Senecio macroglossus is an attractive evergreen climbing / vining plant. Its ivy-like leaves are green and white showing pink tones as it matures. It blooms in summer withsmall, yellow daisy-like flowers. Unlike the Hedera helix ivy, it does not have the same aggressive nature and does not cause damage to structures.
It is a moderately drought tolerant plant once established, tolerating dry periods for a short while.
Waxy green ivy-like leaves with pink and white tinges
Yellow daisy-like flowers
Irritant if ingested
Care tips for Senecio macroglossus
They can be grown in full sun, but prefer some shade from the hottest afternoon sun. They also do well indoors in a bright position with plenty of indirect light.
They are not frost tolerant, but will tolerate low temperatues if kept dry and under cover.
The Wax Ivy is moderately drought tolerant once established. Allow the soil to partially dry out between waterings. Water moderately in the warmer months and reduce in winter.
Senecio macroglossus will grow in most well-draining soils. Add some perlite or grit to an organic compost and ensure the pots have good drainage holes.
Re-pot when it has outgrown its current pot.
Fertilizing is not necessary. If the plant has not been re-potted for some time, a half strength liquid fertilizer or slow release fertilizer may be beneficial. Apply a seaweed tonic every 2-4 weeks in the growing season.
These plants are fairly pest free. Mealy bugs or aphids may infest the plant in humid environments.
Plants posted in pots. Larger size include trellis ladder.
Delivers to: ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC
Plants are posted on Mondays as well as Tuesdays and Wednesdays to selected areas. Public holiday weeks differ. We use Australia Post Express Post for all plant deliveries.