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A small plant wonder from South Africa, Rowley's Ragwort is one of the most original and decorative indoor plants there is. Full of water, the round leaves of this succulent fall in cascade like a necklace of precious pearls. To be adopted immediately suspended in your living room!
Rowley's Ragwort, real vegetable pearls for a very decorative plant
All round, the leaves of the Rowley Ragwort (Senecio rowleyanus for informed botanists) look like peas, or more exactly like green currants. These delicate pearls which delight lovers of "urban jungle" constitute water reserves which allow this camel plant to withstand the drought of southern Africa. These small balls are attached to thin rods that can exceed one meter in length. In the wild, Rowley's Seneson is most often creeping, forming a carpet of pearls. But it is in suspension that the plant takes all its decorative dimension. At the end of winter, pretty white flowers with long purple stamens appear and give off a subtle scent of cinnamon. Once fertilized, they transform into dried fruit topped with a small clear egret with the appearance of white hair which gave the plant its Latin name, which means "old".
How to grow a Rowley Ragwort at home?
An African plant, Rowley's Ragwort needs heat, light, poor soil and very little water. If it can be grown outside in the summer, it does not withstand temperatures of less than 3 degrees, so it is best to keep it warm, near a sunny window. The soil must be rich in minerals and well drained, and it is recommended to use a "special succulent" potting soil or to mix the soil with draining sand. With several hours of sunshine daily, your Ragwort is likely to be worn like a charm, especially if you don't have a green thumb and you forget to water it! From March to October, however, water regularly, allowing the soil to dry well between two waterings, then give your succulent a rest period by moistening the soil very lightly only once a month from November to February.
Rowley's Ragwort, our decorating tips to integrate it into its interior
With its long green hair and its small beads that give it a graphic look, the Rowley Seneson deserves a place in any interior. Give it a nice suspension and place it high to make the most of its magnificent drooping port. And give it a special place in your succulent compositions, it goes well with all succulents and brings an airy touch to overly rigid compositions. So who's in love with a Rowley Seneson?