Plant Care Lavender Steps Succulent

Lavender Steps Succulent

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Lavender Steps Succulent has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Lavender Steps Succulent has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Vertical Leaf Senecio, Vertical Leaf Senecio, Lavender Steps, Propeller Plant and Senecio crassissimus.

Taxonomy

Senecio crassissimus
Senecio
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Lavender Steps Succulent

💦 Water

How often to water your Lavender Steps Succulent

Water needs for Lavender Steps Succulent
0.5 cups
every 12

Lavender Steps Succulent needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Lavender Steps Succulent

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Vertical Leaf Senecio in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lavender Steps Succulent: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Lavender Steps Succulent may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Lavender Steps Succulent in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Lavender Steps Succulent

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Lavender Steps Succulent: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Lavender Steps Succulent after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Lavender Steps Succulent is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Vertical Leaf Senecio →

Common Vertical Leaf Senecio Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Lavender Steps Succulent thrives in dry soil and should be watered sparingly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Vertical Leaf Senecio Water Frequency →

Vertical Leaf Senecio Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Lavender Steps Succulent may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Vertical Leaf Senecio Light Requirements →

Vertical Leaf Senecio Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Lavender Steps Succulent is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


💨 Humidity

Lavender Steps Succulent prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Vertical Leaf Senecio Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Lavender Steps Succulent is very sensitive to wet soil, so choose a potting soil that drains very well and doesn’t retain too much moisture. A good soil will have lots of perlite or vermiculite for drainage and some organic matter for nutrition. A few handfuls of perlite added to regular store-bought cactus soil will do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Vertical Leaf Senecio →


💩 Fertilizer

Lavender Steps Succulent grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Vertical Leaf Senecio →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Lavender Steps Succulent to go dormant in the wintertime and you may notice their growth slow down. Waterings should be spaced out more during this time.


🌎 Native Region

Lavender Steps Succulent is native to Worldwide.


🌸 Flowers

Lavender Steps Succulent produces flowers in the wild, but does not flower when kept as houseplants.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Lavender Steps Succulent grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Vertical Leaf Senecio →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Lavender Steps Succulent can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Vertical Leaf Senecio Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Lavender Steps Succulent can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Lavender Steps Succulent

Lavender Steps Succulent

Lavender Steps Succulent


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

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Got this little one as a tiny damaged cutting. Couldn’t get him back to his best. Still not 100% on ID.

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