Senecio Herreianus ‘Purple Flush’ – 6cm

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Senecio herreianus purple flush is also commonly known as string of bananas.

It originates from South Africa.

Purple flush is very similar to string of pearls, it’s a trailing/ vining plant that has vivid purple stems which remain bright purple when it receives enough bright light. The leaves are bright green, long and narrow resembling bananas, which is where it gets its name from. This plant would look beautiful hanging in a bright window. It will grow to 12 inches or more in length in the right conditions.

Is toxic to both animals and humans.

Is not sold with ceramic pot shown in pictures.

 

*Please note* Plants may have been watered before shipping, do not water upon arrival unless they are dry.

Light

Full sun (direct light) – A plant that needs full sun requires at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily to not only survive but thrive. South facing windows are perfect for this but if you do not have any look for a site that get drenched in plenty of sunlight. No barriers between your plant and the light should be present e.g. a tree casting a shadow.

 

Watering

Low demand – Before you water always feel the soil all the soil should be dry before watering again. Water well and then allow the soil too dry out fully before watering again. If the plant gets too much

water, it is at risk of rot.

Water type unsensitive – Normal tap water is fine for this plant

 

Temperature

These are the recommended temperatures for your plant to thrive, making it happy and healthy: 17°C-25°C

 

Fertilizing

 

Humidity

Dry humidity – This plant doesn’t require any humidity to thrive.

 

Soil

Growth period – The growth period for this plant is winter/spring

In optimal conditions, it should be fertilised during the growth period because this will assist in keeping your plant alive as well as promote healthy growth. You can use a diluted liquid fertiliser or sprinkle a solid fertiliser (Silver Soil Booster) on top of the soil. Always follow the product instructions.

Resting period – The growth period for this plant is summer/autumn.

Only fertilise this plant in its resting period  if it is actively growing (putting out new leaves) and use a weak fertiliser at half the recommended dose. Most plants will go dormant in and stop growing so will not need fertilisation. If you were to fertilise a dormant plant it won’t absorb the nutrients which will stay in the soil and can cause chemical burn to the plant.

 

Toxicity

Non toxic for animals and humans.

 

As with any plant, do not repot within 1-2 weeks of receiving as you need your plant to acclimatise to your house and recover from the stress of shipping.

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