Senecio pendulans propagation
Great website! I have a Senecio pendulans purchased at a small nursery about 6 months ago. There were three plants in a 4” pot, one of them was several segments long.
I’m in Texas and keep the plant on a windowsill that gets bright light all day including late afternoon sun. It was doing great until a couple of months ago. One by one the rooted segments rotted. I didn’t water it very much so I’m not sure what happened. My question is how to root the trailing segments.
Two methods didn’t work for me: 1) wrap in moist paper towels, and 2) putting the end directly in soil.
Currently, I have them laying on top of the soil. Most of them are shriveling, not a root in sight. One of them has a small bud but hasn’t grown any in the last few weeks. I pushed the soil up close to the bud and give it a very small amount of DI water every other day to keep that one spot under the bud moist.
I set up a grow light for my other succulents. I keep the Senecio in the general vicinity but not too close to the heat. I read somewhere that Senecio pendulans likes to grow in winter. Any ideas on what I’m doing wrong?