Plant Care Kilimanjaro Plant

Kilimanjaro Plant

Reviewed by: Kiersten Rankel | Last Updated: 11/05/2021

3.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Kilimanjaro Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Kilimanjaro Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Kilimanjaro Plant

Kilimanjaro Plant is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that needs very little water to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower and having large, lush leaves with only 30 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Kilimanjaro Plant likes soil that is extremely well-draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Senecio 'Kilimanjaro'
Senecio
Asteraceae
Asterales

How to care for Kilimanjaro Plant

💦 Water

How often to water your Kilimanjaro Plant

Water needs for Kilimanjaro Plant
0.5 cups
every 12

Kilimanjaro Plant 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 Kilimanjaro Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Kilimanjaro Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Kilimanjaro Plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Kilimanjaro Plant 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 Kilimanjaro Plant in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Kilimanjaro Plant

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Kilimanjaro Plant 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.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Kilimanjaro Plant 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 🏡.

Kilimanjaro Plant Light Requirements →

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🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

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💨 Humidity

Kilimanjaro Plant 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.

Kilimanjaro Plant Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Kilimanjaro Plant 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!

Best Soil Mix for Kilimanjaro Plant →

When and How to Successfully Repot Kilimanjaro Plant →


💩 Fertilizer

Kilimanjaro Plant 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 Kilimanjaro Plant →


❄️ Dormancy

It’s common for Kilimanjaro Plant 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

Kilimanjaro Plant is native to Worldwide.


🧐 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 Kilimanjaro Plant

Kilimanjaro Plant

Kilimanjaro Plant


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

Kilimanjaro Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Kilimanjaro Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Hillary avatar
@Hillary
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 182 XP
globe Bend, OR
12/03/2021

Threaten with watering once a month but don’t actually do it. They will grow just by looking at you watering other plants. I live in a high desert area and thought watering once every 12 days was a good idea. It. Is. Not.

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