooler temperatures, ranging between 60°F to 70°F (15°C to 24°C). Protect it from freezing temperatures and give it some shade during hotter months.
Soil: Use well-draining soil, to avoid root rot. Use sandy or loamy soils that allow water to pass through quickly.
Watering: Allow the soil to dry out between waterings, to prevent overwatering this plant. Water it more frequently during the growing season(late spring – early summer).
Pruning: Trim off diseased leaves and stems. You can trim back leggy stems to encourage Senecio Himalaya to be bushier.
Fertilizer: This Senecio plant doesn’t require frequent fertilization. Use fertilizer once a month during the growing season.
Senecio Himalaya Growth
Propagating can be done through cuttings. Cut off a couple of cuttings and let them sit for 7 days before replanting. You should use rooting hormone for propagating this plant.
Choose a pot with drainage holes. Use succulent or cactus mix for the right drainage level and aeration for potting. Repot this plant when it becomes root-bound, and also choose a pot one size bigger when repotting.
A commonly asked question about Senecio Himalaya
A thread from u/flipper-dee-doo-da: “Advice for Senecio Himalaya – lower leaves droopy for ~ 3 weeks. Grew rapidly for the last four months and suddenly started to look sad!“
Answer: Insufficient light can cause your plant to develop droopy leaves. Senecio Himalaya requires bright, indirect sunlight to grow. Also, I advise you to check if your plant is not root-bound. Maybe it’s time for repotting!
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