Senecio jacobsenii - Trailing Jade, Weeping Jade


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Trailing Jade (Senecio jacobsenii, also known as Kleinia petraea) (Jeffrey): Bears a strong resemblance to the Crassula Jades, but it is in fact unrelated. This variety is native to the highlands of Tanzania and Kenya where it creeps along as a ground cover. In cultivation it also shines in a hanging pots, which allows its thick stems to form a dense cascade up to 4.0' long.

The smooth, spoon-shaped leaves of Trailing Jade stand upright on their stems. Moderate stress from bright sun or cool temperatures (40F-50F) can induce vibrant flushing from lilac to magenta.

This variety is a shy, unreliable bloomer. When they do appear, its showy flowers are bright orange and shaped like a paintbrush, but few find their smell appealing. It is, however, simple to cut the blooms off without harming the plant.

Trailing Jade thrives in well-draining pots and gritty soil with at least 50% inorganic material, e.g. coarse sand, perlite, or pumice. Water deeply enough for water to run out the drainage hole, but do not re-water until the soil has completely dried. This plant tolerates pruning well and the cuttings can re-root and be transplanted.

Full Senecio Guide

Color - Primary

Green / Lime

Color - Secondary

Purple / Black

Bloom Color

Orange Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 10 (30F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Full Sun

Recommended Light Conditions

Bright Indoor Light

Maximum Height

Over 12"

Growth Habit / Shape

Hanging / Trailing

Growth Habit / Shape

Low Growing / Creeping


Blooms in Fall / Winter

Product Format

2.0" Pot

Special Characteristic

Easy to Propagate

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