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.

Curio peregrinus