Senecio is a genus of flowering plants that contains more than 1000 species of groundsels, ragworts, and dusty miller. The scientific Latin genus name 'senecio' means 'old man'. Except for some species that are considered noxious weeds, most Senecio plants are gorgeous succulents, striking hues and fabulous foliage attributes. This plant family definitely has diversity in appearance: some are small, some grow large shrubs, while some are trailing plants or creeping ground covers. Senecio succulents can tolerate drought and heat but might not survive cold weather. Senecio is an adorable succulent that's easy to grow indoors with little attention.
Sempervivum is unique and it can tolerate different weathers and temperatures! However, we would recommend not exposing your Sempervivum to temperatures below 45°F.
Senecio plants prefer full sun. However, if your state is too hot, we recommend to place the plant somewhere that has bright indirect light. During winter time, your Senecio should be placed in a brightest and sunniest area. Depends on which Senecio you got, be sure to read the careguide for the best care of it.
Water thoroughly only when the soil is dry to the touch (about every 2 weeks). Never let your succulents sit in water and do NOT water on the leaves. Don't forget to learn how to water your succulents the right way.
You can water more often if you live in areas with hot weather because your soil will dry out faster. Reduce watering in winter because the succulent can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for an extended amount of time.
We recommend using a cactus mix or very fast-draining potting soil. For garden plantings, the ideal soil is sandy and well-drained soils. Senecio succulent plants aren't particular about soil pH. Something in the neutral range (6.0–7.0) should be good.
Most Senecio thrive in USDA Hardiness Zones 9 to 12.