A cousin of the String of Pearls, the Senecio mikanioides displays unusual leaves in various shades of bright green and a lustrous purple underside.
I am a cousin of the String of Pearls with leaves in various shades of green and a purple underside.
Although originating from South America, there is some confusion about the plant's name. If you look it up; you will often find German Ivy, an outdoor ivy variety. It's all a bit of a mystery! But a beautiful and unique trailing plant nonetheless.
This plant is not too fussy and enjoys anywhere from indirect bright light, to shade. And it's a fast grower; with its tendrils known to grow up to 1m long!
Fact: 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!
Senecio Mikanioides Care Guide
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.
To encourage growth, repot me every year or two into a slightly larger pot.
Senecio Mikanioides General Information
I come from the rainforests of South America
I'm fast growing, and my tendrils could grow as long as 1m.
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