Plant Care Senecio Crassissimus

Senecio Crassissimus

5.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Senecio Crassissimus has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Senecio Crassissimus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

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


Senecio crassissimus

How to care for Senecio Crassissimus


How often to water your Senecio Crassissimus

Water needs for Senecio Crassissimus
0.5 cups
every 12

Senecio Crassissimus 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 Senecio Crassissimus

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Vertical Leaf Senecio in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Senecio Crassissimus: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Senecio Crassissimus 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.

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How to fertilize Senecio Crassissimus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Senecio Crassissimus: 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 Senecio Crassissimus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Senecio Crassissimus is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Senecio Crassissimus

Senecio Crassissimus

Senecio Crassissimus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft from a window


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

Senecio Crassissimus has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Senecio Crassissimus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Senecio Crassissimus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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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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