Curio peregrinus
Curio peregrinus
Curio peregrinus
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Curio peregrinus

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Dendrophorbium peregrinum is native to Bolivia to NW. Argentina, it is part of the Asteraceae family. It is thought to be a hybrid between Kleinia (now Curio, formerly Senecio) rowleyanus and Kleinia (formerly Senecio) articulata.

Be mindful of pouring water on to the top of these plants as they can form a dense matting with shallow roots and this could lead to rotting.

Pot: 12cm diameter.

Foliage: Approximately 20cm.

Secrets to success

Temperature: Optimum growing temperatures are 21-26°C. Winter temperatures 10-16°C.

Light: Bright indirect light with some direct light. Ensure the top of the plant is receiving light to prevent thinning.

Water: Allow Dendrophorbium peregrinum to dry out between waterings. These plants are very susceptible to overwatering.

Air Humidity: Average room humidity.

Fertilising: Use a succulent fertiliser bi-monthly which has been diluted to half the recommended strength.

Potting mix: This plant is best grown in a dry, sandy, well-draining, cactus-type potting mix; this ought to contain pumice, perlite and/or gravel.

This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.