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Q.I Have A Senecio Thats Sprouting Arms?

Zone Leeds, England | Akanaten added on March 8, 2021 | Answered

My last question didn’t seem to go through (critical web site error!) My Senecio is leggy, I know, but I like it like that. (only just found out what it was, so didn’t know any different.) But arms with fingers on, have started sprouting from the plant! I’m not sure wether they are the plants version of flowers? Of cubs. I’ve cut one off and planted it and it does seem to be doing ok. Ray

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Answered on March 8, 2021

Unfortunately, that one different shoot was a flower stalk. The rest are arms that can be propagated. Even single leaves can be propagated!

That pre-bloom will likely abort in the pot. There is a possibility that it may root at some point, and shoot a vegetative stalk, though.

I would wait until the plant is well established before taking cuttings. It will give you more availability, and harm the plant's stature less to wait.

Taking cuttings from these drought tolerant plants is simple. Laying a leaf, or branch on top of the soil rather than into the soil will result in rooting, as they require the dry air to initiate the process.

In the future, you may find that each leaf that falls off will start to root if not removed from the container.

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