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Senecio macroglossus

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Senecio macroglossus Wax Ivy, Natal Ivy,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Climbers, Indoor Plants Climbing / Twining, Pendulous

A evergreen climbing plant with waxy, succulent, triangle shaped leaves. It bears yellow daisy flowers during summer. Ideal for use as a tough house plant either trailing out of the pot or with a support structure for it to climb against. A minor environmental weed in New South Wales and a potential environmental weed to other areas of Australia, so care should be used in its placement and disposal of plant material.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Climber / Creeper, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Indoor Plant, Topiary / Espalier, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Asteraceae Africa

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Low, Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low, Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Low, Medium / Moderate