Senecio wax ivy (Senecio macroglossus ‘Variegatus’) is a lovely trailing plant with succulent stems and waxy, ivy-like leaves. Also known as variegated senecio, it is related to the string of pearls plant (Senecio rowleyanus) and is native to South Africa where it grows wild on the forest floor.
Variegated senecio may surprise you with pale yellow, daisy-like flowers and, in bright sunlight, the stems and leaf edges take on a pink or purplish tint.
Water the plant until moisture trickles through the drainage hole, then don’t water again until the soil is slightly on the dry side. Like most succulents, variegated senecio will rot in soggy, poorly drained soil.
This plant is happiest in bright sunlight and can tolerate a bit of shade. Although they can tolerate low to medium light, growth is reduced and variegated leaves may turn all green if they don't have sufficient light. To maintain the bright color of a variegated ivy, give it plenty of light.
This plant is toxic to cats and dogs if ingested.
This is a pretty as well as being a great air purifying plant.
Variegated Senecio Ivy in Hanging Basket
A single Senecio Ivy in a 16cm hanging basket.