The Purple Plant is our number one purple plant. This beautiful purple plant, is very purple. The leaves are green the stem is purple and the flower is YELLOW.
Small Height (including nursery pot) 20-30cm; pot diameter 12cm.
Health benefits- Can improve sense of well being
Pet safe- Mildly toxic if eaten
Lighting for your Senecio
Purple likes sunlight, he needs to be in a bright place and can take full sun. Be careful in the peak of summer as too much heat from the sun will cause Purple to burn.
Watering your Senecio Plant
Purple is a type of succulent which means he stores water in his leaves, he hates his soil being soggy for too long so make sure your pot has drainage holes and you use a cactus or good drainage soil. During summer months water about once a week, during the winter allow the soil to completely dry out between watering. This should equate to watering every two/three weeks. We find we get the best results from watering little and often, using a mister to water has been our trick.
Humidity for your Senecio Plant
Purple will tolerate normal room humidity.
What fertiliser should I use for my Senecio
Purple doesn't really need fertiliser. If you're looking for the best results fertilise in the summer once a month when watering.
Repotting your Senecio
You shouldn't have to repot Purple for a good few years. For soil, a well drained potting soil or cactus mix soil is perfect.
Senecio Royal Flush plant care problems
- Root rot from overwatering, follow our guidance on watering.