Ethnobotanical Dictionary
Trailing jade

Senecio jacobsenii

It is a succulent plant that can hang or climb. Stems are green and grow to 60 cm. long. The branches originate from the axils of the basal leaves. The leaves are arranged in alternate formation on the stems. Their profile is oval, measuring 5 cm. long by 3.5 cm. wide and has a central invagination that makes it fold slightly. Their color is light green, although they can become purple when exposed to intense light sources. The flowers are arranged in very small terminal inflorescences supported by a long floral stalk. It propagates by stem cuttings. Growth requires semi-shaded places to avoid being burnt, soils that are sandy and slightly humid, although it can survive periods of drought.

Applications:

It is a plant for ornamental use in gardens and pots.

Senecio jacobsenii