Curio rowleyanus 'Variegata' was previously known as Senecio rowleyanus 'Variegata'. It is part of the Asteraceae family which is the same family as the Daisy. They are native to South Western Africa and are noted for its unique, almost spherical, tiny pea-shaped modified leaves which store water, minimize water consumption and help to facilitate plant survival in dry climates. This variegated cultivar has beautiful white, marbled modified leaves but isn't as fast growing as it's green relative. The flowers they produce smell of cinnamon.
It's important to not pour water on to the top of these plants as they form a dense matting with shallow roots and this could lead to rotting.
Foliage: Approximately 30cm in length
Secrets to success
Temperature: Optimum growing temperatures are 21-26°C. Winter temperatures 10-16°C.
Light: These plants prefer bright indirect light or bright filtered light.
Watering: Allow to dry out between waterings.
Air humidity: This plant doesn't require above average humidity - Don't mist this plant.
Fertilising: Use a succulent fertiliser bi-monthly which has been diluted to half the recommended strength.
Potting mix: This plant is best grown in an airy, sandy, well-draining, cactus-type potting mix.
This plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.