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Senecio crassissimus, commonly called Vertical Leaf Senecio, features flat, waxy, fleshy silvery-green leaves with purple edges growing along upright stems.

Water frequency: ​Every 10 to 14 days.

With its succulent qualities, it's quite adapt at storing water for longish periods of time between waterings. It’s best to allow the moss ball to dry out completely between waterings.


Fill a bowl with room temperature water. Place your kokedama in the water, plant side up. Push the moss ball down so that it is fully submerged and begins to absorb water. Allow soaking for 10-25 minutes, or until fully saturated with water.

Note: We use rainwater. If you use tap water, we recommend letting a bucket of water seat outside for at least 8 hours at daylight while the chlorine evaporates.

Light: Full sun, Part Shade

Senecio plants prefer full sun when grown in cooler climates as container plants, but in very hot desert climates, the plants prefer bright indirect light. When brought indoors for the winter, give the plants the brightest, sunniest location you can find.


Since Senecio plants grow in sandy soil, the nutrients will need to be replenished. Fertilize annually, but lightly. Too much fertilizer can cause an abundance of leggy growth.

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