Find the perfect gift for Dad this Father's Day! SHOP NOW

We are processing orders safely and securely but please expect small delays. Sadly, we are currently unable to ship to NI. LEARN MORE

Senecio mikanioides

English name:

Senecio mikanioides

Latin name:

Senecio mikanioides

About me:

I am a cousin of the String of Pearls with leaves in various shades of green and a purple underside.

Useful to know:


I come from the rainforests of South America


I'm fast growing, and my tendrils could grow as long as 1m.


I'm not fussy - anything from indirect bright light to shade will do.


Let my soil dry fully before watering. Less is more!


Keep me above 13°C and keep me away from draughts and open windows. I will droop and loose pearls if it gets chilly.


Feed me once per month during growing season.


Prune my vines if I get too leggy or you want a bushier shape. Just snip at a node. Click here to buy Senecio mikanioides.


To encourage growth, repot me every year or two into a slightly larger pot.


There isn't any specific information about me, but my cousins are all poisonous if ingested, so to be on the safe side, please don't eat me


There is some confusion about my name - if you search for me you will often find German Ivy, an outdoor ivy variety. It's all a bit of a mystery!

Looking for another plant? Just want to more information about plants? Learn more with our Plantcare from A‑Z guides.

Looking to buy? Click below to search for "Senecio mikanioides" in our shop.

Shop now