Candle Plant

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Senecio articulatus is also known as Candle Plant, Hot Dog Cactus, or Causage Plant. This succulent has tubular grayish green stems with dark green and purple markings below the petioles. Its leaves are usually divided into leaflets with green upper sides and purple undersides. During winter, Senecio articulatus blooms small white cup-shaped flowers borne in clusters at the end of a long stem of 15 to 25 cm (5–8 inch).

Soil: Porous and well-drained potting mix. Replenish nutrients in the soil every now and then. Optimal pH is from 6.0 to 7.5.

Light: Partial shade

Water: This plant is drought tolerant. Water thoroughly only when soil is dry to the touch, then let drain completely. Reduce watering to a minimum in the winter.

Fertilizer: Feed annually but lightly because too much fertilizer can cause etiolation.

Propagation: You can propagate Senecio articulatus from seed or stem cuttings. Warm temperature at 55˚F / 13˚C and constant moisture are ideal for their seeds to germinate. Propagation from cuttings is easier and quicker. You should cut during the growing season from early spring to fall and let them root in sandy soil.

Hardiness

USDA Hardiness Zone 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (10 °C).

Your plant will be meticulously bubblewrapped and shipped in a sturdy box. Most 2" plants are shipped in their original plastic pot with soil. Fragile and big 4" plants are shipped bareroot to ensure their safety. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied).

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We do not ship outside of the continental United States. 

We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants! Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. If you receive your package and are not satisfied, please message us immediately. Fragile plants such as bearpaw, baby toe, etc. may break or loose a few of their leaves during transport. Please contact us for replacements if your plants are severely damaged. We'll try our best to accommodate you. 

Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grown in, depending on availability or time of year. Sedums such as Cherry Tart and Lime Zinger are dormant in the winter, i.e. they wilt, start dropping leaves, and look dead. It's simply a survival mechanism that help succulents stay alive over the cold winter and gear up for warmer days ahead.

Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Never let your succulents sit in water. Do NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour off any excess water after a few minutes.

The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.

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