Senecio macroglossus ‘Wax Ivy’ 4 Inch

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This plant's common names - Variegated Wax Ivy, Senecio Wax Ivy, and Variegated Jade Vine - all point to its succulent-like nature and is called an ivy only because of its resemblance to ivy's leaf shape and coloring. Grown as a houseplant in the Pacific NW, Variegated Wax Ivy will mound somewhat before trailing down or, if given support, climb upwards. Sources vary on the mature size of this senecio, ranging from 12 to 30 inches long. As is common with succulents, stems that break off may be rooted in water, or put back in the pot. Lovely in a hanging basket, it's also a smart way to keep this plant out of the reach of chewing pets. Don't overwater this beauty, and give it lots of indirect sunlight.

Common Name: Variegated Wax Ivy, Senecio Wax Ivy, Variegated Jade Vine
Mature Size: 12" tall, up to 3 feet long
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast
Optimum Temperature: 60°-80° F
Characteristics: Houseplant, NOT pet-friendly
Light: Well-lit room, no direct sun
Water: Water thoroughly when top inch of soil is dry
Structure: Trailing vine, climbs with support
Bloom Color: Yellow, though not likely to bloom indoors
Uses: Houseplant, indoor container planters, hanging baskets
Photos: Real images, not stock photos
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